A French court will hear an appeal to reverse a decision of the municipal authorities to allow the body-concealing swimsuit in public pools.
Right-wing candidate Marine Le Pen has wants to ban Muslim headscarf in public places, while Emmanuel Macron says there will be no changes to his own policies.
Sarah Asmeta, a 30-year-old French-Syrian lawyer, who challenged the rule set by the Bar Council of Lille, says she is contemplating taking her fight to the European Court of Human Rights.
Can state backed and handpicked Muslim representatives gain the trust and legitimacy of the country's Muslim population? The French government hopes so.
Some 61 percent of Germans said the religion is either "not important," or "not at all important".
Decried and mocked in equal measure, Paris announced another policy widely seen as targeting the country's embattled Muslim community.
Opponents against a bill that restricts religious freedoms win small victory as they seek to overturn the widely condemned law.
Emmanual Macron’s government ramps up anti-Muslim rhetoric as presidential elections approach.
French secularism is seen as discriminatory against Muslims by a growing number of students who seek greater tolerance in society.
Many French Muslims say the draft law limits religious freedom and unfairly targets them, and say France already has enough laws to fight violence.
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.
A recent Arab opinion poll finds there is strong disapproval for any normalisation deal with Israel.
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