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France's Islamic veil ban spurs passionate reaction worldwide

Religion : CNN Belief Blog

(CNN) - When Zahra Jaferi heard that France had banned the wearing of certain types of traditional Islamic headscarves in public, she said she felt conflicting emotions. A practicing Shiite Muslim and correspondent for The Trentonia...

Sarkozy bars Qaradawi from France, says radical imams unwanted after Toulouse

Religion : FaithWorld

France will bar radical Muslim preachers from entering the country to participate in an Islamic conference next month as part of a crackdown after shootings by an al Qaeda-inspired gunman, President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Monday.

Sarkozy Threatens to Sue Over Accusations of Libyan Donations

News : The Lede

As accusations fly in France's presidential campaign, President Nicolas Sarkozy threatens to sue a muckraking news site over articles claiming that Libya donated huge sums to his 2007 presidential campaign.

Hollande says he'll retain French veil ban

Religion / Islam : Islamophobia Watch

France's socialist presidential candidate says that, if elected, he won't seek to overturn a law banning face-covering Muslim veils enacted by President Nicolas Sarkozy's conservatives. François Hollande, who leads Sarkozy in all po...

France debates extending Muslim headscarf ban to universities

Religion : FaithWorld

France's official council promoting integration has struck a raw nerve by proposing that Muslim headscarves, already banned in the civil service and state-run schools, also be outlawed at the country's universities.


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