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Macron has called The New York Times media correspondent to criticise English-language coverage of France's stance on Islamic extremism after recent attacks, arguing it amounts to "legitimising" violence.

French Muslims are facing increasing pressure and stigmatization as a result of a series of violent attacks carried out by extremists and President Macron’s controversial ‘anti-separatism’ plans

Macron faces backlash after claiming 'secularism never killed anyone'

The New Arab Staff

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.

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 ...

An unpopular Macron invokes the anti-Muslim playbook

Yasser Louati

An unpopular Macron invokes the anti-Muslim playbook

Comment: Macron's tirade against 'Islamist separatism' is nothing but a racist and malicious attempt to win votes, writes Yasser Louati.

Gareth Browne

Iraq's new atheism in the shadow of Islamic State

In-depth: Some 40 miles from IS-held territory, a group of Iraqi atheists gather to discuss secularism and philosophy, defying the militants whose shadow looms large.

Sahar F. Aziz

Burkini backlash: The latest transnational gender debate

Comment: From abortion to clothing choices, the debate around women's bodies and morality is universal, and the controversy around the burkini ...

Hadani Ditmars

The experience of swimming: Burkinis and fierce sea creatures

Blog: The open water of the sea allows author Hadani Ditmars to reflect upon the depth of the struggle faced by women who reject the policing of ...

Reem Abd Ulhamid

France's secularism tainted by racism

Feature: Muslims are being vilified as the antithesis of French values and targeted by a rising wave of French racism. Popular stereotypes and ...

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