France, Islam and ‘Laïcité’

After the beheading of a teacher in a Paris suburb, the debate over the relationship between government and religion is raging again.

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The Politics of Terrorism in a Combustible Europe

Austria and France both suffered deadly attacks in recent weeks. The responses offer a glimpse of the political shape-shifting around Europe’s complex relationship with Islam.

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In the Netherlands, a Cartoon in School Leads to Online Threats and an Arrest

Threats against a high school teacher who displayed a political cartoon that supported the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo have alarmed Dutch officials.

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Is France Fueling Muslim Terrorism by Trying to Prevent It?

Emmanuel Macron’s government may unwittingly be breeding the kind of communalism it wants to ward off.

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A Teacher, His Killer and the Failure of French Integration

For generations, public schools assimilated immigrant children into French society by instilling the nation’s ideals. The beheading of a teacher has raised doubts about whether that model still works.

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France, Waging a Crackdown, Honors a Teacher and Depicts a Plot in Beheading

Two teenagers were paid about $350 to identify a teacher later decapitated outside his school. As the nation mourns, officials move against what they see as militant Islam.

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