Caroline Fourest

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Caroline Fourest, Credit: Amzer, Wikimedia

Caroline Fourest (born September 19 1975 in Aix-en-Provence) is a French 'feminist' writer, journalist, editor of the magazine "Prochoix," and author of Frère Tariq (Brother Tariq), an attack on the works of the Islamic intellectual Tariq Ramadan, published by the neoconservative publishing house Encounter Books.

A graduate in sociology and political science, as a journalist she has written many books on such topics as the conservative right, the pro-life movement (France and USA), and on current fundamentalist trends in Abrahamic religions (Jewish, Christian, and Muslim). She served as President of the Gay and Lesbian Center ("Centre Gai et Lesbien"), beginning in 1999.

In March 2006, she signed MANIFESTO: Together facing the new totalitarianism, a manifesto against Islamic Totalitarianism that gained wide publicity and for which she and the other 11 signatories, including Salman Rushdie, Ibn Warraq, Maryam Namazie, Taslima Nasreen, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali received death threats [1].

She has received several awards for her work, including the National award of "Laïcité" in 2005, and the "Award of the political book" in 2006.



  • Spoke at the 'International Conference on the Religious-Right, Secularism and Civil Rights' (11-12 October 2014) in London, with Maryam Namazie calling for the adoption of the Manifesto for Secularism. [3]


External links


  1. National Secular Society Our Honorary Associates. Accessed 20 September 2015.
  2. A Manifesto Against Islamism "The Twelve", Jyllands-Posten 28 February 2006
  3. Author Caroline Fourest on Secularism against Fanaticism