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The government in Slovakia has approved a law effectively preventing Islam being registered as a state religion for a number of years.

The bill was proposed by the Slovak National Party (SNS), and requires a religion to have at least 50,000 followers before it qualifies for state subsidies.

According to the most recent census, there are currently around 2,000 Muslim people living in Slovakia out of a population of 5.4million, and there are no registered mosques.

The law...

A 51-year-old man was arrested early Thursday on suspicion of killing a man and injuring two others after opening fire inside a crowded Kansas City-area bar and yelling, “get out of my country.”
Adam Purinton was charged with first-degree murder as well as two counts of attempted first-degree murder, a local prosecutor said. The FBI and the US attorney’s office have also joined the investigation as authorities work to determine if it was a hate crime.

The shooting took place...

Gaven Johnson, 26, arrested by Montreal police early Tuesday after a mosque was vandalized, has been charged with mischief related to religious property that stems from hate, bias or prejudice.

The charge is considered an indictable offence under the Criminal Code, punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Johnson appeared in a Montreal courtroom by video link Tuesday afternoon.

Police said Johnson was arrested not far from the Mosquée Tawuba on Ontario Street East near...

A Welsh Muslim teacher said he was made to feel like a 'criminal' when he was kicked off a US-bound flight in Iceland in front of dozens of shocked students without being given a reason.
Juhel Miah, 25, was due to fly to New York from Reykjavik with students from Llangatwg Comprehensive in Aberdulais, Neath Port Talbot, South Wales, when a US official escorted him off the plane in an 'unjustified act of discrimination'.
The maths teacher - who has a British passport and a valid...

Lindsay Lohan has said she was “racially profiled” recently after arriving in London from Turkey.

The famous actress recalled the incident on Good Morning Britain earlier today (February 21), telling hosts Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan: “I got stopped recently and was racially profiled… She opened my passport, saw ‘Lindsay Lohan’ and immediately started apologising. But then said take off your headscarf.”

Lohan continued: “I did. I mean, it’s OK. But what scared me was that...

"Islamophobia" in parts of the world is fuelling terrorism, the head of the United Nations said on a visit to Saudi Arabia on Sunday, as anti-immigrant sentiment rises in some countries.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made the comment to reporters after talks with Saudi King Salman, Crown Prince and Interior Minister Mohammed bin Nayef, and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

"One of the things that fuel terrorism is the expression in some parts of the world of...

The Burnley Express reports on a woman who has been fined for hurling racist abuse at a Muslim taxi driver and assaulting a police officer following a night out in Burnley.

Jessica Horne, 26, insulted taxi driver Fiyaz Ahmed “20 times” and spat at him during a rant at a taxi office in Church Street, Burnley on January 22.

Burnley Magistrates court heard Ms Horne and her then partner, Daniel Atkinson, 28, had been out drinking when Ms Horne went into the taxi office at 5.30am...

A Tennessee man won't face terrorism charges for plotting an attack against an upstate New York mosque — and attorneys claim it's because federal terrorism statutes almost exclusively focus on foreign extremists.

Robert Doggart was arrested in April 2015 after authorities discovered that he had been trying to recruit people to burn down a mosque in "Islamberg," a self-named, predominantly Muslim community near Hancock, according to court records.

Doggart, 65, who ran for...

Anti-Muslim fliers affiliated with the American Vanguard, a white nationalist organization, have appeared on college campuses across the United States.

Students from the University of Texas at Austin, University of Central Florida and Rutgers University tweeted photos of a flier reading "Imagine a Muslim-free America." The flier was in black and white with a silhouette of the twin towers depicted in the background. American Vanguard's Texas group has taken credit for the posters at...

The unidentified woman is seen in the clip standing in front of the Slovak national flag with the Muslim holy book which she insults, urinates on and then sets alight.

The dark-haired protester made the clip in a forest in Slovakia and can be seen tearing out pages before pulling down her trousers and weeing on the book.

She then pours petrol over the pages and cover before setting it alight.

Along with the physical attack on the book, the woman also makes threats to the...

Fadwa Alaoui is a Moroccan-born Canadian citizen living in Brossard, Quebec. Like a lot of Quebecers, she sometimes drives down to Vermont to take advantage of the deals. But on Saturday, when her family pulled up at the border, Alaoui encountered something new.

After the usual set of questions, Alaoui says she was asked about her religion and her thoughts on U.S. President Donald Trump. She says border agents took her phone and fingerprints. Four hours later she was told that her...

In an interview with Popsugar on Tuesday, US Olympic athlete Ibtihaj Muhammad expressed her disappointment at US President Donald Trump’s "Muslim ban," and revealed that she had recently been detained at US Customs with no explanation, and was “sad and upset and disheartened” by this treatment.

“I can't tell you why it happened to me, but I know that I'm Muslim. I have an Arabic name. And even though I represent Team USA and I have that Olympic hardware, it doesn't change how you...

Geert Wilders, the leader of the Netherland's populist Party for Freedom (PVV) party, has sparked angry recriminations from fellow politicians after posting a digitally altered image that falsely claimed to show a political rival at a rally with Islamists.

But the anti-immigration leader, whose party is leading in some polls ahead of nationwide elections in March, has refused to back down from his tweet — and dubbed his rival a "drama queen" for complaining.

At first glance,...

The mayor of a village in Hungary has said Muslims people are not welcome, despite a need to fill houses in the area.

​László Toroczkai, mayor of Asotthalom, a remote village of around 4,000 on Hungary’s southern border with Serbia, said that while he would like to attract more inhabitants to the village, he did not want to attract Muslim people — citing his desire to “preserve traditions”.

Mr Toroczkai, who was elected in 2013 and is also vice-president of Hungary’s far-right...

A majority of Europeans want a ban on immigration from Muslim-majority countries, a poll has revealed.

An average of 55 per cent of people across the 10 European countries surveyed wanted to stop all future immigration from mainly Muslim countries.

The Chatham House study, conducted before US President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning immigration to the US from seven predominantly Muslim countries, found majorities in all but two of the ten states opposed...