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Students attend a class at the Averroès school in Lille, France, in September 2023. Sameer Al-Doumy/AFP via Getty Images

France’s biggest Muslim school went from accolades to defunding – showing a key paradox in how the country treats Islam

Some of the measures the French government has taken to fight radicalization can do the opposite, three social scientists argue.
A view of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and its Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem’s Old City. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP via Getty Images

Why Al-Aqsa remains a sensitive site in Palestine-Israel conflict

The Al-Aqsa mosque, a flashpoint in Hamas’ recent assault against Israel, hosts daily prayers and Friday gatherings. It lies adjacent to important Jewish and Christian religious locales.
Residents watch French air force jets fly over a Paris suburb during the Bastille Day military parade on July 14, 2023. AP Photo/Youcef Bounab

French schools’ ban on abayas and headscarves is supposedly about secularism − but it sends a powerful message about who ‘belongs’ in French culture

Catholicism, ‘Frenchness’ and secularism are often conflated in French culture, a scholar writes, while non-Christian traditions are viewed with suspicion.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomes delegates to the G20 leaders summit in front of a placard reading ‘Bharat,’ the Hindi word for ‘India.’ Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Why some Indians want to change the country’s name to ‘Bharat’

The government’s use of the Hindi word for ‘India’ revives debates over whether Hindi should be the national language – and reopens some old wounds.
A group of men praying in front of the mosque in Tinmel village that has suffered serious damage in the recent earthquake. Matias Chiofalo/Getty Images

Tinmel – Morocco’s medieval shrine and mosque – is one of the historic casualties of the earthquake

Morocco is grappling not just with the loss of lives from the recent earthquake, but with the destruction of its cultural heritage – a 12th century mosque in the village of Tinmel is among them.
The earthquake has damaged many homes in Ijjoukak village, near Marrakech, Morocco. AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy

Marrakech artisans – who have helped rebuild the Moroccan city before – are among those hit hard in the earthquake’s devastation

A scholar who has been working in Marrakech writes about the artisan communities, which have maintained the city’s architectural rich heritage for generations and have been hit hard by the earthquake.

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