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French Court Rules Halal Supermarket to Be Closed Down after Refusing to Sell Pork, Alcohol

SHAFAQNA- The court of Nanterre ruled a halal supermarket in the Colombes suburb of Paris to be closed down and its rental lease to be canceled after it failed to heed warnings that it must "sell pork and alcohol products."  The supermarket…

Burkini Sales to Non-Muslims Increases after banning in France

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SHAFAQNA- Recent bans on wearing the burkini in France have boosted sales around the world, especially to non-Muslim women, according to the designer of the full-body swimsuit. Aheda Zanetti (pictured above, centre), a Lebanese-Australian…

French Mosques Open their Doors to Non-Muslims

SHAFAQNA- Dubbed "a brotherly cup of tea", local mosques are handing out hot drinks and pastries, offering guided visits, holding debates and calligraphy workshops, and even inviting people to attend one of the five daily prayers. Organized…