Her Tears Fooled France


BY:Dan MacGuill/The Local France Since reporting her five-year-old daughter Fiona missing in May, Cécile Bourgeon has had the sympathy and support of the entire French nation. This week, though, she made an unthinkable confession and quickly became a figure of hatred in France. Who’s Cécile Bourgeon She’s a 25-year-old mother from Clermont-Ferrand in central France.Continue reading “Her Tears Fooled France”

French gay Muslims: Muhammad would approve of our marriage


A Muslim who became the first French man to marry his same sex partner in an Islamic religious ceremony has said that if the prophet Muhammad were alive today he would be happy to marry same sex couples.Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed (right) and his partner, Qiyaammudeen Jantjies-Zahed Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed was born in Algeria in 1977 and movedContinue reading “French gay Muslims: Muhammad would approve of our marriage”

Rich French head for the exits


On the day Socialist president Francois Hollande takes power, there are signs that wealthy French citizens are thinking about moving abroad to escape tough new tax rules. A survey by London-based real estate agent Knight Frank recently reported it saw inquiries about expensive London properties from French residents spike by 20 percent. That was atContinue reading “Rich French head for the exits”