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Austria: Springboard for Global Jihad
By August 26, 2014 Read More →

Austria: Springboard for Global Jihad

Austria figures prominently in a map produced by the Islamic State that outlines the group’s five-year plan for expanding its caliphate into Europe.

Posted in: Austria, Islam in Europe
Holy War Arrives in Germany
By August 10, 2014 Read More →

Holy War Arrives in Germany

Supporters of the jihadist group “Islamic State” have clashed with Kurdish Yazidis in North Rhine-Westphalia, the state with the largest Muslim population in Germany.

Posted in: Germany, Islam in Europe
UK Bans Pro-Jihad Islamist Groups
By July 12, 2014 Read More →

UK Bans Pro-Jihad Islamist Groups

Britain has banned three Muslim extremist groups that want to turn the UK into an Islamic state.

Posted in: Britain, Islam in Europe
British Jihadists and the UK Surveillance State
By June 27, 2014 Read More →

British Jihadists and the UK Surveillance State

Britain is engaged in a debate over how much government surveillance is necessary to keep the United Kingdom safe from British jihadists.

Posted in: Britain, Islam in Europe
A Month of Islam in Europe: April 2014
By May 22, 2014 Read More →

A Month of Islam in Europe: April 2014

A review of some of the main stories involving the rise of Islam in Europe during April 2014.

Posted in: Islam in Europe
A Month of Islam in Britain: April 2014
By May 20, 2014 Read More →

A Month of Islam in Britain: April 2014

A review of some of the main stories involving the rise of Islam in Britain in April 2014.

Dutch Jihadists in Syria Pose Threat to the Netherlands
By May 15, 2014 Read More →

Dutch Jihadists in Syria Pose Threat to the Netherlands

More than 100 Dutch Muslims travelled to Syria in 2013 with the intention of taking part in jihadist activities there, and at least 20 battle-hardened jihadists have since returned to the Netherlands, posing a significant threat to national security, according to a new report published by the Dutch intelligence agency AIVD.

Germany: Islamists Infiltrating Schools in Hamburg
By May 13, 2014 Read More →

Germany: Islamists Infiltrating Schools in Hamburg

Muslim radicals are imposing Islamic norms and values in primary and secondary public schools in Hamburg, the second-largest city in Germany, say school officials, who are asking for stepped-up monitoring of the Salafist groups thought to be behind the Islamization efforts.

France Launches Anti-Jihadist Plan
By May 2, 2014 Read More →

France Launches Anti-Jihadist Plan

The French government has unveiled a new plan aimed at preventing French citizens or residents from waging jihad in Syria and other conflict zones in the Muslim world.

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.

Belgium vs. Islamic Jihadists
By April 19, 2013 Read More →

Belgium vs. Islamic Jihadists

Belgian police have carried out dozens of raids and arrested six Islamists — including the pugnacious ringleader of a Belgian Salafist group called Sharia4Belgium — suspected of recruiting foreign fighters for the war in Syria.

Europe’s Latest Export: Jihadists
By March 21, 2013 Read More →

Europe’s Latest Export: Jihadists

More than 1,000 Muslims from across Europe are currently active as Islamic jihadists, or holy warriors, in Syria, which has replaced Afghanistan, Pakistan and Somalia as the main destination for militant Islamists seeking to obtain immediate combat experience with little or no official scrutiny.