France Archive

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Riot-torn Paris suburbs targeted by sects

Sect-like groups are profiting from the misery in riot-stricken French suburbs to attract new recruits under the guise of offering humanitarian aid, warns an official report. Organisations including the Church of Scientology, labelled a cult in France, are targeting vulnerable …

France Says Sikhs Must Remove Turbans

PARIS, France (AP) — France’s highest administrative body ruled Monday that Sikhs must remove their turbans for driver’s license photos, calling it a question of public security and not a restriction on freedom of religion. The Council of State’s ruling …

Turbans get French Sikhs expelled

Three Sikh boys have been expelled from school outside Paris for breaking a French law banning pupils from wearing religious headgear in school. The boys – aged 14, 17 and 18 – were expelled after months of debate about whether …

200 French Jews heed aliya call

A week after Prime Minister Ariel Sharon called on French Jews to immigrate to Israel, a group of 200 is heeding his call. After months of preparation, Albert Amanou’s family will arrive on Wednesday, hoping to begin a new life …