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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 »

Apple faces lawsuits over slowed iPhones

Two class action lawsuits have been launched against Apple in the US following the tech giant’s admission that it slows down older models of the iPhone as they age. Apple has said that it did this to “prolong the life” of the devices and maximise diminishing battery power. The lawsuits were filed in California and Chicago by groups of iPhone ... Read More »

London Zoo fire: Seventy firefighters tackle cafe blaze

London Fire Brigade (LFB) said the fire that spread to most of the Adventure Cafe and shop, which contains an animal petting area, was now under control. No injuries have been reported and the LFB said it was not yet known if any animals were involved. The cause of the fire is not yet known. London Zoo tweeted it would ... Read More »

Tahajjud Prayer it’s Importance

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Europe’s top rabbi calls for solidarity with Muslims

Passover message says extremism gives religions ‘common cause’ Jews and Muslims in Europe have a common cause in resisting attacks on minority religions and defending religious freedom, Europe’s top rabbi has said. Speaking on the eve of Passover, which begins on Monday, chief rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt warned that the rise of ultra-nationalist parties and damage to the European Union caused ... Read More »