Police are investigating sightings of several drones above the French capital over the past two nights. While their appearance is puzzling – and concerning for security reasons – such craft could become a regular sight in Europe's future.
From mosques to family kitchens, Muslims and non-Muslims alike are trying to stem the tide of young Europeans signing up to fight for the self-declared Islamic State. Leaders from around the world are at the White House today for a summit on battling violent extremism.
A German jihadi cheerfully extolling the virtues of slavery and beheading is an example of how difficult that task would be.
Their word alone. Nasr al-Ansi, a militant commander, made the claim in a video released this week.
France’s large and diverse Muslim population is increasingly assimilated – despite radicalization at the margins. But it must still navigate cultural echoes of France’s colonial past as well as its fierce embrace of secularism.