From assaults to graffiti, French Muslims take hit after attacks

November 21, 2015
French paratroopers patrol outside the Great Mosque in Lyon, France, November 15, 2015 as security increases in France after last Friday's series of deadly attacks in Paris. Picture taken November 15, 2015.   REUTERS/Robert Pratta - RTS7CN7

(French paratroopers patrol outside the Great Mosque in Lyon, France, November 15, 2015 as security increases in France after last Friday’s series of deadly attacks in Paris. REUTERS/Robert Pratta)

Vatican to try five, including reporters, over leaks scandal

November 21, 2015
Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi attends a news conference for his new book "Merchants in the Temple" in Rome, November 4, 2015. Two new books by Italian journalists, including "Merchants in the Temple", depict a Vatican plagued by mismanagement, greed, cronyism and corruption and where Pope Francis still faces stiff resistance from the old guard to his reform agenda. The books, which are released in Italy on Wednesday, have already been condemned by the Vatican. REUTERS/Yara Nardi - RTX1UQA6

(Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi attends a news conference for his new book “Merchants in the Temple” in Rome, November 4, 2015. REUTERS/Yara Nardi)

Africa awaits the pope | The Wider Image

November 20, 2015
Catholic faithful pray in front of a cross of Jesus Christ erected by a roadside in Kakoge, north of Uganda's capital Kampala, October 18, 2015. Pope Francis makes his first pontifical visit later this month to Africa, where Catholicism has grown rapidly over the last few decades but now faces serious competition from Evangelical and Pentecostal churches, as well as Islam. The pontiff's trip to Africa, where an estimated 1 in 5 people is Catholic, takes in Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic. His visit to that country is fraught with security concerns after months of clashes between Christians and Muslim gangs in which dozens of people have been killed.  REUTERS/James Akena TPX IMAGES OF THE DAYPICTURE 11 OF 13 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY "CATHOLICISM IN AFRICA". SEARCH "PONTIFF EVANGELICAL" FOR ALL IMAGES          - RTS82NL

Catholic faithful pray in front of a cross of Jesus Christ erected by a roadside in Kakoge, north of Uganda’s capital Kampala, October 18, 2015. REUTERS/James Akena)

French imams preach against militant violence at Friday prayers

November 20, 2015
Members of the Muslim community attend the Friday prayer at Strasbourg Grand Mosque, France, November 20, 2015, one week after the deadly attacks in Paris. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler - RTS844Y

( Muslims attend Fridays prayer at Strasbourg Grand Mosque, France, November 20, 2015. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler)

Life as a Muslim in Paris | The Wider Image

November 19, 2015
Lahcen, 41, walks past a metro station in Paris July 14, 2013. Lahcen is a Moroccan Muslim who immigrated to France and has been living in Paris for the last 10 years. Staunchly secular France has long struggled to assimilate a Muslim population made up largely of descendants of immigrants from ex-colonies, that has grown to around 5 million people and itself feels shut out of mainstream society and the job market. The previous conservative government banned full-face veils in public and far-right politicians have complained about Muslim prayers spilling out onto streets from overcrowded mosques. Anti-Muslim incidents have risen steadily in recent years in France, home to Europe's largest Islamic minority, according to the Committee against Islamophobia in France (CCIF). Picture taken July 14, 2013. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 24 OF 28 FOR PACKAGE 'LIVING AS A MUSLIM IN PARIS'. SEARCH 'ISLAM BOUDLAL' FOR ALL IMAGES - RTX12M5Y

(Lahcen, 41, walks past a metro station in Paris July 14, 2013. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal)

Italy deploys soldiers around Vatican and Rome after Paris attacks

November 19, 2015
Italian Carabinieri officers check a nun as she arrives to attend Pope Francis' Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican November 18, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile - RTS7POX

(Italian Carabinieri officers check a nun as she arrives to attend Pope Francis’ Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter’s square at the Vatican November 18, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

Jewish teacher stabbed in Marseille by Islamic State supporters – prosecutors

November 19, 2015
General view of the "Vieux Port" Harbour in Marseille, January 6, 2013. Picture taken on January 6, 2013.              REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier (FRANCE  - Tags: CITYSCAPE ENTERTAINMENT) - RTR3CAAX

(The “Vieux Port” Harbour in Marseille, January 6, 2013. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier)

Islamic State attack on ‘Crusader France’ also killed Muslims

November 19, 2015
Djamila Houd, 41, of France, who was killed in the Paris attacks, is seen in this undated photo. Via Social Media Website

(Djamila Houd, 41, of France, who was killed in the Paris attacks, is seen in this undated photo. Via Social Media Website)

Pope Francis to visit Rome synagogue for first time

November 18, 2015
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(The Great Synagogue of Rome, November 2011/Fczarnowski)

Pope Francis will make his first pontifical visit to Rome’s Great Synagogue next year, the Vatican and the city’s Jewish community said in statements on Tuesday.

Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabi dilemma in spotlight after Paris attack

November 18, 2015
Muslim pilgrims pray around the holy Kaaba during their final circling at the Grand Mosque during the annual hajj pilgrimage for this year in Mecca October 6, 2014. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed (SAUDI ARABIA - Tags: RELIGION) - RTR495NL

(Muslim pilgrims pray around the holy Kaaba during their final circling at the Grand Mosque during the annual hajj pilgrimage for this year in Mecca October 6, 2014. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed)