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“Assizes” for a new organization of Islam in France
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“Assizes” for a new organization of Islam in France

In each department, imams, mosque officials, activists and other Muslim figures from various backgrounds have met in recent weeks in the presence and at the invitation of the prefect. These discussions focused on the training of religious executives, the financing of mosques and the mode of organization of worship. The participants responded to the call of the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin, who aims to bring out "Representative collectives of Muslim worship at the territorial level", as he said in April when announcing this meeting.→ ANALYSIS. The French Council of Muslim Worship risks implosionThese "Territorial foundations of Islam", which are due to close on Monday, May 31, are not the first. At the start of the 2018 school year, then in 2019-2020, two ed...
Muslims have a duty to criticize tradition
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Muslims have a duty to criticize tradition

For several years, we have been affected by Islamism and terrorism. However, when the abject is committed in the name of Islam, many Muslims reject it with all their might, claiming that their "religion is innocent of all this!" ".However, I cannot help calling on the Muslims of France to be lucid and to open their eyes to the seriousness of what is conveyed by a significant part of the Islamic heritage of which they sometimes only know a part, that linked to their daily. It is too simple to say that Islam is innocent, even if, of course, the problematic of such a phenomenon is multifactorial.A softened IslamMany preachers, associations (including the CFCM) and imams present a traditional Islam watered down to the general public, an Islam softened and finally limited to...
Jews and Muslims: Documentary Tells Fourteen Centuries of History
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Jews and Muslims: Documentary Tells Fourteen Centuries of History

“Make it understood that Jews and Muslims are not enemies by nature. " Such is the ambition, summed up by its director Karim Miské, of the abundant documentary series “Jews and Muslims - So far, so close”, available in replay on the Arte site from March 29 until September 18.Broadcast for the first time on the Franco-German channel in 2013, this original series, which sweeps fourteen centuries of history in four episodes of nearly an hour each, is clearly topical as a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas just entered into force Friday, May 21, after eleven days of deadly clashes in the Gaza Strip.Make no mistake: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not the subject of this documentary with the false air of an animated feature film, illustrated with elegant watercolors by Jea...
Israel: Is the coexistence between Jews and Arab Israelis threatened?
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Israel: Is the coexistence between Jews and Arab Israelis threatened?

The pictures are terrible. Broadcast live on television by prime time, Wednesday evening, May 12, the scene of a man, considered Arab, torn from his car and lynched by far-right activists in Bat Yam, near Tel- Aviv shocked Israel. Many ultra-nationalist activists beat the pavement in the evening across the country, causing clashes with the police. And sometimes Israeli Arabs.→ MAINTENANCE. Israeli-Palestinian conflict: "In France, the slightest spark can set fire"The day before, riots of rare violence broke out in Lod, in the center, after the death of an Israeli Arab and as Israel and Hamas engaged in a heavy firefight. Three synagogues, several businesses and cars were reportedly set on fire, according to Israeli media. Other Arab localities have also been the scen...
Netanyahu summons Security Office due to tension in Jerusalem
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Netanyahu summons Security Office due to tension in Jerusalem

The Israeli prime minister summoned the Security Office on Saturday after Friday's surge in tension in occupied East Jerusalem, where Muslims were celebrating the month of Ramadan. Israel is acting responsibly to enforce the law and guarantee public order in Jerusalem, while preserving freedom of worship in sacred places ”, said Benjamin Netanyahu, quoted by EFE. At least 175 Palestinians and six Israeli police officers were wounded on Friday in Jerusalem, most at the Mosque Esplanade, where Muslims were gathering for the last Friday of the Ramadan fasting month, local police announced. Hundreds of protesters threw stones, bottles and other objects in the direction of the police, who retaliated ", according to Israeli police sp...
The secret of the Moors of Granada: they continued with their Muslim habits after the Reconquest
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The secret of the Moors of Granada: they continued with their Muslim habits after the Reconquest

An archaeological investigation carried out at the Cartuja Campus of the University of Granada has discovered that Moors who inhabited this area in the 16th century, those people who were compulsorily converted to Christianity after the Reconquest, kept their Muslim customs from inside. The archaeologists Guillermo Garcia-Contreras, from the University of Granada, and Marcos Garcia-Garcia, from the University of York (England), lead this study, in which the University of Reading is also participating, within an international project funded by the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) of the United Kingdom. The research results have just been published in the journal Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences. Researchers have analyzed a well that was used as a gar...