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Marine Le Pen praised 'model' state Egypt for its alleged fight against 'radical Islam' in an interview with Egyptian state media.

Comment: The Egyptian and French presidents are attempting to control the meaning of Islam to enact their domestic, authoritarian agendas, writes Sam Hamad.

Syrians scorn 'manipulative' Assad refugee conference

Diana Alghoul

Syrians scorn 'manipulative' Assad refugee conference

A Russia-backed refugee conference hosted by Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad has been condemned by activists.

Macron's 'secular' crusade will only embolden the far-right

Taj Ali

Macron's 'secular' crusade will only embolden the far-right

Comment: By holding Muslims collectively responsible for the actions of a handful of extremists, France risks emboldening another group on the ...

<em>Le</em> <em>Pen</em> weighs in on France-Turkey spat, backs Macron

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Le Pen weighs in on France-Turkey spat, backs Macron

The president of France's far-right National Rally party has weighed in on the war of words between Emmanuel Macron and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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French police raid Islamist groups after teacher beheading

French police have raided Islamist groups in the aftermath of the beheading of a teacher who showed his school class cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad

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Thousands march against Islamophobia in Paris

Over 10,000 people turned out north of Paris on Sunday for a march against Islamophobia that drew criticism from both the government and the far ...

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Two injured in attack on French mosque

A gunman has shot and wounded two Muslim worshippers after attempting to set fire to a mosque in the southwestern French city of Bayonne.

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Former French president Chirac dies at 86

Former French president Jacques Chirac, a colossal figure in France's politics for three decades, has died at the age of 86, his family said on ...

Burkini protest a lesson in liberation for the French

Malia Bouattia

Burkini protest a lesson in liberation for the French

Comment: The French republic has become obsessed with excluding Muslim women from the public sphere, writes Malia Bouattia.

Sam Hamad

Hamza Yusuf is not your friend

Comment: Hamza Yusuf has failed to defend America's Muslims and his presence on the Commission only endorses Trump's Islamophobic rhetoric, ...

PM Boris would be bad news for Britain's Muslims

Sam Hamad

PM Boris would be bad news for Britain's Muslims

Comment: Boris Johnson has a long, dark history of Islamophobia and racism, writes Sam Hamad.

French fascist leader on trial for tweeting IS media

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French fascist leader on trial for tweeting IS media

French far right leader Marie Le Pen is on trial for tweeting out Islamic State media.

France's yellow vests are more diverse than you think

Malia Bouattia

France's yellow vests are more diverse than you think

Comment: France's yellow vests movement has as a very diverse base of people who are united in their fight for a dignified life, writes Malia ...

No, the yellow vests movement isn't Europe's Arab Spring

Sam Hamad

No, the yellow vests movement isn't Europe's Arab Spring

Comment: The violence and extreme politics associated with the yellow vests is far removed from the Arab Spring's push for egalitarianism, ...

The New Arab & agencies

French Muslim rapper calls off shows at Bataclan

Medine, a French-born singer of Algerian descent, had drawn fire from right-wing politicians as well as some of the victims' families after announcing the shows at the historic concert hall.

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Le Pen slams psychiatric test order over IS tweets

The far-right leader said she felt 'persecuted' by the court order to submit a psychiatric evaluation, a routine procedure for those involved in ...

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Sweden in political gridlock as anti-immigrant, far-right makes gains

The make-up of the new government is up in the air after both the left-wing and centre-right blocs failed to win a majority.

The New Arab & agencies

France gunman 'summoned by anti-terror police before attack'

French authorities are facing criticism for not having prevented last week's IS-inspired terror attack that killed four people, despite the ...

France's <em>Le</em> <em>Pen</em> proposes far-right rebrand

The New Arab & agencies

France's Le Pen proposes far-right rebrand

Marine Le Pen suggests renaming France's National Front party in a bid to break from accusations of anti-semitism and ...

Sam Hamad

We must not allow Trump to normalise fascism

Comment: With Trump in the White House, every single fascist force in the world has been emboldened, writes Sam Hamad.

Paris politicians march to stop Muslim street prayers

The New Arab

Paris politicians march to stop Muslim street prayers

Tensions flared in a Paris suburb when local politicians marched to protest against Muslim street prayers.

Can democracy flourish even as political parties decline?

Robert Springborg

Can democracy flourish even as political parties decline?

Comment: For democracy to appeal to those who do not live under it, and retain the commitment of those who do, it has to work properly, writes ...

International Islamophobia calls for a global grassroots resistance

Malia Bouattia

International Islamophobia calls for a global grassroots resistance

Comment: Our strength in opposing international state-led Islamophobia lies in forging transnational networks, writes Malia Bouattia.

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