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People listen to the explanations of guide Loubardi as they visit the Strasbourg Grand Mosque during an open day weekend for mosques in France, January 9, 2016.
09/01/2016 - France

Setting the record straight on Islam: French mosques open their doors

Hundreds of French mosques are participating in a major open-house event this weekend, offering visitors the opportunity to come in for tea and a chat about Islam in a country shaken by jihadist ...
Alleged Rohingya migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh in Thailand's southern Songkhla province earlier this year
27/12/2015 - BANGLADESH - FRANCE

French NGO worker arrested in Bangladesh while working with Rohingya

A French national working with an Islamic NGO has been arrested in Bangladesh, reportedly accused of "suspicious activities" that could mean up to 10 years in jail.
Béziers mayor Robert Ménard
27/12/2015 - FRANCE

Far-right French mayor slams Muslims protecting churches at Christmas

A far-right French mayor has sparked controversy with a tweet slamming Muslims who symbolically "protected" churches from terror attacks on Christmas day as "arsonists protecting ...
Police outside the prayer room in Ajaccio, Corisca, that was attacked on Friday night
26/12/2015 - FRANCE

French mosques to hold open days on Charlie Hebdo attacks anniversary

French mosques are to hold an open weekend on the anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo terror attacks in Paris.
Muslims join Christians for Christmas in Senegal
25/12/2015 - International report

Muslims join Christians for Christmas in Senegal

Senegal is a secular state, the vast majorirty of whose citizens follow the Muslim faith. Muslims and Christians live side by side, with no neighbourhoods defined by religion.
A court sketch created on December 7, 2015 in Paris, shows (FromL) French prosecutor Arnaud Faugere, Karim Hadjidj, Paul M'Barga, Mehdi Ider, during a trial of seven men accused of recruiting French jihadists and help them travel to Syria.
11/12/2015 - France

France's state of emergency under scrutiny, while terror apologists stand trial

The first court procedures to contest house arrests imposed under France's state of emergency, went before French courts on Friday.
Dalil Boubakeur, rector of the Great Mosque of Paris.
17/11/2015 - FRANCE

Paris mosque calls on Muslims to say « No to terror »

The Great Mosque of Paris called French Muslims on Tuesday to join anti-terror protest Friday and voice their commitment to the values of the Republic.

Abdeslam Salah is the subject of an international arrest warrant by French police.
17/11/2015 - FRANCE

Anti-brainwashing expert throws light on 'normal lad' terror suspect

The brother of wanted Paris attacks Salah Abdeslam on Monday told the Belgian TV RTBF channel that he did not know where he was. He added that his sibling was a « normal lad ».
French National Front political party leader Marine Le Pen arrives in court to face charges of making anti-Muslim remarks for her comparison of street prayers to a wartime Nazi occupation, in Lyon, France, October 20, 2015.
20/10/2015 - France

Marine Le Pen soon off the hook for anti-Muslim remarks? Not free speech

French prosecutors have asked for the far-right leader to be acquitted on charges of inciting racial hatred.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) and French President François Hollande (R) meet in Paris on Friday
04/10/2015 - FRANCE - RUSSIa - SYRIa

Hollande calls on Putin to target IS in Syria air strikes

French President François Hollande has warned that a "partition of Syria" could lead to sectarian war between Sunni and Shia Muslims across the Middle East.