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A Month of Islam in Europe: June 2014
By July 29, 2014 Read More →

A Month of Islam in Europe: June 2014

A review of some of the main stories involving the rise of Islam in Europe during June 2014.

Posted in: Islam in Europe
Why the EU Lacks Resolve on Russia
By July 21, 2014 Read More →

Why the EU Lacks Resolve on Russia

European divisions over relations with Russia are being laid bare by the shooting down of a passenger plane over Ukraine.

Posted in: Europe, European Union
A Month of Islam in Britain: June 2014
By July 15, 2014 Read More →

A Month of Islam in Britain: June 2014

A review of some of the main stories involving the rise of Islam in June 2014.

Posted in: Britain, Islam in Europe
UK Bans Pro-Jihad Islamist Groups
By July 12, 2014 Read More →

UK Bans Pro-Jihad Islamist Groups

Britain has banned three Muslim extremist groups that want to turn the UK into an Islamic state.

Posted in: Britain, Islam in Europe
Meet the Next President of the European Commission
By July 8, 2014 Read More →

Meet the Next President of the European Commission

Juncker’s appointment as Commission president implies that the European Union will seek to centralize yet more power at the expense of national sovereignty.

Posted in: Europe, European Union
UK: Uphill Battle in Fight Against FGM
By July 1, 2014 Read More →

UK: Uphill Battle in Fight Against FGM

More than 20,000 girls under the age of 15 are believed to be at high risk of FGM in England and Wales this year alone, according to government estimates.

Posted in: Britain, Islam in Europe
British Jihadists and the UK Surveillance State
By June 27, 2014 Read More →

British Jihadists and the UK Surveillance State

Britain is engaged in a debate over how much government surveillance is necessary to keep the United Kingdom safe from British jihadists.

Posted in: Britain, Islam in Europe
London Mega-Mosque Edges Closer to Reality
By June 19, 2014 Read More →

London Mega-Mosque Edges Closer to Reality

Local citizens—including many Muslims—are concerned the mosque project is actually a smokescreen for an ambitious plan to establish a hardline Islamic enclave in East London.

Posted in: Britain, Islam in Europe
Britain Outlaws Forced Marriage
By June 19, 2014 Read More →

Britain Outlaws Forced Marriage

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.

Posted in: Britain, Islam in Europe
Salafi-Jihadists: “A Persistent Threat” to Europe and America
By June 13, 2014 Read More →

Salafi-Jihadists: “A Persistent Threat” to Europe and America

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.

UK: “Culture of Fear” in Birmingham Schools
By June 11, 2014 Read More →

UK: “Culture of Fear” in Birmingham Schools

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.

Posted in: Britain, Islam in Europe
Spain to Deport Pakistani Refugee for Criticizing Islam
By June 6, 2014 Read More →

Spain to Deport Pakistani Refugee for Criticizing Islam

The Spanish Supreme Court has ruled that a political refugee should be deported because his criticism of Islam is a threat to national security.