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Salafism in Germany: “Something Must Be Done Immediately”
By June 5, 2014 Read More →

Salafism in Germany: “Something Must Be Done Immediately”

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.

Posted in: Germany, Islam in Europe
French Jihadist Arrested For Brussels Jewish Museum Attack
By June 2, 2014 Read More →

French Jihadist Arrested For Brussels Jewish Museum Attack

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.

European Elections: “No to Europe, Yes to Europe”
By May 30, 2014 Read More →

European Elections: “No to Europe, Yes to Europe”

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 Month of Islam in Europe: April 2014
By May 22, 2014 Read More →

A Month of Islam in Europe: April 2014

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

Posted in: Islam in Europe
A Month of Islam in Britain: April 2014
By May 20, 2014 Read More →

A Month of Islam in Britain: April 2014

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

Dutch Jihadists in Syria Pose Threat to the Netherlands
By May 15, 2014 Read More →

Dutch Jihadists in Syria Pose Threat to the Netherlands

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.

Germany: Islamists Infiltrating Schools in Hamburg
By May 13, 2014 Read More →

Germany: Islamists Infiltrating Schools in Hamburg

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.

France Launches Anti-Jihadist Plan
By May 2, 2014 Read More →

France Launches Anti-Jihadist Plan

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.

UK: Sharia-Compliant Student Loans?
By April 28, 2014 Read More →

UK: Sharia-Compliant Student Loans?

The British government has launched a public consultation on whether or not to introduce student loans that are compliant with Islamic Sharia law, which forbids loans that involve the payment of interest.

UK: Probe of Islamic Takeover Plot Widens
By April 17, 2014 Read More →

UK: Probe of Islamic Takeover Plot Widens

British authorities say they have widened their investigation into an alleged plot by Muslim fundamentalists to Islamize public schools in England and Wales.

Posted in: Britain, Islam in Europe
US Government Promoting Islam in Czech Republic
By April 14, 2014 Read More →

US Government Promoting Islam in Czech Republic

The Czech government has approved a new project aimed at promoting Islam in public elementary and secondary schools across the country.

Posted in: Czech Republic
European Dual-Use Exports to Iran Continue Apace
By April 10, 2014 Read More →

European Dual-Use Exports to Iran Continue Apace

More than a dozen EU countries have supplied Iran with dual-use technologies in one form or another in recent years, and much of that trade was lawful and in compliance with export control regulations, research shows.