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We Can Avoid Another Paris and Defeat ISIS If We Remember This History

Akbar Ahmed | Posted 11.19.2015 | World
Akbar Ahmed

While bombers and aircraft carriers need to do their stuff, the problem of terrorist-related violence will not be solved by force alone. President Hollande must also engage with his alienated Muslim community with the same determination he has shown in attacking ISIS and win them over.

Islamic Pluralists Must Show Their Face

Ramin Jahanbegloo | Posted 03.22.2015 | World
Ramin Jahanbegloo

The radical actors of the Muslim world, in destroying the troublesome symbols of free thinking, are destroying their own cultural vitality and dynamism. In truth, their Islamist culture of death has resulted in a death of Islamic culture. The urgent task for Islamic pluralists is to lift the shadow of violence from the Islamic culture and recall Muslims to their traditions of an empathetic civilization that feels another's sorrow and does not need an enemy for its sustenance.

There Are More French Muslims Working for French Security Than for Al Qaeda

Olivier Roy | Posted 03.11.2015 | World
Olivier Roy

Muslims are criticized for being a community, but then asked to react against terrorism as a community. This is called the double bind: be what I ask you not to be. In France, there is not a Muslim community, but a Muslim population. To admit this simple truth would already be a good antidote against the current hysteria, and the hysteria to come.

Un Pain au Chocolat -- A Country Divided

Barry Lando | Posted 12.10.2012 | World
Barry Lando

More serious, than the threat of radical Islam is the fact that France is menaced by mounting racial tensions stoked by extremists on both sides.

Halal Hatred: French Pols Claim Discrimination Over Pork-less Muslim-Friendly Menus

Associated Press | Virginie Maecker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LILLE, France (AP) -- A French town filed a legal complaint Thursday accusing a branch of a mainstream fast food chain of discrimination because it on...