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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 …

Theologian's Absence Overshadows French Muslim Event

PARIS – For those attending this year’s annual gathering of Muslims in the French city, Le Bourget, the absence of Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan, now in custody, is casting gloom over the event, which is already struggling to cope with a declining number of visitors. “Attendance has been declining for a few years, but in …

French Muslims Attend Mass to Mourn Shooting Victims

PARIS – Hundreds of Muslims in Trebes, Southern France, joined their Christian neighbors during the Saint-Etienne church Sunday’s mass to pay their respects to the victims of the deadly shooting that shook France two days ago. “It’s important to be here. I knew the victims,” Sarah, 23, a former employee of the Super U supermarket …

Half of French Think Islam is Compatible with Their Society

PARIS – A new study conducted by the Institut Français d’Opinion Publique (IFOP) found that 56% of French people believe Islam is compatible with the values of their society. The survey of IFOP and Journal de Dimanche also asked the French people what they thought about creating a tax on halal products, the revenues of …

Macron Proposes Restructuring Islam in France

PARIS – Revisiting a controversial topic, the French President Emmanuel Macron announced plans on Sunday to restructure the organization of Islam in France. “We are working on the structuring of Islam in France and also on how to explain it, which is extremely important,” Macron told the Journal du Dimanche in an interview Sunday. Macron …

Paris to Prevent Muslim Street Prayers

The French Interior minister announced on Sunday, November 19, that the authorities will stop Muslims from praying in the streets in a Paris suburb, promising to find an alternative for Muslim worshippers.

Guiderdoni

Convert's View on Relation Between Islam & Science

Dr. Bruno Abd-al-Haqq Guiderdoni is a French Muslim astrophysicist. He’s specialized in galaxies and has published more than 140 papers in astronomy. Guiderdoni serves as Director of the Observatory of Lyon, France. Besides his extensive writings on science, he has also published around 60 papers on Islamic theology. He’s also currently the Director of the Islamic Institute …



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