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Decoding Iran - The opportunity of change and building bridges

SHAFAQNA - Once upon a time, not too long ago Iran and the United States of America shared in a common dream: that a people could rise free from the shackles of tyranny should they stand a nation under God, free in their humanity, equal in their…

Paris main mosque says Macron election gives hope to French Muslims

SHAFAQNA - Paris' main Mosque said on Sunday that the election of centrist Emmanuel Macron as France's next president over far-right leader Marine Le Pen was a sign of reconciliation between French religions. "It is a clear sign of hope…

Tomorrow’s Presidential Election will decide the fate of Muslims in France

SHAFAQNA - Despite the boiling political environment in Pakistan, analysts have been keeping an eye on the French Presidential elections as the international political arena is expected to change its direction with the result of the polling…

'We don't want you here': Muslims fearful as France prepares to vote

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SHAFAQNA - In her apartment in a northern suburb of Paris, Hanane Charrihi looked at a photograph of her mother Fatima. “Her death shows that we need tolerance more than ever,” she said. “Tolerance does exist in France, but sometimes…

Marine Le Pen adviser found guilty of inciting hatred against Muslims

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SHAFAQNA - A key adviser to Marine Le Pen has been found guilty of inciting hatred against Muslims. Robert Menard, mayor of Beziers, was fined 2,000 euros for saying there were too many Muslim children in his city's schools. It comes…

Macron hails “massive” turnout in French presidential election

SHAFAQNA - France’s centrist presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron vows to turn a page in French political history. Addressing supporters in Paris, Macron calls on all patriots to rally behind him in the battle against what he called the…

How Marine Le Pen Relies on Dividing French Jews and Muslims The

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SHAFAQNA - Marine Le Pen, the National Front party leader who is among the frontrunners in France’s upcoming presidential elections, made waves this month with her insistence that France was not responsible for the infamous “Vel d’Hiv”…

Participants were given a questionnaire which assessed how socially isolated a person felt, as well as how much and how often they used 11 popular social media platforms

SHAFAQNA - In an interview with several European newspapers, outgoing French President Francois Hollande said that his “ultimate duty” before leaving office is to prevent Le Pen from winning the upcoming presidential election in France. The…

Oh the emptiness and venality of American politics

SHAFAQNA - The debate has shown how sensationalized, vapid and empty the US election cycle is, said Brian Becker, from the anti-war Answer Coalition, adding that the candidates’ attempts to outdo each other on military support is not a good…

Saudis are rooting for Hillary Clinton to get the White House

SHAFAQNA - According to Bob McNally, president of consulting firm Rapidan Group, countries in the oil-producing Middle East, including Saudi Arabia, are hoping for Hillary Clinton to become president. “It is no secret that the Saudis and…
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How Muslims in the US are going to vote to oppose Islamophobia

SHAFAQNA - US Muslims have now mobilized against Islamophobia, determined for their voice to be heard at governmental level through the exercise of their civil rights. And while many presidential front runners continue to fan sectarianism and…

The American Dream: Asleep at the wheel or Berning for change?

SHAFAQNA - How exactly is America figuring its way through this Presidential election? I’d say they’re asleep at the wheel with a lead foot on the throttle. The real reason that the Trump campaign is polling so well is that he has obliterated…

Clinton and Trump remain front-runners in presidental elections

SHAFAQNA - United States presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have maintained their status as front-runners in the latest round of voting for their party's nomination. Ted Cruz has won nominating contests in Kansas and…

GOP Presidential candidates blatantly lie about Israel-Palestinian conflict

SHAFAQNA - If you’ve seen the final episodes of either ‘The Celebrity Apprentice,’ ‘Survivor,’ or even ‘Big Brother,’ you’ve pretty much seen the most recent installment of the Republican Party’s presidential debate. Barbs…

Dahlia Mogahed, American Muslims and one US presidential race - Interview

SHAFAQNA - Dahlia Mogahed is a go-to source on Muslim-American relations, particularly in her capacity as the Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding in Washington, D.C. Last month, the Egyptian-born scholar…