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France Launches Anti-Jihadist Plan
By May 2, 2014 Read More →

France Launches Anti-Jihadist Plan

The French government has unveiled a new plan aimed at preventing French citizens or residents from waging jihad in Syria and other conflict zones in the Muslim world.

Islam in Europe: January 2014
By February 26, 2014 Read More →

Islam in Europe: January 2014

One month into 2014 and Islam-related controversies continued making headlines in newspapers across Europe. The most salient topic involved the dramatic increase in the numbers of European jihadists participating in the war in Syria.

The Islamization of France in 2013
By January 6, 2014 Read More →

The Islamization of France in 2013

A chronological review of some of the main stories about the rise of Islam in France during 2013.

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France: The Looming Battle over Muslim Integration
By December 31, 2013 Read More →

France: The Looming Battle over Muslim Integration

A panel appointed by French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault to review France’s integration policies has urged the government to implement a “new form of secularism” that would raise the profile of Islam in public life—in order to improve the integration of Muslim immigrants.

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European Court Considers Legality of French Burqa Ban
By December 6, 2013 Read More →

European Court Considers Legality of French Burqa Ban

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has opened a landmark hearing to consider the legality of France’s ban on wearing Islamic veils in public spaces.

A Survey of Islam in Europe: September 2013
By October 9, 2013 Read More →

A Survey of Islam in Europe: September 2013

From Britain to Greece, and Spain to Slovenia, Muslim immigration and the accompanying rise of Islam are transforming the European way of life in ways unimaginable only a few years ago. What follows is a brief survey of 20 noteworthy stories involving Islam in Europe during just the month of September 2013.

France: A “Secularism Charter” in Every School
By August 30, 2013 Read More →

France: A “Secularism Charter” in Every School

The French government has announced a plan to post a “secularism charter” in all public schools in France by the end of September.

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Europe: Ramadan 2013 Wrap-Up
By August 8, 2013 Read More →

Europe: Ramadan 2013 Wrap-Up

Ramadan was a major topic for public discussion and the month-long holiday received heavy press coverage from print and broadcast media in all parts of Europe, a reflection of the rising influence of Islam across the continent.

France: Muslims Attack Police for Enforcing Burqa Ban
By July 25, 2013 Read More →

France: Muslims Attack Police for Enforcing Burqa Ban

Police in the suburbs of Paris are working to restore order after hundreds of Muslims went on a rioting spree to protest the simple identity check of a Muslim woman who was wearing a full-face Islamic veil.

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Europe’s Latest Export: Jihadists
By March 21, 2013 Read More →

Europe’s Latest Export: Jihadists

More than 1,000 Muslims from across Europe are currently active as Islamic jihadists, or holy warriors, in Syria, which has replaced Afghanistan, Pakistan and Somalia as the main destination for militant Islamists seeking to obtain immediate combat experience with little or no official scrutiny.

New Hijab Controversies Brewing in Europe
By February 1, 2013 Read More →

New Hijab Controversies Brewing in Europe

Legal battles over the use of Islamic headscarves in public and private spaces are brewing across Europe.

The Islamization of France in 2012
By January 2, 2013 Read More →

The Islamization of France in 2012

A chronological review of some of the main stories involving the rise of Islam in France during 2012.

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