Liberation of journalist signals cautious détente in German-Turkish relations

After one year and two days in Turkish prison – mostly spent in solitary confinement – journalist Deniz Yücel was set free by the Turkish authorities on February 16, 2018. The case of Yücel, a German and Turkish dual national working for the German...

Study finds Trump supporters and extreme far-right conservatives share the most ‘junk’ news on social media

A study from the Oxford Internet Institute shows that Trump supporters and extreme far-right conservatives share more ‘junk’ news on Twitter and Facebook than all other groups combined.

Observers question the French justice system’s impartiality in the Tariq Ramadan affair

When Samia Ghali spoke on CNews, the PS Senator from Bouches-du-Rhône did not hesitate to claim that in the Tariq Ramadan affair, it's "the Muslim" who is judged, rather than "the man." "The presumption of innocence must still exist, even for Tariq Ramadan... I ask...

Collective Against Islamophobia in France and Muslims of France offer support for Tariq Ramadan

Following Tariq Ramadan's detention in France, many of his supporters have taken to social media to voice their support. Most recently, his wife Iman Ramadan posted a video online, stating: "I think that Tariq...

Ofsted’s mission to tackle extremism in British schools criticised for unfairly targeting the Muslim...

The head of Ofsted, Amanda Spielman, has called for “muscular liberalism” in order to tackle ‘extremism’ in British schools. However, the organisation’s approach has been criticised for unfairly targeting the Muslim community and for promoting Islamophobia.

Mosque in East London to be demolished after long battle with council and local...

The ruling, from the high court, marks the latest in a long line of controversies surrounding the mosque, which has been opposed by a number of groups including members of the local Muslim community.

Mixed reactions to The Voice contestant Mennel Ibtissem’s social media comments

Mennel Ibtissem, a singer who became an internet sensation following her performance on France's The Voice, has quit the TV show after being criticized for comments she had made on social media. French media reported...

What is Political Islam by Jocelyne Cesari

The debate continues unabated: Is political Islam decipherable through the tenets of the Islamic tradition - or is it a tool of secular actors who shrewdly misuse religious references? Is it an expression of...

Jewish community speaks out against Sarcelles attack

France's Jewish community firmly condemned the anti-Semitic attack in Sarcelles on an 8-year-old boy wearing a kippa. The act's anti-Semitic nature was clear to René Taïeb, president of the Union of Jewish communities of Val-d'Oise....

Politicians speak out against attack on Jewish boy in Sarcelles

An 8-year-old Jewish boy wearing a kippa was attacked by two teenagers in Val d'Oise near the "Little Jerusalem" quarter of Sarcelles. The child was repeatedly kicked by two 15- year-olds, who then fled....

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