French teacher gets protection over alleged Islamist threats

French prosecutors said Monday that they were investigating threats allegedly made to a teacher who has been placed under police protection after warning of the spread of radical Islam. Didier Lemaire told French media the threats began after he wrote an open letter saying the state did not do enough to protect Samuel Paty, the… Continue reading French teacher gets protection over alleged Islamist threats

Al-Qaeda threatens Macron over remarks on Islam

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb urged its followers Monday to kill anyone insulting the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) and threatened French President Emmanuel Macron over his remarks on Islam. Last month Macron defended the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) on the grounds of freedom of speech, launching a campaign against Islamic radicalism and… Continue reading Al-Qaeda threatens Macron over remarks on Islam

For French Muslims, dread and fear abound

After three people died in a knife attack in Nice this week that French President Emmanuel Macron called an “Islamist terrorist attack”, there was a sense of déjà vu — we have seen this before. Amid the sadness of innocent lives taken in a most horrible fashion, there is a sense of foreboding about what… Continue reading For French Muslims, dread and fear abound

Huge anti-France rally in Bangladesh as Macron backlash widens in the Muslim world

Tens of thousands of protesters marched through the Bangladesh capital on Tuesday in the biggest anti-France rally since President Emmanuel Macron defended cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed. Muslims across the world have reacted furiously to Macron’s robust defence of the right to mock religion following the murder of a French schoolteacher who had shown his… Continue reading Huge anti-France rally in Bangladesh as Macron backlash widens in the Muslim world

Respect Muhammad (PBUH) like we respect Moses, Jesus: Lord Nazir

As the spat between France and majority of Muslim countries is deepening after French President Emmanuel Macron’s controversial statements on Islam, reactions continue to come in across the world. British House of Lord’s Muslim member Lord Nazir Ahmed has become one of the latest influential figures who reacted to the latest disrespect to the prophet.… Continue reading Respect Muhammad (PBUH) like we respect Moses, Jesus: Lord Nazir

OIC slams French incitement against Islam

The General Secretariat of the (OIC) on Friday condemned continued attacks and incitement against Muslim sentiment and insults of Prophet Muhammad. A statement by the group criticized the “discourse from certain French politicians, which it deems to be harmful to the Muslim-French relations, hate-mongering and only serving partisan political interests.” Read more: Macron outlines new… Continue reading OIC slams French incitement against Islam

What does Biden’s ‘deliberate ambiguity’ on Iran sanctions imply?

The Trump administration tightened the noose further around Iran’s beleaguered economy on Thursday, October 8, announcing a fresh round of sanctions that will effectively shut the country out of the global financial system. The Trump administration has imposed sanctions on eighteen major Iranian banks in one of the most extensive such moves by Washington against… Continue reading What does Biden’s ‘deliberate ambiguity’ on Iran sanctions imply?

Iran condemns sacrilegious cartoons by French magazine

Iran strongly condemned the republishing of sacrilegious caricatures insulting Islam by a notorious French magazine. The provocative move by Charlie Hebdo, a left-wing French magazine infamous for publishing anti-Islamic content, has drawn widespread anger and outrage across the Muslim world. The caricatures were first published in 2006 by a Danish newspaper Jylllands Posten, sparking a… Continue reading Iran condemns sacrilegious cartoons by French magazine

French President Macron provokes Muslims worldwide by defending publication of blasphemous cartoons

Macron has been acccused of hypocrisy as the French leader first defends Charlie Hebdo angering Muslims around the globe and then shortly after targets an experienced journalist for an unflattering critical story, prompting many to question the genuineness of the French President. Malbrunot, an experienced journalist, had talked about how Macron had expressed his desire… Continue reading French President Macron provokes Muslims worldwide by defending publication of blasphemous cartoons