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Birgül Yücel is preparing to file a lawsuit against an Austrian doctor who rejected her job application because she was wearing headscarf. The headscarf, also referred to as hijab, is "a radical religious symbol" according to Dr. Anton Glöcklhofer.

The rejection echoes a similar incident in Germany's Stuttgart where a dentist rejected to hire a woman applying to be an assistant, on the grounds that she was wearing hijab. Thirty-two-year Birgül Yücel is a Turkish woman who lives in...

The city's police are investigating a hate crime allegation after three men attempted to remove the headscarf of a Muslim teen at a subway station, authorities said on Friday.

The incident took place around 10 p.m. local time on Thursday when the unidentified 18-year-old woman was approached by three men on the platform of the number 6 train station in Manhattan, a detective said. The victim told police the men appeared to be drunk.

The men grabbed her bag and broke its strap,...

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...

Amazon has removed a third-party line of 'door and dog mats' featuring the Arabic word for God - Allah - after a complaint from Muslim users, including a British politician.

The mats - sold through Amazon by a number of independent users including 'Dargon One', 'Trendy Mats' and 'Gear One' - had been garnering complaints from Muslims since June.

But it was only when Mariam Khan - a Councillor in the English city of Birmingham - complained on Twitter Monday that the site took...

A train driver supposedly kicked off a 14-year-old for wearing a headscarf in the German district of Friedrichshagen in east Berlin.

The young girl told the police that she got on the train, which was going to the train station Friedrichshagen, at about 02:.35 p.m.

The driver asked the girl to get off via loudspeakers, as he would not allow anyone wearing a headscarf, the police reported on Wednesday.

According to the police, as none of the other passengers intervened or...

MPs in the Netherlands have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a ban on wearing face-covering Islamic veils in some public places, including schools, hospitals, government buildings and on public transport.

The rule – which will outlaw all face coverings including ski-masks and helmets – was approved by 132 members of the 150-seat house.

It will now go before the Senate, where it must be approved before becoming law.

Few women in the Netherlands wear Islamic veils – such...

Barney Lopez could hear the woman from across the Smith’s grocery store aisles.

“You’re a terrorist. Get out of here,” the woman, wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses, screamed at a female shopper wearing a hijab, a head covering worn by some Muslim women.

“I left my cart to see what was going on,” Lopez said.

The woman in the cap was pointing at the woman in the hijab, yelling “every racist thing you could imagine to say,” store manager Andrew Castillo said Friday....

A civil rights group has called for more police protection of mosques after several in California received letters that praised President-elect Donald Trump and threatened Muslim genocide.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, said the same handwritten, photocopied letter was sent last week to the Islamic Center of Long Beach, the Islamic Center of Claremont and the Evergreen Islamic Center in San Jose, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.

The letter was...

Labor MP Anne Aly has told Parliament she received death threats after she condemned Immigration Minister Peter Dutton's comments about Lebanese-Muslims. Mr Dutton singled out the Lebanese-Muslin community earlier this week, saying most people charged with terror-related offences came from the background.

Dr Aly, the first Muslim woman to be elected to Parliament and an expert in counter-terrorism, said the Immigration Minister's comments were "extremely disappointing" and feared they...

A 5-year-old nursery schoolchild was grabbed by the neck and called a “bad Muslim boy” by his teacher in North Carolina, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) said in a letter to authorities.

In a letter sent to the public school system in Charlotte, North Carolina on Monday, CAIR lawyer Maha Sayed, said harsh treatment by a teacher at David Cox Road Elementary School made a Muslim child fearful of coming to school.

"For example, she [the teacher] would routinely...

A Redmond mosque was vandalized overnight Monday night in a "clear act of hate," according to a leader of the organization.
The president of the Muslim Association of Puget Sound -- known as MAPS -- Mahmood Khadeer announced Tuesday that the main granite sign in front of the mosque had been smashed.
Khadeer wrote that the mosque reported this incident and another that occurred during the weekend to local police.
The mosque, located at 17550 NE 67th Ct. near Marymoor Park,...

Society should no longer say the atrocities of Isis have “nothing to do with Islam” because the approach restricts efforts to fight extremism, the Archbishop of Canterbury has warned.

The Most Rev Justin Welby has called on all religious leaders to “stand up and take responsibility” for the actions of extremists who claim to be following the strictures of their faith.

Speaking during a lecture at the Catholic Institute of Paris, where he accepted an honorary doctorate, he...

The US has witnessed more than 700 incidents of hateful harassment since Donald Trump’s election amid fears anti-Muslim hate crimes are reaching post-9/11 levels.

There have reportedly been at least 701 examples of hate crime, including one woman being told: “I’ll spit on you, you dirty bitch. I can smell the Africa on you”, since 9 November.

Meanwhile, there were 257 anti-Islamic-motivated crimes reported in 2015, compared to 296 in 2001, according to FBI data.

“We’ve...

Tell MAMA, the national anti-Muslim hate monitoring group, said there was a rise in reported attacks in the months after May 2013 .

There were 21 the following year, followed by 24 in 2015 and 12 up until September this year.

The three main categories of anti-Muslim incident involved criminal damage to mosques, vandalism and actions involving violent extremism.

The attacks were mostly clustered in areas where there are high concentrations of Muslims and mosques in the...

The increasing number of Islamophobic attacks including the beating of Muslim women in the streets, has given way to fear among Muslims, especially the youth and now well-educated Turks have started thinking of returning home to Turkey.

Germany has been home to millions of Turks who immigrated to the country in the 1960s and onward to work in factories and service sectors, making huge contributions to the development of a devastated post-WW II Germany.

Many of them have enjoyed...