Rightwing French leaders have condemned as "sacrilege" a decision to allow a provocative Muslim rapper to play the Bataclan concert hall in Paris where jihadists massacred 90 people three years ago.
Singer Medine -- who caused an outcry when he attacked hardline secularists in a controversial 2015 song, "Don't Laik", a week before the Charlie Hebdo killings -- is to play the Bataclan for two nights in October.
French opposition leader Laurent Wauquiez said he was shocked that "someone who sings about 'crucifying secularists' and calls himself 'Islamo-scum'" would appear at the venue "less than three years after Islamist barbarism cost the lives of 90 of our compatriots.
"It is sacrilege and dishonours France," the leader of the Republicans party tweeted.
Far-right leader Marine Le Pen said that "no French person can accept that this guy spew out his rubbish at the Bataclan".