Twitter reacts to halal supermarket’s ordered closure

The Good Price mini-market in Colombes, located in Paris, is required to be a “general food store” according to its license and must meet the needs of all of its inhabitants, meaning it must sell pork and alcohol, but that defeats the purpose of...

Store manager responds to halal supermarket closure (video)

The Good Price halal supermarket's manager Soulemane Yalcin has spoken out against the store's ordered closure. "The accusation of communalist business doesn't make sense," he said. "These are my business choices, I studied the market, I looked at the numbers of the store that came...

Customers react to court-ordered halal supermarket closure

The Good Price mini-market in Colombes has been ordered to close after it did not comply with the conditions of its lease, which stated the shop must act as a "general food store," the Court of Nanterre ruled. The local authority argued members of the...

The Runnymede Trust: Islamophobia is still a significant issue in the UK

20 years on from their ground-breaking report on the topic, the Runnymede Trust has published a new report stating Islamophobia is “still a challenge for us all”

In contrast to the outcry in France, the accusations of sexual misconduct against Tariq...

While accusations of sexual misconduct against Tariq Ramadan have sparked French debate about wider issues to do with the Muslim community, the same debate has not emerged in Britain.

Debating ‘neutrality’: Conflict surrounding Berlin’s controversial law on religious symbols enters new round

In flashy advert campaigns, Berlin, Germany’s capital city, vaunts itself as the world's “capital of freedom” defined by the coexistence of the widest possible array of diverse lifestyles.1) On a more mundane level,...

Tariq Ramadan Affair: Let investigation run its course, leave Islam and Banlieue out

Tariq Ramadan might be seen as a voice for the voiceless among the Muslim and Arab youth in the banlieues, but it doesn’t make him their hero.

France welcomes first Libyan refugees

France will welcome the first refugees from Libya by the High Commissioner on Refugees, announced Pascal Brice, General Director of the French Office for the Protection of Refugee and Stateless Persons (OFPRA). According to...

Union of Muslim Associations ‘won’t participate’ in street prayer if banned

Interior Minister Gérard Collomb vowed that there "will not be prayers in the street" in Clichy-la-Garenne when the Union of Muslim Associations of Clichy-la-Garenne announced its intention to organize street prayers on November 24....

France to block Muslim street prayers in Paris suburb

French authorities will stop Muslims from praying in a street north of Paris, said Interior Minister Gerard Collomb , after a series of protests by lawmakers and locals over what they view as an...

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