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Islam in Europe

Danish policewoman investigated for hugging niqab-wearing protester

A Danish policewoman who hugged a protester wearing the niqab is under investigation, the police complaints body has said.
 
The unnamed officer hugged the woman at an August demonstration against Denmark's ban on wearing face veils.
 
Members of the conservative Venstre party made the complaint, arguing the officer should not have been involved.
 
But the policewoman's lawyer said she acted appropriately in her role as a "dialogue officer".
 

Europe's Muslim population expected to rise by third by 2030

Source : Agencies / 07 Mar 2014

According to the Pew Islam is growing about 2.9% per year. This is faster than the total world population which increases about 2.3% annually. The world’s Muslim population is expected to increase by about 35% in the next 20 years. In mid 2010 the Pew forum estimated that there were 1.57 billion Muslims in the world. This represents 22% of the world’s population.

 

Falling in Love with Islam

By Farieda Amatullah / 24 Oct 2013

This is always the hardest part - to begin to write everything down when I myself do not understand it all.

What has happened to me is great and makes me warm and fuzzy inside. But, at the same time it scares me very much.

 

The Bahia Muslim Slave Revolt

Source : Lostislamichistory.com / 27 Aug 2013

From the 1500s through the 1800s, European nations were engaged in a tragic and barbaric practice known as the slave trade. During this period, over 12 million Africans were boarded onto ships and taken to North and South America to work as slaves. The legacy of this inhumane treatment lives on today, in the form of racism and economic disadvantage for blacks in the Americas, and disunity and war in Africa. One aspect of slavery that has been overlooked in historical studies is the impact of slave revolts. Needless to say, the African slaves did not go willingly to their new lives. In many cases, they fought back against their masters, refusing to accept the life they’d been thrown into.

 

An Austrian Scientist Discovers Islam

By Amina Islam  / 1 May 2013

Born 1953 in the town Linz in Austria, I spent my childhood in Munich (Germany) until we moved to Salzburg (Austria) when I was 16 years old. I grew up in a conservative Christian way. My parents are strict Protestant Christians, which believe in the Bible and pray to Jesus as son of God. They educated me to keep a high standard of morals and ethics. 

 

Western hoteliers targeting Muslim travelers

By Benjamin Jones / 17 Jan 2013

When well-heeled Muslim guests check into the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski in Munich, they know the management and staff will do everything they can to meet their special religious requirements—a marketing trend hoteliers in the West are beginning to emulate as Muslim travel takes off.

“We’ve had long experience with Arab guests, many of which are royalty from the Gulf region, and so we know that providing things like the proper cuisine, prayer carpets and Arabic-speaking staff is important,” said Axel Ludwig, GM of the 300-room property.

 

Islam faces growing discrimination in EU

Source : Agencies | 08 Dec 2012

Europe's growing religious diversity is creating social and legal tensions that cry out for reform, but even a European Union seeking solutions may not have the political will to implement them.

That was the impression given this week when researchers for a three-year EU-funded study of discrimination and other problems faced by minority faiths in member countries presented some of their proposals to European Commission officials.

 

Europe: Christian Continent or Not?

Source : OnIslam | 08 Aug 2012

Religion is seen as a main reason behind opposition to Turkey’s admission into the European Union as many believe that the continent is trying to preserve its position as a Christian club that does not accept other civilizations.

 

First mosque in the UK was built by a Jew

By Roshan Mughal / Dec. 5/2011
Source: Express Tribune

The Khatib is delivering the Friday sermon and as the congregation listens quietly, a train passes by in the distance, rustling the leaves in this suburb of Woking in the British county of Surrey. Rising above the trees, the bright green dome and minarets of the Shah Jahan Mosque are a sight to behold in this busy commuter town.

 

Far right on rise in Europe, says report

 

Source: By  and /guardian.co.uk/Nov.6/2011

The far right is on the rise across Europe as a new generation of young, web-based supporters embrace hardline nationalist and anti-immigrant groups, a study has revealed ahead of a meeting of politicians and academics in Brussels to examine the phenomenon.

 
 

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