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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...

In March, a five-year-old girl was taken from her mother’s care by police in east London and placed into foster care on an emergency basis. On Monday, claims that the child was a “white Christian” and had been left distressed after being placed with a Muslim family became the focus of a political and media storm. But as the week unfolded, and the newsprint dedicated to the dispute mounted, it became clear that the initial portrayal of the case was one-sided, if not inaccurate.

The...

Thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar are trying to cross the border with Bangladesh, Bangladeshi security officials said on Saturday, as fresh fighting erupted in Myanmar’s northwestern Rakhine state. The death toll from widespread attacks staged by Rohingya insurgents on Friday has climbed to 96, including nearly 80 insurgents and 12 members of the security forces, the government said, prompting it to evacuate staff and villagers from some areas. The attacks marked a...

A Muslim woman has been beaten senseless by a mob in Spain in apparent 'revenge' for the Barcelona terror attack. Police say the unnamed 38-year-old woman - who was wearing a hijab - was set upon by the gang and needed hospital treatment for cuts, bruises and an anxiety attack she suffered. Reports say doctors are keeping her in hospital while she recovers from her injuries.

The Diversity Management Unit of Madrid's city police is treating the beating in the Usera neighbourhood of the...

A Calgary woman who came to visit her family in Manitoba this summer says she was shocked by the racist verbal attack she endured when she asked a stranger for directions. In an exchange Calgary teacher Kaniz Fatima captured on video, a man who described himself as a "Nazi" told her to take off her "head towel off" because it "supports Muslims." He also told her to "go back to your country." "His comments actually shocked me a lot and then I was scared too," she said.

Fatima was in...

An Italian mayor has caused controversy after saying that anyone who shouts "Allahu Akbar," or "God is great" in Arabic, in the main square of the northern city of Venice, will be shot on the spot. Luigi Brugnaro, a right-wing politician, was speaking about extremism at a conference in the city of Rimini. He said that Venice was a safer place than Barcelona, with greater security measures in place. Brugnaro was referring to the van attack and two other incidents that left 15 people dead in...

Critics have taken to the internet to condemn the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, over a front-page cartoon linking Islam to a recent deadly attack in Spain, saying it risked fanning Islamophobia. The latest edition of the magazine, which was attacked by gunmen in 2015, shows two people lying in a pool of blood having been run over by a van next to the words: "Islam, eternal religion of peace". A dozen fighters of Moroccan origin are believed to have plotted last week's attacks in...

Far-right protesters have hung death’s-head images from the doors of an Islamic primary school in Leiden as children returned from the summer holiday. Teachers arriving at the IBS Er-Risèlèh school on Monday found a bicycle lock had been put on the doors of the building and a note referring to terrorist attacks in Europe. ‘We need to tackle the problem by the roots,’ it said.

The school said it had reported the incident to the police. ‘We have tried to keep it from our pupils, but...

The Sevilla Mosque Foundation’s centre was targeted with anti-Muslim hate speech, such as ‘Killers, you’re going to pay’, and another one that used a slur for North Africans. The graffiti, which was discovered on Saturday morning, also included threats to behead Muslims with machetes. At the same time a mosque in Granada was attacked with flares by a gang of people in a horrific racist attack. Shocking footage of the Granada attack shows children and families fleeing in terror as orange...

Australian far-right senator Pauline Hanson wore a burqa to parliament on Thursday as part of her campaign to ban the all-enveloping garment worn by some Muslim women, drawing a quick rebuke from the government and Muslims. Hanson sat in her seat in the assembly for about 20 minutes covered by the black burqa before removing it to call for them to be banned in public for national security reasons. "I'm quite happy to remove this because this is not what should belong in this parliament,"...

More than 100 British members of the parliament signed a letter Tuesday condemning an article in The Sun tabloid for using "Nazi-like terminology" regarding the U.K.'s Muslim community. In the end of the column, writer Trevor Kavanagh asked readers: "What do we do about The Muslim Problem," which resembled the Nazi references to the "The Jewish Problem" in 20th century. According to Kavanagh, Islam was the "one unspoken fear" that united the U.K. and Europe, but this fear was not articulated...

A Muslim woman wearing a burkini who went to a community pool in Marseille, France was told to leave the pool and pay fees to clean the facilities, reports said Monday. The woman, identified as Fadila, reportedly went to the pool with her family on July 21. While she was swimming, pool officials told everyone to leave it and asked Fadila's husband to stop his wife from swimming, claiming that her swimsuit was not hygienic. The official also told the Muslim family that they will have to pay €...