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France forced to defend ban on niqab
23rd Jul 2013

France forced to defend ban on niqab

France’s so-called “Burqa-ban” has once again been making headlines across the globe in recent days after riots were sparked in a Paris suburb when a Muslim woman was stopped by police. On Monday the French government defended the controversial law. … Continued

7th Jul 2013

Finland: Majority of Finns oppose Turkey’s EU membership

HELSINKI, (Xinhua): A latest poll showed that nearly 70 percent of Finns oppose Turkey’s EU membership, although the country has applied for the bloc’s membership since 1987, local media reported Saturday. The online survey was carried out by Think If … Continued

30th Jun 2013

Sweden: Topless Femen activists target Swedish mosque

Three women from the feminist activist movement Femen entered a mosque on Södermalm in central Stockholm on Saturday morning, baring their breats and chanting “No sharia” and “Free women”.   <iframe id=”4fb36f8e4417f” name=”4fb36f8e4417f” src=”http://d.thelocal.com/w/1.0/afr?auid=221323&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE” frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” width=”300″ height=”250″><a href=”http://d.thelocal.com/w/1.0/rc?cs=4fb36f8e4417f&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE” ><img … Continued

18th Jun 2013

France: Muslim woman loses baby after veil attack

The Local: A pregnant Muslim woman who was allegedly attacked in the suburbs of Paris by two ‘skinheads’ for wearing an Islamic face veil has suffered a miscarriage, it was reported on Tuesday. According to reports in the French media, … Continued

6th Jun 2013

Germany: Defendant at neo-Nazi murder trial describes subculture of hate

A key witness at Germany’s neo-Nazi murder trial in Munich has described a subculture of hate behind fatal attacks on mainly Turkish shop proprietors during his teenage years some 15 years ago. Carsten S, whose name was withheld under German … Continued

2nd Jun 2013

France: Far-right leader, Marine Le Pen, could lose immunity

Marine Le Pen     A European Parliament committee has voted to lift immunity rights from French MEP Marine Le Pen. The decision followed a request by French prosecutors trying to charge her with inciting religious hatred in a 2010 … Continued

20th May 2013

The Netherlands: Police, locals deny claim part of The Hague is a ‘Sharia triangle’

Dutch News: Claim by newspaper Trouw that part of The Hague’s Schilderswijk district is so dominated by orthodox Muslims that they are dictating what people should wear and how they should behave, have been denied by both police and local … Continued

3rd May 2013

Palestine: Jerusalem mosque to be partially demolished, Israeli court rules

An Israeli court has rejected an appeal to stop the partial demolition of a mosque in Ras al-Amoud in East Jerusalem, the mosque’s imam said. The court ruled that a section of the Muhammad al-Fatih mosque was built without a … Continued

14th Apr 2013

Sweden: Social Democrats force out Mustafa over ‘values’

The Local: Embattled Social Democrat Omar Mustafa, who also chairs Sweden’s Islamic Association (Islamiska förbundet), resigned from all his duties with the party on Saturday night, bowing to calls from within the party that he leave the governing board. “The … Continued

Germany: Politicians and press push for NSU court compromise
12th Apr 2013

Germany: Politicians and press push for NSU court compromise

Eight of the people the German neo-Nazi NSU cell allegedly killed were Turkish, another was Greek. No reporters from either country will attend the trial as it stands. Several key figures have called for that to change. Turkish President Abdullah … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settlers deface two mosques in West Bank
8th Apr 2013

Palestine: Israeli settlers deface two mosques in West Bank

Two mosques in a West Bank village were defaced with racist graffiti, a local official said on Sunday, marking the latest hate crime by suspected Jewish settlers. “Settlers came in the middle of the night and wrote threats in Hebrew … Continued

23rd Mar 2013

Germany: German spies accused of racism, Islamophobia

The Local: Germany’s domestic intelligence agency is a hotbed of “institutional racism,” where Islamophobic, racist and offensive remarks are an everyday occurrence, a newspaper reported on March 22. Germany’s security service the Verfassungsschutz is a hornet’s nest of conflict, envy, … Continued

20th Mar 2013

France: Nursery assistant wins reprieve over hijab sacking

The Local: A French creche assistant who was famously fired for refusing to remove her Islamic head-scarf had her dismissal annulled by France’s highest appeals court on Tuesday. The court judged the sacking was “discrimination” on the grounds of religion. … Continued

19th Mar 2013

Germany backs off bid to get extreme-right NPD banned

The German government has decided not to attempt to get the far-right NPD party banned by the country’s top court. The decision came due to the refusal of the junior partners in the coalition to back the move. A recommendation … Continued

26th Feb 2013

Sweden: Ignore Vilks’ Muhammad show: religious heads

Sweden: Ignore Vilks’ Muhammad show: religious heads The Local: Religious heads in southern Sweden have advised their followers to ignore an upcoming exhibition of work by controversial Swedish artist Lars Vilks, warning that people should not be provoked by his … Continued

Sectarianism in the Middle East and its rise in the UK, Standpoint, Sahar TV. Interview done on 29 May 2013 and transmitted on 12 June 2013


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