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Belgium ends Saudi lease of country’s largest mosque over radicalism concerns

The Belgian government has decided to terminate the long-term lease of the country’s largest and oldest mosque to the Saudi royal family, as part of what officials say is an effort to combat radicalization. By –  Michael Birnbaum The move caps a long-running discussion about what to do about the Grand Mosque of Brussels, a sprawling complex in the heart of ...

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Dozens of U.S. Cities Plan Marches Against Islam’s Sharia Law

Marches against Islamic law were planned Saturday in more than two dozen cities across the United States, but scholars and others say the protesters are stoking unfounded fears and promoting a distorted and prejudiced view of the religion. Via: Andrew Selsky and Jeff Karoub / AP The group organizing the rallies, ACT for America, claims Sharia “is incompatible with Western democracy ...

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Angela Merkel: Islam is part of Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germans had for too long failed to grasp how immigration was changing their country and would have to get used to the sight of more mosques in their cities, according to a newspaper. Via: reuters.com  Germany, home to at least 4 million Muslims, has been divided in recent weeks by a debate over integration sparked by disparaging ...

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Chinese Muslims are banned from having ‘abnormal’ beards or wearing veils

New rules announced on March 29 ban beards and veils in the Chinese province The move is part of new ‘Regulations on Extremisation of Xinjiang province’  Xinjiang province in northern China is home to 10 million Chinese Muslims This month an ISIS video featuring Chinese children vowed to ‘shed blood’ Via: dailymail.co.uk China has announced that it is implementing new measures ...

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Brussels mayor: All our mosques are controlled by Salafists

The Belgian capital has a problem with extremist Islam, Brussels Mayor Yvan Mayeur said in an interview with newspaper De Morgen published Wednesday, one year after the terror attacks at Zaventem Airport and Maalbeek metro station. Via: politico.eu “Everyone knows that all mosques in Brussels are in the hands of Salafists,” Mayeur said, referring to the radical form of Islam. “We need to ...

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Wilders: Islam must be driven out of the Netherlands

Dutch right-wing politician Geert Wilders compared Islam to Nazism on Friday in a television interview ahead of the official start of campaigning for the upcoming general election in the Netherlands. Via: jpost.com  Wilders, leader of the biggest political party in the Netherlands, also stated that he wants to close all mosques, because he said they are a symbol of an ideology ...

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Radical Islam spreading through Belgium mosques

A RADICAL form of Islam is spreading throughout mosques in Belgium opening the country up to an increased terror threat, according to a new leaked report. Via: express.co.uk  Wahhabism, labelled by the European Parliament in Strasbourg as the main source of global terrorism, is being identified in an increasing number of Islamic centres, the Coordination Unit for Threat Analysis (OCAM) reported. ...

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German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel calls for ban on Islamist mosques

Social Democrats leader and German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel has called for tougher measures against Islamist trends in Germany. His demands come just weeks after the “Islamic State”-claimed terror attack in Berlin. Via: dw.com In an interview with German weekly Der Spiegel, German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said that “Salafist mosques must be banned, communities dissolved, and the preachers should be expelled ...

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German authorities raid mosques and flats, ban Islamist group

Police launched dawn raids on about 190 mosques, flats and offices linked to an Islamist group in Germany on Tuesday as the government banned the organization, accusing it of radicalising youngsters, the interior ministry said. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said the DWR ‘True Religion’ organization had contacted young people as it distributed Korans and other religious material, and had ...

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Muslims protest on ancient streets of Rome as Italy SHUTS DOWN mosques

Authorities in Rome recently closed down five makeshift mosques in the city in what Muslims see as a crackdown on their religion. Thousands attended Friday prayers this week outside the iconic Colosseum in Rome to demonstrate against the closures. The small mosques had been shut down by the authorities on fears that youngsters were becoming radicalized. During the protest prayer, ...

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