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Tag: French Muslims

  • Saturday, August 27th 2016 - 04:26 UTC

    French ruling suspends “burkini” swimsuit ban in the Riviera resorts

    Mayor Lionnel Luca, said: “We need to decide if we want a smiley, friendly version of sharia law on our beaches or if we want the rules of the Republic.” (Pic DR)

    Mayors of French towns who banned the controversial “burkini” swimsuit have been warned they must heed a court ruling suspending the action. Human rights lawyer Patrice Spinosi said if any mayors did not comply, he would take each case to court but at least three mayors have said they will keep the bans on their beaches.

  • Friday, November 27th 2015 - 12:04 UTC

    Paris attacks: The terrorist strategy

    The “Caliph” of Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Bahdadi, first joined “Al-Qaeda in Iraq” and started fighting the U.S. occupation forces in Iraq in 2004.

    By Gwynne Dyer - As always after a major terrorist attack on the West, the right question to ask after the slaughter in Paris is: what were the strategic aims behind the attack? This requires getting your head around the concept that terrorists have rational strategies, but once you have done that the motives behind the attacks are easy to figure out. It also becomes clear that the motives have changed.

  • Thursday, January 8th 2015 - 05:21 UTC

    Fears in Europe of violent retaliation and Islamophobia following Paris killings

    “We are in an extremely difficult moment. Several terrorist attacks have been thwarted in recent weeks,” Hollande told reporters. (Pic Reuters)

    The terror attack that killed 12 people in Paris on Wednesday will have come as little surprise to Europe's police and intelligence services. For months, they've regarded the prospect of a mass killing in Europe by isolated gunmen or small groups of Islamist terrorists as a question of when rather than if.