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British Government do not support a ban on wearing the veil in public

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SHAFAQNA- Boris Johnson has sparked anger by claiming that women wearing burkas look like letter boxes and bank robbers. His comments have been furiously condemned by Muslim leaders and Labour, with MP David Lammy branding him a ‘pound-shop…

The Atlantic's report on Banning Muslim Veils across Europe 

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SHAFAQNA- Denmark has passed a ban on face veils in public which widely understood to be targeting Muslim face veil like the burqa and niqab. The Atlantic reports about this law in Denmark and other European countries and its effect on Muslim community…

Ten facts about Islam and Russia

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SHAFAQNA - My Salaam | by Tharik Hussain : There are a record-breaking seven Muslim-majority nations taking part in this year’s World Cup in Russia, meaning that millions of Muslim football fans have flooded the huge Eurasian country, turning…

Which country is the most reputable one in the Middle East?

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SHAFAQNA - The UAE was ranked 36th in the ranking of world's most reputable countries while outperforms countries such as Qatar, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. The UAE continues to enjoy the status of the most reputable country in the Middle…

Islamophobia - Danish minister blasts Muslims over Ramadan fast

SHAFAQNA - There are about 250,000 Muslims living in Denmark, and the Danish integration minister thinks that those fasting for Ramadan are better off staying at home until the month-long holiday is over. "I want to call on Muslims to take…

Denmark urges Manama to free Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja

SHAFAQNA - Denmark’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva reiterated his government’s call for the release of prominent Bahraini human rights defender, Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja. “We reiterate our call for … release of…

Conference on Takfirism to be held in Denmark

SHAFAQNA - Objectives of the Conference Presenting the Islamic moderate thoughts to enhance a peaceful coexistence and a law-abiding Muslim community in collaboration with the wider Danish community under the shadow of divine religions…

Louise from Denmark: Allah Wanted Me to Become a Muslim

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SHAFAQNA- I was thinking about wearing Hijab I think almost every day for six months. And in Ramadan 2007, I started wearing it, alhamdulellah. According to rahyafte:My name is Louise. I have been a Muslim for one and half years now. I…

Queen of Denmark weighs in immigration debate

SHAFAQNA  - ‘Living here doesn't make you one of us’ Danish Queen tells Muslims to adopt West's values. The Queen of Denmark has urged Muslims arriving in Europe to adopt Western values in an extraordinary intervention in the migration…

Denmark reverses decision on separating refugee ‘child brides’ from partners in asylum centers

SHAFAQNA - Denmark has acknowledged that its earlier decision to separate married couples in refugee centers if a spouse happened to be below the age of 18 violated international conventions, with local MPs calling it “completely outrageous.” Now…

Adhan competition held for Muslim youth in Copenhagen, Denmark

SHAFAQNA - A competition on recitation of Adhan (call to prayers) was held in the Danish capital of Copenhagen on the weekend. The Imam Ali (AS) Mosque in the city hosted the contest, whose aim was identifying young talents in recitation…

Danish nationalists urge ban on Muslims

SHAFAQNA - The Danish People’s Party, an anti-immigration and nationalist group that supports the center-right government, says Denmark should halt immigration from Muslim countries, citing the threat of violence from Islamic extremists. In…

Mosque in Denmark Only for Women

SHAFAQNA- The mosque has been named the Mariam Mosque, according to Politiken newspaper. Some point to the new mosque as a positive modernization, but the Danish Islamic Center (DIC) is less enthusiastic. "They can do as they please,…