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French Muslims have denounced an open letter calling for certain verses of the Quran to be removed.

Comment: The state of emergency declared by the French and Tunisian governments has led to increasing infringements of civil liberties, but civil society is fighting back, writes Cyril Lemba.

Who are the French and Tunisian Islamic State soldiers?

Yassine Nabli and Malek Lakhal

Who are the French and Tunisian Islamic State soldiers?

Comment: France and Tunisia face similar challenges, and must seek to alleviate the exclusion that has become so widespread among their young men, write Yassine Nabli and Malek Lakhal.

<em>Radicalisation</em> in prison cells in France and Tunisia

Jeremy Felkowsky

Radicalisation in prison cells in France and Tunisia

Comment: In overcrowded and dehumanising prison conditions, someone making a speech that is even the slightest bit comforting or inspiring can ...

France and Tunisia's war or terror: An introduction

Warda Mohamed

France and Tunisia's war or terror: An introduction

Comment: 'How do we define terrorism?' and who should be classed as a 'terrorist'? Warda Mohammed introduces this special series on responses to ...

Malia Bouattia

Students not suspects: Prevent on campus

Comment: The Prevent policy disproportionately targets dissenting students, people of colour and Muslims, writes Malia Bouattia.

Emile Nakhleh

Inauspicious anniversaries and lessons unlearned

Comment: Since, 9/11, the Iraq War and the Arab Spring, Washington has failed to reset its relations with the Middle East, writes Emile Nakhleh.

Hassina Mechai

Using and abusing the state of emergency

Comment: The amorphous concept of 'terrorism' has created the opportunity for both foreign and domestic wars, writes Hassina Mechai.

Nino Orto

Inclusion the only way to stop radicalisation, ex-jihadist warns

In-depth: Nino Orto talks to ex-Islamist fighter Shahid Butt on the importance of community and education in making young British Muslims ...

France gunman 'summoned by anti-terror police before attack'

The New Arab & agencies

France gunman 'summoned by anti-terror police before attack'

French authorities are facing criticism for not having prevented last week's IS-inspired terror attack that killed four people, despite the ...

The New Arab

Macron sees new vision of Islam with female imam

France's president on Monday met with Sherin Khankan, Denmark's first female imam, to discuss the future of Islam in Europe amid a push by Paris ...

French policeman 'who swapped self for hostage' shot dead

The New Arab & agencies

French policeman 'who swapped self for hostage' shot dead

A policeman, hailed as a 'hero,' has become the fourth victim of an IS-linked supermarket hostage-taking attack in southern France after being ...

A journey into Russia's Muslim heartlands

Usman Butt

A journey into Russia's Muslim heartlands

Book review: Tackling themes such as religious diversity under authoritarianism, tolerance and radicalisation, Dominic Rubin's new book ...

Brussels retakes Grand Mosque from Saudis amid 'radicalism concerns'

The New Arab

Brussels retakes Grand Mosque from Saudis amid 'radicalism concerns'

After almost 50 years of control, Saudi Arabia has struck a deal to cede the running of the Grand Mosque to Belgian authorities amid its links ...

UN gets $100m for Palestinians amid steep US cuts

The New Arab & agencies

UN gets $100m for Palestinians amid steep US cuts

The UN relief agency for Palestinians received $100 million in new pledges on Thursday, but is still facing a $350 million shortfall after steep ...

The New Arab

Londoner guilty of trying to recruit 'IS child army'

A man has been convicted of trying to radicalise boys in east London, reportedly feeding them IS propaganda and training them physically for launching terrorist attacks in the capital.

Malia Bouattia

Muslim women, mosques and repression

Comment: Remaining on the surface levels of the discussion around discrimination faced by Muslim women risks jumping all too easily to ...

David Powell

Why we should support Britain's new counter-extremism chief

Comment: Criticism of Sara Khan's appointment as head of the Commission for Countering Extremism is misguided, and distracting from the task at ...

The New Arab

IS puts women on front line, propaganda video shows

In the Islamic State group's latest propaganda video, women are seen for the first time on the front lines in battle.

Japan to recognise Palestine and increase UNRWA funding

The New Arab

Japan to recognise Palestine and increase UNRWA funding

Japan is set to recognise the State of Palestine and boost its funding for vital projects in Gaza, in response to the US' damaging cuts to UNRWA.

The New Arab & agencies

Palestinian Knesset members to boycott speech by 'messianic' Pence

Vice-President Mike Pence arrived in Cairo on Saturday to start his first Middle East tour, travelling to Jordan and Israel today.

Belgium pledges $23m to UNRWA as staff laid off

The New Arab

Belgium pledges $23m to UNRWA as staff laid off

As UNRWA lays off crucial staff in the wake of the US aid withdrawal, Belgium has stepped in offering critical support at a time of crisis for ...

Afghanistan's youthquake: Young activists lead the way

Austin Bodetti

Afghanistan's youthquake: Young activists lead the way

In-depth: Young Afghan activists such as Hamidullah Barakzai, an educated up-and-comer striving for social change, is providing reasons to hope ...

The Iraq Report: Hopes of unity dashed

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Hopes of unity dashed

This week in Iraq: Baghdad’s heavy-handed approach towards its own citizens has tempered people’s expectations regarding a new Iraq that was ...

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