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.
An online survey revealed increased secular attitudes among 50,000 respondents with a critical view of the country’s religious governance system, and nearly half reported losing their religion.
Hindu nationalists like to cast themselves as patriots that put the country first. Their history of non-participation during the independence movement suggests that they were anything but patriots in India’s battle for freedom.
As Pakistan celebrates 73 years of independence from British colonial rule, a seemingly minor dispute regarding the construction of a Hindu temple is asking thorny questions about what the nation’s raison d'etre truly is.
The French secularism that has marginalised many in the Jewish community is now working overtime to do the same to French Muslims.
President Beji Caid Essebsi announces breaking up of ties with coalition partner Ennhadha Party, at a time when a power shift is taking place with many parliamentarians changing loyalties.
Turkey's political discourse has markedly changed from previous elections. The need to gather a popular majority for a presidential candidate is forcing parties to broaden their appeal with more inclusive messaging.
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