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Comment: For the leader of a supposedly free and secular republic, Macron's attempt to preside over the lives of French Muslims is an affront to our community, writes Yasser Louati.

Comment: In France, lawmakers are dreaming of giving carte blanche to the intelligence police, allowing them to say who is 'too Muslim' to be French, writes Raphaël Kempf.

French users sue Muslim app over alleged military links

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French users sue Muslim app over alleged military links

French users of a Muslim prayer app accused of selling data that ended up with the US army are suing the company, their lawyers said Monday.

CAIR slams President Macron’s ultimatum to French Muslim leaders

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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'.

France threatens home-schooler parents with jail in 'anti-extremism' drive

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France threatens home-schooler parents with jail in 'anti-extremism' drive

France will introduce an identification number system to help enforce the controversial legislation.

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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.

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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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Macron criticises media over coverage of Islamic extremism

Macron has called The New York Times media correspondent to criticise English-language coverage of France's stance on Islamic extremism after ...

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France is no champion of free speech, Amnesty says

Muslims' freedoms of speech and religion are not defended in France, Amnesty International said this week.

Jailed Iran rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh granted temporary release

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Jailed Iran rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh granted temporary release

Jailed human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been granted temporary release, the Iranian judiciary's Mizan Online news website reported on ...

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Thousands protest in Senegal over Mohammed cartoons

Thousands of people demonstrated in the Senegalese capital Dakar against cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed and French President Emmanuel Macron's ...

France's Macron under fire for claims about Muslim girls

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France's Macron under fire for claims about Muslim girls

French President Emmanuel Macron wrote that Muslim children were being forced to wear the niqab while being raised 'in hatred'.

Vienna 'terror attack' leaves three dead

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Vienna 'terror attack' leaves three dead

The attacks were carried out in six different locations by "several suspects armed with rifles", the police said.

French Muslims, stigmatized by attacks, feel under pressure

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French Muslims, stigmatized by attacks, feel under pressure

French Muslims are facing increasing pressure and stigmatization as a result of a series of violent attacks carried out by extremists and ...

Arson attack targets Turkish mosque in France

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Arson attack targets Turkish mosque in France

A Mosque in France's northern region was targeted by an unknown arsonist, the latest in a series of attacks against Muslims across France.

Azmi Bishara

Discussing freedom of expression, tolerance, and secularism

Comment: President Macron's defence of the Prophet Muhammad cartoons raises important questions around secularism and free speech in a global climate of increasing intolerance, writes Dr. Azmi

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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.

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 ...

Tallha Abdulrazaq

The legacy of Tehran's weaponised sectarianism in Iran-Iraq war

Comment: Sectarianism is seen as the tragic norm in today's Middle Eastern conflicts, but its roots were put down 40 years ago during 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.

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Macron says Islam 'in crisis', unveils anti-radicalism plan

Macron insisted "no concessions" would be made in a new drive to push religion out of education and the public sector in France.

France's Charlie Hebdo sells out with Mohammed cartoons reprint

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France's Charlie Hebdo sells out with Mohammed cartoons reprint

The satirical magazine reprinted the controversial caricatures to mark the start of the trial this week of alleged accomplices to the massacre.

Dozens protest against Sudan religious reforms

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Dozens protest against Sudan religious reforms

Protesters took the streets of Khartoum after Muslim prayers Friday, carrying banners which read "No to secularism"

World Council of Churches 'dismayed' over Hagia Sophia decision

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World Council of Churches 'dismayed' over Hagia Sophia decision

The council of 350 churches worldwide wrote to Turkey's president to express its opposition to the move.

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