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Fears Grow Among French Muslims as Far-Right Eyes Victory in Elections

Fears Grow Among French Muslims as Far-Right Eyes Victory in Elections

The far-right’s rise in France, led by Marine Le Pen’s National Rally, has left many of France’s six million Muslims feeling fearful and betrayed. The radical party has been advocating anti-immigration policies criticized for being discriminatory and Islamophobic. Despite winning…
France on Verge of Political Victory for Radical Islamophobic Party

France on Verge of Political Victory for Radical Islamophobic Party

Following the relative victory of the French far-right National Rally in the elections of the European Parliament on June 8 and 9, and the subsequent dissolution of the National Assembly by French President Emmanuel Macron, hence the fierce competition for…
France Rescues Over 150 Migrants in English Channel

France Rescues Over 150 Migrants in English Channel

French authorities reported on Thursday that over 150 migrants attempting to reach Britain were rescued from overcrowded boats in the Strait of Dover and returned to France, Arab News reported. According to the source, two migrant vessels encountered difficulties in…
Muslim schools in France lose government funding, Reuters reports

Muslim schools in France lose government funding, Reuters reports

Reuters has recently published a report highlighting the difficulties Muslim schools are facing in France under the current government. According to the report, the French government has introduced laws granting local authorities extensive powers to strip institutions, including private schools,…
Journalist Challenges Hijab Ban in French Press Credentials

Journalist Challenges Hijab Ban in French Press Credentials

A Paris-based Moroccan journalist, Manal Fkihi, is appealing a rule that prohibits women from wearing headscarves in photos for the French press ID card, Reuters reported yesterday. Fkihi’s application for a press pass was denied, hindering her ability to work,…
French Muslim Professionals Leaving France in ‘Brain Drain’ Amid Discrimination

French Muslim Professionals Leaving France in ‘Brain Drain’ Amid Discrimination

Highly-qualified French citizens from Muslim backgrounds are quietly leaving France in a “brain drain”, seeking new opportunities abroad in cities like London, New York, and Dubai, France 24 reported last week. A recent study found that 71% of over 1,000…
Mosque in Northwestern France Comes Under Attack

Mosque in Northwestern France Comes Under Attack

Unidentified agents have attacked the mosque of the coastal city of Cherbourg-en-Cotentin in northwestern France, TRT network reported. According to the French-language section of the Turkish news agency, the Bahr Rahma Mosque located in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, a tourist city on the…
Uyghurs, Tibetans Call on France to Address Human Rights with Chinese President

Uyghurs, Tibetans Call on France to Address Human Rights with Chinese President

As Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Europe for his first visit since 2019, Uyghur and Tibetan activists staged protests in central Paris to draw attention to human rights abuses in their home regions, rfi reported yesterday. Campaigners vowed to…
Human rights violations continue in France, Amnesty International says

Human rights violations continue in France, Amnesty International says

Amnesty International has reported ongoing human rights violations in France, particularly regarding racism and discrimination based on religion. The organization’s “State of the World’s Human Rights” report for 2023 highlighted systematic racism and discrimination in France, including the ban on…
France: Police launches investigation after pig head found near mosque

France: Police launches investigation after pig head found near mosque

France’s Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin has condemned “unacceptable acts” against the Muslim community after a wild pig’s head was found near a mosque in eastern France, TRTWorld reported. A probe into “incitement to racial hatred” has been opened after the…
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