Tag: Germany

Europe: Islamic Fundamentalism is Widespread
By December 16, 2013 Read More →

Europe: Islamic Fundamentalism is Widespread

The majority of Muslims in Europe believe Islamic Sharia law should take precedence over the secular constitutions and laws of their European host countries, according to a new study, which warns that Islamic fundamentalism is widespread and rising sharply in Western Europe.

Posted in: Germany, Islam in Europe
Germany: The Greatest Double Robbery in the History of Art?
By November 8, 2013 Read More →

Germany: The Greatest Double Robbery in the History of Art?

Jewish groups in Germany and elsewhere, as well as the families of Holocaust survivors seeking to recover looted art, are asking why German authorities allowed two years to pass before disclosing the find.

Posted in: Europe, Special Interest
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.

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.

Germany Facing “Loudspeaker Jihad”
By June 28, 2013 Read More →

Germany Facing “Loudspeaker Jihad”

A mosque in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia is one of a growing number of Islamic institutions in Germany that are sounding public calls to prayer from outdoor loudspeaker systems.

Posted in: Germany, Islam in Europe
Sharia Law Gains Foothold in German Legal System
By June 7, 2013 Read More →

Sharia Law Gains Foothold in German Legal System

German judges are increasingly referring or deferring to Islamic law because either the plaintiffs or the defendants are Muslim.

Muslims to Germany: “Make Islam Equal to Christianity”
By May 15, 2013 Read More →

Muslims to Germany: “Make Islam Equal to Christianity”

A major conference on German-Muslim relations has ended in failure after Muslims attending the event refused to acknowledge the government’s concerns about the threats to security posed by radical Islam.

Posted in: Germany, Islam in Europe
“Different and Threatening”: Most Germans See Islam as a Threat
By May 3, 2013 Read More →

“Different and Threatening”: Most Germans See Islam as a Threat

More than half of all Germans view Islam as a threat to their country and believe it does not belong in the Western world, according to a major new study on religious attitudes in Germany.

Posted in: Germany, Islam in Europe
Germany Cracks Down on Critics of Mega-Mosque
By April 16, 2013 Read More →

Germany Cracks Down on Critics of Mega-Mosque

The Bavarian branch of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency has placed under state surveillance German activists accused of fomenting hate against Muslims due to their opposition to the construction of a mega-mosque in Munich.

Germany: Islam Becomes Campaign Issue
By April 11, 2013 Read More →

Germany: Islam Becomes Campaign Issue

Germany’s opposition Social Democrats are courting disgruntled Muslim voters in a desperate bid to unseat German Chancellor Angela Merkel in federal elections set for September 22.

Posted in: Germany, Islam in Europe
Europe: Mosque Building Shifts into High Gear
By April 5, 2013 Read More →

Europe: Mosque Building Shifts into High Gear

From Belgium to Greece and Spain to Germany, 2013 is shaping up to be another banner year for the construction of mosques in Europe.