France’s top Muslim official has suggested turning empty or abandoned Catholic churches into mosques, saying as many as 5,000 are needed for the country’s Muslim population – the largest in Europe.
“It’s a delicate issue, but why not?” Dalil Boubakeur, … Read the rest
France’s prime minister is launching a new bid to heal what he called a nation fractured between haves and have-nots, after terrorist attacks exposed long-simmering discrimination and social and religious tensions.
Manuel Valls shocked many this week by referring to … Read the rest
The highest court in France has reinstated a ban on a show by controversial comic Dieudonne M’bala M’bala, just before it was due to open.
Interior Minister Manuel Valls appealed to the Council of State to intervene minutes after a … Read the rest
The mayor of Paris is also calling for comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala, known for his anti-Jewish humour, to be banned from performing in public.
France’s interior minister, Manuel Valls, voiced his displeasure first in wanting Dieudonne, as he is known, … Read the rest
Riots over a full-face Islamic veil, a woman losing her unborn baby in another similar confrontation and tensions flaring over a supermarket chain’s ad for the end-of-day feast for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, are almost a daily staple … Read the rest
by Nicolas Gaudichet, Pauline Talagrand
France said Thursday the suspect arrested over this week’s shootings in Paris is a man previously jailed for his role in a “Bonnie-and-Clyde” style multiple murder that gripped the country 20 years ago.
Abdelhakim Dekhar … Read the rest
France’s Interior Minister Manuel Valls has defended the treatment of a 15-year-old Roma girl who was detained by police during a school trip and deported to Kosovo, amid an outcry within the ruling party.
Valls on Wednesday defended the deportation … Read the rest
A group of skinheads attacked a French far-left activist in the heart of Paris’ shopping district, leaving the young man brain-dead in the hospital Thursday, officials said, in an attack that raised fears of increased far-right violence.
Political tensions are … Read the rest