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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.

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.

Spain’s New “Fornicators”
By August 20, 2013 Read More →

Spain’s New “Fornicators”

Public prosecutors in Spain have dropped charges of “advocating gender violence” against a Muslim cleric who said in a sermon that women who wear jeans or apply perfume are “fornicators.”

Posted in: Islam in Europe, Spain, Spain
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.

Spain: “Soon the Muslims will be the Kings of the World”
By June 21, 2013 Read More →

Spain: “Soon the Muslims will be the Kings of the World”

The arrests of several Muslim immigrants reflect the mounting challenge that radical Islam is posing for Spain.

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.

Spain: Supreme Court Overturns Burqa Ban
By March 4, 2013 Read More →

Spain: Supreme Court Overturns Burqa Ban

The Spanish Supreme Court has ruled that a municipal ordinance banning the wearing of Islamic burqas in public spaces is unconstitutional.

Posted in: Islam in Europe, Spain
Spain Submits to “Adoption Jihad”
By February 20, 2013 Read More →

Spain Submits to “Adoption Jihad”

Spain has acceded to the demands of the Islamist government in Morocco by agreeing that Moroccan children adopted by Spanish families must remain culturally and religiously Muslim.

Spain: Ban Remains on Muslim Prayer in Cathedral
By February 14, 2013 Read More →

Spain: Ban Remains on Muslim Prayer in Cathedral

A court in southern Spain has acquitted eight Muslims who were accused of resorting to violence to break a ban on Muslim prayers in a cathedral in the city of Córdoba. The church was once the world’s second-biggest mosque and remains the single most powerful symbol of Islam in Spain.

Posted in: Islam in Europe, Spain, Spain
Muslims Demand Reciprocity from Spain Over Citizenship for Jews
By December 21, 2012 Read More →

Muslims Demand Reciprocity from Spain Over Citizenship for Jews

The Spanish government has announced that it will grant automatic citizenship to Jews of Sephardic descent, whose ancestors were expelled from Spain in 1492.

Posted in: Islam in Europe, Spain
Spain Threatens to Deport Filmmaker for Anti-Islam Documentary
By December 17, 2012 Read More →

Spain Threatens to Deport Filmmaker for Anti-Islam Documentary

The Spanish government has warned a political refugee that he faces deportation for making a documentary that is critical of Islam.

Posted in: Islam in Europe, Spain, Spain
Al-Qaeda’s Strategy of a “Thousand Cuts”
By October 30, 2012 Read More →

Al-Qaeda’s Strategy of a “Thousand Cuts”

Spanish police have arrested six members of an al-Qaeda cell in Barcelona that was dedicated to providing a related terrorist cell in Germany with large numbers of stolen passports.