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Where is “the new” Saudi Arabia going?

Mohammad Al-Issa

Considered as the "religious arm" of the Kingdom, formerly invested in the dissemination of a particular vision of Islam, it now wants to be the spokesperson for a tolerant, enlightened and inclusive Islam. A powerful tool that Prince Mohammad bin Salman entrusted to one of the men in whom he fully trusted: Mohammad Al-Issa.

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INTERVIEW OF MUBARIZ GURBANLI, CHAIRMAN OF THE STATE COMITEE ON RELIGIOUS ASSOCIATIONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN

Bakou

Musulmans en France : Mr. Chairman, as you know, Muslims in France are victims of harmful media campaigns and a strong Islamophobic environment reflected in discriminatory bills. The media and certain politicians approach the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan in this context. For example, firstly, Christianity is absolutely tolerant, and secondly, Muslims are closed to other cultures by nature. However, when we look at your responsibilities as chairman of the State Committee on Religious Associations, we see the following: “Ensuring freedom of religion, promoting inter-religious …

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THE CONFLICT OF KARABAGH : THE KEYS TO UNDERSTAND

Azerbaidjan-Armenia

Since September 27th, 2020, there has been violent fighting between the Azerbaijani army and the Armenian forces for the control of Nagorno-Karabagh; a small region of the Azerbaijani country whose Armenian population have declared independence with the support of the Armenian Republic.

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Arabs, Chinese & Frame Semantics

Sémantique des cadres

There is nothing new about it; man is the predator of his kind, even if predators do not predate each other. Plot’s theory has been validated; a long time ago unfortunately. However, national and international laws tried to fix the human instinct to destroy the others and slavery was abolished in 1848, colonization was condemned following the Geneve convention of 1949. Finally, the world had to wait until 1956 to see racial discrimination in the US being declared as anti-constitutional; and 1992 to see Apartheid …

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Islam and Jihad, by Pr. Omar Dourmane

“When we’ve lived so long in a Muslim country, when we could see there in the people’s daily life, men and women whose faith in God and the message of the Coran are source of peace, courage, and misericord; we become then surprised by the mistrusting attitude that many Western people have towards the Muslim religion.” This is how Michel LELONG (1) came to denounce in 1986, the poor vehiculated message in Europe about Islam, and the stubbornness of some people to keep tarnishing the …

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A New Islamophobic Attack in Lyon

Mosquée Lyon

It’s the second time in the week that the region of Rhône falls a victim of Islamophobic attack. In the night of august 6th to August 7th, criminals set fire in the mosque of Omar in Bron, an agglomeration of the Lyon’s suburb.

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