Tag Archives: France

Europe’s Highest Court Rules Ban on Islamic Headscarf In the Workplace Is Legal

Europe’s highest court ruled Tuesday that employers are allowed to ban workers from wearing visible political or religious symbols including Islamic headscarves.

The History Behind France’s “Burkini” Bans

There is something inherently head-spinning about the so-called burkini bans that are popping up in coastal France. The obviousness of the contradiction — imposing rules on what women can wear…

Murder of French Priest Opens New Frontier for Catholic Church

Killing of Jacques Hamel by men claiming to be Isis militants is a particular challenge to Pope Francis and other church leaders

What Shariah Is (and Isn’t)

Fortunately, no one is going to follow Newt Gingrich’s unconstitutional and un-American plan for an inquisition to “test every person here who is of a Muslim background” and deport the…

Church Leaders Respond to France Attack

Reaction to the truck attack in Nice, France, that left 84 dead and many more injured Thursday night followed a now familiar script on Friday, with calls for prayers, promises…

How the Great War Changed Religion and Society

There have been solemn gatherings in the killing fields of France, acts of remembrance in London’s Parliament Square and Westminster Abbey, prayers at Manchester Cathedral. In all these commemorations of British losses at the Battle of the Somme, which…

Will France Stop Muslim Athletes From Praying?

Fear has gripped the French Riviera just as the region heads into tourist season. Now one of its most conservative mayors is challenging Muslim soccer players.

A Guide to Veils Around the Muslim World

They are banned in France, mandated in Saudi Arabia and a fashion statement in Indonesia. Veils for Muslim women come in all sizes, shapes and colors — and with terminology…

John Kerry urges countries to commit more resources to fighting extremism

Countries must devote more resources to fight global extremism, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday, but the battle would falter if it becomes consumed by sectarian division…