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Dina Bouchkouch, a Muslim Moroccan- French student, interned twice at the Center for Arab-West Understanding, once in 2017 and again in 2019. In 2017 Dina came to know Egyptian Christianity. She wrote about Saint Simon the Tanner’s Monastery and went with Chinese intern Shangyun Shen to Maghagha,...
Former French-Moroccan CAWU intern Dina Bouchkouch spoke with students at the webinar of June 22-24, 2020, about her personal experiences with interfaith/intercultural dialogue and why CAWU has been so important to her own personal development. This text was recorded and edited by the different...
The French Council Muslim Faith (CFCM) has officially approved a ‘charter of principles’ for Islam in France, which will reshape the affairs of the second-largest faith in this European country.
Officials of the French Council of Muslim Faith (CFCM) announced on Saturday, that an agreement has been reached for a ‘charter of principles’ for Islam in France. The charter specifically stipulates the ‘compatibility’ of Islam with the principles of the Republic, the rejection of the...
Al-Azhar condemned the terrorist attack that occurred in the French capital of Paris, which resulted in the beheading of a teacher. Al-Azhar confirmed its rejection of this heinous crime and all terrorist acts, stressing that murder is a crime that cannot be justified in any way.
Since the beheading of a French history teacher by a religious extremist in France, French officials have been facing outcry on social media for their statements insisting the incident is linked to Islam. 
In this article, the author discusses French President Emmanuel Macron’s recent statements about Islam in relation to France’s treatment of its Muslim and immigrant population.  He writes the following:
In his book The French Suicide (2014), the right-wing author Éric Zemmour discussed the collapse of France on several levels.  He focused onto lingering anxieties over migration and a deadly spate of terrorist violence that began in 2015. In the novel Submission by Michel Houellebecq, he imagines a...
The Islamic World Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organisation (ICESCO) has expressed its concern about the offensive portrayal of the Prophet Muḥammad (PBUH) in French media and political discourse. They explain that this has provoked anger among more than half a billion Muslims around the...
Recently, religious institutions have rejected and condemned Charlie Hebdo’s republication of the images insulting the Prophet Muḥammad.  At the same time, there have also been media reports of an extremist burning the Qur’an in Sweden, and French reactions and stances on the issue continue to...

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