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UN: France’s Niqab Ban Violates Rights of Muslim Women

THE HAGUE – The UN Human Rights committee has condemned the French’ niqab ban, described it as a violation of human rights, demanding compensation for Muslim women who were “confined at home and marginalized.” “The French law disproportionately harmed the petitioners’ right to manifest their religious beliefs,” the committee said in a statement cited by …

French City Mayor Lifts Burkini Ban

PARIS – A divisive debate over Muslim full-body swimsuit, or burkini, has reignited in France after the mayor of Rennes city, Brittany in northwestern France, allowed women wearing the outfit in council pools. The decision was issued by Nathalie Appéré, the Socialist mayor of Rennes in Brittany, The Times reported on Thursday, October 11. The …

Chelsea Star Has Dinner with Fan He Met at Mosque

LONDON – Chelsea Muslim star N’Golo Kante celebrated Saturday’s victory over Cardiff by accepting an invitation to play Fifa and watch Match of the Day over a curry at the house of an Arsenal fan he had just met at the mosque. The midfielder, who won the World Cup with the French national team this …

Paul Pogba: How Islam Influences World Cup Hero On & Off Pitch

CONAKRY – Paul Pogba continuously proves that he’s currently one of the most recognizable footballers on the planet, his latest achievement was bringing the 2nd World Cup title to France. Yet, Pogba’s Islamic faith might be his most defining characteristic. Before the World Cup 2018, he set the all-time transfer fee record in 2016 when …

Ousmane Dembélé Donates to Build Mosque in Mauritania

GUIDIMAKA – French national team star and Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembélé, who has just won the FIFA World Cup 2018 with France, has decided to cherish his roots by funding the construction of a new mosque in his country of origin, Mauritania, BESoccer reported. According to ‘Koora’ website, Dembélé plans to build the new mosque …

Mbappe Donates World Cup Earnings to Charity

Mbappe Donates World Cup Earnings to Charity

PARIS – After achieving the World Cup 2018 title with France and scoring four goals in the tournament, the 19-year-old phenomenal player Kylian Mbappe has decided to donate his earnings from the cup to a charity that gives free sports instruction to hospitalized and disabled children in sports, Premiers de Cordee, Lad Bible reported on July …

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British Muslim: France Wins World Cup, God is Great!

France beating Croatia 4-2 to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup is a much needed victory for European society in our age. Many far-right politicians and parties attempt to rise and catch Europeans off guard, as many of us take the lives we live for granted without understanding the struggles that came before us, exemplified …

French Muslim Players in Russia World Cup

PARIS – For many European footballers, playing for national teams represents one of the important occasions they use to express a sense of national identity. In this year World Cup tournament, Russia 2018, there is a host of Muslim players in the French squad, representing their country in the most prestigious international football event. Here …

Hailed as Hero 'Spiderman', Muslim Climbs Building to Rescue Baby

PARIS – A Malian Muslim immigrant has been hailed a national hero in France after scaling a building to save a four-year-old baby; he has also been granted honorary citizenship and a job as a fireman. “Congratulations to Mamoudou Gassama for his act of bravery that saved the life of a child,” Paris mayor Anne …

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 …



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