French magazine mocks George Floyd's killing in US and Meghan Markle's racism concerns in UK both, in a cartoon that has been called "outrageous" and "racist."
Human rights organisations from around the world call upon the United Nations to investigate France’s treatment of its Muslim citizens.
A total of 14 suspected accomplices went on trial, three of them in absentia. The court gave sentences ranging from four years to life imprisonment with all those present in court convicted for their role in providing support for the killings.
French President Emmanuel Macron argues the legislation is needed to shore up his country's secular system, which many fear will stigmatise French Muslim community, Europe's largest.
Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin says 76 mosques out of more than 2,600 Muslim places of worship have been flagged as possible threats to French values and security.
The charges take the total number of people investigated over the murder to 14.
French President Emmanuel Macron's office said his interview with Al Jazeera was aimed at clarifying misunderstandings around France’s position and the president's words which they say have been taken out of context.
How attacking so-called Islamic separatism without admitting to creating institutional exclusion of minorities has only deepened France’s social faultlines.
French President Emmanuel Macron says he respected Muslims who were shocked by cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad but that was no excuse for violence.
Anger has been growing over France’s defence of the cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammad, objections over which centre on the intent to ridicule Islam at large in a country where overtly practicing can come hand-in-hand with discrimination.
France’s ‘radical’ interpretation of secularism, which is distinctly different from Anglo-Saxon tradition, clashes with its integration project, preventing people from different faiths and backgrounds to reconcile differences.
Demonstrators in several Muslim countries call for a boycott of French goods after President Emmanuel Macron publicly defended Charlie Hebdo caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, which are considered blasphemous in Islam.
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