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Europe: Anti-Israel or Anti-Semitic?
By September 20, 2013 Read More →

Europe: Anti-Israel or Anti-Semitic?

A group of former European leaders have called on the European Union not to ease or delay the implementation of new rules that would prohibit the EU from funding Israeli institutions based or operating anywhere beyond the Green Line, including eastern Jerusalem.

British College ‘Unbans’ Burqa
By September 18, 2013 Read More →

British College ‘Unbans’ Burqa

Birmingham Metropolitan College backed away from its burqa ban just hours before a mass demonstration by hundreds of Muslim students threatened to disrupt the normal functioning of the college.

Posted in: Britain, Islam in Europe
Spain: Jihadists Threaten Catalonia over Burka Ban
By September 13, 2013 Read More →

Spain: Jihadists Threaten Catalonia over Burka Ban

A jihadist group affiliated with Al Qaeda has threatened to carry out terrorist attacks in Catalonia, an autonomous region in northeastern Spain that is home to the largest concentration of radical Islamists in Europe.

The Biggest Mega-Mosque in Scandinavia: Denmark Gets its First Minaret
By September 9, 2013 Read More →

The Biggest Mega-Mosque in Scandinavia: Denmark Gets its First Minaret

Construction crews in Copenhagen have raised Denmark’s first minaret—the finishing touch on a colossal project to build the biggest mega-mosque in Scandinavia.

Posted in: Denmark, Islam in Europe
France: A “Secularism Charter” in Every School
By August 30, 2013 Read More →

France: A “Secularism Charter” in Every School

The French government has announced a plan to post a “secularism charter” in all public schools in France by the end of September.

Posted in: France, Islam in Europe
Britain: Muslim TV Hate Preachers “Inciting Murder”
By August 26, 2013 Read More →

Britain: Muslim TV Hate Preachers “Inciting Murder”

An Islamic television channel has been hit with a hefty fine after a Muslim hate preacher told viewers, live on air, that it was the duty of all Muslims to murder anyone who shows disrespect for the Prophet Mohammed.

Posted in: Britain, Islam in Europe
Spain’s New “Fornicators”
By August 20, 2013 Read More →

Spain’s New “Fornicators”

Public prosecutors in Spain have dropped charges of “advocating gender violence” against a Muslim cleric who said in a sermon that women who wear jeans or apply perfume are “fornicators.”

Posted in: Islam in Europe, Spain, Spain
Denmark Bans Meatballs to Accommodate Muslims
By August 16, 2013 Read More →

Denmark Bans Meatballs to Accommodate Muslims

One of the largest hospitals in Denmark has admitted to serving only halal beef — meat that is slaughtered in accordance with strict Islamic guidelines — to all of its patients regardless of whether or not they are Muslim.

Posted in: Denmark, Islam in Europe
Islam Conquering European Higher Education
By August 13, 2013 Read More →

Islam Conquering European Higher Education

The Catholic University of Leuven, the oldest university in Belgium and one that has been a major contributor to the development of Roman Catholic theology for more than 500 years, will offer a degree in Islamic theology beginning in 2014.

Europe: Ramadan 2013 Wrap-Up
By August 8, 2013 Read More →

Europe: Ramadan 2013 Wrap-Up

Ramadan was a major topic for public discussion and the month-long holiday received heavy press coverage from print and broadcast media in all parts of Europe, a reflection of the rising influence of Islam across the continent.

Britain: Muslim Prison Population Up 200%
By August 2, 2013 Read More →

Britain: Muslim Prison Population Up 200%

The number of Muslim convicts in British prisons has surpassed the 11,000 mark for the first time, according to data included in a new report produced by the British Parliament.

France: Muslims Attack Police for Enforcing Burqa Ban
By July 25, 2013 Read More →

France: Muslims Attack Police for Enforcing Burqa Ban

Police in the suburbs of Paris are working to restore order after hundreds of Muslims went on a rioting spree to protest the simple identity check of a Muslim woman who was wearing a full-face Islamic veil.

Posted in: France, Islam in Europe