Fear for the future among New York’s Muslims on eve of election

Fear for the future among New York’s Muslims on eve of election

A day before Americans vote in one of the most divisive presidential elections in decades, there is a palpable sense of tension among the citizens of Ozone Park, a quiet, residential neighbourhood in Queens, New York. People here have a reason to be more apprehensive than most: the area is home to a sizeable Muslim […]

Wear a veil or be French: Hollande shocks with views on Muslims and migrants

Wear a veil or be French: Hollande shocks with views on Muslims and migrants

The French president’s candid remarks on the sensitive issue of Islam, part of a wide-ranging collection of interviews that also touch on his troubled private life, have triggered a frenzy on both sides of the political divide. A 672-page doorstopper of a book, “A President Should Not Say That” is the result of a staggering […]

French PM blasts NY Times for ‘false’ picture of life for Muslims in France

French PM blasts NY Times for ‘false’ picture of life for Muslims in France

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls issued a stern rebuke to the New York Times on Monday after the newspaper published an article he claimed painted a “false” and “intolerable” picture of what life as a Muslim woman is like in France. The US newspaper published the article on Friday after appealing for Muslim women living […]

French Muslims to set up foundation to finance mosques

French Muslims to set up foundation to finance mosques

A new foundation will be created to help finance mosques in France and keep out radical donors, the head of France’s top Muslim body said Monday, days after the prime minister called for an end to foreign financing of mosques. Anouar Kbibech, who heads the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM), an umbrella organization […]

French Muslims march to protest murder of police couple

French Muslims march to protest murder of police couple

Thousand of Muslims marched in the French town of Mantes-la-Jolie on Sunday to protest the recent killing of a local police chief and his wife by a man who had sworn allegiance to the Islamic State group. Between 2,500 to 5,000 people took part in the solemn procession 50km west of Paris, which was organised […]

ISIS tells Muslims to destroy their satellite TV sets so they don’t ‘pollute their ethics’

ISIS tells Muslims to destroy their satellite TV sets so they don’t ‘pollute their ethics’

The extremist group has also banned televisions and satellite receivers being bought, sold or repaired in ISIS-controlled parts of Syria and Iraq ISIS has urged Muslims to smash their satellite TV sets to prevent hostile channels “destroying their beliefs and polluting their ethics”. The terror thugs issued claim its enemies are “waging a media war […]