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Islamophobia

2020

24

Oct

French minister accuses mayors of giving in to ‘political Islam’ over swimming pools

France’s finance minister on Friday accused some mayors of giving in to “political Islam” because they allow women-only hours at local swimming pools, underscoring a harsher tone in the aftermath of a schoolteacher’s beheading. “There is terrorism, yes — the crime that must be judged and condemned,” Bruno Le Maire told Europe 1 radio. “And […]

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Country: France
Source: AA , POLITICO

18

Sep

France: MPs leave meeting over student wearing hijab

Right-wing and republican lawmakers walked out of a meeting in France’s parliament Thursday due to the presence of a woman wearing a Muslim headscarf. During the meeting in Paris, which was discussing the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on young people, some right-wing members of parliament as well as ruling party member Anne-Christine Lang said […]

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Country: France
Source: AA , AA

12

Aug

Antwerp mosques file complaint against far-right Vlaams Belang for inciting hatred

Two mosques in Antwerp are filing a complaint against the far-right Vlaams Belang political party and its chairman Tom Van Grieken for spreading images on social media which they feel incite hatred and discrimination. The Al Aqsa Mosque and the adjacent Cultural Centre Mosque Omar in the northern district of Antwerp are filing a complaint, […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: HABER TÜRK , The Brussels Time

10

Jul

Greek culture minister says Hagia Sophia verdict a ‘provocation’

Greece’s culture ministry said on Friday a Turkish court verdict which could convert the Hagia Sophia museum in Istanbul to a mosque was an “open provocation” to the civilized world. “Today’s decision, which came as a result of the political will of President (Tayyip) Erdogan, is an open provocation to the civilized world which recognises […]

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Country: Greece
Source: BBC , Ekathimerini

09

Mar

Marine Le Pen accuses Erdogan of wanting to “Islamize Europe”

Marine Le Pen asked France and Europe on Friday to help Greece, faced with an influx of migrants, in order to “completely reverse immigration policy”, accusing Recep Tayyip Erdogan of wanting to “Islamize the Europe, ”reports AFP. “France and Europe must come to the aid of Greece and completely reverse the immigration policy,” said the […]

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Country: France
Source: Sputnik , MBS

28

Feb

German court upholds headscarf ban for legal clerks

Germany’s highest court on Thursday upheld a ban on headscarves for Muslim trainee lawyers in courts, finding that the requirement of maintaining religious neutrality was justified. The Federal Constitutional Court’s ruling came after a Frankfurt-born German-Moroccan legal trainee filed a challenge to Hesse state’s rules. In the western state, trainees who keep their headscarves on […]

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Country: Germany
Source: TRT Haber , AJ

27

Feb

Elected Turkish mufti sentenced to 4 months in Greece

Ahmet Mete, the elected mufti of Xanthi in northern Greece, on Wednesday was sentenced to four months in prison due to usurping authority. The implementation of the prison sentence was delayed. If Mete commits a crime in three years, the sentence will be implemented. Erkan Azizoğlu, the imam of the nearby village of Glafki, was […]

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Country: Greece
Source: TRT Haber , DS

27

Feb

A man refused to hand in Copenhagen City Hall – so he did not become a Danish citizen

More than 500 people were ready to receive their Danish citizenship at a ceremony at Copenhagen City Hall, but one person had to leave without citizenship. The man refused to lend a hand as part of the ceremonial end, and that had consequences. It tells a member of Copenhagen’s Citizen Representation for the Alternative, Badar […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: TRT Haber , Berlingske

26

Feb

Trump praises Modi’s record on religious tolerance as violence erupts over India’s treatment of Muslims

As violence erupted in the streets Tuesday over a citizenship law that critics say discriminates against Muslims, President Trump defended Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s record on religious tolerance as he closed out a two-day visit to India that served as a celebration of the bond between two nationalist leaders. Trump avoided any public criticism of his […]

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Country: United States
Source: EN , WP

24

Feb

Liberal Islam or Western Influence?

Kahina Bahloul, the founder of the Fatima Mosque, was born to a Muslim Algerian father and a French mother with Christian and Jewish backgrounds and grew up in Algeria where she studied law before moving back to France where she earned her doctorate in Islamic Studies from the École Pratique des Hautes Études. According to Bahloul, the […]

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Country: France
Source: En Son Haber , Albawaba