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France implements halal chicken ban: a history of Islamophobia in France

France has recently passed a legislation to ban the slaughter of halal poultry animals. This decision was made just before Ramadan, a holy month for Muslims. The decision to ban Islamic slaughter of poultry animals will be executed in July 2021. This decision comes after a recent slew of Islamophobic legislation in France, wherein protesting of such laws is strong …


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France drafts new legislations to curb ‘extremism’

Through the recent laws enacted in France, bans on certain clothing in Belgium, and overall discrimination targeted towards Muslims in parts of Europe, Islamophobia is on the rise.  Most recently, NYT has reported that the French government announced an investigation into academic research that “feeds ‘Islamo-leftist’ tendencies that ‘corrupt society.’” This follows a draft law that the French National Assembly …


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Guantanamo: Still Locked Up

On Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021 ICNA CSJ partnered up with National Coalition Against Torture and Coalition for Civil Freedoms to provide a webinar with latest updates on the Guantanamo situation and the various efforts being done to close it once and for all. The speakers spoke in great detail about the inmates’ situation, strength of the cases involved, and even took questions from the …