Highlights of NAFCC journalistic work

November 2017

Posted on November 30, 2017

Carlotta Gall: “I Could Not Forget What Happened to Me That Night With Him”, The New York Times, November 3, 2017:

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“The Facebook post, coming shortly after the terrorist attack by Islamist extremists at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris in November 2015, fell like a bombshell in the febrile atmosphere in France.
Henda Ayari, a French citizen of North African parentage, posted two photographs of herself — one in a full black Islamic veil, the other in a tight jacket and T-shirt, bareheaded — and wrote a bitter denunciation of Salafism and its encouragement of violent jihad among young French Muslims.”

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October 2017

Posted on October 15, 2017

Carlotta Gall: 2 Frenchwomen Accuse Prominent Islamic Scholar of Sexual Assault,  The New York Times, October 29, 2017:
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“Amid a recent outpouring by Frenchwomen reporting episodes of sexual harassment and naming their aggressors, two women have accused a renowned Islamic scholar of violent sexual attacks.
The French activist and author Henda Ayari filed a police complaint 10 days ago accusing the Swiss-born Islamic scholar, Tariq Ramadan, of sexually assaulting her in 2012.”

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September 2017

Posted on September 15, 2017

Javier Martin: El ‘rap’ árabe, de la revuelta a la yihadEl Pais, September 13, 2017:

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July 2017

Posted on July 15, 2017

Lilia Blaise: Self-Immolation, Catalyst of the Arab Spring, Is Now a Grim Trend, New York Times, July 9, 2017
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“When Adel Dridi poured gasoline on his head and set himself on fire in May, his first thought was of his mother, Dalila, whose name is roughly tattooed on his arm. But another person was also on his mind: Mohamed Bouazizi, the Tunisian street vendor whose self-immolation in 2010 set off the Arab Spring uprisings.”

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December 2016

Posted on December 15, 2016

Massinissa Benlakehal: Berlin attacker urged nephew to kill relative for IsilThe Telegraph, December 25, 2016:

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“The Berlin lorry attacker urged his teenage nephew to kill his uncle to prove his allegiance to Islamic State, according to Tunisian police.
Ferjani Fadi, 18, was arrested over the weekend in his hometown of Oueslatia, along with two others, believed to be cousins of the family, suspected of being members of a “terrorist cell” that supported Anis Amri.”

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April 2016

Posted on April 15, 2016

Annette Steinich: Bierbrauer und Weinbauern in KaterstimmungNeue Zurcher Zeitung, April 3, 2016:

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