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

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.

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 modernity, or a return to the past? Eschewing these dichotomies,...

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

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.

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....

Twitter users expresses outrage following Ramadan detention

Paris police have detained Swiss-born Islamic scholar and Oxford University professor Tariq Ramadan over allegations of rape and sexual assault. Emphasizing that this was "huge news," Twitter users rushed to recall the controversial details...

France’s Muslim leadership reacts to Tariq Ramadan detention

When accusations against Tariq Ramadan became public last fall, the French Council of the Muslim Faith's (CFCM) president Ahmet Ogras hoped that "justice served quickly." Three months later, France's Muslim leadership has rarely...

Sentencing of Darren Osborne sparks discussion about right-wing extremism in the UK, and the...

Osborne, who killed a worshipper outside the Finsbury Park Mosque in 2017 in an act of terrorism motivated by Islamophobia, was reportedly radicalised by online content from far-right movements. The British mainstream media has been criticised for popularising this content through engaging with it in their coverage.

The Salafist ‘chick lit’ found in Paris bookstores

Sociologist Hasna Hussein recently published an op-ed in Libération discussing Salafism's dangerous presence in young women's literature.  In June, President Macron spoke before the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) and promised to fight Daech's propaganda...

Independent review examining the application of Sharia councils in the UK invites conflicting responses,...

The recently published independent review was set up to examine the manner in which Sharia law was being applied in conjunction with UK law, and in particular, whether it is facilitating discriminatory practices against women.

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