Islam in Europe

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.

British Education: Creeping Sharia
By October 3, 2013 Read More →

British Education: Creeping Sharia

A taxpayer-funded Muslim school in England has inflamed public anger after it emerged that the institution is operating according to Islamic Sharia law.

Posted in: Britain, Islam in Europe
Iceland to Get its First Mosque
By September 27, 2013 Read More →

Iceland to Get its First Mosque

The Reykjavík City Council has approved a building permit for the construction of the first mosque in Iceland.

Posted in: Iceland, Islam in Europe
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.