Democratic Union for French Muslims receives only three sponsorships

Kamel Messaoudi, candidate for the Democratic Union for French Muslims in the upcoming presidential elections, received three elected sponsorships according to the latest official figures. The number falls far below the 500 sponsorships necessary to validate his candidacy, he thus officially fails to take part in the elections. "In...

Conseil Français du Culte Musulman (CFCM ) will interview presidential candidates on secularism and discrimination

One month before the first round of elections, the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) sent letters to the presidential candidates on March 23 requesting interviews. According to the CFCM, contacts have already been made to "solicit a meeting." "We have have reached an...

CNRS study measures French youth support for terrorism

A recent CNRS study has attempted to measure support for "radical beliefs" among high schoolers in France following the November 2015 attacks. 7,000 students, ages 14-16, were interviewed about their opinions on radical religion and violence, the combination of these two factors demonstrating a possible susceptibility...

“The everyday realities of young Muslim women in Britain”

"The everyday realities of young Muslim women in Britain ". This is how Tania Saeed’s book is presented on her publisher's page. Islamophobia and Securitization. Religion, Ethnicity and the Female Voice - published in the...

British Muslims respond to London terrorist attack

Muslims in the UK are condemning Wednesday's terrorist attack. A Muslim convert, Khalid Masood, killed 4 people on and near Westminster Bridge in London. Police believe that Masood was inspired by international terrorist organizations; Daesh (the Islamic...

The new European Islamophobia Report denounces a phenomenon on the rise

The second annual edition of the European islamophobia report has been published this week by the Turkish foundation for political, economic and social research (SETA). Co-edited by Farid Hafez and Enes Bayrakli, this report monitors...

Union of Islamic Organizations of France (UOIF) changes its name

The UOIF, which is frequently portrayed negatively in the media, has changed its name. During a general assembly held in late February, the organization voted to replace the name it has had since 1983...

Bernard Cazeneuve presents Legion of Honor to the Head of the Conseil Francais du...

Bernard Cazeneuve recently presented Anouar Kbibech, President of the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM), with the prestigious Legion of Honor. "It's impossible not to see your love for the Republic that has always guided...

Blogger Mehdi Meklat caught posting anti-Semitic tweets

Mehdi Meklat, a 24-year-old writer/blogger has come under fire after revelations that he has for years been posting anti-Semitic, mysogynistic, homophobic and pro-jihadi tweets. Meklat, along with writing partner Badrouine Said Abdallah, shot to fame through the...

European Court of Justice decision on the veil: Collective Against Islamophobia in France (CCIF)...

While presidential candidate Francois Fillon welcomed the European Court of Justice's ruling on headscarves in the work place, the Collective Against Islamophobia in France (CCIF) expressed its "profound worry" regarding the ruling. It argued that the...

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