Australia: Toowoomba mosque fire: ‘God forgive them,’ Islamic leader says
17th Apr 2015

Australia: Toowoomba mosque fire: ‘God forgive them,’ Islamic leader says

  [Photo: Inside the fire-ravaged Toowoomba mosque. Photo: The Toowoomba Chronicle]   By Jorge Branco [Sydney Morning Herald]: A Toowoomba mosque suffered extensive damage after another suspected arson attack early Friday morning. Toowoomba’s mayor has condemned the suspected arson attack … Continued

Australia: Muslim woman who was being verbally abused on Sydney train defended
16th Apr 2015

Australia: Muslim woman who was being verbally abused on Sydney train defended

[Video still of a woman who carried on with a racist tirade against a Muslim woman on a Sydney train. Picture: Facebook / Stacey Eden Source: Facebook] WHEN Stacey Eden saw a Muslim woman being subjected to vicious verbal attack … Continued

UK: Severed pigs heads found at Islamic community centre in Solihull
13th Apr 2015

UK: Severed pigs heads found at Islamic community centre in Solihull

  [Photo: The site in Hermitage Road, Solihull, which has allegedly been turned into a mosque without permission]     By Mike Lockley   Four severed pigs heads have been dumped on the doorstep of a new community centre which … Continued

France: Pregnant Muslim woman attacked in France
28th Mar 2015

France: Pregnant Muslim woman attacked in France

  By Oliver Gee   The 29-year-old woman, who was wearing a hijab, or Muslim headscarf, was hospitalized on Tuesday after being attacked on a street in Toulouse, southern France.   According to reports the heavily pregnant woman who is … Continued

Germany: Court orders hijab ban softened
13th Mar 2015

Germany: Court orders hijab ban softened

    The German Constitutional Court has ordered the state of North Rhine-Westphalia to review a ban on Islamic veils in its schools. The judges decided that veils do not pose a concrete threat to a school’s learning environment. The … Continued

India: 5% quota for Muslims in the state scrapped
5th Mar 2015

India: 5% quota for Muslims in the state scrapped

      By Sayli Udas Mankikar,   Mumbai, (Hindustan Times): The state government has finally decided not to give 5% reservation to the Muslim community in both jobs and education. With this decision, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settlers burn mosque near Bethlehem
26th Feb 2015

Palestine: Israeli settlers burn mosque near Bethlehem

    [Photos: Ma’an News]     BETHLEHEM (Ma’an):  Extremist Jewish settlers set fire overnight Tuesday to a mosque in the southern West Bank town of al-Jaba west of Bethlehem, locals told Ma’an. As worshipers arrived around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday to … Continued

US: N Carolina Muslim students buried amid calls for hate probe
13th Feb 2015

US: N Carolina Muslim students buried amid calls for hate probe

[Family mourn during funeral of 3 Muslim students murdered in North Carolina] Three young Muslim students shot dead this week in North Carolina have been buried at a funeral attended by thousands. Their families called for the case to be … Continued

US: Chapel Hill murders sparks speculation of anti-Muslim bias
12th Feb 2015

US: Chapel Hill murders sparks speculation of anti-Muslim bias

  [Photo: 23-year-old Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife 21-year-old Yusor Mohammad and her 19-year-old sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha]   The murders of three young Muslims in the United States has sparked speculation of a hate crime. The media’s coverage of … Continued

Sweden: Stockholm imam receives death threats
9th Feb 2015

Sweden: Stockholm imam receives death threats

  [Stockholm Mosque. Photo: Gabbe/Wikimedia]   The imam at the main Stockholm mosque has received death threats and a white powder was sent to the religious centre on Friday, according to the head of the Islamic Association of Sweden. “The … Continued

Two killed in Islamophobic attacks in Europe
18th Jan 2015

Two killed in Islamophobic attacks in Europe

    A French Muslim man was stabbed to death in his own home in southern France in what a Muslim group called a “horrible Islamophobic” attack the week after France was rocked by the Charlie Hebdo killings. The attack … Continued

Niger: Four dead in Charlie Hebdo protests in Niger
17th Jan 2015

Niger: Four dead in Charlie Hebdo protests in Niger

    Protesters apparently outraged by caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, published in Charlie Hebdo’s first edition since the Paris attacks, have set fire to the French cultural center and three churches in Zinder, Niger. Four people were killed and … Continued

Sweden: Swedish Muslims react to new Charlie Hebdo
15th Jan 2015

Sweden: Swedish Muslims react to new Charlie Hebdo

  [Stockholm-based Muslim Selma says is saddened by the Charlie Hebdo cover. Photo: The Local]     With three million copies of Charlie Hebdo’s latest issue sold out by Wednesday afternoon and two million more scheduled to be printed, The … Continued

Anger, dismay, cynicism: Muslim world responds to Charlie Hebdo
15th Jan 2015

Anger, dismay, cynicism: Muslim world responds to Charlie Hebdo

    [Photo: A Turkish paper and its Charlie Hebdo supplement]   The latest edition of Charlie Hebdo has sparked heated debate in the Muslim world. The main media outlets have been restrained in their response, but discussions on social … Continued

Germany: Muslim leaders rally for tolerance with Merkel
14th Jan 2015

Germany: Muslim leaders rally for tolerance with Merkel

  Members of the government and Muslim groups were among the many gathered at the Brandenburg Gate to promote interfaith understanding on Tuesday. “We are all Germany,” President Joachim Gauck declared in his speech. A solemn demonstration was held in … Continued

Germany: Dresden marchers to conquer xenophobia
11th Jan 2015

Germany: Dresden marchers to conquer xenophobia

  Tens of thousands of people have marched in Dresden calling for “open mindedness and humanity.” DW’s Kate Brady was there to see how the eastern German city took a stand against the anti-Islamization PEGIDA group. Families, young couples, pensioners … Continued

Sweden: New bomb threat against Swedish mosque
10th Jan 2015

Sweden: New bomb threat against Swedish mosque

    Gothenburg’s main mosque was evacuated on Friday night after a bomb threat, exacerbating Swedish Muslims’ fear of reprisals following this week’s Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris. Three mosques in Sweden have suffered arson attacks in recent weeks, even … Continued

Germany: Thousands of Germans in anti Islam protest
6th Jan 2015

Germany: Thousands of Germans in anti Islam protest

  [10,000 anti Islam protest in Dresden on Monday Jan 5]   Anti-Islamist ‘Pegida’ supporters have had to cancel their appearance in Cologne, where thousands of demonstrators showed solidarity with migrants. However, thousands of anti-Islamists showed up in the city … Continued

Sweden rallies after trio of mosque fire attacks
3rd Jan 2015

Sweden rallies after trio of mosque fire attacks

Thousands of people turned up to anti-racism rallies in Sweden’s major cities on Friday afternoon following three arson attacks on mosques. The crowds in Stockholm waved placards and listened to speeches from leading figures within the city’s Muslim community as … Continued

Germany: Dev Minister Müller calls for debate on anti-Islam movt
2nd Jan 2015

Germany: Dev Minister Müller calls for debate on anti-Islam movt

mg/cmk (AFP, dpa): German Development Minister Gerd Müller has called for a fair discussion on the protests by anti-Islam movement PEGIDA. Müller said that Germany needed to address the fears of thousands of its citizens. Development Minister Gerd Müller said … Continued

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