Germany

Germany’s “Sharia Police”
By September 8, 2014 Read More →

Germany’s “Sharia Police”

Muslim radicals have begun enforcing Islamic Sharia law on the streets of Wuppertal, a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, the state with the largest Muslim population in Germany.

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Holy War Arrives in Germany
By August 10, 2014 Read More →

Holy War Arrives in Germany

Supporters of the jihadist group “Islamic State” have clashed with Kurdish Yazidis in North Rhine-Westphalia, the state with the largest Muslim population in Germany.

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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.

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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.

Islam in Europe: January 2014
By February 26, 2014 Read More →

Islam in Europe: January 2014

One month into 2014 and Islam-related controversies continued making headlines in newspapers across Europe. The most salient topic involved the dramatic increase in the numbers of European jihadists participating in the war in Syria.

Germany Aiming to Become More Muslim Friendly
By February 6, 2014 Read More →

Germany Aiming to Become More Muslim Friendly

The German government plans to change German immigration laws to make it easier for Muslim immigrants to obtain dual-citizenship and thus to maintain their religious and cultural links to their countries of origin.

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The Islamization of Germany in 2013
By January 15, 2014 Read More →

The Islamization of Germany in 2013

A chronological review of some of the most important stories about the rise of Islam in Germany during 2013.

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Europe: Islamic Fundamentalism is Widespread
By December 16, 2013 Read More →

Europe: Islamic Fundamentalism is Widespread

The majority of Muslims in Europe believe Islamic Sharia law should take precedence over the secular constitutions and laws of their European host countries, according to a new study, which warns that Islamic fundamentalism is widespread and rising sharply in Western Europe.

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A Survey of Islam in Europe: September 2013
By October 9, 2013 Read More →

A Survey of Islam in Europe: September 2013

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.

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.

Germany Facing “Loudspeaker Jihad”
By June 28, 2013 Read More →

Germany Facing “Loudspeaker Jihad”

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.

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