But some of her fans expressed disappointment, amid allegations of anti-Muslim bias. 

On Ibtissem’s Facebook page, Jihene Ferchiou wrote: ‘We must not delude ourselves. Your turban, your religion, your origins were the obstacle. ‘Clearly we have reached an unprecedented level of racism in France. It’s a disgrace.’ (What ‘race’ is Islam? She looks pretty white to me)

Born in the eastern French city of Besancon to a Syrian-Turkish father and a Moroccan-Algerian mother, Mennel, a Muslim, clearly shows sympathy for the Palestinian cause. A video clip (below) shows her singing Souris Palestine.