The French consider religion a private matter - the country is officially secular
The reignited debate over the French principle of 'laicite', or secularism, is unlikely to go away
It seems that oppression is only when brown men tell you how to dress; when white men do it it’s called liberation. But even French feminism has its roots in colonialism and imperialism
If the aim of the terrorists who took so many innocent lives in Paris, Nice and elsewhere was to foment hatred and conflict, then the French authorities have more than fulfilled their ambitions
'It was pretty violent. I had the impression of a pack going after a woman sitting on the ground, crying with her daughter.'
The group shouted 'Allahu Akbar' before letting off fake gunshots in the Old Town Square
Two principles of the German consitution clash in the ruling
Rachid Nekkaz has already paid out more than £200,000 in fines and legal fees levied on Muslim women who defied bans on the niqab
Jean-Pierre Chevènement has been charged with heading the 'Foundation for French Islam'
Whether the ban on this modest swimwear is truly a contemporary expression of the French tradition of secularism, I cannot know. What I do know is that it is both wrong and counterproductive
‘The only thing the terrorists are achieving is to completely violate the teachings of the Holy Koran and of the Holy Prophet Muhammad,’ said His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad
Magazine has reported multiple threats made on its Facebook page to the police
The definition of what constitutes radicalisation is now so loose that almost anyone who takes an interest in the troubles in the Middle East could fall foul of the referral system
The groups said religious symbols could undermine confidence in the legal system
Local mayor Michel Amiel of Pennes-Mirabeau says he is 'shocked and angered' by event
The anti-Islam backlash follows a successful atheist campaign for 'no religion' to be the top response choice