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Man helping sick kids shows Islam’s ‘true face’ in US

Bzeek, who has been helping terminally-ill children for decades, says his actions change the negative perception of Muslims  A 63-year-old Muslim immigrant, who looks after terminally-ill children in the U.S., has said his selfless and inspiring story is helping change negative perceptions about Muslims in America. In an interview with Anadolu Agency, Libyan-born Mohamed Bzeek said: “My story changed the ... Read More »

Europe’s Muslim population to hit 8 pct by 2030

Muslims will also account for 2.1 pct of US population by 2030, says new report on global Muslim diaspora  The Muslim population of Europe will rise to 8 percent and of the United States to 2.1 percent by 2030, according to Global Muslim Diaspora Report released on Saturday.The report was released at a workshop in Istanbul called “Muslim Diaspora: Global ... Read More »

Report finds some individuals have been referred to Prevent by National Health Service staff for watching Arabic TV or going on pilgrimage to Mecca

A new report, called ‘Counter-terrorism in the NHS’, by Warwick University has found that four NHS mental health trusts subject patients to blanket screening for radicalisation. Others trusts reported that they screen only those they have specific concerns about. Significantly, the report found that some individuals have been referred to the Prevent programme by NHS staff for going on pilgrimage ... Read More »

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) urges U.S. Muslim community to increase security measures following ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ campaign in UK

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which is the USA’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, has urged the U.S. Muslim community “to increase security measures” following the ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ campaign in the UK. The campaign involved letters being mailed throughout several UK cities encouraging a day of violence targeting Muslims on April 3rd. Suspicious packages delivered ... Read More »

Muslims and politicians react to Belgium’s decision to take back Grand Mosque

Belgium is taking back control of the Grand Mosque of Brussels by terminating Saudi Arabia’s lease of the building with immediate effect over concerns it promotes radicalism, the government recently announced. “The concession will be terminated immediately … in order to put an end to foreign interference in the way Islam is taught in Belgium,” the Belgian government said in ... Read More »

Gathering of French Muslims and Union of French Mosques condemn Aude attacks

The Gathering of French Muslims (RMF), chaired by Anouar Kbibech, released a statement following the Aude attacks. The group recognized “the professionalism of the gendarmes and police officers who reacted with courage and composure in neutralizing the assailant,” as well as Arnaud Beltrame, who “has the nation’s immense gratitude and profound respect.” “This new attack confirms that the terror threat level is ... Read More »

One hundred days of Chancellor Kurz in Austria: Anti-immigration stance strengthened by spate of knife attacks

It has been a little over four months that the new Austrian government has been in place. Led by the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) under Chancellor Kurz, a youthful enfant terrible who has given the ÖVP conservatism renewed appeal with a sharp shift to the right, the government also includes the far-right Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) as a junior ... Read More »

Euro-Islam’s Jacob Lypp discusses Islam in Germany on Voice of Islam Radio UK

  Our researcher, Jacob Lypp, spoke to The Breakfast Show on Voice of Islam Radio UK on 30th March about Islam in Germany. Jacob’s discussion was especially relevant considering Germany’s new Interior Minister, Horst Seehofer from the Christian Social Union (CSU), has recently made the comment that Islam does not belong to Germany. You can read Jacob’s analysis of these ... Read More »

Iran bans English from being taught in primary schools

Iran has banned teaching the English language in primary schools, calling the subject a “cultural invasion”. The education ministry “envisages strengthening Persian language skills and Iranian Islamic culture of pupils at the primary school stage”, its secretary told state media. Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has previously expressed concern about the teaching of English. It is seen as an ... Read More »

Overseas students ‘add £20bn’ to UK economy

International students are worth £20bn to the UK economy, says a report from the Higher Education Policy Institute. The analysis says on top of tuition fees, their spending has become a major factor in supporting local economies. London alone gains £4.6bn – with Sheffield the biggest beneficiary in proportion to its economy. The think tank’s director, Nick Hillman, says the ... Read More »