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France's Muslim federations agreed Sunday on a "charter of principles" requested by President Emmanuel Macron in his bid to eradicate sectarianism and extremism.

The French interior minister announced the closure of nine Muslim places of worship, one day before he met with French Muslim leaders to discuss a controversial new bill.

Denmark's women-led Mariam Mosque: Unorthodox reformation or overdue recognition?

Jad Salfiti

Denmark's women-led Mariam Mosque: Unorthodox reformation or overdue recognition?

Sherin Khankan and a group of Islamic academics founded the women-led Mariam Mosque in Copenhagen in 2016, sparking a debate among mainstream Muslims who do not traditionally recognise female imamship

Four charged over attack on former Charlie Hebdo offices

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Four charged over attack on former Charlie Hebdo offices

Four Pakistanis were charged and detained in France over links to a meat cleaver attack outside the former offices of Charlie Hebdo.

French court jails key accused in Charlie Hebdo attacks

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French court jails key accused in Charlie Hebdo attacks

Seventeen people were killed over three days of attacks in January 2015, beginning with the massacre of 12 people at the magazine, which had ...

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Trial over Paris jihadist attacks to begin late 2021

The trial of 20 people charged over 2015 jihadist attacks in Paris is set to begin in late 2021.

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France says stance on radicalism distorted, not anti-Islam

France has defended itself against criticism over Islamophobia.

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Anti-extremism plan is law of freedom, says France PM

The proposed legislation, which clamps down on religious-based education, online hate speech and polygamy, has caused unease even among France's ...

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US envoy airs concerns as France targets radical Islam

Ambassador Sam Brownback voiced concern about France, warning against "heavy-handed" measures as President Emmanuel Macron targets radical Islam.

Far-right French politician proposes 'internment camps for radicalised Muslims'

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Far-right French politician proposes 'internment camps for radicalised Muslims'

The bill's author, Guillaume Peltier, is a former member of the far-right party National Front.

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Tunisian charged over fatal French church stabbings

Police shot and seriously injured 21-year-old Tunisian national Brahum Aouissaoui, who was charged after his condition in hospital improved.

HRW condemns France for shutting down anti-Islamophobia group

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HRW condemns France for shutting down anti-Islamophobia group

The US-based rights advocacy group condemned France's shutting down of leading anti-discrimination group Collective Against Islamophobia.

France to inspect scores mosques in 'unprecedented' move: minister

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France to inspect scores mosques in 'unprecedented' move: minister

At least 18 of the mosques due for inspection are subject to 'immediate actions', according to reports.

Islamophobia on the rise 'like never before': Turkish FM

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Islamophobia on the rise 'like never before': Turkish FM

The Turkish official raised concerns over a growing trend of overt Islamophobia, particularly in Europe.

Four more students charged in France over teacher's beheading

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Four more students charged in France over teacher's beheading

Three students were charged with complicity after allegedly pointing out the teacher to the shooter.

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Singapore deports Bangladeshis over anti-France posts

The individuals, most of whom were construction workers, were accused of putting up social media posts 'which incited violence or stoked communal unrest'.

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Pakistan minister retracts Macron 'Nazi' jibe after French demands

Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari deleted her tweet after an angry response from France's foreign ministry.

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Macron accuses Turkey of promoting anti-French sentiment in Africa

Macron accused Turkey of 'distorting' his words and 'playing on post-colonial resentment' in Africa.

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CAIR slams President Macron’s ultimatum to French Muslim leaders

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

There is nothing funny about the racism in Borat

Gia Noortas and Hiba Rahim

There is nothing funny about the racism in Borat

Comment: Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat character is as xenophobic and offensive today as he was in 2005. He should be shunned by Hollywood, write ...

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Macron tells Muslim leaders to 'admit Islam is apolitical'

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

'Terrorist motive' in Saudi embassy shooting, Dutch prosecutors say

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'Terrorist motive' in Saudi embassy shooting, Dutch prosecutors say

Dutch prosecutors on Monday confirmed a shooting at the Saudi embassy in The Hague last week was carried out with terrorist intent.

Protests erupt in Lebanon after assault on Byblos Mosque

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Protests erupt in Lebanon after assault on Byblos Mosque

A Mosque in Byblos was broken into and its muezzin was beaten, prompting protests calling for prosecution.

Tunisia, Qatar propose 'Western-Islamic' conference: report

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Tunisia, Qatar propose 'Western-Islamic' conference: report

During a three-day visit to Doha, Tunisia's president proposed a 'Western-Islamic conference' aimed at achieving greater understanding between ...

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