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A mosque in the southern Swedish city of Orebro has been completely destroyed in a suspected arson attack, a fire department official said on Tuesday. Firefighters arrived at the site at 2 a.m. local time (0000GMT) but the mosque was completely gutted, according to Orebro fire chief Ulf Jacobsen. No one was injured in the blaze, Jacobsen said, adding that evidence pointed to it being an arson attack.

The Orebro mosque -- which has a capacity for 250 people -- was built in 2007 in the...

The German parliament’s upper house, the Bundesrat, introduced the new law to ‘ensure a driver’s identity can be determined’ if they’re caught speeding. Anyone found with a facial covering, including carnival masks and face-obscuring hoods, will be fined €60 (£52). But many people are interpreting this measure as being a ban on burqas and niqabs. At the moment, the law allows head coverings such as headscarves to be worn by Muslim women when driving.

Nurhan Soykan, of Germany’s...

Maryam Dajani, an 18-year-old student at the American University of Beirut, was discriminated against by an instructor during a sociology class for wearing a headscarf. “Yesterday I experienced appalling discriminative and abusive remarks from my instructor Dr. Samir Khalaf, regarding the scarf I wear around my head, that left me in shock and utter disgust,” Dajani posted on Facebook on September 19. “To those of you who don’t know Dr. Khalaf, he is a sociologist bully with a Ph.D. from...

The Alternative for Germany (AfD), a German far right political party which latest polls put in third place for the general elections that will be held on Sept. 24, continues with its hostile anti-Islam policy. The party’s co-leader and top candidate Alexander Gauland in an interview on Monday severely insulted Muslims, revealing his ignorance of Islam. Claiming that Islam does not belong in Germany, “This cannot be seen as merely religious freedom. The Islamic doctrine is incompatible with...

U.K. police launched a hate crime investigation after anonymous letters threatening acid attacks were sent to Muslim homes in Bradford. The threatening messages contained images of a sword and St. George's flag, and read: "Kill scum Muslim." The letter questioned why Muslim women wore burkas, then vowed to "do acid attacks on anyone who wears the funny black masks around your square & Bradford & other places." The letter also said that three supposedly Muslim men, who it called "...

A Czech appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling that went against a Somali student who accused a nursing school of discrimination because she wears a hijab. Ayan Jamaal Ahmednuur demanded an apology and 60,000 koruna ($2,750) in compensation but the Prague 10 district court ruled in January there was no evidence of discrimination. Ahmednuur appealed but Prague's Municipal Court ruled on Tuesday that the school didn't discriminate against her.

Czech law doesn't ban headscarves in...

The far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) played on fears of a growing Muslim population in Austria on Saturday as it launched a parliamentary election campaign aimed at becoming part of the next government. FPOe leader Heinz-Christian Strache said a vote for the FPOe was the only way to reverse the open-door migration policies of the current coalition of the Democratic Party (SPOe) and the centre-right People's Party (OeVP). "They would lead us further into the abyss in the next five years," he...

A Danish Muslim woman, who refused to remove her face veil –niqab- during security checks at Brussels airport, was deported to Tunisia, Belgian officials said Saturday. Belgium's State Secretary for Asylum and Migration Theo Francken confirmed the incident on his official Twitter account. "A Danish citizen coming from Tunisia refused to take off her niqab at our border. Police could not identify her. She was sent back to Tunis," Francken tweeted. He did not identify the woman by her name. "...

A man has been arrested on suspicion of committing a hate crime in New York after police say he beat and abused a mother and daughter, calling them "dirty Muslims." The women, who are Jewish, were leaving a subway station at New York's 67th Avenue when they came across a man police say was Dimitrios Zias, 40, who was drunk. "Go back to your f***ing country you dirty Muslims," Mr Zias is alleged to have said, before spitting in the 37-year-old daughter's face and punching her to the ground....

Six months after a deadly shooting at a Quebec City mosque, its head's car was deliberately set on fire, officials said on Wednesday. "Another hateful act" targeted the mosque and its head, Mohamed Labidi, in addition to "a long series" of other incidents, the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec said in a statement. The fire was set on August 6 but was only made public on Wednesday in order to allow police to investigate. Mosque officials and the mayor linked the fire to an August 4...

Conservative firebrand Pamela Geller has won a round with the MTA over her efforts to plaster city buses with ads promoting a new film that criticizes Muslims.

The new ads announce the release of “Can’t We Talk About This? The Islamic Jihad Against Free Speech,” a film that details efforts by international organizations to compel the U.S. and other Western countries to curtail freedom of speech and criminalize criticism of Islam, according to Geller. She has locked horns with the MTA...

An Israeli mayor stormed into a mosque in the town of Lod on Friday in a bid to stop its broadcasting the call to prayer and Eid al-Adha prayers through its speakers. Video footage showed Mayor Yair Revivo accompanied by Israeli police enter the mosque in Lod, where he attempted to shut off the speakers. He accused the mosque of disturbing people in the area and claimed that he had been "hit" by worshippers who tried to stop him from shutting down the speakers.

Witnesses told Yaffa...

Muslims in the U.K. are "less likely to succeed in the labor market than any other faith group", a report published by a government commission said Thursday. Research released by the Social Mobility Commission said: "Young Muslims living in the U.K. face an enormous social mobility challenge and are being held back from reaching their full potential at every stage of their lives."

The report uncovers some "significant barriers to improved social mobility from school through university...

Bigots in Flagstaff, Arizona spray-painted swastikas and set fire to a hookah lounge owned by an Iraqi-American earlier this week. Their message: “Get out.” According to AZ Central, this week’s vandalism and arson at the Maktoob Hookah Lounge was not the first time owner Aaron Jasim has been threatened by racists. The business owner told the Arizona Daily Sun that he’s received death threats before, including a note that stated “this is not over terorist [sic].”

Jasim also told the...

An under-construction mosque in southeastern Netherlands was targeted by a group of far-right extremists, head of the mosque said Saturday. The far-right 'Identitair Verzet' movement hanged anti-Islam banners at the roof of Tevhid mosque which is under construction in Venlo city.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Ahmet Dursun, head of Tevhid Mosque, condemned the incident and said there were many far-right extremists in their neighborhood, but they were not expecting such an attack. "We've...