EU Regulations: “Dictatorship of the Bureaucrats”?
By November 1, 2013 Read More →

EU Regulations: “Dictatorship of the Bureaucrats”?

Critics say the seemingly endless number of bans, prohibitions, restrictions, regulations and edicts being enacted by unelected bureaucrats in Brussels—many of which are being justified by eco-related concerns—smacks of paternalism. They claim it is over-regulation, and an unacceptable intrusion into the private lives of 500 million EU citizens, who should be allowed to make their […]

Britain: “A World Capital for Islamic Finance”
By October 31, 2013 Read More →

Britain: “A World Capital for Islamic Finance”

The London Stock Exchange will be launching a new Islamic bond index in an effort to establish the City of London as one of the world’s leading centers of Islamic finance.

EU Proposal to Monitor “Intolerant” Citizens
By October 28, 2013 Read More →

EU Proposal to Monitor “Intolerant” Citizens

The European Parliament is quietly considering an audacious proposal that calls for the direct surveillance of any EU citizen suspected of being “intolerant.”

Britain: Scandal-Plagued Muslim School “Dysfunctional”
By October 21, 2013 Read More →

Britain: Scandal-Plagued Muslim School “Dysfunctional”

The revelations about the un-British goings-on at the Al-Madinah School—the working conditions at the school have been compared to “being in Pakistan”—have fueled outrage over what some are calling underhanded attempts to establish a parallel Islamic education system in Britain.

Posted in: Britain, Islam in Europe
Britain’s Underage Muslim Marriage Epidemic
By October 15, 2013 Read More →

Britain’s Underage Muslim Marriage Epidemic

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.

Posted in: Britain, Islam in Europe
Spain’s Escalating Mosque Wars
By October 11, 2013 Read More →

Spain’s Escalating Mosque Wars

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.

Posted in: Islam in Europe, Spain, Spain
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
Europe: Anti-Israel or Anti-Semitic?
By September 20, 2013 Read More →

Europe: Anti-Israel or Anti-Semitic?

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.

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.