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Islam in France

Campaign For A 'French Islam' Reaches Out To Both Imams And Non-Muslim Government Leaders

The Huffington Post | Elizabeth Bryant | Posted 04.07.2015 | Religion

LYON, France (RNS) Sunlight slants across a classroom at the Catholic University of Lyon, where the Bible dominates an evening lecture. The subject...

What Would A "French Islam" Look Like?

Reuters | Chine Labbé & Gilbert Reilhac | Posted 05.18.2015 | Religion

In a classroom of the Catholic University of Paris, overlooking the dome of a 17th century church, three Muslim women from Algeria are poring over ...

Muslims vs. Cartoons: What To Do Against Blasphemy?

Mustafa Akyol | Posted 01.14.2012 | Religion
Mustafa Akyol

Do we have an irreconcilable gap, then, between Islam and free speech? I am sure many, among both Muslims and Westerners, would readily say "yes" to this question, but I am not one of them.

Charlie Hebdo, Firebombs and the Role of Satire

Romina Ruiz-Goiriena | Posted 01.02.2012 | Media
Romina Ruiz-Goiriena

The Charia Hebdo number did everything to scorn the Arab Spring abroad and nothing to contest French clichés and institutional racism against Muslims.

Surveying U.S. And French Muslims

Nidhal Guessoum | Posted 11.21.2011 | Religion
Nidhal Guessoum

These two Muslim communities are important these days for a variety of reasons. And indeed, one finds the two surveys reflecting those interests very sharply in the questions that were asked.

French Burqa Ban Sets A Dangerous Precedent

Mike Ghouse | Posted 06.14.2011 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

Sustainable cultural change can come only though free will and not compulsion. I am not for the burqa, but we have to defend the woman's right to wear what she chooses.

Telling Muslim Women What Not To Wear

Kari Ansari | Posted 06.12.2011 | Religion
Kari Ansari

France has now officially outlawed the Islamic niqab or burqa in public. Where's the liberté in that?

What Not To Wear: Dictating Islamic Fashion In France

Todd Green, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Todd Green, Ph.D.

The burqa ban is really less about preserving women's freedom and more about the underlying discomfort that many in France have over the growth of Islam and the increasing assertion of Muslim identity in the public sphere.