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France: Far-right politician calls on government to close mosques, deport Muslims

France: Far-right politician calls on government to close mosques, deport Muslims

French far-right politician Marine Le Pen has called on Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin to close more mosques in the country, saying that closing 24 mosques over the past two years is not enough. Le Pen said, in an interview on…
Muslims in Germany’s Cologne welcome Friday call to prayer over loudspeaker

Muslims in Germany’s Cologne welcome Friday call to prayer over loudspeaker

Muslims in Germany’s city of Cologne welcomed the permission granted to them for two years to announce the call to prayer every Friday on loudspeaker. Abdurrahman Atasoy, the acting president of the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB), said: “I…
France: Closure of mosques under pretext of criticized law continues

France: Closure of mosques under pretext of criticized law continues

The French government has closed dozens of mosques in the past two years or so under the pretext of a controversial and much-criticized anti-separatism law. France has started the process of shutting down the Obernai mosque in the Bas-Rhin area.…
France: Right-wing extremist activist calls for extermination of Muslims

France: Right-wing extremist activist calls for extermination of Muslims

Social media activists in France denounced hosting the far-right activist Patrick Jardin on a television program, especially as he called for the extermination of Muslims and supported the New Zealand terrorist who killed 49 people in two mosques two years…
Serbia: Muslims subjected to marginalization, mosques demolished

Serbia: Muslims subjected to marginalization, mosques demolished

According to a report, the number of Muslims in Serbia today is about 240,000 people, representing about 3% of the population, most of them live in the Sanjak region, which is located on the line of contact between Serbia, Montenegro,…
Germany: Unidentified extremists attack mosque, paint swastikas on its walls

Germany: Unidentified extremists attack mosque, paint swastikas on its walls

Unidentified extremists attacked a mosque in the western city of Göttingen in northern Germany, in a new racist incident. The extremists last week, painted 5 swastikas on the walls of the mosque, in what appears to be a message of…
Muslim civil societies raise concerns over Islamophobia in Europe

Muslim civil societies raise concerns over Islamophobia in Europe

Addressing the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) Human Dimension Conference in Warsaw on Thursday 29th September, Lamies Nassri, project manager at the Center for Muslim Rights (CEDA) in Denmark, said Islamophobia was spreading throughout Europe and called…
Amsterdam City Council pushes for end of nationwide burqa ban

Amsterdam City Council pushes for end of nationwide burqa ban

Local leaders in Amsterdam have taken an important step to encourage to abandon the burqa (face-covering clothing) ban in the Netherlands, which came into force in 2019. On Sept. 14, the city council in the Netherlands’ capital and largest city…
For the first time ever, the banner of Imam Hussain (peace be upon him) in front of the Supreme Pontiff

For the first time ever, the banner of Imam Hussain (peace be upon him) in front of the Supreme Pontiff

A delegation from the International Media Center in the Media Department of Imam Hussain Holy Shrine visited Pope Francis at his residence in the Vatican. The visiting delegation presented the banner of Imam Hussain, peace be upon him, as an…
Muslim Council of Elders calls for code of conduct to spread values of coexistence and fraternity

Muslim Council of Elders calls for code of conduct to spread values of coexistence and fraternity

The Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders, Counselor Muhammad Abd al-Salam, called for the formulation of a global media code of conduct to spread the values ​​of coexistence and human fraternity; similar to the blog launched by the Council…
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