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Hate crimes against Muslims rise following Paris attacks in the UK

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SHAFAQNA - Anti-Muslim incidents including attacks on women and hateful graffiti have flared up across Britain and France in the week since Islamist militants killed 130 people in Paris. Tell MAMA, a monitoring group said it had recorded…

Muslims in France condemn Paris attack

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SHAFAQNA - A French Muslim’s emotional plea for his community to lead the battle against Islamic terrorism is getting a lot of traction. In a video that has gone viral throughout his country, Bassem Braiki, who is from the city of Vénissieux…

False flag terror madness! Brussels, Paris under martial law

SHAFAQNA - EU authorities are using the fabricated menace of state-sponsored false-flag terror to impose martial law on their populations. Our correspondent in Brussels has reported that the streets are empty except for parades of military…

Paris attacks: Muslims shouldn't need to speak out against the violence

SHAFAQNA - While many Muslims around the world have publicly condemned the terrorist attacks that struck Paris on Friday, others have argued that Muslims didn't need to specifically speak out against the attacks. There are more than 1.6…

Ayatollah Nouri Hamedani warns against the trap of sectarian fascism

SHAFAQNA - Ayatollah Hossein Nouri Hamedani said on Thursday that the recent terrorist operation in Paris has justified new waves of Islamophobia to expel Muslims and set ablaze the holy Quran. The role of the Zionist regime in Paris incident…

Paris’s Muslims and Jews are now more anxious than ever

SHAFAQNA - After the attacks, Muslims hope to escape a backlash. Jews hope the majority has finally understood the threat. UNDER a traffic bridge not far from the famous Saint-Ouen flea market in northern Paris is another, more dismal curbside…

A case of the pot calling the kettle black or just blind hypocrisy - Saudi Arabia decries Paris attack

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SHAFAQNA - As a political analyst for the Middle East I must say that rhetorical hypocrisy and double talks are occupational hazards, but I draw a line at complete and utter lunacy. While one would expect for the world to rally around France…

Coming soon - Shafaqna Exclusive Interview with a Paris attack survivor and her message of peace

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SHAFAQNA - Shafaqna interviewed today a survivor of Paris attack. Claire Santana, came face to face with the terror sold by ISIS militants, this fascism which sprung from the tongue of Wahhabi clerics in the desert of Nejd (Saudi Arabia). But…

Grand Shia scholar denounces ISIS terrorist attacks in Lebanon, France

SHAFAQNA - During his advanced jurisprudence class at Qom’s Grand Mosque, Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem-Shirazi condemned the “painful” terrorist attacks which occurred this week in Beirut (Lebanon), Baghdad (Iraq), Zabul (Afghanistan)…

"French Muslims have been hurt, as well," says activist

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SHAFAQNA - In the aftermath of Friday's terror attacks in Paris, many French Muslims find themselves suffering two kinds of anxiety. There's the trauma of the event itself — and also fear of a possible backlash against the country's Muslim…

Canadian Muslims lament need to defend religion after Paris attacks

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SHAFAQNA - Once again Muslims are being called upon to defend themselves after the Paris attacks, even though the perpetrators of the attack represent a radical fringe with little connection to the greater Muslim world. "Those that commit…

"Not in my name" - Muslims speak out against Paris attacks conducted in the name of Islam

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SHAFAQNA - Muslims have taken to Twitter to say "#IAmAMuslim and I condemn the Paris attacks" in order to show solidarity with France and that Islam is a religion of peace. Muslims have taken to Twitter to show support for Parisians affected…

Muslims Around the World Defend Themselves Against Islamophobia and Offer Solidarity

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SHAFAQNA - "French Muslims are French. Today, at least, they should be more French than Muslim, as today the tragedy is for all of France," Daniel Hurlin, a Parisian designer speaking about the aftermath of Friday's coordinated Islamic State terrorist…

To fight ISIS, France should integrate its Muslim population - OpEd

SHAFAQNA - In the coming days, I will mourn with the nation of France as they bury their loved ones after brutal attacks in different locations in Paris left more than a hundred people dead. This incident — less than a year after the brutal…