The new law makes forced marriage a self-standing criminal offense in England and Wales and is punishable by up to seven years in prison.
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The threat to Europe and the United States from Islamic terrorism is serious and growing, and new attacks with unexpected targets and timings are increasingly likely, according to two new reports.
British regulators have placed five Muslim-dominated public schools in the city of Birmingham under “special measures” after inspectors found that pupils there were being systematically exposed to radical Islamic propaganda.
The Spanish Supreme Court has ruled that a political refugee should be deported because his criticism of Islam is a threat to national security.
German authorities are concerned that most of those attracted to Salafi ideology are impressionable young Muslims who are susceptible to perpetrating terrorist acts in the name of Islam.
The arrest of a French jihadist for the fatal shooting of three people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels confirms the worst fears about the security threat posed by battle-hardened European jihadists returning from the fighting in Syria.
Euro-skeptics face a daunting set of long-term challenges to stop the seemingly relentless march toward European federalism. In the near term, however, the impact of their electoral victories will be felt the most at the local and national levels.
A review of some of the main stories involving the rise of Islam in Europe during April 2014.
A review of some of the main stories involving the rise of Islam in Britain in April 2014.
More than 100 Dutch Muslims travelled to Syria in 2013 with the intention of taking part in jihadist activities there, and at least 20 battle-hardened jihadists have since returned to the Netherlands, posing a significant threat to national security, according to a new report published by the Dutch intelligence agency AIVD.
Muslim radicals are imposing Islamic norms and values in primary and secondary public schools in Hamburg, the second-largest city in Germany, say school officials, who are asking for stepped-up monitoring of the Salafist groups thought to be behind the Islamization efforts.
The French government has unveiled a new plan aimed at preventing French citizens or residents from waging jihad in Syria and other conflict zones in the Muslim world.