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Najat Vallaud-Belkacem: France’s Rising Star

Najat Vallaud-Belkacem: France’s Rising Star

Paris, Asharq Al-Awsat—A recent opinion poll conducted by a French newspaper showed that Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, France’s new minister of education, had become the country’s second most popular politician, only 15 days after her official appointment. The 36-year-old...
Opinion: An Education in Fearmongering

Opinion: An Education in Fearmongering

The French far-right magazine Minute recently decided to run a cover story decrying the “provocative” appointment of Najat Vallaud-Belkacem—a “Moroccan Muslim,” as the headline of the story ran—as the French minister of education. The editors of the magazine knew very...