Keyword: Charlie Hebdo

The post-attacks challenge for France in integrating its disaffected suburbs

The gulf separating the populations of high-rise, low income, out-of-town neighbourhoods from the rest of France is wider today than ever.

Muslim who saved Paris kosher store attack hostages receives French nationality

Malian-born Lassana Bathily, 24, who came to France eight years ago, said 'I'm not a hero' and that he was 'proud and moved' to become French.

Organization of Islamic Cooperation 'ponders legal action against Charlie Hebdo'

The 57-member-state body which claims to represent a majority of Muslim countries says it is studying options under European and French law.

French poll finds more than 40% oppose publication of Prophet cartoons

The poll, published Sunday, also found half of those questioned were for limits on free opions expressed online and on social media.

French flags burnt in Charlie Hebdo protests from Algiers to Karachi

Protests continued on Saturday across many Muslim countries over Charlie Hebdo magazine's coverpage cartoon of the Prophet

Moroccan man dies in 'Islamophobic' attack near Avignon

The 47-year-old father was attacked at his home by a knife-wielding neighbour, the National Observatory Against Islamophobia said.

Four die in Niger amid violent anti-Charlie Hebdo protests in Muslim countries

In former French colony Niger, a protest turned violent as demonstrators set fire to churches while a press photographer was shot in Pakistan.

Muslim hero of Paris Jewish store hostage crisis awarded French nationality

The practising Muslim from Mali said his actions were those that any human should take for others facing threats from a common enemy.

Post-Paris terrorist attacks, hackers mount massive attack on French websites

The attack on 19,000 websites has 'never been seen before' said Arnaud Coustillieère, head of cyberdefence for the French military.

Charlie Hebdo massacre victims laid to rest

Five of the magazine's editorial team and a police officer, gunned down last week by Islamic extremists, were buried amid emotional scenes.

The 'culture of violence and resentment' that fuels French jihadists

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The shooting attacks in Paris last week claimed the lives of a total of 17 victims and ended with the deaths of the three gunmen. The outrages, perpetrated by Islamic extremists and which began with the massacre at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine before the separate murders of two police officers and the executions of four hostages in a Jewish supermarket, have opened a vast societal debate in France. There have been comparisons made with the 9/11 attacks in the United States, questions raised about the true significance of the national unity displayed during last Sunday’s huge marches in defiance of terrorism, about the real extent of integration, and stigmatization, of the French Muslim population, and why the jihad increasingly lures some young French citizens. In this interview with Joseph Confavreux, Olivier Roy, a recognised expert in France and abroad on questions of Islam and religious fundamentalism, discusses these and related issues, and highlights the taboos that cloud an effective analysis of the events.

French provocateur Dieudonné arrested over Facebook post for gunman

Dieudonné, previously convicted for inciting anti-Semitism, posted support for gunman who last week murdered four in a Paris kosher store.

Yemen-based al-Qaeda claim responsibility for Charlie Hebdo massacre

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula said in a video it sent the gunmen to kill the magaine's editorial team, confirming their claims last week.

Post-massacre issue of Charlie Hebdo sells out, print run raised to five million

Early morning queues formed outside newsstands across France for the latest edition of the satirical weekly, which normally sells 30,000 copies.

New footage emerges of Charlie Hebdo attackers leaving scene of massacre

The mobile phone video of gunmen Saïd and Chérif Kouachi shows them calmly returning to their car shouting 'We have avenged the Prophet'.