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By PBS NewsHour
France has one of the largest Muslim populations in Western Europe. Now that homegrown Muslim terrorists have victimized France again, many young French Muslim citizens are grappling with how they are perceived. The NewsHour’s Stephen Fee has more from Paris.
By Julie Pace and Jill Colvin, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential rivals rushed Friday to condemn Donald Trump's support for a government database to track Muslims in the United States, drawing a sharp distinction with the Republican front-runner on a proposal also deemed unconstitutional by legal experts.
By Shadi Hamid
“Islamism” has become a bad word, because the Islamists we hear about the most often are those of ISIS and al-Qaeda. Most Islamists, however, are not jihadists or extremists; they are members of mainstream Islamist movements like the Muslim Brotherhood…
By P. J. Tobia
This week’s Shortwave explores the cultural and religious motivations of veiling, as well as the difficulty of eating french fries with one’s face completely covered.
At a recent comedy festival in New York City, the big joke was Islam -- that is, being a muslim in America. Organizers say the three-night "Muslim Funny Fest," highlighting stand-up by Muslim comics, was the first of its kind.
A Muslim academic recently opened a gay- and women-friendly mosque in Cape Town, South Africa, which was largely regarded as a response to the culture of exclusion and conservatism in the Muslim faith. And despite receiving death threats and fierce…
By some estimates, the French city of Marseille is now 30 to 40 percent Muslim -- once of the highest concentrations of Muslims anywhere in France. But even in Marseille, tensions between Muslims and non-Muslims have been rising for years.
By Domenico Montanaro
It’s one of those questions. “Is President Obama a Christian?” “I don’t know,” is not the right way to answer if you’re a serious presidential candidate. But that’s what Republican Scott Walker said this weekend, trying to punt and play…
The Charlie Hebdo shooting has sparked debate about the protections and limits of free speech. Judy Woodruff talks to Bertrand Vannier of Radio France and Daisy Khan of the American Society for Muslim Advancement about whether Muslims face a double…
The brothers who attacked satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo had a secular Muslim upbringing before their apparent radicalization. What's leading young European Muslims to embrace extremism? Peter Neumann of King's College London says it’s a conflict of identity and acceptance. Neumann…
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