France’s draft law aimed at tackling what the government terms “Islamist radicalism” was unveiled on Wednesday. President Emmanuel Macron has promoted the bill to target what he calls “separatists” undermining the nation, but rights groups have raised concerns over the law, saying it would discriminate against French Muslims. Among notable[…]
Alittle magazine on the fringes of the French media mainstream continues to polarise public debate not just in France, but across the Muslim world. Their pitiable cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad have provided fodder to populists on both sides of the divide – first and foremost, French President Emmanuel Macron[…]
By Tasneem Adams Ulema from the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) and members of the Muslim community picketed outside the French consul general in the Cape Town CBD on Friday, to protest rising Islamophobia in France. Members of the ulema recited the salawat and held placards expressing their love for the[…]
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that the French president’s recent claims about Islam amount to a dangerous provocation. “[Emmanuel] Macron’s statement on ‘Islam is in crisis’ in a city where Muslims are the majority go beyond disrespect and are a clear provocation,” Erdogan told a gathering of mosque[…]
President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled a plan to defend France’s secular values against what he termed as “Islamist radicalism”, saying the religion was “in crisis” all over the world, prompting a backlash from Muslim activists. In a long-awaited address on Friday, Macron insisted “no concessions” would be made in a[…]
French President Emmanuel Macron has warned Lebanese politicians that they risked sanctions if they failed to set the nation on a new course within three months, stepping up pressure for reforms in a country collapsing under the weight of an economic crisis. Speaking to reporters in Beirut on Tuesday, Macron[…]
French President Emmanuel Macron, in a visit to Lebanon, has offered to help provide the crisis-hit nation with vital aid if its politicians make good on long-overdue reforms. Speaking at the palatial French ambassador’s residence in Beirut from where Greater Lebanon was proclaimed by colonial France 100 years ago, Macron[…]
In Beirut on Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron visited the scene of the massive explosion that killed at least 137 people and left some 5,000 wounded. As he walked through the historic Gemmayzeh neighbourhood with its century-old buildings – many now destroyed or unsafe – he spoke to the victims[…]
President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Tuesday that France would rebuild the fire-devastated Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, saying he hoped the work would be done in five years and the French people would pull together to repair their national symbol. Macron devoted a brief prime-time televised address to Monday’s catastrophic blaze[…]
Emmanuel Macron intended to start the new year on the offensive against the ‘yellow vest’ protesters. Instead, the French president is reeling from more violent street demonstrations. What began as a grassroots rebellion against diesel taxes and the high cost of living has morphed into something more perilous for Macron[…]
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