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Islamophobic attacks in Austria increased 62 percent in 2016 compared to the previous year, a report has suggested.

The research from the Documentation and Consultancy Center for Muslims said the number of attacks against Muslims reached 253 in 2016, compared to 156 in 2015.

A large majority of incidents involved Muslim women, researchers said, with well over half taking place on public transport or other public spaces.

According to the report, 31 percent of attacks were...

Racists have been sharing a photo of a woman caught up in the Westminster terror attacks on Twitter.

Showing a woman in a brown headscarf, some Twitter users called her a ‘monster’ for being on her phone.

Yet Londoners pointed out white people were doing the same and she showed signs of being distressed.

The as-of-yet unidentified woman was snapped walking past a woman lying on the ground of Westminster Bridge.

A woman is on the phone, another is blowing her nose...

Denmark took the decision last month of the European Court of Justice, the highest judicial organ of the European Union, one step further, and took steps to cut the salary of unemployed unemployed who did not withdraw their headscarf.

The European Court of Justice ruled on 14 March that employers' employees could ban "any political, philosophical or religious symbolism in a visible way" in the countries of the Union. According to this decision, citizens with headscarves were forced to...

Muslim special agents and intelligence analysts at the FBI are reporting a climate of fear inside the agency coinciding with the political ascendance of Donald Trump, the Guardian has learned.

FBI officials from Muslim-majority countries, a minority in a predominantly white bureau, say they are subject to an organizational culture of suspicion and hostility that leadership has done little to reform. At least one decorated intelligence analyst has been fired this year after a long...

Police in Queens, New York, are hunting for a woman who insulted and punched a Muslim woman on the street earlier this month. The woman, according to police, approached a 26-year-old woman and told her “you stink, you f___ing Muslim,” before punching her in the side of her neck, according to New York’s Pix11 and the New York Daily News. The suspect then fled the scene.

The New York Police Department released surveillance footage Wednesday, showing the suspect, who had brightly colored...

Members of a far-right group hung a banner reading "Erdoğan, pull your Turks back" over the roof of Turkish embassy in Vienna on Wednesday.

According to information gathered from diplomatic sources, two suspects jumped over the roof from a neighbouring building.

After realizing that they were detected, the two suspects immediately fled the scene.

Sources also stated that Turkish embassy is in close touch with Austrian officials for capturing the two suspects.

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The past year was a rough one for American Muslims, who’ve shared one story after another of hearing slurs at the grocery store, watching their mosques burn, and learning taekwondo to fend off attackers.

Such experiences, dismissed by anti-Muslim pundits as exaggerated, are backed up by poll results released Tuesday that show a community that’s effectively felt under siege since the rise and election of President Donald Trump.

The majority of American Muslims — 60%— reported...

The head of the Turkish delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Deputy Talip Küçükcan indicated that the decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to prohibit the visible display or wearing of religious clothing and symbols in the workplace would lead to violations of the freedom of religion, adding that, "under these circumstances, religious freedom is under threat in Europe."

Emphasizing the principles...

A bomb threat targeting Muslim students forced an evacuation Wednesday of nearly 4,000 students from the downtown campus of Concordia University in Montreal.

In an email to school administrators and local media, a group identifying itself as the "underground" chapter of C4, or the Council of Conservative Citizens of Canada, at the university directly warned "Muslim students" there it would detonate one homemade explosive a day through Friday to protest their activities.

"Now...

The US has announced a ban on large electronic devices from cabin baggage on passenger flights from eight Muslim-majority countries. Bombs could be hidden in laptops, tablets, cameras, DVD players and electronic games, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said.

The measure will affect nine airlines operating out of 10 airports. Phones are exempt from the new rules. Large electronic devices will only be allowed on board in checked baggage. Passengers on some 50 flights a day from...

In yet another instance of Turkophobia and anti-Islam attitudes running rampant in Europe, a mosque run by the local Turkish community in Bremen, Germany, was vandalized by unknown assailants late Saturday.

The suspects threw pig's ears and feet in the courtyard of the Yeni Fatih Mosque in Bremen's Bremerhaven town. The Turkish foundation that runs the mosque called German police to find the perpetrator or perpetrators as soon as possible.

The mosque opened in 2011 in a...

A retired police chief says he was detained at John F. Kennedy International Airport and held for 90 minutes earlier this month because of his name.

Hassan Aden, 52, of Alexandria, Virginia spent 26 years with the Alexandria Police Department before leaving in 2012 to become chief of police in Greenville, North Carolina. He retired from the 250-person force in 2015.

Aden says he was returning from Paris on March 13, where he had been celebrating his mother's 80th birthday....

French far-right lawmaker Marion Marechal-Le Pen has responded to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s call on Turks in Europe to “have five children,” saying “the future of Turks in Europe is Turkey.”

“Dear Erdoğan, the future of Turkish people living in Europe is Turkey,” Le Pen posted on her Twitter account, tagging Erdoğan’s account.

The 27-year-old lawmaker Marion Le Pen is the niece of far-right Front National leader Marine Le Pen, and became the youngest elected...

In true patriotic form, a young Latina from Queens stood up to proudly defend a Muslim couple, after she overheard them being subject to verbal abuse by a prejudiced subway passenger.

The attacker, who appeared to be middle-aged and also Latina, was captured on camera asking the pair in poor manner, “Why are you here? Why are you in this country? You are not one of us.”

The public altercation grew more heated after one rider, with a noticeable accent — asked the woman to stop...

The Belgian authorities have rejected the visa applications of four Turkish imams who requested long-term visas to work in the country.

The Belgian Foreign Affairs Council supported the rejection decision given by Belgian State Secretary for Asylum and Migration Theo Francken, German daily Deutsche Welle reported on March 16.

According to Belgian media reports, Francken has declined the applications of 12 imams this year, saying they wanted to preach sermons in mosques...