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The State Council confirmed on Wednesday November 25 the dissolution of the NGO BarakaCity and the temporary closure of the Pantin mosque.

The Council of State confirmed on Wednesday the dissolution of the NGO BarakaCity and the temporary closure of the Pantin mosque, considering like the government that they had disseminated messages inciting hatred or even terrorist acts.

Lawyers for the NGO and the mosque denounced “unjust” decisions, accusing the highest administrative...

A racist attack Friday targeted a Turkish butcher shop for the second time in a week in western France’s Nantes.

Assailants, who attacked the shop four days after their first raid, vandalized the shop with racist and anti-Muslim statements including “Death to Turks,” “Death to Erdoğan,” “Go back your country” and “Long live pigs.”

The identities of the assailants have not been revealed yet.

After the first attack on Monday, craftspeople working nearby showed solidarity...

If the government wanted to appear clear in its intentions, it has failed. According to a survey YouGov for The HuffPost carried out between Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 November, 73% of French people consider the government’s communication on the conditions of confinement inconsistent. A figure comparable to what had already been deplored on the obligation to wear a mask in August, a measure which had also suffered from chaotic communication.

It must be said that the procrastination around...

A mosque in northern France suffered an Islamophobic attack in which a pig's head was left in the Muslim house of worship, said mosque officials on Monday.

The head was found in the Grand Mosque in the city of Compiegne in Oise, where restoration work is being done, the Turkish-Muslim umbrella group DITIB in Compiegne said in a statement Monday.

Condemning the incident, the mosque management filed a complaint.

The French Council of the Muslim Faith also denounced the...

Amid growing protests and condemnations against anti-Islam rhetoric in France, Paris dissolved on Wednesday BarakaCity, one of the country's largest Muslim charities.

Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin confirmed the development on Twitter, sharing a detailed decree agreed during the Council of Ministers meeting.

He claimed that the NGO has links to "radical Islamist movements," and accused them of "legitimizing terrorist attacks." The organization denied the charges.

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It has been a week since a terrorist took the life of professor Samuel Paty, a history teacher in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, near Paris. The killer claimed he wanted to take revenge, after a video was disseminated on social networks, claiming Pr Paty discussed Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons of Prophet Muhammad in the classroom.

Since then, there has been an unprecedented crackdown on Islamic organizations, all over the country. Minister of Interior, Gerald Darmanin, conducted 53 raids on...

A mosque in Vernon district in northern France received a threatening notice Tuesday, according to a post on Twitter by the Islam & Info website.   

The notice, left in the mosque’s mailbox, contained death threats and insulting messages against Turks, Arabs and the community who comes to the mosque regularly. 

“The war has begun. We will drive you out of our country. You will give account for Samuel's death,” it said. 

It was referring to Samuel Paty, a teacher at...

The Abu Eid siblings told Roya the attackers yelled, ‘This is France and not for you,’ after targeting them for speaking Arabic at a bus stop.

The attackers have not yet been caught.

Muhammad Abu Eid, who teaches Arabic in a French governmental school, and Heba Abu Eid, who, on scholarship from the French Embassy in Amman, is completing her Masters degree in France, say they are now in stable condition.

The pair praised local French authorities for their assistance, in...

Two Muslim women were 'stabbed repeatedly' under the Eiffel Tower amid rising tensions in Paris after the beheading of a teacher last week.

French police have arrested two female suspects after an argument about dogs allegedly descended into violence and racist insults including the words 'Dirty Arabs'. 

One of the Muslim women said the attackers had pulled out a knife after refusing to put their dogs on a leash and slashed her on the skull, arm and ribs.  

The victims...

French authorities said Tuesday they would close a Paris mosque as part of a clampdown on radical Islam that has yielded over a dozen arrests following the beheading of a teacher who had shown his pupils a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed.

The mosque in a densely-populated suburb northeast of Paris had disseminated a video on its Facebook page days before Friday's gruesome murder, railing against teacher Samuel Paty's choice of material for a class discussion on freedom of expression,...

French President Emmanuel Macron's recent remarks that target Islam triggered far-right groups in the country to implement anti-Muslim policies, especially against Muslim women who wear headscarves.

In France's Ile-de-France region, which includes Paris, Regional Councilor Valerie Pecresse demanded a decision to ban women from covering their hair in their season ticket photos used in transportation, making it mandatory to show hair.

Writing a letter to Interior Minister Gerard...

Upcoming legislation crafted to "protect" the Republic and French values promises to be deeply divisive, with French Muslims fearing it will unfairly single them out. Some also see political calculus behind the effort.

Macron's discourse was a curtain-raiser of sorts for an upcoming draft bill against "separatist" threats, which officials say also include groups like white supremacists. But with many observers considering it clearly aimed at Islamist extremism, the legislation has...

As the country is gripped by a second wave of Covid, the globalist leader has clamped down hard on daily life in hotspots, much to the dismay of many locals. Health Minister Olivier Veran was last week greeted by mass protests as he arrived in Marseille ahead of the rollout of a new set of strict rules aimed at curbing the city’s infection rate.

Restaurant owners took to the streets to rail against the government’s decision to force their businesses to shutter just months after they...

More than 100 French news outlets on Wednesday called on people to support satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which was attacked by gunmen in 2015, after its staff received new death threats.

The magazine republished cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed earlier this month at the start of a trial of suspects in the 2015 attack on their Paris office. While the edition sold out in France, it provoked condemnation from several Muslim countries, and al-Qaeda militants reportedly threatened a...

A French journalist who infiltrated the country’s police force has described a culture of racism and violence in which officers act with impunity.

Valentin Gendrot claims the violence was so frequent it became almost banal and describes one incident where he was forced to help falsify evidence against an adolescent who had been beaten by an officer.

“It really shocked me to hear police officers, who are representatives of the state, calling people who were black, Arab or...