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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.

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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...

A man has admitted pulling a niqab off a woman in a shopping centre and yelling "you are in our country now, you stupid f****** Muslim".

Peter Scotter, 55, of Beach Street, Roker, Sunderland, appeared at Newcastle Crown Court to admit racially aggravated assault by beating and a separate charge of racially aggravated harassment.

Both offences were based on Scotter's hostility towards a particular religious group, namely Islam, the court heard.

Tony Hawks, defending, said...

As three of the victims of the Quebec mosque shooting were being mourned at a memorial service in Montreal on Wednesday, a mosque in the city was vandalized -- part of a disturbing trend of Islamophobia shaking a country that prides itself on being a place of equality and inclusion.
Such an image of Canada was espoused by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the memorial, which was attended by thousands.
“As a community and as a country, together we will rise from this darkness,...

In June 2014, a number of Muslim charities, think tanks and activists received a letter from the HSBC bank, telling them their accounts were to be closed.

The letters provided no explanation nor right of appeal. There had been no warning. The recipients of this letter included a think tank, a charity - and the Finsbury Park Mosque in north London.

This was just the start. In due course, a deluge of organisations connected with Muslim causes were targeted.

One example was...

On the last day of his life, Azzeddine Soufiane closed up his grocery shop on Ste.-Foy Road as usual and drove two minutes down the street to his city mosque. He knew the way well. He made the trip at least once a day so he could attend prayer services.

Last Sunday was the final ride. During the evening prayer, Mr. Soufiane, a big-hearted man known to dispense advice on halal meats as readily as tips to newcomers on affordable housing, was gunned down inside the one place he would...

Two Indian Muslim athletes were denied visas to the U.S. on Tuesday in the wake of President Donald Trump’s entry ban on people from seven Muslim states.

Abid Khan and Tanveer Hussain, from the Muslim-majority region of Kashmir, are Indian passport holders. India is not on the list of banned nations.

They had been invited to the U.S. for the World Snowshoe Championship at Saranac Lake, New York state, next month.

The pair, who have not previously visited the U.S., said...

In the chaos following U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order to ban refugees and immigrants, a five-year-old boy was detained for hours at Washington Dulles International Airport.

On Saturday, the boy, who is a U.S. citizen from Maryland, was travelling from Iran to Washington, D.C. with a family member to meet his mother, who is Iranian, WILX 10 reports. Unfortunately, the five-year-old was held in custody by airport authorities for several hours before he was finally...

Austria's governing coalition has agreed to ban full-face veils in courts, schools and other "public places" as part of a reform programme aimed at countering the rise of the far-Right in the country.

The agreement was made between the ruling coalition of Social Democrats and the centrist People's party as Chancellor Christian Kern attempts to regain the political initiative from the far-right Freedom Party (FPO) ahead of next year's parliamentary election.

"The full-face veil...

President Trump on Friday closed the US borders to refugees from around the world, ordering that families fleeing the slaughter in Syria be indefinitely blocked from entering the United States, and temporarily suspending immigration from several predominantly Muslim countries.

In an executive order that he said was part of an extreme vetting plan to keep out “radical Islamic terrorists,” Mr. Trump also established a religious test for refugees from Muslim nations: He ordered that...

At least six people were killed and several people wounded after gunmen opened fire at a mosque in Quebec City late Sunday, media reported.

A Quebec police spokesman confirmed that there were people killed, but did not say how many.

Quebec City Islamic Cultural Centre President Mohamed Yangui confirmed the number of dead late Sunday in a telephone call.

Two suspects in the shooting were arrested, he said.

Police did not rule out the possibility of a third suspect...

A Muslim airline employee was attacked at a Kennedy Airport lounge by a passenger who mocked her religion and invoked the name of Donald Trump, officials said.

“F--k Islam, f--k ISIS,” Robin Rhodes said, as he got on his knees and bowed in mock prayer after kicking a worker at Terminal 2’s Delta Sky Lounge Wednesday night, according to authorities.

“Trump is here now. He will get rid of all of you. You can ask Germany, Belgium and France about these kind of people. You will see...

The Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, has published an open letter to the country’s citizens ahead of elections in March, telling anyone who cannot respect its customs to leave.

People who “refuse to adapt, and criticise our values” should “behave normally, or go away”, Rutte said in a full-page newspaper message seen as a bid to win over voters drawn to Geert Wilders’ anti-immigration, anti-Muslim Freedom (PVV) party.

He said the Dutch were “increasingly uncomfortable” with...

At pre-inaugural event in Washington, President-elect Donald Trump tells Israel Hayom he will move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, "and I'm not a person who breaks promises".

President-elect Donald Trump landed in Washington, D.C. this week for the events leading up to his inauguration on Friday as the 45th president of the United States.

Trump's close associate, Chairman of the 58th Presidential Inauguration Committee Thomas J. Barrack Jr., put on an event Tuesday evening to...