Tag: France

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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Islam Overtaking Catholicism as Dominant Religion in France
By November 2, 2012 Read More →

Islam Overtaking Catholicism as Dominant Religion in France

Research data provides empirical evidence that Islam is well on its way to overtaking Roman Catholicism as the dominant religion in France.

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Mega-Mosques: “Building a French Islam”
By July 20, 2012 Read More →

Mega-Mosques: “Building a French Islam”

The Socialist government in France has inaugurated a new mega-mosque in Paris as a first step towards “progressively building a French Islam.”

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United States of Europe One Step Closer to Reality?
By December 12, 2011 Read More →

United States of Europe One Step Closer to Reality?

The leaders of the 27-member European Union met in Brussels on December 8 and 9 under pressure to deliver a decisive solution to Europe’s two-year-old sovereign debt crisis.

“100 Lashes if You Don’t Die Laughing”
By November 3, 2011 Read More →

“100 Lashes if You Don’t Die Laughing”

The Paris offices of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo were destroyed in an arson attack after it “invited” the Islamic Prophet Mohammed to be its “guest editor.”

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