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A girl below the age of 18 wearing a headscarf? The human rights organization "Terre des Femmes" believes it is morally wrong and is demanding that the German government ban headscarves for girlsin schools and daycare centres. On Thursday, the group presented a petition, launched in June on their website, to the public.

"Terre des Femmes" argues that girls who wear headscarves during childhood are not able to decide against it later in life, and that the number of girls wearing...

As the neighboring Netherlands begins policing the wearing of burqas, Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) are calling for a burqa ban of Germany's own. Julia Klöckner, who leads the provincial Rhineland-Palatinate branch of the party and is the No. 2 Christian Democrat nationally, said Germany should enshrine a dress code for Muslim women in order to help protect their dignity.

"It's not about a piece of fabric, but about the entire gender image that is expressed through it,"...

In Dakar, the capital of Senegal, the French-based European Institute of Business (IEA) banned the prayer at the school building.

Former Parliamentary Group President Moustapha Diakhate of the ruling coalition shared the circular issued by the school in his social media account.

This circular states that in the principle of “secularism” in the school's bylaws is forbidden to pray at school boundaries.

Diakhate shared that, unlike France, there is no law in Senegal that...

Canada's biggest air carrier has become the latest to come under fire after allegedly forcing a 12-year-old girl to remove her headscarf citing "security reasons". The incident has sparked major backlash on social media.

An Air Canada employee who was identified as a flight manager pulled Fatima Abdelrahman, a Muslim player on the U.S.' Squash Team, aside and forced her to remove her hijab at the gate, during the team's flight to Toronto from San Francisco on Aug. 1.

"The...

Donald Trump increased his incendiary racist comments against four congresswomen accusing one of marrying her British “brother”.

The President fuelled further division among the American people at his latest re-election rally where he described the quartet - known as ‘the squad’ as a “force of evil”.

The continued attack saw leading British politicians join anti-racist campaigners Hope Not Hate to condemn Donald Trump’s racially charged attacks.

London Mayor Sadıq Khan,...

Unidentified assailants desecrated a mosque in Munster, western Germany late July 16.

The assailants tore pages of a copy of Quran at Barbaros Mosque of the Turkish Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB).

DITIB representative Sebahattin Çiğdem said on Wednesday an investigation into last night's attack was launched after they saw a copy of Quran ripped up inside the mosque and called the police Wednesday morning.

He recalled, "our mosque had also been attacked on...

Government restrictions on religion have increased worldwide over the past decade but particularly in Europe, a new study by the Pew Research centre has found.

The Washington-based think-tank surveyed 198 countries for its latest annual report into religious restrictions and found that over the decade between 2007-2017, laws, policies and actions by state officials that restrict religious beliefs and practices have increased "markedly".

It highlighted that although religious...

A mosque in the German city of Cologne was attacked yesterday by three unidentified people, who caused considerable damage to the service building of the mosque.

The Chorweiler Mosque, run by the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DİTİB), was targeted by three perpetrators who caused serious physical damage and broke the donation boxes. Security cameras recorded that the attackers damaged the administration room and service building, broke the donation boxes and ran away. An...

Boris Johnson has been strongly criticised for arguing Islam has caused the Muslim world to be “literally centuries behind” the west, in an essay unearthed by the Guardian.

Writing about the rise of the religion in an appendix added to a later edition of The Dream of Rome, his 2006 book about the Roman empire, Johnson said there was something about Islam that hindered development in parts of the globe and, as a result, “Muslim grievance” was a factor in virtually every conflict.

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Germans are on the whole tolerant – but not towards Islam. This is shown by a new study published by the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s "Religion Monitor". However, the study found that irrespective of faith, there is wide support for democracy in Germany.

According to the research revealed on June 11, the majority of German citizens – 87 percent  – are open to other world views.

But 52 percent perceives the religion of Islam as a threat. For Germans living in eastern states, the...

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai can teach in the Canadian province of Quebec if she removes her hijab, Quebec Education Minister Jean-Francois Roberge said.

Quebec recently enacted Bill 21 that bans government employees from wearing religious symbols when dealing with the public, including teachers, nurses and bus drivers.

Roberge posted a photo on Twitter Friday that showed him standing with the hijab-wearing Pakistani activist, an honorary Canadian citizen. The...

In the latest Islamophobic attack to take place in Germany, 50 copies of the holy Quran were ripped apart in a local mosque, The New York Times reported.

Officials said the place of worship - which is located in the country's Northwestern city of Bremen - was attacked by one or more people. The attacker(s) broke into the building and went about ripping and damaging the Qurans. 

Some of the damaged holy books were found shoved in toilet seats, while Anadolu Agency reported a...

A Muslim prayer room in a hospital in Sweden's Gothenberg city has been targeted in an Islamophobic attack, reports said Saturday.

The attack took place in Mölndal Hospital, where the perpetrator(s) ripped the Holy Qur'an and spilled drinks on the carpets, a statement by the Gothenberg Mosque Association said.

"Muslims feel offended and hurt in the aftermath of this attack," the statement read, adding that the prayer room allowed Muslims receiving medical treatment at the...

Two people including an imam were wounded as a gunman opened fire on June 27 outside a mosque in northwestern France, according to French media reports.

The incident occurred at around 4:00 pm (1400 GMT) in front of the Mosque Sunna de Brest in the port city of Brest in Brittany, the reports said. 

The imam identified as Rachid El Jay sustained injuries from four bullets while a worshipper was hit by two bullets, France 24 wrote, citing the French Council of the Muslim Faith (...

Following an announcement by a group to hold a second “burkini” protest at a pool in the French city of Grenoble, counter-protesters have called on locals to swim in the pool wearing nothing at all.

on June 23, a group of around a dozen women belonging to the Alliance Citoyenne (Citizens’ Alliance) protested at a pool that had banned the wearing of the Islamic sharia-compliant swimwear, with police being called soon after the group were told the burkini was against the rules of the...