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Promoting Islam as Religion and Secularism as Politics in France

Epigraph: He (Allah) it is Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad), with guidance and the Religion of truth, that He may make it prevail over all other religions. And sufficient is Allah as…

France invests €100mn in battle against anti-Semitism & Islamophobia

Source: RT France is allocating €100 million to battle racism, anti-Semitism and Muslim hate in the wake of recent hatred-driven violent attacks in the country, but it will take at…

Campaign For A ‘French Islam’ Reaches Out To Both Imams And Non-Muslim Government Leaders

Source: Huffington Post The Huffington Post  |  By Elizabeth Bryant Posted: 04/07/2015 1:33 pm EDT LYON, France (RNS) Sunlight slants across a classroom at the Catholic University of Lyon, where…

The Volokh Conspiracy : Adherents of Islam, second largest religion in the world, are a “powerless, disenfranchised minority”?

By Eugene Volokh April 11     Washington Post A sign among flowers near a cultural center where a person was shot and killed in an attack in Copenhagen, Denmark,…

French Muslim leader calls for number of mosques to double over next two years

Epigraph: He (Allah) it is Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad), with guidance and the Religion of truth, that He may make it prevail over all other religions. And sufficient…

French flocking to buy books on Islam following Charlie Hebdo attacks

Source: The Russia Today RT: France is witnessing a surge in people buying books on Islam. Interest in the religion has seen three times as many volumes sold in the first…

French comedian sentenced for ‘condoning terrorism’ in FB post

Russia Today: Amid a crackdown on hate speech and “condoning terrorism” online, a French court has handed out a two-month suspended prison sentence to prominent comedian and political activist Dieudonne…

France to double number of university courses teaching Islam to combat rise of extremism

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has announced plans to double the number of university courses teaching Islam, in an effort to counter the rise of Islamic extremism and far-right extremism.…

The dangerous folly of trying to divide France’s Jews and Muslims

Guardian: Five teenagers were arrested last week in eastern France for desecrating more than 300 Jewish graves. In a shocking attack, tombstones were smashed up and swastikas daubed in red…

How France Plans To Promote Dialogue With Its Growing Muslim Community

How France Plans To Promote Dialogue With Its Growing Muslim Community Source: Huffington Post  |  By SYLVIE CORBET Posted: 02/25/2015 10:45 am EST Updated: 02/25/2015 10:59 am EST PARIS (AP)…

French PM urges Jews to stay after tombs defaced

Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Monday urged France’s Jews to stay in the country after a fresh call by the Israeli premier for European Jews to emigrate to Israel. “My…

Classic cars abandoned for decades in French barn valued at $20 million

Jake Wallis Simons, for CNN (CNN)At first glance, there doesn’t seem to be anything remarkable about a collection of 60 broken-down, rusty cars, some of which date back to before…

ISIS captors ‘didn’t even have the Quran,’ says former hostage

London (CNN) A French journalist’s ISIS captives cared so little about religion they did not even have a Quran, Didier François — who spent over 10 months as the group’s prisoner…

Integrating Europe’s Muslims  – Javier Solana

Source: The Arab News By Javier Solana,  who is a Spanish physicist and Socialist politician.  He was Secretary General of the Council of the European Union and Secretary-General of the Western European…

France: As Many Anti-Muslim Acts In January’15 As in All Of 2014

Source: huffingtonpost.com PARIS (AP) — A leading Muslim group says there have been at least as many anti-Muslim acts in France since the terror attacks this month as for all of…

Paris mayor: I’m suing Fox News over false report on Muslim ‘no-go’ zones

Source: theguardian.com The mayor of Paris plans to sue Fox News for its reporting on the city in the wake of the attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. “When…

Anti-Muslim attacks: Firebombs & pigs heads thrown into mosques after Paris shootings

Source: independent.co.uk Muslim-owned businesses also targeted as hate crimes increase. Twenty-six mosques around France have been subject to attack by firebombs, gunfire, pig heads, and grenades as Muslims are targeted with violence…

Far-right leader says French govt afraid to use word ‘Islamist’

Source: france24.com The debate in France over how to refer to terrorists who kill others in the name of Islam is heating up after the country’s leading far-right figure took…

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