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Europe’s Migration Crisis: “Not Giving Us Like in Germany”
By September 9, 2015 Read More →

Europe’s Migration Crisis: “Not Giving Us Like in Germany”

Europe’s open-door immigration policies could draw potentially millions of Muslims into Europe from the Middle East and North Africa.

Posted in: Islam in Europe
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.

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
The Biggest Mega-Mosque in Scandinavia: Denmark Gets its First Minaret
By September 9, 2013 Read More →

The Biggest Mega-Mosque in Scandinavia: Denmark Gets its First Minaret

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.

Posted in: Denmark, Islam in Europe
Swedish Multiculturalism Goes Awry
By May 24, 2013 Read More →

Swedish Multiculturalism Goes Awry

Hundreds of Muslim immigrants have rampaged through parts of the Swedish capital of Stockholm, torching cars and buses, setting fires, and hurling rocks at police.

Posted in: Islam in Europe, Sweden
Another Attempt to Murder Free Speech in Denmark
By February 6, 2013 Read More →

Another Attempt to Murder Free Speech in Denmark

Lars Hedegaard, a well-known free speech activist and critic of Islam, narrowly escaped an assassination attempt outside his home in Copenhagen.Hedegaard has been at the vanguard of a decade-long effort to fight back against restrictions to free speech in Europe, especially speech that is critical of Islam.

Posted in: Denmark, Islam in Europe
Muslims Pressing for Blasphemy Laws in Europe
By November 30, 2012 Read More →

Muslims Pressing for Blasphemy Laws in Europe

The Dutch parliament has approved a motion to revoke a law that makes insulting God a crime. Free speech activists say the move represents a significant victory at a time when Muslim groups are stepping up pressure on European governments to criminalize the criticism of Islam and/or Mohammed.

Converting Denmark into a Muslim Country
By November 21, 2012 Read More →

Converting Denmark into a Muslim Country

Muslim immigrants in a town near Copenhagen have forced the cancellation of traditional Christmas displays this year even while spending lavishly on the Islamic Eid celebration marking the end of Ramadan.

Posted in: Denmark, Islam in Europe
Muslim Riots Reach Europe: Part II
By October 3, 2012 Read More →

Muslim Riots Reach Europe: Part II

Muslim protests over an American-made anti-Islamic YouTube film, Innocence of Muslims, have spread to more European cities.

Posted in: Germany, Islam in Europe
Sweden: Mosque to Blast Prayer Calls from Minaret
By October 1, 2012 Read More →

Sweden: Mosque to Blast Prayer Calls from Minaret

A mosque in Stockholm has received initial approval to begin sounding public prayer calls from its minaret, the first time such permission has ever been granted in Sweden.

Posted in: Islam in Europe, Sweden
Muslim Immigration Transforms Finnish Politics
By April 28, 2011 Read More →

Muslim Immigration Transforms Finnish Politics

Finland’s political map has been redrawn in the aftermath of parliamentary elections on April 17, when the nationalist True Finns Party won more votes than the governing party and now stands on the cusp of political power.

Posted in: Finland