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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…

Dispatches: France, a Country of Freedom of Expression – For Some

hrw.org: “The [French] Republic is freedom of expression,” said President Francois Hollande on January 7 in reaction to the horrific attack against the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that left 12…

Charlie Hebdo aftermath: we French must find how to keep this spirit of unity

Source: theguardian.com Rachida Dati, the first Muslim woman to hold a key ministerial post in France, calls for a new stance on religion In the immediate aftermath of the terrible…

France must reach out to disillusioned young Muslims, says director of The Class

Source: theguardian.com The large numbers of children in mainly Muslim areas of France who refused to observe a minute’s silence for the victims of the Paris terror attacks shows that…

Paris attacks: No, Mr Murdoch. I am not responsible Christians were not expected to say sorry for the Oklahoma City bombing, yet Muslims are being asked to apologise

This week, I’m told I haven’t apologised enough. Not nearly enough – being a British Muslim, and confining my expressions of disbelief, alarm and anger, to only my circle of…

Why French Law Treats Dieudonné and Charlie Hebdo Differently

NY Times: On the same day that the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo immediately sold out an initial run of five million copies of its latest issue—which featured a cover image…

France: Lassana Bathily, Muslim Hero At Kosher Market Siege, To Get French Citizenship

Source: huffingtonpost.com Lassana Bathily, 24, saved at least six people during the Jan. 9 attack on the kosher market where he worked in Paris. For his bravery, the Malian immigrant will…

French Director Finds Islam After Charlie Attacks

OnIslam Staff CAIRO – French director Isabelle Matic has announced her decision to revert to Islam on her FaceBook account, making the unexpected announcement only a few days after Charlie…

Malian hero in Paris supermarket attack to be given French citizenship

Source: france24.com Lassana Bathily, the Malian Muslim employee who helped save the lives of several customers during last week’s deadly attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris, will be awarded…

France to protect all religions, vows Francois Hollande

Source: bbc.co.uk French President Francois Hollande has vowed that his country will protect all religions, saying that Muslims are the main victims of fanaticism. Speaking at the Arab World Institute,…

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