The United States' first-ever Turkish and Muslim police chief became the victim of a campaign of racist threats sent to him via text, local authorities said on March 2.

İbrahim 'Mike' Baycora, a first-generation Turkish-American immigrant, was appointed as the 17th police chief of the city of Paterson, New Jersey, last month.

The historic ceremony saw him swear on the Quran instead of the Bible, with representatives from the Turkish community in New York and New Jersey in...

Ahmet Mete, the elected mufti of Xanthi in northern Greece, on Wednesday was sentenced to four months in prison due to usurping authority.

The implementation of the prison sentence was delayed. If Mete commits a crime in three years, the sentence will be implemented.

Erkan Azizoğlu, the imam of the nearby village of Glafki, was acquitted of the same charges.

Mete released a message on social media after the decision and said that he will file an appeal to the upper court...

Kahina Bahloul, the founder of the Fatima Mosque, was born to a Muslim Algerian father and a French mother with Christian and Jewish backgrounds and grew up in Algeria where she studied law before moving back to France where she earned her doctorate in Islamic Studies from the École Pratique des Hautes Études.

According to Bahloul, the main premise of her mosque that she named after prophet Mohammad's daughter, is to be an example of liberal Islam.

At the Fatima mosque, men and...

The chief executive officer of Ryanair has called for the profiling of Muslim men at airports, claiming "bombers" will "generally be of a Muslim persuasion".

Michael O'Leary made the remark while discussing airport security with the Times newspaper in London. 

In the interview published on Saturday, the airline's controversial boss said: "Who are the bombers? They are going to be single males travelling on their own... If you are travelling with a family of kids, on you go; the...

A Dutch court on Wednesday sentenced a person to 90 days in jail for threatening Muslims on social media.

According to a statement by the court, the 33-year-old person threatened Muslims with death after Christchurch massacre in New Zealand.

On March 15, 2019, terrorist Brenton Tarrant attacked two mosques in the city of Christchurch during Friday prayers and killed 51 people and wounded 49 others.

“I will do the same. I will get a gun and kill all Muslims,” the convict...

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday he would curb the practice of foreign countries sending imams and teachers to France to crack down on what he called the risk of “separatism.

Macron has so far stayed away from issues related to France’s Muslim community, the biggest in Europe, focusing instead on economic reforms.

In a much-anticipated intervention less than a month before mayoral elections, Macron said he would gradually put an end to the system in which...

Muslim communities in Germany have called for more police protection after the arrest of members of a rightwing extremist group that is believed to have been plotting large-scale attacks on mosques around the country.

Twelve men who were arrested following police raids on Friday had been planning attacks using semi-automatic weapons on worshippers during prayers in 10 German states, said to have been inspired by those carried out in New Zealand last year, according to a government...

Unknown assailants broke the windows of an Arabic mosque and a Muslim prayer room in the Germany city of Ulm late January, German Islamic magazine IslamiQ says. The places were targeted three times and the attacks caused damage worth about 4,000 euros, the police told the press.

According to police spokesman Wolfgang Jurgens, the attacks were carried out on the nights of Jan. 27, 28 and 31. However, in the official police reports, the attacks on the Islamic places of worship were not...

Every other day in 2019 a mosque, a Muslim institution or a religious representative in Germany was attacked against Islam.

"This is right-wing terror, which must be resolutely countered," explains Christine Buchholz, a member of the Left Bundestag. "The threat to people, mosques and other Muslim institutions is unacceptable."

Since January 2019, this has identified a certain sub-group of Islamophobic attacks, namely those on meeting places, cultural associations, cemeteries,...

At least one person was killed and 13 were injured in a double bomb attack this morning in a mosque in northeast Nigeria.

The attack happened in the early hours of the morning as worshipers gathered for the morning prayer at Gwoza site in Borno province.

Referring to statements by police officials, local Channel television reported that the two suicide bombers were carried out by two women who activated the explosives in front of the mosque.

So far no one has claimed...

Islamophobic attacks in France rose by 54% in 2019, the president of the National Observatory of Islamophobia said Monday.

In a written statement, Abdallah Zekri said there were 100 attacks against Muslims in France in 2018 and this rose to 154 in 2019.

The attacks mostly occurred in the Ile-de-France, Rhones-Alpes and Paca regions of the country, Zekri said.

He said there are no links between Islam and terrorism and Muslims in France should be able to practice their...

Jewish settlers set fire to a mosque in Jerusalem, vandalizing its walls with racial slurs.

Eyewitnesses told Anadolu Agency that a group of settlers set fire to the Badriya mosque in Beit Safafa town.

The witnesses added that the townspeople put out the fire before it spread into the mosque.

The settlers sprayed Hebrew racial slurs on the wall of the mosque.

Palestinian towns and mosques are often suffer repeated racist attacks by settlers.


Delta Air Lines has been fined US$50,000 by the US Department of Transportation to settle allegations it discriminated against three Muslim passengers who were ordered off their planes.

In its consent order on Friday, the department said it found Delta “engaged in discriminatory conduct” and violated anti-discrimination laws when it removed the three passengers.

In one incident on July 26, 2016, a Muslim couple were removed from Delta Flight 229 at Charles de Gaulle Airport in...

Myanmar has been ordered by the United Nations’ highest court to prevent genocidal violence against its Rohingya Muslim minority and preserve evidence of past attacks.

In a momentous and unanimous decision, the international court of justice (ICJ) in The Hague ordered Myanmar to carry out emergency, “provisional” measures, intervening in the country’s domestic affairs by instructing the government of Aung San Suu Kyi to respect the requirements of the 1948 genocide convention.


A commission set up to investigate the 2017 crackdown in Rakhine that led hundreds of thousands of mostly Muslim Rohingya to flee Myanmar, has concluded that while some soldiers probably committed war crimes there was no genocide.

The Independent Commission of Enquiry (ICOE) released the findings of its investigation, but not the full report, to the country's president on Monday, a few days before the United Nations' top court is set to rule on whether to impose urgent measures to...