Islam in Europe

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.

Muslims Demand “Right of Return” to Spain
By February 21, 2014 Read More →

Muslims Demand “Right of Return” to Spain

Muslim groups are demanding Spanish citizenship for potentially millions of descendants of Muslims who were expelled from Spain during the Middle Ages.

Posted in: Islam in Europe, Spain, Spain
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.

Posted in: Germany, Islam in Europe
European Jihadists in Syria: More and Younger
By January 23, 2014 Read More →

European Jihadists in Syria: More and Younger

European security officials say that in recent weeks they have noticed an “alarming acceleration” in the number of European jihadists traveling to Syria to obtain combat experience with Islamist groups linked to al-Qaeda. They say their primary concern is about the potential threats these battle-hardened “enemies from within” will pose when they return to Europe.

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.

Posted in: Germany, Islam in Europe
The Islamization of Belgium and the Netherlands in 2013
By January 13, 2014 Read More →

The Islamization of Belgium and the Netherlands in 2013

Belgium and the Netherlands have been at the forefront of the debate over Muslim immigration and integration in Europe. What follows is a chronological summary of some of the main stories about the rise of Islam in Belgium and the Netherlands during 2013.

The Islamization of France in 2013
By January 6, 2014 Read More →

The Islamization of France in 2013

A chronological review of some of the main stories about the rise of Islam in France during 2013.

Posted in: France, Islam in Europe
France: The Looming Battle over Muslim Integration
By December 31, 2013 Read More →

France: The Looming Battle over Muslim Integration

A panel appointed by French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault to review France’s integration policies has urged the government to implement a “new form of secularism” that would raise the profile of Islam in public life—in order to improve the integration of Muslim immigrants.

Posted in: France, Islam in Europe
The Islamization of Britain in 2013
By December 30, 2013 Read More →

The Islamization of Britain in 2013

A chronological review of some of the main stories involving the rise of Islam in Britain during 2013.

Posted in: Britain, Islam in Europe
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.

Posted in: Germany, Islam in Europe
UK: Trial Begins for “Soldiers of Allah” Accused of Murdering British Soldier
By December 9, 2013 Read More →

UK: Trial Begins for “Soldiers of Allah” Accused of Murdering British Soldier

Government prosecutors presented the jury with a trove of incriminating evidence that provide chilling insights into Islamic jihad and the mindset of radical Muslims.

Posted in: Britain, Islam in Europe
European Court Considers Legality of French Burqa Ban
By December 6, 2013 Read More →

European Court Considers Legality of French Burqa Ban

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has opened a landmark hearing to consider the legality of France’s ban on wearing Islamic veils in public spaces.