Category archives for France

How Europe came to forget about its Arabic heritage.

BY ABDUL HAQ COMPIER Source / Courtesy: January 2011, Alislam-eGazette Summary: Traditional education about Western civilisation tells the story of how around 1500, Greek texts recovered the lost memory of Europe’s Greek and Roman past and unleashed an era of progress in science and civilisation called the Renaissance. In fact, the progress in civilisation had begun in […]

France withdraws embassy staff from Iran

France is repatriating a number of diplomats and their families from Iran following an attack on the British embassy in Tehran. French officials said the move was a temporary security measure. Britain expelled 25 Iranian diplomats following Tuesday’s attack, when hundreds stormed the British embassy. British officials say the attack probably had the tacit support […]

A Muslim woman to stand for President in her niqab in France

Courtesy / Source: BBC Two French Muslim women who continue to wear the full-face veil in defiance of a new law banning it in France have been issued fines by a court. Hind Ahmas and Najate Nait Ali were arrested wearing the niqab in public outside Meaux town hall, eastern Paris, soon after the law came in in May. The women say […]

Picture of the Day: Eiffel Tower and lightening!

“I quickly grabbed my camera and put it on a tripod by the window,” said the 31-year-old photographer who caught the moment the Eiffel Tower appeared to be struck by lightning. The photo, taken from his apartment window last year, surfaced this week and won the Office du Tourisme de Paris competition. It will be part […]

Murdoch was sent ‘hacking is rife’ email

Source / Courtesy: The Independent Emails published today show that News International boss James Murdoch was sent details in 2008 of claims that phone-hacking was “rife” at the News of the World. But Mr Murdoch told the House of Commons Culture Committee, which is investigating the hacking scandal, that he did not read the email […]