France

Le Pen: ‘We don’t have problems with Islam’

BuenosAiresHerald.com 2 April 2014
By Elaine Ganley

HENIN-BEAUMONT — Marine Le Pen saw political gold in the abandoned coal mines of northern France that once pumped life, jobs and an identity into places like Henin-Beaumont — a

 

France takes anti-jihad effort to schools

Columbia Misouri News 2 April 2014

PARIS — To stop the stream of French youths pursuing jihad in Syria, France is preparing to try to tackle terrorism before it starts by involving schools, parents and

 

French human rights defender becomes far-right mayor

France24 2 April 2014
By Guillaume Guguen

At first glance, Robert Ménard is an unlikely champion of France’s far-right National Front party. He founded and led the freedom-of-expression group Reporters Without Borders (RWB)

 

French Socialism Melting Like the Wicked Witch

American Thinker 2 April 2014
By Chriss Street

French President and Socialist Party leader Francois Hollande announced the resignation of Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and his replacement by hard-line anti-immigration and

 

France Reaches Out to Muslim Community to Help Fight Terrorism at its Roots

The Epoch Times 2 April 2014

To stop the stream of French youths pursuing jihad in Syria, France is preparing to try to tackle terrorism before it starts, by involving schools, parents and local Muslim leaders

 

France leads new counterterrorism tack, stung by lure of Syria war for young French jihadists

Atlas Shrugs 1 April 2014
By Pamela Geller

“Radicalization no longer takes place inside the town, which you can control, inside mosques, which you can control.” It is unlikely that there has really been a big change, and he must have

 

France in new tack to fight roots of terrorism

Dawn 1 April 2014

To stop the stream of French youths pursuing jihad in Syria, France is preparing to try to tackle terrorism before it starts, by involving schools, parents and local Muslim leaders

 

Mini-summit on Central Africa crisis in Brussels on Wednesday

Hurriyet Daily News 1 April 2014

French President Francois Hollande is to co-chair a "mini-summit" of 15 European and 15 African nations in Brussels on Wednesday over the escalating crisis in the Central African Republic

 

France's Right-Wing National Front Party Trounces Socialists in Local Elections

Breitbart 1 April 2014

PARIS — French voters dealt a severe blow to the Socialist government in Sunday's municipal elections, but the party saved face by retaining the crown jewel, Paris, which

 

French and Belgian Jihadists Boast About the Syrians They Slaughter

The Daily Beast 1 April 2014
By Tracy McNicoll

Gruesome videos show the so-called "French Brigade” that fights as part of a breakaway Al-Qaeda faction opposed to Assad A cable news station in Paris has aired shocking

 

SocGen facing bribery lawsuit over Libyan deals - FT

The West Australian 31 March 2014
By Aashika Jain

The Libyan Investment Authority has accused France's second-biggest bank Societe Generale of funnelling bribes worth tens of millions of dollars to associates of Saif al-Islam, the son

 

French Parents Alone Against Syria Jihad Recruiters

AINA (press release) 25 March 2014
By Nicholas Vinocur and Pauline Mevel

TOULOUSE, France -- When Dominique Bons' timid son stopped smoking overnight and started praying frequently at his home in the southern French city of Toulouse, she

 

Historic results for the Front National

GalliaWatch 25 March 2014

Le Figaro has announced a major victory for the Front National. Steeve Briois, general secretary of the party has been elected mayor of Hénin-Beaumont on the first round,

 

French Jew Brutally Assaulted in Paris

Arutz Sheva 25 March 2014
By Ari Soffer

A Jewish teacher was savagely beaten by a group of Arab men in a brutal anti-Semitic attack in Paris, according to the Bureau for National Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism

 

Salafist group calls for boycott of French local elections

The Observers 25 March 2014

The organisation Anâ-Muslim ("I am Muslim”) is calling for a boycott of France’s local elections via its website, social network and brochures. Our Observer tells us more about

 

Israel addresses terrorist threat from Africa

Al-Monitor 19 March 2014
By Rina Bassist

Israeli diplomatic sources disclosed to Al-Monitor that during a meeting in Paris between Israeli and French foreign ministers in mid-February, Foreign Minister Avigdor

 

The trouble with France: the largest Muslim community in Europe seethes on the periphery

The National 18 March 2014
By Matthew Price

Andrew Hussey doesn’t give you the France of the guidebooks. His vision of the Republic extends far beyond the faded cafes of St ­Germain-de-Prés, or warm summer nights in

 

Militant Islamists call for attacks on France, Hollande assassination

RT 13 March 2014

A militant Islamist website has created an online poster campaign falling for terrorist attacks in France and the assassination of President Francois Hollande in retaliation for recent

 

France’s Problem Bigger Than One Comic

Commentary Magazine 13 March 2014
By Jonathan S. Tobin

Back in January, we reported here on the way a heretofore-obscure French comedian had popularized the quenelle — a downward facing Nazi salute — had become the symbol of

 

Four jailed in France for attempting to wage jihad abroad

ZEE News 11 March 2014

A French court sentenced four men to up to seven years in jail on Monday for having tried to wage jihad abroad, at a time of concern over the mounting number of nationals going to fight in Syria

 
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