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Muslim Denied French Citizenship for Refusing Handshake

PARIS – An Algerian Muslim woman who refused to shake hands with officials during her citizenship ceremony has been denied the French citizenship, France’s highest administrative court ruled. The government said her behavior showed she was “not assimilated into the French community,” Agence France Press reported, quoting a ruling issued on Thursday. The woman argued …


Which Countries Have the Most Muslims Per Capita?

WASHINGTON, DC – Muslims make up the world’s second-largest religious group, after Christians, with an estimated 1.8 billion Muslims worldwide as of 2015. Islam is also the fasting growing religion in the world, according to the Pew Research Center. Citing Pew, the CIA World Factbook, and other sources, CBS News lists here the most heavily Muslim countries …


US Photographer Breaks Muslim Stereotypes With NatGeo

WASHINGTON D.C – In a remarkable artistic response against Islamophobia, an American photographer, Lynsey Addario, has decided to feature her stereotype-busting pictures, which she has picked throughout the past 18 years, in National Geographic magazine’s May 2018 edition. This non-Muslim photographer started to travel in 2000 across the vast Islamic World to cover the lifestyles …


Starbucks Closes Stores for Racial-Bias Training

NEW YORK – Starbucks announced Tuesday it will close 8000 US stores for one afternoon to offer staff training on racial tolerance, in response to a widespread condemnation and boycott call following the arrest of two black men in a Philadelphia store. “I’ve spent the last few days in Philadelphia with my leadership team listening …


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