A few miles away from Paris celebrations after Emmanuel Macron won France’s presidential elections, residents of the largely-Muslim suburbs or “banlieues” received the news with a skeptic sigh of relief, ending fear of Marine Le Pen.
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Paris’ main mosque welcomed in a statement issued Sunday night, May 7, the election of centrist Emmanuel Macron as France’s next president, as a sign of hope for the French Muslims.
Making a historic choice, French voters elected Emmanuel Macron, who embraced the EU, immigration, and free trade, as their new presidents, giving far-right leader Marine Le Pen a decisive defeat.
France is home to a Muslim community of more than six million, making about 9% of the country’s population, the largest in Europe.
Editor’s Note: As French Muslims are anxiously waiting for outcome of the French presidential elections, with Islam being put at the center of the political debate, we find it a good opportunity to highlight some of the social challenges French Muslims go through. In the case of French Muslims, it may be a variety of factors such …
Hanane Charrihi, a hijabi French Muslim, still remember attacks her family suffered during the funeral of their mother who was the first victim of Nice attack last summer, when a lorry driver ploughed into crowds watching Bastille Day fireworks.
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Anticipating the second round of presidential elections, leading Muslims groups have thrown their weight behind centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron, calling on French Muslims to vote massively to block ideas of “xenophobia and hatred”.
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