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Integrating Europe’s Muslims  – Javier Solana

Javier Solana Published — Wednesday 28 January 2015 ARABNEWS.COM He came from Algeria seeking a better life, anticipating an escape from poverty, oppression, and hopelessness. In Paris, he found a…

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,…

Muslims in the news only when they’re behind the gun The story of the police officer killed in the Charlie Hebdo attack is no longer in the headlines – why?

by Khaled A Beydoun Khaled A Beydoun is an Assistant Professor of Law at the Barry University Dwayne O Andreas School of Law. He is a native of Detroit. French…

Post-Paris Attacks: Integration ‘not an antidote’ to Islamic extremism

By Daniele Mariani swissinfo.ch JAN 13, 2015 – 16:50 Around 80% of all Muslims in Switzerland are from the Balkans region or Turkey where Islam is moderate and rarely politicised,…

Israel’s shameless hijacking of French Jews

Summary The corpses were still warm last week when the Israeli prime minister alighted in Paris to tell French Jews that their real home was Israel. Netanyahu seemed unconcerned by…

Luc Besson writes open letter to young Muslims after Charlie Hebdo killings

Source: The Guardian: By Ben Child French film director calls for rejection of extremism and promises to work with Muslim community for a fairer society  My brother, if you knew…

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