Air Force Officer Arrested, Confesses Plot to Attack Venisseux Mosque

Lyon police have arrested a French Air Force officer after uncovering plans to attack a local mosque. The as yet unnamed 23-year-old soldier was detained at the Lyon – Mont Verdun Air Base on Wednesday, August 7 and has been in custody since. After undergoing four days of interrogation, the young man confessed to plotting […]

Violent Outbreaks in Parisian Suburbs Highlight Religious Tensions

Nearly 250 youth in the town of Trappes skirmished with city police during the evening of Friday, July 19 and early morning of Saturday, July 20. The attacks were launched in protest of the arrest of a Muslim woman for wearing a niqab, or veil that fully covers the face with a slit for the […]