Islam in Europe

Islamic Sharia Law Court Opens in Belgium
By September 15, 2011 Read More →

Islamic Sharia Law Court Opens in Belgium

An Islamic Sharia law court has been established in Antwerp, the second-largest city in Belgium.

Posted in: Belgium, Islam in Europe
Greece to Build First Official Mosque in Athens
By September 12, 2011 Read More →

Greece to Build First Official Mosque in Athens

The Greek Parliament has approved a controversial plan to build a taxpayer-funded mega-mosque in Athens.

Posted in: Greece
European ‘No-Go’ Zones for Non-Muslims Proliferating
By August 22, 2011 Read More →

European ‘No-Go’ Zones for Non-Muslims Proliferating

Islamic extremists are stepping up the creation of “no-go” areas in European cities that are off-limits to non-Muslims.

Europeans Are Major Force Behind Second Gaza Flotilla
By July 2, 2011 Read More →

Europeans Are Major Force Behind Second Gaza Flotilla

The Gaza Strip has become an obsession in Europe, where Socialists have joined arms with Islamists in a ‘Red-Green Alliance’ aimed at isolating and delegitimizing Israel.

The Netherlands to Abandon Multiculturalism
By June 23, 2011 Read More →

The Netherlands to Abandon Multiculturalism

The Dutch government says it will abandon the long-standing model of multiculturalism that has encouraged Muslim immigrants to create a parallel society within the Netherlands.

Britain Creating Parallel Islamic Financial System
By June 16, 2011 Read More →

Britain Creating Parallel Islamic Financial System

A British firm has launched a Sharia-compliant pension fund that will enable Muslims to save for retirement in compliance with Islamic principles, and the British government will begin offering Muslim workers Sharia-compliant pensions as of 2012.

Muslim Immigration Transforms Finnish Politics
By April 28, 2011 Read More →

Muslim Immigration Transforms Finnish Politics

Finland’s political map has been redrawn in the aftermath of parliamentary elections on April 17, when the nationalist True Finns Party won more votes than the governing party and now stands on the cusp of political power.

Posted in: Finland
France: Burqa Ban Goes Into Effect
By April 14, 2011 Read More →

France: Burqa Ban Goes Into Effect

France’s much-debated “burqa ban” entered into force on April 11. The new law, which prohibits the wearing of Islamic body-covering burqas and face-covering niqabs in all public spaces in France, comes amid rising frustration that the country’s estimated 6.5 million Muslims are not integrating into French society.

Posted in: France, Islam in Europe
Free Speech on Trial in Austria
By January 21, 2011 Read More →

Free Speech on Trial in Austria

The trial of Austrian anti-Sharia activist Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff for “denigrating” Islam has major implications for free speech in Europe.

Spain Goes on Mosque-Building Spree
By December 30, 2010 Read More →

Spain Goes on Mosque-Building Spree

The city of Barcelona has agreed to build an official mega-mosque with a capacity for thousands of Muslim worshipers. The new structure would rival the massive Islamic Cultural Center in Madrid, currently the biggest mosque in Spain. The Barcelona mayor’s office says the objective is to increase the visibility of Muslims in Spain, as well […]

Posted in: Islam in Europe, Spain, Spain
“Minarets are our Bayonets”: The Swiss Vote to Ban Them
By December 3, 2009 Read More →

“Minarets are our Bayonets”: The Swiss Vote to Ban Them

Swiss voters have overwhelmingly approved a referendum to ban the construction of minarets.

Spain’s Immigration Superiority Complex
By August 16, 2007 Read More →

Spain’s Immigration Superiority Complex

Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero deserves a special award for transatlantic chutzpah. During his recent visit to Mexico, he ended the state dinner held in his honor by toasting Mexican President Felipe Calderón with a sterling example of the post-modern pontification for which Spanish leftists are so famous: “There is no wall that […]

Posted in: Islam in Europe, Spain, Spain