Document released on French government’s Islam reform

Europe 1 was able to consult the unpublished document on the French government's Islam reform. The initiative is the product of a project directed by Hakim El Karoui, a specialist in Islamic history, for the Montaigne Institute. President Macron had previously promised Parliament that...

Hajj and globalisation: How Saudi Arabia is adapting, and could adapt, to the challenges of modernity to pilgrimage

With demand for Hajj increasing, Saudi Arabia has had to adapt the infrastructure of the pilgrimage, and faces further challenges in terms of regulating the Hajj tour-operating industry which operates worldwide.

Ethnonationalist mob violence in Chemnitz demonstrates far right strength

The slogan “We are the people!” (Wir sind das Volk!) was one of the iconic protest chants of the 1989 ‘peaceful revolution’. It helped seal the fate of the crumbling regime of East Germany’s Socialist Unity Party (SED), ultimately paving the way for German...

Racism and far-right bias: Germany’s intelligence and policing institutions under scrutiny

Mesut Özil’s resignation from the Germany national football team after a racist witch-hunt that had blamed him and his Turkish heritage for Germany's poor showing at the world cup in Russia energised anti-racist activism in...

German Interior Ministry seeks to revive controversial ‘Islam conference’

Germany’s Minister of the Interior, Horst Seehofer, has announced his intention to restart the country’s controversial German Islam Conference (Deutsche Islamkonferenz, DIK) in autumn. The DIK first convened in 2006, upon the request of Seehofer’s...

Gap campaign featuring girl in hijab causes mixed reactions in France

An American advertisement featuring a Muslim girl in a hijab has prompted an outcry in France. The campaign was shot in New York but published by Gap in French on social media. On YouTube, the...

Rashida Tlaib’s victory as the first Muslim woman elected to Congress sparks debate about...

Rashida Tlaib has become the first Muslim woman elected to the US Congress. Her win has highlighted the contested relationship between politics and religion, and especially Islam, in the US, as well as contention in the country regarding the compatibility of Islam with western values and way of life.

Civil society organisations in Germany mobilise against Islamophobic rightward turn

In recent weeks, Mesut Özil’s resignation from Germany’s national football team and the ensuing debate on racism, spearheaded by the #MeTwo hashtag, have galvanised public attention in Germany. Mainstreaming of the far-right This comes as many...

Frenchman Lahcen Gueboudj sentenced to twenty years in prison for joining Islamic State

Judged as belonging to the Islamic State, a 58-year-old Frenchman and a German woman were sentenced to life imprisonment by the Central Criminal Court in Baghdad, a sentence equivalent to 20 years. This length...

Fouad Saanadi, president of the Regional Muslim Council of Aquitane, discusses French government’s territorial...

Mizane.info spoke with Fouad Saanadi, president of the Regional Muslim Council of Aquitaine and founding member of the Center for Action and Prevention Against Radicalization of Individuals (CAPRI). He discussed his opinions on the...

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