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CAIR accused President Macron of turning 'Liberté, égalité, fraternité' into 'repression, inequality and division'.

President Macron has asked the French Muslim community to draw up a charter that stipulates Islam is a religion and not a political movement.

EU chief calls for body 'to train imams'

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EU chief calls for body 'to train imams'

A European institute should be formed to train imams across the region, the EU chief suggested on Monday, amid weeks of heightened tensions.

European Islamic institutions send bold 'letter to Macron'

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European Islamic institutions send bold 'letter to Macron'

'An Open Letter to President Macron' was put together by 28 Islamic institutions and associations around Europe.

50,000 take part in anti-France rally in Bangladesh

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50,000 take part in anti-France rally in Bangladesh

This marks the biggest anti-France demonstration yet in Bangladesh.

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France ambassador to return to Turkey amid tensions

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said the ambassador to Ankara will return to chase up clarification on recent statements made by Turkey.

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Mass rally in Yemen's Taiz over Macron's anti-Islam remarks

Thousands of protesters gathered in Taiz in support of Islam and its Prophet Muhammad on Saturday, amid rising tensions between Muslims and ...

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Macron faces backlash after claiming 'secularism never killed anyone'

Amid global outrage at his remarks on Islam, Emmanuel Macron appears to have dug his heels in with his latest comment.

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Macron wavers on cartoon stance amid global backlash

In an apparent bid to reach out to Muslims, Macron gave a long interview setting out his vision to Qatar-based TV channel Al-Jazeera, seeking to ...

France seeks to uncover Nice attacker's links

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France seeks to uncover Nice attacker's links

French authorities are seeking to ascertain whether the young Tunisian man suspected of killing three people inside a Nice church had outside ...

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French archbishop stands against offensive Prophet Muhammad cartoons

The Archbishop of Toulouse Robert Le Gall said there are limits to freedom of expression, as France continues to defend offensive Prophet ...

Hezbollah chief urges France to back down over cartoons

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Hezbollah chief urges France to back down over cartoons

Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said 'No Muslim in the world will accept the dignity of our Prophet, being insulted'.

Anti-France protests draw thousands in Asia, Middle East

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Anti-France protests draw thousands in Asia, Middle East

Muslims in South Asia vented their fury at French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday while smaller anti-France protests also took place in the ...

France ready to help Turkey, Greece after deadly earthquake

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France ready to help Turkey, Greece after deadly earthquake

The offer of aid in the wake of the major quake comes despite high tensions between France and Turkey.

Danish far-right party launches campaign to republish Prophet cartoons

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Danish far-right party launches campaign to republish Prophet cartoons

The Danish anti-immigration party has launched a fundraiser to pay for newspaper advertisements featuring the Charlie Hebdo caricatures.

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Thousands stage anti-France protests in Bangladesh, Pakistan

Angry protests were held on Friday in Afghanistan, Pakistan

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Turkey summons French diplomat over Charlie Hebdo Erdogan cartoon

Turkish authorities have promised to take 'legal and diplomatic' action against the French satirical magazine.

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Turkey threatens lawsuit over Charlie Hebdo caricature of Erdogan

Turkish officials have accused the controversial satirical weekly of 'cultural racism' and 'immorality' over its publication of a caricature of ...

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Erdogan sues Dutch far-right MP Wilders over 'terrorist' cartoon

Dutch far-right politician and former MP Geert Wilders, known for his anti-Islam stance, shared a cartoon of Erdogan with the caption ...

Zarif accuses France's Macron of fuelling 'extremism'

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Zarif accuses France's Macron of fuelling 'extremism'

Iran accused France of fuelling "extremism" after President Emmanuel Macron vowed to never give in to Islamic radicals and defended the ...

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Azhar's top sheikh slams France's 'systemic Islamophobia'

The head of Egypt's most prestigious Sunni Islamic institution said slammed France's recent attacks on Islam, including insults against the ...

Turkey says cartoons of prophet seek to intimidate Muslims

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Turkey says cartoons of prophet seek to intimidate Muslims

Turkey and France have continued to trade barbs over Paris' approach towards Muslims and Islam.

France recalls Turkey envoy after 'unacceptable' Erdogan comments

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France recalls Turkey envoy after 'unacceptable' Erdogan comments

France recalled its envoy from Turkey after the Turkish president said his counterpart Emmanuel Macron needed 'mental checks'.

France to crack down on online posts after murder

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France to crack down on online posts after murder

France will crack down on social media posts that put people in danger by divulging their personal details following the murder of a teacher ...

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