Tag: France

Blog 121: Controversy about Islamoleftism in France

David Rand 2021-03-01 A storm is currently raging in France: a furious controversy concerning the term “Islamoleftism” (« islamogauchisme » in French). Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education declared on February 14th 2021 (on the television network CNews) that Islamoleftism is a

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In the News:
Call to Repeal the Concordat in Alsace-Moselle

Loi séparatisme: il est temps d’abroger le concordat d’Alsace-Moselle (“Separatism Law: It is Time to Repeal the Concordat in Alsace-Moselle”), Alexis Corbière, Huffington Post France, 2021-02-10. The author of the above article argues that it is inconsistent to allow a

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In the News:
In France, A Teacher Denounces the Islamist Threat

Menacé de mort après avoir défendu Samuel Paty, un professeur témoigne (“Threatened with Death for Having Defended Samuel Paty, A Teacher Testifies”), Idèr Nabili, LCI, 2021-02-07. A philosophy teacher Didier Lemaire in the French town of Trappes, outside Paris, is

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Blog 120: American—and Canadian—Indecency

David Rand 2020-10-31 The beheading of schoolteacher Samuel Paty, the 16th of October 2020 in the Parisian suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, sowed confusion and anger—and generated a wave of determined resistance—in France. The target of this barbaric act was simply performing

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In the News: Je suis Mila: Even in France, insulting Islam is taboo

Je suis Mila: A French teenager has been mobbed on Twitter, forced out of school and investigated by police for insulting Islam., Fraser Myers, Spiked, 2020-02-07. A 16-year-old has become the most hated girl in France after she criticised Islam

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