Tag: Islam in Europe

France: The Looming Battle over Muslim Integration
By December 31, 2013 Read More →

France: The Looming Battle over Muslim Integration

A panel appointed by French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault to review France’s integration policies has urged the government to implement a “new form of secularism” that would raise the profile of Islam in public life—in order to improve the integration of Muslim immigrants.

Posted in: France, Islam in Europe
The Islamization of Britain in 2013
By December 30, 2013 Read More →

The Islamization of Britain in 2013

A chronological review of some of the main stories involving the rise of Islam in Britain during 2013.

Posted in: Britain, Islam in Europe
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
UK: Trial Begins for “Soldiers of Allah” Accused of Murdering British Soldier
By December 9, 2013 Read More →

UK: Trial Begins for “Soldiers of Allah” Accused of Murdering British Soldier

Government prosecutors presented the jury with a trove of incriminating evidence that provide chilling insights into Islamic jihad and the mindset of radical Muslims.

Posted in: Britain, Islam in Europe
European Court Considers Legality of French Burqa Ban
By December 6, 2013 Read More →

European Court Considers Legality of French Burqa Ban

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has opened a landmark hearing to consider the legality of France’s ban on wearing Islamic veils in public spaces.

Spain: Islamic Radicals Infiltrate the Military
By November 22, 2013 Read More →

Spain: Islamic Radicals Infiltrate the Military

The Spanish military is quietly monitoring its Muslim soldiers in an effort to prevent the spread of Islamic radicalism within its ranks, according to a classified Defense Ministry document that has been leaked to the Spanish media.

Greece: Taxpayer-Funded Mosque Planned in Athens
By November 20, 2013 Read More →

Greece: Taxpayer-Funded Mosque Planned in Athens

The Greek government has awarded a tender to build the first taxpayer-funded mosque in Athens, one of the few remaining capitals in the European Union that lacks a state-funded mosque.

Posted in: Greece, Islam in Europe
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.

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.