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Le Bourget 2019: French Muslims Reflect on Future

France’s largest Islamic conference is taking place this Easter weekend, as about 200,000 people are gathered to grace the occasion, RFI reported. “The future of Muslims in this country must be thought out carefully and built upon a solid base of living in harmony and the values of fraternity and solidarity,” RAMF says. Held from …

French Muslims Urged to Donate to Notre Dame Fund

Leading Muslim figures in France are calling upon the Muslim community to donate to the reconstruction efforts on Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral. “I think it is our obligation as citizens and as Muslims to participate in the reconstruction of this beautiful cathedral,” Kamel Kabtane, President of the Council of Rhone Mosques, a French department situated …

French Muslim Group Sues Facebook over Christchurch Video

PARIS – A leading French Muslim group said on Monday it was suing Facebook and YouTube, accusing them of inciting violence by allowing the streaming of footage of the Christchurch massacre on their platforms, Reuters reported. The French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) accused both companies of inciting hate by allowing material that encouraged …

Le Bourget 2019: French Muslims Await Annual Event Next Month

PARIS – France’s largest Islamic conference is coming back, and will be held from April 19-22, offering French Muslims a platform to reflect on their rich society and challenges facing them. Organized by Muslims of France (MF), formerly known as the Union of Islamic Organizations of France (UOIF), Le Bourget, is the largest Islamic conference …

A Hijab for Muslim Runners? Now Triggering Debate in France

It is just the latest controversy over the question of national identity. France has descended, yet again, into histrionics over the prospect of what Muslim women might choose to wear. PARIS — The world’s largest sporting goods retailer Decathlon exhibited on Twitter a new hijab for Muslim runners to exercise in public while adhering to …

Strasbourg Attack: Muslim Left in Coma Dies

STRASBOURG – A French Muslim man passed away on Thursday, December 13, two days after being shot and left in coma by a gunman at a Strasbourg’s Christmas market on the evening of December 11, EuroNews reported. “My brother Kamal is a 45-year-old mechanic who has three children. He hass lived in France for 18 …

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 …

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 …

French Muslims Are Alienated

After some terrible attacks in France, French Muslims feel more and more alienated and isolated because they are the first victims of such attacks.



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