Djemila Benhabib

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Djemila Benhabib during a conference at Université du Québec à Chicoutimi in September 2013

Djemila Benhabib (Arabic: جميلة بن حبيب‎‎) (born 1972) is a Canadian journalist, writer and politician who lives in Quebec. She is of Algerian and Greek-Cypriot descent[1] and is known for her opposition to Muslim fundamentalism.

She was a finalist for the 2009 Governor General's Literary Awards for her non-fiction book[2] Ma vie à contre-Coran: une femme témoigne sur les islamistes.[3][4] Her second book is Les soldats d'Allah à l'assaut de l'Occident.[5][6][7][8]

She was born in Ukraine in 1972, but grew up in Algeria. Her father is Algerian and her mother Greek Cypriot. [9][10][11]

In 2010, she appeared on the Jean-Marie Colombani invite show on Public Sénat, the television channel of the French Senate.[12]

In 2012, she received Le Prix international de la laïcité.[citation needed]

She was the Parti Québécois candidate for Trois-Rivières in the 2012 Quebec general election, but narrowly failed to defeat the sitting member, Danielle St-Amand.[13]

She was again candidate in 2014, this time in Mille-Îles, but was defeated by Liberal candidate Francine Charbonneau.[14]

In February 2016, a Quebec Press Council ruling "severely blamed" Benhabib for plagiarizing several articles between 2014 and 2015. According to the council's decision, "[i]n all the articles analyzed, the Council found, to different degrees, plagiarism in the form of passages reproduced word-for-word or reformulated from varying sources, including online dailies, literary authors or researchers or intellectuals."[15]


  1. ^ Roy, Mario (March 14, 2009). "L'éléphant dans la pièce". La Presse. Montreal. Retrieved August 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ Benhabib, Djemila (2009). Ma vie à contre-Coran: une femme témoigne sur les islamistes. Collection Partis pris actuels. VLB éditeur. ISBN 978-2-89649-059-2. 
  3. ^ "Canada Council for the Arts announces the finalists for the 2009 Governor General’s Literary Awards" (Press release). Canada Council for the Arts. October 14, 2009. Retrieved August 18, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Djemila Benhabib Ma vie à contre-Coran : une femme témoigne sur les islamistes Non-fiction French-Language". Canada Council for the Arts. Retrieved August 18, 2012. 
  5. ^ Benhabib, Djemila (2011). Les soldats d'Allah à l'assaut de l'Occident. Collection Partis pris actuels. Montréal: VLB éditeur. ISBN 978-2-89649-313-5. 
  6. ^ Turbide, Mathieu (September 14, 2011). "Attention à l'islam politique". Le Journal de Montréal. Retrieved August 18, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Conférence de Djemila Benhabib à Notre-Dame-des-Prairies". L'Action. Joliette, Quebec. February 16, 2012. Retrieved August 18, 2012. 
  8. ^ Guimont, Corinne (October 19, 2011). "L’histoire et les luttes de Djemila Benhabib". L'Éveil et La Concorde. Saint-Eustache, Quebec. Retrieved August 18, 2012. 
  9. ^ Chouaki, Yasmine (November 17, 2009). "En sol majeur : Djemila Benhabib". RFI. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "Djemila Benhabib - Notice biographique" [Biographical note]. VLB éditeur. Retrieved August 18, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Extrait : Ma vie à contre-Coran". 
  12. ^ "Djemila Benhabib et Pierre Joxe". Public Sénat. February 12, 2010. Retrieved August 18, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Benhabib se réjouit". Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  14. ^ Victoire éclatante de Francine Charbonneau dans Mille-Îles, Courrier Laval, 7 April 2014.
  15. ^ Djemila Benhabib plagiarized columns, ruling finds, CBCNews, Feb 27, 2016.