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.
Police in Spain have forcibly removed Muslim activists from an illegal mosque in a small town in Catalonia, an autonomous region in northeastern Spain that is home to the largest Muslim population in the country.
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.
The Reykjavík City Council has approved a building permit for the construction of the first mosque in Iceland.
A group of former European leaders have called on the European Union not to ease or delay the implementation of new rules that would prohibit the EU from funding Israeli institutions based or operating anywhere beyond the Green Line, including eastern Jerusalem.
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.
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.
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.
The French government has announced a plan to post a “secularism charter” in all public schools in France by the end of September.
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.
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.”