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Quran competition for Iranian students kicks off at Imam Ali Islamic Center of Hamburg

SHAFAQNA - The final stage of the first edition of Quran competition for Iranian students residing in Europe began on March 4 at Imam Ali (AS) Islamic Center of Hamburg. Mohammad Mahdi Momeni, in charge of the Iranian schools in Europe,…

The disappearing of refugees in Germany

SHAFAQNA - Berlin says the whereabouts of some 130,000 refugees registered by Germany are unknown, a figure which is equivalent to 13 percent of the total arrivals last year. This new revelation came following reports that several thousands…

Hypocritical much? Merkel blames Russia for Syria’s plight

SHAFAQNA - While Western powers and their ME allies made clear they do not support Russia’s play in Syria since it upsets their own political ambitions, the latest round of propaganda takes the game of geopolitics to the Land of Oz. German…

Two Assailants in Germany Throw Molotov Cocktails into Mosque Courtyard

SHAFAQNA- Police in Saarland state said Tuesday that surveillance footage showed two people throwing the Molotov cocktails into the courtyard of the mosque in Neunkirchen on Sunday night. They say one of the bombs caught fire but the flames…

Shiite Scholar: Quranic Colleges to Be Established in Germany, Belgium

SHAFAQNA -  An official with Iran’s Quranic Sciences and Teachings University said required permissions to set up a Quranic college in Germany have been issued. Hojat-ol-Islam Seyed Mohammad Naqib, a deputy of the university, said there…

War refugees warn Wahhabi elements infiltrated Europe

SHAFAQNA - Christian and Shia Muslim refugees from Syria have claimed they saw a former Daesh member living in Frankfurt, and that this is not an isolated case. Police investigated but refused to file charges because the alleged terrorist has…

Three faiths - One building to pray in Germany

SHAFAQNA - Under a grey sky and covered in snow, this barren plot of land in the heart of the city looks even more unassuming than usual. Only a few people know that here, on a sliver of land made into an island by the flow of the river…

Anti-Islam Hooligans Vandalize German City

SHAFAQNA- The Monday riots in the city's Connewitz district saw supporters of the LEGIDA movement burn cars, smash shop windows, and shoot fireworks at buildings, Press TV reported. They also attacked with stones a producer with the Russian…

Hitler's Mein Kampf sells out instantly - republication authorized after 70 years

SHAFAQNA - A controversial critical edition of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf has sold out instantly after going on sale in German bookshops for the first time in 70 years. Demand for the 2,000-page annotated version of the inflammatory text…

Refugees living in Germany fear of backlash over Cologne scandal

SHAFAQNA - Muslim groups say they have been inundated with abusive calls after New Year’s Eve assaults on women in German cities, while Justice Minister warns of potential anti-foreigner pogrom. Tony Paterson reports from Cologne. The…

Refugees in Germany falls victim of engineered marginalization - The criminalization of foreigners and Muslims

SHAFAQNA - Tensions have run high in Germany after over 500 women complained they were molested and/or attacked by men over the new year's celebrations. Witnesses have claimed so far that the majority of all perpetrators were men of Arab…

German Muslims Condemn New Year Mass Attacks In Cologne

SHAFAQNA - Members of Cologne's large Muslim community have joined the chorus condemning a string of assaults on women on New Year's Eve that have shocked Germany. But some are also voicing concern that pointing the finger of blame at Muslims…

Germany FM criticizes execution of Sheikh al-Nimr; calls Saudi death sentences 'inhumane'

SHAFAQNA-Germany's Foreign Ministry has condemned the mass executions conducted in Saudi Arabia. Germany does not allow the death penalty. "Our position is clear: the death penalty is an inhumane form of punishment that we reject under all…

Germany to Host 4th Quran Competition in Europe

SHAFAQNA- The 4th edition of the European Quran competition will be held in Germany on March 25-27, 2016. The Dar-ol-Quran Center of Germany will organize the contest in different sections for men and women. According to the center’s…

Merkel now wants to curb migrants into Germany

SHAFAQNA - Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel said  she wanted to “drastically decrease” the number of refugees coming to Germany, signalling a compromise to critics of her open-door policy from within her conservatives on the eve of…

Iranian scientist awarded German prize

SHAFAQNA - An Iranian professor has received prestigious award Future Prize (Deutscher Zukunftspreis) jointly with a colleague in Bayer Pharma AG. “This evening, the Federal President Joachim Gauck awarded the 2015, the Federal President’s…

Hijab Brought Me Serenity: German Actress

SHAFAQNA - Playing the role of a Muslim student in her latest film, a young German actress has revealed that she felt a strange serenity when she put on hijab for the first time, despite of people looks at her. "When I put on my headscarf…

Muharram mourning in Hamburg - Germany

SHAFAQNA - Mourning ceremonies for Imam Hussein and commemoration of his martyrdom along with his 72 companions on the Day of Ashura are being held in Islamic Center of Hamburg.

Iran boycotts Frankfurt book fair over Rushdie speech

SHAFAQNA - Iran boycotted the forthcoming Frankfurt book fair because organizers have invited Salman Rushdie, one of the most hated figures in the Islamic world, to deliver his speech at the opening press conference. In response to this…

Germans to partake in holding Iran’s tourism expo

SHAFAQNA - The 9th Tehran International Tourism Exhibition will be held from February 16 to 19 and its international section will be organized by a German company. Announcing the above, the exhibition secretary Ali-Bagher Nemati said that…