Campaigners against forced marriage—which is not yet a crime in Britain—say thousands of underage girls—including some under the age of five—are being forced to marry against their will in Muslim nikahs every year.
From Britain to Greece, and Spain to Slovenia, Muslim immigration and the accompanying rise of Islam are transforming the European way of life in ways unimaginable only a few years ago. What follows is a brief survey of 20 noteworthy stories involving Islam in Europe during just the month of September 2013.
A taxpayer-funded Muslim school in England has inflamed public anger after it emerged that the institution is operating according to Islamic Sharia law.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
The proliferation of temporary marriages — combined with the spike in polygamous marriages — shows how Muslims in Britain are using Islamic Sharia law with impunity to establish parallel forms of “marriage” that are otherwise illegal for non-Muslims in the country.
Islam is on track to become the dominant religion in Britain within the next generation, according to new census data published by the British government.
British authorities are redoubling their fight against the spiraling problem of female genital mutilation (FGM) after a weekly primetime television show broadcast by the BBC forced the previously “taboo” subject into mainstream debate.