Blindfolded Muslim man offers hugs in Paris: ‘I trust you, do you trust me?’
Nov20

Blindfolded Muslim man offers hugs in Paris: ‘I trust you, do you trust me?’

In the week since a series of terrorist attacks claimed 129 lives in Paris, mourners have gathered at memorials around the city to pay tribute to the victims. One of those memorial sites is the Place de la République, a plaza not far from the restaurant and bar where gunfire first broke out. Earlier this week a man stood there, blindfolded, with signs that read: “I’m a Muslim and I’m told I’m a terrorist. I...

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I’m not praying for Paris – SA Muslim academic
Nov17

I’m not praying for Paris – SA Muslim academic

Local Muslim academic, Professor Farid Esack, said he was “sickened” by the expectation that he has to condemn those involved in the attacks in Paris. “I am not praying for Paris; I am not condemning anyone. Why the hell should I? I had nothing to do with it,” Esack, who is from the University of Johannesburg’s Centre for the Study of Democracy, said in a Facebook post. “I am sickened by the...

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PARISSOWETO: A French-South African Playlist Exchange Project
Mar23

PARISSOWETO: A French-South African Playlist Exchange Project

PARISSOWETO is an online music exchange project between France and South Africa with a mission to promote independent music from both countries. The newly formed collective provides curated playlists and artist write-ups, in both English and French, with the aim of showcasing alternative French and South African acts that may be relatively unknown and confined to their local scenes due to a lack of exposure. What do you think? The...

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