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Swimming with boys - European Court of Human Rights rules for integration

SHAFAQNA - Muslim girls at Swiss schools must attend swimming lessons including both boys and girls, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled, rejecting a case filed by two parents who wanted their daughters exempted from the classes…

Muslims in Ireland encouraged to ‘get engaged, get involved’

SHAFAQNA - Muslims in Ireland have been strongly encouraged to remember that they are not “guests, or visitors” in Ireland, but here by right and they should engage more with Irish society “You are not guests or visitors. You are here…

Norway minister faces resignation over comments on Muslim integration

SHAFAQNA - Norway’s integration minister has been widely mocked and asked to "reconsider her position" after telling the country’s Muslims to adapt to the country's culture. Sylvi Listhaug, from the anti-immigrant Progress Party, caused…

A conversation on equality, integration and Islam as a religious marker

SHAFAQNA - “Muslim communities are not like others in Britain and the country should accept they will never integrate,” Trevor Phillips, the former head of the equalities watchdog said at the Policy Exchange think tank in Westminster this…

Why France is failing its Muslims

SHAFAQNA -Less than 72 hours after Paris suffered Europe’s most deadly terrorist attack in years, the capital region was in lockdown. With tens of thousands of soldiers and police on high alert, youth in the suburbs still managed to set…