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Norwegian Bank Entices Muslims With Interest-Free ‘Halal Loans’

SHAFAQNA - With Europe becoming increasingly multicultural, many established institutions are being forced to change their routines to cater to...

Galway Muslims hope to produce an Irish-language version of...

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ibrahim Noonan, a Waterford man who converted to Islam and is now leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim...

‘Draconian’ EU security laws target Muslims: Amnesty International

SHAFAQNA - A raft of new counterterrorism laws across Europe discriminate against Muslims and refugees, spreading fear and alienation, Amnesty...

Italy and Germany step up measures to deter asylum...

SHAFAQNA -Those who thought Europe’s refugee “crisis” was over were reminded this week that tens of thousands of refugees...

Italy to train Muslim imams on country’s constitution to...

SHAFAQNA - Muslim imams in Italy are to be enrolled on a course educating them about the national constitution, in...

Muslim Girls Must Swim with Boys, European Court Says

SHAFAQNA- The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Tuesday accepted that the refusal by Swiss authorities to excuse children...

Czech Muslims call for joint crusade against terror

SHAFAQNA - Terrorism is an evil that must be jointly fought by all regardless their faith, Vladimir Sanka, former head...

Petition to the UK government to stop them supporting...

SHAFAQNA- The United Kingdom has been supporting Saudi Arabia politically and militarily for a longtime. In fact, just in recent...

Sheikh Nimr to Be Commemorated in Germany

SHAFAQNA- Bahraini Cultural-Social Center in the German capital will hold the event on Tuesday January 3, marking the first anniversary...

University of Sarajevo Suspends Classes during Muslim Prayers

SHAFAQNA- The University of Sarajevo this week adopted a plan to halt activities for about an-hour-and-a-half each Friday during Muslim...

Police Investigating Arson at Netherlands Mosque

SHAFAQNA- The Dutch police and Muslim community believe that the fire was deliberately started by an arsonist, media sources said. The...

Sarajevo exhibition showcases prayer rugs

SHAFAQNA - According to Duna Bulteni website, the rare and old prayer rugs on display at the exhibition have been...

French mayor to be tried for Muslim ‘problem’ comments

SHAFAQNA - A far-right French mayor will be tried on hate charges over comments that include a claim the number...

Three people hurt in shooting at Zurich Islamic centre

SHAFAQNA - Suspect fired shots at worshippers at Zurich Islamic centre before fleeing scene, leaving victims seriously wounded. A man burst...

Muslims in London Donate Food in Charity Drive for...

SHAFAQNA- The charity drive, organized by Muslim Aid and the East London Mosque in Whitechapel, saw hundreds of congregants arrive...

Warped Perception of Muslims in Society Biggest in France

SHAFAQNA - Europe has been rocked by terror attacks conducted in the name of the jihadist Islamic State, Donald Trump...

Islamophobic Attack on German Mosque

SHAFAQNA- Unknown attackers spewed a pig's head on a fence in front of Aksemseddin Mosque on December 4. A man...

Muslim Woman Dragged along Pavement by Hijab in London...

SHAFAQNA- The Metropolitan Police said two white teenagers launched the unprovoked assault in Chingford as she walked down a popular...

Collection of Islamic Books Published in Russian

SHAFAQNA- The collection includes different books and articles on various Islamic issues written by Iranian and European scholars. "Islamic Viewpoints in...

Ireland’s Muslims more educated than general population

SHAFAQNA - Ireland was one of few exceptions in Europe with Muslims completing an average of 11.8 years of schooling,...

Muslims in Italy are celebrating Christmas – Here’s why

SHAFAQNA - ITALY’S MUSLIM REFUGEES ARE JOINING IN ON CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES TO ASSIMILATE INTO THE CULTURE. In a country where...

Germany’s Top Court Rules Muslim Schoolgirls Must Join Swimming...

SHAFAQNA - Germany’s highest court ruled on Wednesday that ultra-conservative Muslim girls must take part in mixed swimming classes at...

Bosnia arrests eight over wartime killings of Muslims

SHAFAQNA - Bosnian police arrested Tuesday eight ethnic Serbs suspected of taking part in the killings of around 120 Muslim...

Scotland’s First Minister Hails ‘Diversity’ after Glasgow Mosque Visit

SHAFAQNA- Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon urged people from all communities to promote tolerance and diversity after a visit to...

Muslims forced to leave Christmas market in German town

SHAFAQNA - It’s a popular tourist destination and hundreds flock to it at this time of year for its famed...

Slovakia adopts law to block Islam gaining official status...

SHAFAQNA - Slovakia passed legislation on Wednesday to effectively block Islam from gaining official status as a religion in the...

European Governments’ Approach to Tackling Extremism Counter-productive

SHAFAQNA- This is according to Dr. Oliver Scharbrodt, Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Chester, Britain, who paid...

Thousands of Muslims hit streets of Paris over plans...

SHAFAQNA - More than 1,000 French Muslims took to the streets on Saturday to protest against the local government's plans...

France uses secularism as pretext for state control

SHAFAQNA -  Charlie Hebdo cartoonist killings and the attacks in Paris and Nice have led to an unprecedented rise...

Islamophobia, Terrorism: Biggest Challenges Facing European Muslims

SHAFAQNA- This is according to Yahya Abd Al-Ahad Zanolo from Italy, who took part in the 29th edition of the International...

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