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Islamophobia

2019

13

Feb

Muslims debate first mixed-gender mosque in France

Kahina Bahloul, a Muslim woman who was born for an Algerian father and a French mother, has established an association for Muslims in France and it is called: “Tell Me About Islam.” The association aims to discuss controversial debates that are not discussed among Muslims. Bahloul was the first to suggest the idea of a […]

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Country: France
Source: Dünya Bülteni , Al Bawaba

12

Feb

Germany closes Muslim kindergarten

Officials in the city of Mainz withdrew the license of the only Muslim kindergarten in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate amid allegations that the facility was promoting Salafism. The president of the state’s youth office, Detlef Placzek, said the promotion of Salafist materials meant that the nursery no longer adhered to the German constitution. Officials had a duty […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW , DW

11

Feb

Quebec mosque shooter is sentenced to life in prison

A 29-year-old who shot dead six worshippers at a Quebec City mosque in the worst anti-Muslim attack in the West got life in prison on Friday. Alexandre Bissonnette will have to wait 40 years longer than usual before he can apply for parole. In his decision, Judge Francois Huot rejected a prosecution request for a 150-year sentence, […]

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Country: Canada
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07

Feb

US appeals court blocks execution of Muslim inmate

Alabama may be violating the religious rights of a Muslim inmate set for execution by refusing to allow an imam at his death, a federal court said Wednesday in blocking the lethal injection. The 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals granted an indefinite stay for Dominique Ray, 42, a day before he was scheduled to […]

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Country: United States
Source: NTV , NZ Herald

01

Feb

Germany’s Lower Saxony imposes ban on DİTİB’s imams, refusing their service in prisons

The imams of the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DİTİB) will no longer be able to operate in the prisons in Germany’s Lower Saxony. Announcing the abolishment of the contract, which was signed with the DİTİB to provide religious services to the prisoners, the ministry said on Tuesday that information regarding the imams will be […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Daily Sabah , DW

31

Jan

Belgian woman stabs daughter for converting to Islam

The Brussels Criminal Court has sentenced 54-year-old woman to three years in jail for attacking her 19-year-old daughter. The woman had stabbed her daughter in the abdomen and under the chin after she had converted to Islam and secretly married a Muslim. The judge stated that the sentence would show the mother that her behavior was “unacceptable,” reported Belgian […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: DH Net

29

Jan

Burkini sale banned in Swedish community

A Swedish suburb which was once the site of an ancient Viking capital has fuelled the protracted debate on traditional norms and women’s rights with its decision to stop the sale of the Muslim swimming garment at community-run facilities; it has deemed the concealing swimwear detrimental to integration. Sigtuna, a municipality in Greater Stockholm, has decided […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: AA , Sputnik

23

Jan

Austrian politics sees significant rise in Islamophobia

A study by an NGO revealed that in 2018 senior politicians in Austria participated in 20 campaigns against Muslims. SOS Mitmensch in a news conference on Tuesday shared with journalists its study on Islamophobic and anti-Muslim campaigns in 2018 in Austrian politics. It said that ruling Freedom Party Chairman and Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, the […]

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Country: Austria
Source: Haberler , Muslim News

18

Jan

Want to be Danish? You’d better shake hands

Afghan-born Sakandar Khan, 30, was among the first nine new Danish citizens who shook hands with Denmark’s immigration minister under a new law that makes a handshake the final step in the naturalization process. “This is a huge thing for me. I am thrilled,” the former practicing Muslim dressed in shirt and tie said with […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: Euro News , Reuters

17

Jan

Florida politician says Rep. Rashida Tlaib might ‘blow up Capitol Hill’

A Florida city commissioner is under fire for saying the first Palestinian-American woman ever elected to Congress might “blow up Capitol Hill.” In the Islamophobic rant, Hallandale Beach Commissioner Annabelle Lima-Taub, who is Jewish, compared Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), who is Muslim, to a suicide bomber, the Sun Sentinel reported. “A Hamas-loving anti-Semite has NO place […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , NewYork Post