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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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Sweden to ban masks but not burqas at football matches

The Swedish government has proposed a ban on the wearing of masks by spectators at sporting events in an effort to stem fan violence, but exceptions will be made for religious garments like burqas. The proposal comes at a time where a number of high-profile violent incidents at Swedish football matches have made global headlines. In August, a match between ...

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France ‘burkini ban’: Images of police on beach fuel debate

Pictures have emerged of French police appearing to enforce the controversial “burkini ban” on a woman on a beach in the southern city of Nice. Police appear to issue a fine to the woman, who is then seen removing a veil and baring her arms. Nice’s deputy mayor said the removal of burkinis was a “necessity” after the deadly jihadist ...

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Austrian Conservative politicians have backed up calls from within Angela Merkel’s party to implement a wide-ranging burka ban

MPs in Vienna today demanded the outlawing of full body veils, claiming they stop women from integrating into Catholic Austrian Society.The controversial piece of clothing has sparked debate across several European countries, with some politicians citing security concerns over face coverings.Ministers in Germany are to meet tonight to discuss proposals before the Bundestag to ban the burka, although they are ...

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Ban Islamic schools, Sharia courts and face-veil in public

Local councillor Lisa Duffy, who is bidding to replace Nigel Farage as Ukip leader, this morning set out what she termed a “positive vision for British Islam” as a major plank of her campaign.Ms Duffy was accused of “dog whistle politics” and of portraying Ukip as “small-minded” and “chasing the bigot vote” by her leadership rivals.But the former shop manager ...

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Danish MP: Ban Muslim immigration to Denmark

A high-ranking Danish People’s Party MP came under fire on Thursday for his proposal to ban all immigration from ‘Muslim countries’ for a period of 4-6 years. In an opinion piece in Berlingske on Thursday, MP Søren Espersen of the Danish People’s Party (DF) proposed that a ban on immigration from Muslim countries was needed until “we have gotten a ...

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Muslim ‘campaign’ to ban dogs in public places – is it an Islamophobic hoax?

Anumber of homes in Manchester have received leaflets in recent days calling for dogs to be banned in public places out of respect for Muslims. Purporting to be from an Islamic campaign group called “For Public Purity,” the leaflets, delivered to homes in the Cheetham Hill and Salford areas, say: “This area is home to a large Muslim community. Please ...

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Muslim face veil ban for workers is not discriminatory, Austrian court rules

Preventing an employee from wearing a veil is not discriminating against them, one of Austria’s highest courts has ruled. In the landmark decision, Austria’s Supreme Court (OGH) said that if clothing prevents communication, an employer may legally dismiss them. The decision was made in the case of a woman who already wore an Abaya, which is an Islamic overgarment, and headscarf, ...

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Australian Politician Proposes 10-Year Ban on Muslim Immigration

Australian politician Kirralie Smith proposed a 10-year hiatus on Muslim immigration, saying that Islamic values are “not compatible to our democratic values of freedom.” The comments were made in an interview with Sky News, where Smith promoted her new political party, The Australian Liberty Alliance, which counts ‘the Islamisation issue’ as one of its two key pillars. “We need to have ...

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Latvia Wants to Ban Face Veils, for All 3 Women Who Wear Them

Liga Legzdina, 27, who goes by the name Fatima, near Riga, Latvia. She is one of a tiny handful of women who wear the niqab in the country, and interactions on buses and trams, she said, often involve her being told to “go back to where you come from.” Credit Reinis Hofmanis for The New York Times ZAUBE, Latvia — ...

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