(Reuters) The move comes seven months before a federal election where immigration will be a prominent issue and the Bavarian conservatives that govern the regionare worried about losing votes to the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.
PARIS (Reuters) In an interview with France 2 Television ahead of the presidential election in April, the National Front leader evoked the French principle of secularism in public life.
(RNS) People may not have had racist intent in their voting, but the result is racist.
(RNS) 'I don’t expect to find any politician with whom I completely agree on all policy matters. But I expect the president to be someone with whom I can disagree and who will listen respectfully,' writes Patricia McGuire.
If political candidates believe in God, let them prove it -- through their actions.
(RNS) A party congress over the weekend voted to drop Ennahda’s traditional religious work and participate in Tunisian politics as a regular political party.
LONDON (RNS) Khan strongly denied links with Islamists or claims that he had ever been anti-Jewish.
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential front-runner's call for a ban on Muslims entering the United States draws fierce criticism and accusations that he is playing to Americans' fears, a day after President Barack Obama called for religious tolerance.
PARIS (RNS) In this weekend's regional elections, the fledgling Union of French Muslim Democrats party seeks to counter a rising tide of Islamophobia and give France’s five million Muslims a greater political voice.
(RNS) Nigerians, both Christian and Muslim, hope their new president is better-suited to battle Boko Haram insurgents, despite being a Muslim himself.
(RNS) Some Nigerians fear that another term for Goodluck Jonathan would mean the emergence of more Muslim extremist groups in addition to Boko Haram. And they are willing to pin their hopes on a Muslim candidate.
HAR HOMA, West Bank (Reuters) "Whoever moves to establish a Palestinian state or intends to withdraw from territory is simply yielding territory for radical Islamic terrorist attacks against Israel."
(RNS) Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan has been sharply criticized for his management of the Boko Haram crisis and some Western leaders suggested the postponement was a last-ditch effort to shore up his vote.
(RNS) Election night was a mixed bag for atheists, but they remain optimistic a new website for atheist voters will grow and gain voters' support.
(RNS) This pervasive agenda isn't just about winning elections. It is about ushering in a new era of division and repression, in which American citizens fundamentally distrust and loathe each other and thus are easily manipulated.