Tag: FRENCH

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Undressing the French state’s abaya ban

Following the recent abaya ban, a French legal expert unravels patterns of state-imposed dress codes that draw on the country's colonial legacy in Algeria.

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French anti-Muslim sentiment stripped bare with abaya ban

A key example of the dangers of liberal and secular thinking: forcing women to reduce their modesty and arguing that it is empowering.

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Khutbah: Islam is not in crisis, France is!

A message from the minbar to the Muslim community regarding the situation in France

Yasir Qadhi & Tariq Ramadan – Is France in crisis? | Unscripted #65

Prof Tariq Ramadan & Sh Yasir Qadhi join each other publicly for the first time...

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Trevor Noah, the World Cup & Tariq Ramadan: the French Connection

It seems “We are all French” is nothing more than a thinly veiled excuse for the dominant culture to be able to strip all others of theirs, writes Sh Zahir Mahmood

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Bashar al-Assad returns France’s highest honour, the Grand-Croix

Bashar al-Assad has returned France's highest possible honour, the grand-croix. Presumably he is unworthy of the great distinction shared by the likes of Gaddafi, Mussolini and Franco.

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Macron beats Le Pen – but is French Fascism and Islamophobia on the rise?

Notorious Islamophobe Marine Le Pen has been defeated by Emmanuel Macron in the second round of the French presidential elections. But is France seeing a resurgence of its ugly fascist and Islamophobic past?

The Burkini Ban Shows Our Power

I’m glad they banned the burkini – now the world sees what stupidity we have to put up with Many have been talking about the infuriating images we have seen of armed French police forcing a Muslim woman to strip to her undergarments on a beach in front of sun-bathers

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French child-snatchers target Muslim children

French child-snatchers target Muslim children of a French Muslim couple. Their five children wer taken away from them after the father was apparently mistakenly suspected of leaving for Syria to fight jihād. The French authorities, which are on high alert following the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January, took the children