Keyword: 'Islamo-leftism'

How ‘Islamophobia’ row erupted at French political sciences school

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Students gather in a protest in front of the entrance to the Grenoble Sciences Po school on March 9th. © PHILIPPE DESMAZES / AFP Students gather in a protest in front of the entrance to the Grenoble Sciences Po school on March 9th. © PHILIPPE DESMAZES / AFP

A national controversy blew up in France earlier this month over a ‘naming and shaming’ campaign by students at a political sciences school who accused two of their teachers of Islamophobia, prompting police protection for the pair. While there has been widespread political and media condemnation of the students’ campaign, this investigation by Mediapart found that the case is far more complex than so far presented, and that the controversy was fanned by the timidity of the school's management to intervene in a simmering dispute within its walls. David Perrotin reports.

Minister says French universities prone to 'Islamo-leftism'

France's minister for higher education, Frédérique Vidal, has been rebuked by the country's university heads over her remarks that 'Islamo-leftism' is rife in their establishments and her announcement of the launch of an investigation into research that she said focused on 'everything through the prism of wanting to fracture and divide', including colonialism and racism.