The Charter of Principles of French Islam declares the religion to be compatible with France’s particular brand of secularism, laïcité, and its attendant values; in other words, it represents the subjugated and heavily privatised form of the religion that President Macron wishes to see. In January, a close advisor to Macron warned that Muslim organizations which refused to sign the charter would “see their operations inspected very, very closely by our services.” The French Republic cannot tolerate Muslim difference: it aims only to homogenize and assimilate. Continue reading Can European Muslims Resist Assimilation?
A Book Review of Travelling Home: Essays on Islam in Europe by Abdal Hakim Murad. There is something strange happening in the Western world. Continue reading Diasporic Wanderlust: Sh. Abdal Hakim Murad’s “Travelling Home”
The incoherence of liberalism is going to need a better defense than the one offered by Douglas Murray. Continue reading Intolerance is at the Heart of Liberalism