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France arrested 3 suspects over plot to attack Muslims

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SHAFAQNQ - According to French daily Le Figaro, two men and one woman- has arrested by the Internal Security Directorate in France and an investigation has opened into three suspects for over a terrorist plot to attack Muslims. Last month,…

Sale of France arms to the Middle East doubled

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SHAFAQNA - According to a government report, French arms sales to the Middle East doubled in 2017, despite pressure from lawmakers and rights groups on President Emmanuel Macron to prevent weapons from entering the countries conducting a bloody…

Dutch anti-Islam party to hold Prophet Mohammad cartoon competition, despite previous polemics

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SHAFAQNA : Despite provoking serious polemics in the past, The Freedom Party of Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders will hold a competition of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad. According to Reuters, the party said the plan to…

Champs-Elysees attacker dead, car contained ‘number of firearms and explosives’

SHAFAQNA - France’s interior minister has said that a driver who rammed a car into police in an “attempted attack” on security forces on the Champs-Elysees was carrying a “number of firearms and explosives.” "Once again our security…

Mass rally in Paris against police brutality

SHAFAQNA - Protesters chanted ‘no justice, no peace’ as authorities used tear gas against some demonstrators. Under the banner, "march for justice and dignity", thousands in Paris rallied against police brutality on Sunday, with authorities…

Terror’s shadow hovers still over France - A year on a nation remembers

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SHAFAQNA - This November France remembers its fallen – those men and women who, just a year ago were claimed by Terror’s monstrous ideology. As a nation mourn still, many wonder if France did not lose its republican soul in the Bataclan. While…

Following the Attacks, Heartaches for Humanity

SHAFAQNA- This past week has been one of heartache for all of humanity; there have been horrific atrocities committed all over the world. Countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, and France have been the victims of alarm, fear, and terror. While…

Paris attacks: the Muslim victims of terrorist bullets

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SHAFAQNA - Houda Saadi, a 35-year-old waitress of Tunisian descent, was celebrating her birthday with her sister Halima and 10 other friends at La Belle Equipe in the 11th arrondissement when two terrorists sprayed the terrace with gunfire.…

Paris attack survivor speaks of compassion not hate - Exclusive Interview

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SHAFAQNA - Shafaqna conducted a very special interview this week as we talked to Claire Santana, a young French woman who, on November 13, witnessed first hand the terror preached by the Wahhabi clergy. Rather than burden Claire with our…

French Come Together To Support Muslims After Attacks

SHAFAQNA - As ISIS cheers and takes credit for one of the most deadly terrorist attacks in modern France, emotions are running high in the nation -- especially among its 5 million-strong Muslim population, which is accustomed to being under…

Parisians throw open doors in wake of attacks, but Muslims fear repercussions

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SHAFAQNA - Ordinary citizens showed their support by giving blood at hospitals, offering shelter to people who had been displaced and by putting up rallying signs across the city. But others fear the atrocities will be exploited by rightwing…

An "act of war" says French President Hollande

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SHAFAQNA - French President Francois Hollande warned that Paris' attacks equated to an "act of war" against France and its people. While no one will deny that retaliation is indeed necessary, since no nation should ever cower before tyranny…

Wahhabism is the enemy lurking in the shadows not Islam

SHAFAQNA EDITORIAL - Late on Friday the French capital was hit by a series of terror attacks. As a result France declared a state of emergency, its security services scrambling to understand how their country and their people became murderous…