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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.

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 …

French President Rules Out Hijab Ban

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron has ruled out a ban on the Islamic hijab in public, admitting that the Muslim women outfit should be tolerated in the country. “I am not especially happy that some [Muslim] women choose to wear the headscarf when out in public, but it must be tolerated,” Macron was quoted …

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 …



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