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The Arabic and Islamic courses planned to be taught in a school in northern Italy's Emilia-Romagna region were suspended after receiving reaction from anti-immigrant and central-right parties, local media outlets reported Saturday.

Emilia-Romagna Regional Assembly Member of the ruling anti-immigration League party Stefano Bargi and a deputy from the party, Guglielmo Golinelli opposed the course claiming it is against their "Western teaching standards."

"In our schools Italian...

Police in the Swiss city of Schaffhausen have defended their decision to fine a man who used the words “Allahu akbar” in public.

The incident in May 2018, which saw the man fined 150 Swiss francs (€132) plus 60 francs in administrative charges, came to light this week after the 22-year-old involved went public with his story.

The young man, named by Swiss media as Orhan E., said he used the Islamic phrase ‘Allahu akbar’, which literally means ‘God is [the] greatest’, to express...

Only 7% of the "cow meat" samples seized from 2014 to 2017 by authorities in various states and sent for DNA test were found to be of cows, the rest 93% were actually of bulls or baffaloes, a yet to be published report by the National Research Centre on Meat said.

Out of the 112 samples of meat analysed by the National Research Centre just eight samples (7%) were found to contain beef, while the remaining were of bull and buffalo. The samples were of the meat that was seized by police...

Indonesia decided late on January 2 to suspend sending students to Taiwan for an internship programme following news reports that hundreds of Indonesian students who took part were forced to be manual labourers in factories on the island.

Taiwanese media quoted legislator Ko Chih-en as revealing over the weekend that in one case, the Indonesian students were only allowed to go to class two days a week and had one day of rest, while working the remaining four days at a factory, where...

An unknown person shot at a Malmö mosque at midnight on New Year's Eve, while around five people were inside the building.

No-one was hurt by the shooting, which was not discovered until the following day when a bullet hole was spotted in one of the prayer room's windows.

"[The people in the room] didn't notice the shot because there were fireworks and noise all around. But one of them noticed a slightly different sound, and afterwards he discovered that the windowpane was...

An under-construction mosque in western Germany's Duisburg city was attacked by unidentified assailants who defaced the building with racist slogans, according to a mosque official on December 30.

The attackers painted star of David -- which is the symbol of Judaism -- on the wall of Mevlana mosque, affiliated with the Turkish-Islamic Community National View (IGMG), head of the mosque foundation Hulusi Yuksel told Anadolu Agency.

Yuksel said they informed local security...

The German Bild daily's use of the photo of the Central Mosque in Cologne, which is run by the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB) in an article that relates mosques in Germany with terror funding drew criticism on social media.

Many people, including Turkish people living in Germany, have criticized the newspaper, for pointing the mosque as a target by using its photograph.

Mustafa Yeneroğlu, deputy for Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party)...

Swedish national broadcaster SVT has warned that immigrating to Scandinavia is not only peace and joy but can lead to serious health problems.

The trademark frigid darkness of the Nordic climate can be dangerous for "dark-skinned" people, especially for women who choose to wear all-covering clothing for religious reasons, national broadcaster SVT informed its viewers.

According to SVT, the Swedish weather may prove particularly difficult to suffer for those hailing from the...

The Uttar Pradesh Police has asked companies and offices located in industrial hub of Noida to ensure that their employees don't offer namaz in open public spaces, including parks.

According to a notice issued by the Sector 58 police station, companies located in the industrial area will be held responsible, if Muslim employees are found offering namaz in open public spaces, reported India Today. 

“Thus, it is expected from you that you at your level inform your Muslim...

A student of Jamia Islamia University, currently pursuing her Master of Business Administration (MBA) in India, was allegedly barred from appearing in the exam for wearing hijab.

According to news agency ANI, Umaiyah Khan, a student of Jamia Islamia University, alleged that she was not allowed to appear for University Grants Commission - National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) exam for wearing hijab.

Khan said, "I went for NET exam last week in Rohini area. I reached the exam...

Denmark will require anyone who takes Danish citizenship to shake hands at the naturalization ceremony, under a law passed on Thursday, which lawmakers say is aimed at Muslims who refuse on religious grounds to touch members of the opposite sex.

The law has prompted strong reactions from some of the mayors who must conduct such ceremonies, and who are upset that they will become the faces and fists of a policy they call awkward, “purely symbolic” and irrelevant to an applicant’s...

Yair Netanyahu has said there will not be peace in the land of Israel until either all the Jews or all the Muslims leave — and he would prefer the latter.

PM’s son declares there will be no peace until one of the land’s two major religions departs, and he rather it wasn’t the Jews

Facebook has briefly blocked the page of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's son, Yair, after he shared previously banned content calling for "all Muslims [to] leave" Israel.

In a...

Ever since the midterm election, conservative media in the United States have targeted with special zeal Ilhan Omar, an incoming Somali-American Democratic congresswoman and a devout Muslim who wears hijab. In response to Democrats’ push to remove a headwear ban on the House floor to accommodate Omar, conservative commentator and pastor E.W. Jackson complained on a radio show that Muslims were transforming Congress into an “Islamic republic.”

The Democratic Party has several rising...

The first time Shahid Shafi ran for a seat on the city council in Southlake, Tex., in 2011, advisers assured him a Muslim in post-9/11 America who spoke with an accent and emigrated from Pakistan would never win an election in Texas.

It’s a story that Shafi, a Republican trauma surgeon, likes to tell because he didn’t believe them. He won the Southlake City Council seat on his second try, in 2014, has since served as a delegate to multiple Texas GOP conventions and, in July, was...

Nigel Farage has quit Ukip after 25 years, saying the party he led to its greatest election successes was now unrecognisable because of the “fixation” with the anti-Muslim policies of its leader, Gerard Batten.

Farage, who took Ukip to third place by number of votes in the 2015 election and significantly shaped the ground for the Brexit referendum, said he was dismayed by Batten’s policies and his decision to appoint the fra-right campaigner Tommy Robinson as an adviser.

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