Tag: France

In the News:
Honour the Memory of Samuel Paty

Honour slain French teacher Samuel Paty by defending rights, defying fundamentalism – UN experts, Karima Bennoune and Ahmed Shaheed, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, 2021-10-15. GENEVA (15 October 2021) – On the first anniversary of the

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French High Court Validates Dissolution of Two Islamist Groups

Le Conseil d’Etat valide la dissolution du CCIF et de BarakaCity par le gouvernement (French Conseil d’Etat Validates Disbanding CCIF and Barakacity by Government), franceinfo avec AFP, 2021-09-24. The Conseil d’Etat, the highest administrative court in France, has validated the

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Ban on Religious Symbols in French Schools: Girls from Muslim Families Benefit

En France : L’interdiction du voile influence la scolarité des filles (In France, the Headscarf Ban Influences Success of Muslim Girls), Luc Cédelle, L’AUT’JOURNAL, 2021-09-01. A new book by economist and sociologist Eric Maurin, to be published in October, sheds new

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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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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 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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