Five years later, it’s clear that the response to the Charlie Hebdo attack normalized anti-free speech ideas that have become more influential in progressive discourse
A French court ruled that Sarah Halimi’s murderer—who shouted ‘Allahu akbar’ while holding her captive—can’t be held responsible because he smoked pot before killing her
Why the filmmaker’s depiction of early-20th-century anti-Semitism in ‘J’accuse’ is, with reservations, ‘important and beautiful’
How the Dreyfus affair inspired sociologist Émile Durkheim, who died 102 years ago today, to develop an original, provocative, and optimistic view of the French Republic and the rights-bearing individual
Finkielkraut, attacked (and defended)
How to deal with those who hate us? Two historical examples tell us why dialogue is to be avoided.
Including, sadly, Marine Le Pen, who was heckled by protestors and quit the rally shortly after her arrival
The killer allegedly raped the underaged daughter of the victim’s caretaker, yelled ‘allahu akbar’ before stabbing the elderly woman to death
The victim repeatedly alerted the police that she was receiving death threats, but no steps were taken to protect her
Calls for stricter control of online extremist content
Bibi’s man in Paris may be the best friend that French Jews have. But is he a model for the future or a herald of the end?
Forced to leave a popular singing contest after her controversial tweets resurfaced, Mennel Ibstissem is dividing a nation still grappling with questions of terrorism, immigration, and identity
After wowing the nation in the local edition of ‘The Voice,’ Mennel Ibtissem sets off controversy by posting conspiracy theories on social media
Radio Shalom will continue to report on the anti-Jewish violence too many French media outlets still sadly ignore
Emmanuel Macron took to Twitter to condemn the attack, but words are not enough
A French publisher plans to release critical editions of the celebrated author’s most rabidly anti-Semitic essays, raising some familiar questions
From the Interior Ministry to the anti-terror police to social services and the state’s inability to connect anti-Semitism to violent Islamism, a textbook case of everything that has gone wrong in France over the past decade
The were also targeted last week when an unidentified person set their car on fire
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