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Stories with subject: Secularism
  • French court convicts Salafi for disrupting mosque prayers 
    Updated: May-27-15 9:52 am

    PARIS - A mosque won an unusual court battle on Wednesday against an ultraconservative Salafist member of the congregation regarded as disruptive and, in an apparent first for Muslims, used France's 1905 law guaranteeing secularism to argue its case.

  • Madison bans discrimination against atheists, non-religious 
    Updated: May-03-15 11:08 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - While conservatives in Indiana and Arkansas were explaining last month why their new religious objections laws weren't invitations to discriminate against gays, the leaders of Wisconsin's capital city were busy protecting the rights of another group: atheists.

  • French school bans Muslim girl's long skirt as against law 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 11:43 am

    PARIS - A 15-year-old French Muslim girl has been banned from her classroom for wearing a long black skirt, seen as going against France's law guaranteeing secularism.