February 11, 2014

France’s tough stance on female genital mutilation is working, say campaigners.

France’s tough stance on female genital mutilation is working, say campaigners. Dr. Emmanuelle Piet says tiptoeing around religious […]
August 14, 2012

Police unions in France are furious after three officers were injured trying to check the identity of a woman flouting the country’s burka ban and who was later released to “appease tensions during Ramadan”.

Police unions in France are furious after three officers were injured trying to check the identity of a […]
June 4, 2012

Guinean couple charged in France for genital mutilation

A couple of Guinean origin went on trial here Tuesday accused of carrying out what France considers genital […]
April 10, 2011

British Muslims arrested in burka ban protest in France

A British Muslim radical has been permanently banned from France as the country steps up security before the […]
March 3, 2011

Ban on wearing full veils to come into effect in April

French authorities will begin enforcing a new ban on wearing full Islamic veils in public in April, officials […]
February 10, 2011

Multiculturalism has failed, says French president

French President Nicolas Sarkozy declared Thursday that multiculturalism had failed, joining a growing number of world leaders or […]
November 5, 2010

Religious demands rise in French state schools: study

Muslim school students and parents in France are increasingly making religious demands on the state school system that […]
July 13, 2010

French National Assembly Approves Burqa Ban

The lower house of the French parliament has voted in favor of banning the burqa in public, the […]
July 9, 2010

France denies citizenship to man who refused to shake hands of women

A Moroccan man who refused to shake hands with a French female official and whose wife wears the […]
June 13, 2010

Woman fined for erratic driving caused by veil

Police in the city of Vaucluse (Southern France) have fined a woman driver for erratic driving caused by […]
June 9, 2010

French Muslim ‘polygamist’ charged with welfare fraud

A French Muslim butcher at the centre of a firestorm over polygamy was charged on Wednesday with welfare […]
June 2, 2010

France to bar polygamy, sharia on Mayotte islands

New polygamous marriages and sharia courts will be banned on France’s Indian Ocean territory of Mayotte when it […]
May 19, 2010

Sarkozy calls burqa ban bill a ‘moral’ choice

French President Nicolas Sarkzoy has defended a draft government bill to ban full Islamic veils such as the […]
May 19, 2010

France moves one step closer to burqa ban

The French Council of Ministers approved a measure Wednesday to ban the wearing of full-face veils, sending the […]
May 19, 2010

France: Burqa debate turns into fistfight

A debate organised by “Ni putes ni soumises”, a French NGO, Tuesday night in Paris, on the question […]
May 4, 2010

Tearing Away the Veil

In the New York Times, the mayor of Meaux (France), Jean-Francois Cope argues that banning the burqa affirms […]
May 3, 2010

Europe must defend free expression

Urging European countries to defend freedom of expression vigorously, Thorbjorn Jagland, Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, writes: […]
May 2, 2010

Some profit from wives despite French polygamy ban

Experts say polygamy in France can also be linked to fraud, where husbands hijack a generous social welfare […]
April 23, 2010

Most French want burqa law, but not total ban

Two-thirds of French people want a law limiting the use of face-covering Islamic veils such as the niqab […]
March 31, 2010

Belgium moves towards public ban on burka and niqab

Belgium has moved to the forefront of a campaign to restrict the wearing of the Muslim veil by […]
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