Marine Le Pen, an anti-EU, anti-Islam French nationalist, and Emmanuel Macron, a pro-EU, pro-Islam globalist, are contending for the French presidency.
A chronological review of the main stories about the rise of Islam in France in 2016.
The French government has pledged to dismantle “The Jungle,” a squalid migrant camp in Calais, by the end of 2016.
Building work has begun on a wall in Calais, a major transport hub on the edge of the English Channel, to prevent migrants from stowing away on cars, trucks, ferries and trains bound for Britain.
A row over burkinis has reignited a long-running debate over Islamic dress codes in France and other secular European states.
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has announced plans to build a “humanitarian camp” next to one of the busiest train stations in the city so that thousands of illegal migrants bound for Britain can “live with dignity.”
European security officials are bracing for potential jihadist attacks at public venues across Europe this summer.
A chronological review of some of the main stories about the rise of Islam in France in 2015.
French leaders consistently act in ways that contradict their stated goal of eradicating Islamic terror.
Europe’s open-door immigration policies could draw potentially millions of Muslims into Europe from the Middle East and North Africa.
The flurry of European business activity in Iran implies that international sanctions are crumbling, and if Tehran violates its commitments under the nuclear deal, efforts to re-impose them are unlikely to succeed.