France targets mosques in crackdown on radical Islam

French authorities will inspect dozens of mosques and prayer halls suspected of radical teachings starting Thursday as part of a crackdown on Islamist extremists following a spate of attacks, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said. Darmanin told RTL radio that if any of the 76 prayer halls inspected was found to promote extremism they would be… Continue reading France targets mosques in crackdown on radical Islam

Republication of blasphemous cartoons is insult to Muslims: Iran

Iran has condemned as a “provocation” French magazine Charlie Hebdo’s republication of cartoons insulting to Islam to mark the opening of the trial into a 2015 attack on its offices. In a statement issued late Thursday, the foreign ministry said the reissue of the cartoons, first published by a Danish newspaper in 2005, was an… Continue reading Republication of blasphemous cartoons is insult to Muslims: Iran