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Overturning a previous ruling, Belgian appeals court on Tuesday upheld a ban on wearing headscarves in two schools in the country’s Flemish region.

In 2018, the parents of 11 students filed a case against the ban in the northeastern Maasmechelen municipality and won the case.

This August, a court in Tongeren also ruled that the girls, attending the Atheneum Maasland (now GO! Maxwell) and Nikola Tesla schools, were allowed to wear headscarves as the European Convention on Human...

During last week's Friday prayer, a letter with serious threats arrived at the Islamic Cultural Association in Trollhättan. 

The letters stated, among other things, that "your children will die", "leave Sweden now" and "there will be murder in mosques and outer areas in 26 days", which P4 West also reported.

Shadi Mansor is active in the association, he says that the letter came as a shock to him and the other members of the board.

I scared. The threats are real and I...

Minnesota police are investigating vandalism that occurred at a mosque as a hate crime.

A member of Darul Iman Masjid in St. Paul interrupted an attempted burglary in progress when he walked into the mosque Saturday around 7 a.m., Steve Linders, public information officer for the St. Paul Police Department, told ABC News.

The suspect was in the process of trying to steal a laptop and other computers but fled without taking anything, Linders said.

He caused "significant...

A letter was sent to a mosque in Duisburg, Germany, which contained a photograph of a pig and contained insulting statements.

Religious Affairs Turkish Islamic Union (DITIB) attached to the letter sent to the Muradiye Mosque, as well as Islamic religion, including statements that contain heavy insults to Turks and Arabs.

It is estimated that the sender's name and address in the letter sent by mail from Munich is fake.

The letter received by the managers of the mosque...

Quebec City’s mayor has signed a deed of sale for a parcel of land that will soon become the region’s first Muslim cemetery.

Mayor Régis Labeaume had promised the land to the city’s Muslim community in 2017, shortly after residents of a nearby town voted against a proposal to open an Islamic cemetery in their area.

The mayor was joined for the public signing Thursday by Boufeldja Benabdallah, president of the main mosque in Quebec City, who thanked Labeaume for pushing ahead...

At least 187 Islamophobia-related crimes occurred in Germany, according to a report by the government.

The government issued the report following a question filed by a leftist group in the parliament.

At least 187 Islamophobic crimes were committed in the third quarter of 2019, however, the number is expected to increase given that previous figures on the first and second quarter had risen.

Twenty-five of the attacks directly targeted mosques or places of worship.

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Far-right groups in Sweden are spewing hatred online by asking people to set mosques on fire and slaughter Muslims, according to a report by Expo magazine.

The magazine managed to document the correspondence of 11 different closed groups used by far right groups which were followed by 44,000 people -- and even included comments by members of the Sweden Democrats party known for its anti-migration rhetoric.

According to the report, the main target of the group was Muslims...

Vandals damaged some 20 vehicles and spray-painted anti-Arab slogans in a suspected hate crime attack in an Arab village of northern Israel.

Masked suspects arrived before dawn at the village of Manshiya Zabda, southwest of Haifa city, slashing the tires of at least 20 cars and spray-painting hate graffiti in Hebrew on nearby walls, said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.

The vandals painted slogans such as "Arabs are enemies who should be deported or killed."

Rosenfeld...

Indian lawmakers have approved legislation granting citizenship to migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan – but not if they are Muslim. Critics of the government said the legislation undermines the country’s secular constitution, as protests against the law intensified in some parts of the country.

The citizenship amendment bill seeks to grant Indian nationality to Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jains, Parsis and Sikhs who fled the three countries before 2015.

The...

A Conservative general election candidate shared a message on social media claiming Muslims play the “race card” and have a “nasty culture”, in the latest escalation of concern over Islamophobia in the party.

The former BBC journalist Linden Kemkaran, who is standing for the Conservatives in Labour-held Bradford East, retweeted a user on Twitter last week who dismissed Islamophobia as nonsense – describing it as a “crock”.

She retweeted two others who accused the shadow...

India took a major step toward the official marginalization of Muslims on Tuesday as one house of Parliament passed a bill that would establish a religious test for migrants who want to become citizens, solidifying Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist agenda.

The measure would give migrants of all of South Asia’s major religions a clear path to Indian citizenship — except Islam. It is the most significant move yet to profoundly alter India’s secular nature enshrined by its...

The suspected attackers, a 16-year-old male and 17-year-old female, targeted the Iraqi national in front of a supermarket in the town of Sebnitz, reported local media, citing the police in Dresden, Saxony’s capital, Anadolu news agency reported.

The female attacker first took off the Iraqi girl’s headscarf and pulled her by her hair to the ground. The male attacker then kicked the girl while the female attacker closed her mouth using her hand.

“What are you doing here? Go back...

In another terrible plan against Muslim people, Indian consul general Sandeep Chakravorty has called for an "Israeli model" in India held Kashmir, which is reeling under a military lockdown for nearly four months now.

The Indian diplomat said, "I believe the security situation will improve, it will allow the refugees to go back, and in your lifetime, you will be able to go back … and you will be able to find security, because we already have a model in the world."

"I don t know...

Midway through the leaders’ debate last week, Boris Johnson was asked if Sajid Javid would remain in his job if the Tories won the election. A ball of dread instantly formed in the chancellor’s stomach when Boris gave an unequivocal “Yes”. The public nod of approval from a prime minister incapable of keeping his word is the kiss of death to most careers. Javid remembered Boris telling him he loved him and him joking: “I bet you say that to all the girls.” Now it didn’t seem quite so funny....

Dresden (AFP) Unknown people have perpetrated a color attack on a mosque in Dresden during the night of Friday. As reported by the police in the Saxon state capital, the perpetrators threw two glasses filled with red paint against the façade of the building in the district of Johannstadt. The state police took up investigations.

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