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.
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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.
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.
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.
A decision by the European Union to place Hezbollah on its terrorism blacklist is likely to have only a limited impact on the Lebanon-based, Iranian-financed Shiite militant group.
The number of so-called taxi rapes is snowballing to such an extent that a British judge has issued a warning that no woman can expect to be safe while traveling in a cab.
Police, social workers, teachers, neighbors, politicians and the media have for decades downplayed the severity of the crimes perpetrated against British children because they were afraid of being accused of racism or “Islamophobia.”
Italian counter-terrorism authorities are monitoring several dozen Italian Muslims who have obtained combat experience in Syria and are now promoting jihad, or holy war, in Italy.
A mosque in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia is one of a growing number of Islamic institutions in Germany that are sounding public calls to prayer from outdoor loudspeaker systems.
The establishment of a permanent OIC presence in Brussels implies that the group intends to redouble its lobbying efforts aimed at outlawing all forms of “Islamophobia” within the 27-member EU, where restrictions on free speech vis-à-vis Islam-related issues are already commonplace.
The arrests of several Muslim immigrants reflect the mounting challenge that radical Islam is posing for Spain.