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An Israeli-Christian man is accused of stabbing his teenage daughter to death because, authorities say, he didn't approve of her relationship with a Muslim man. Prosecutors say Sami Karra, 58, killed his daughter in their family home in the central Israeli town of Ramle, a day after she graduated from high school. The daughter, 17-year-old Henriette Karra, was in a relationship with a Muslim man, against the urging of her parents, according to a criminal indictment filed in Israeli district...

A German judge has banned a Syrian woman from wearing a headscarf in court during divorce proceedings against her husband, local media reported on Tuesday. The woman's lawyer Najat Abokal told daily newspaper Tagesspiegel that the judge in the eastern city of Luckenwalde sent a letter to her client saying that religiously motivated statements such as wearing a headscarf would not be allowed in the hearing. The judge's letter also warned the woman she would face legal charges if she did not...

A man threatened to assault a Muslim woman’s genitals with a beer bottle in an unprovoked hate crime last week. It occurred in the central Bristol area in the early evening of July 7. The Muslim woman, who wears the hijab, contacted Tell MAMA for support and wants her story told to raise awareness, and encourage other women to report.

As she was walking in the street, she noticed a man in a red chequered shirt, pointing a beer bottle at her, muttering statements. When the male...

A Muslim family was brutally assaulted by a mob in a passenger train in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, one of the victims said. The incident took place on the Shikohabad-Kasgang passenger train on Wednesday, however, a video of the incident became viral on Friday, after which three men have been arrested by the police.

In the video, a group of around 30 men with rods and sticks could be seen beating the family. Four of the family members have suffered fractures; almost all...

A man accused of a racist attack on a Muslim couple completely broke down on camera and cried uncontrollably. Frederick Nolan Sorrell was charged with three misdemeanors after allegedly driving past the couple, shouting "go back to your fucking country" and making a gun gesture with his hand. He allegedly followed the pair and said: "Take off the fucking burka. This is America." The incident took place in Portland, Oregon, in May. He was arrested in July. But he appeared to have a changed in...

Police from a region in the majority-Christian Philippines are considering issuing mandatory identification cards to thousands of Muslims living there – a proposal Human Rights Watch condemned as “collective punishment”. Authorities in Central Luzon, a region north of the capital, were quoted in local media as saying the policy was a counter-terrorism measure after Islamist militants took over a city hundreds of kilometres to the south on the island of Mindanao.

The issue was...

European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) upheld Belgium's Muslim face veil ban in a ruling announced Tuesday. The court ruled that the restriction sought to guarantee social cohesion, the "protection of the rights and freedoms of others" and that it was "necessary in a democratic society." The court rejected arguments by three Muslim women who had worn the niqab - a veil covering the face except for the eyes - that their rights to privacy and freedom of conscience had been unjustifiably...

In London wearing too much clothing in hot weather is not only a fashion crime, but may also leave you being stopped and searched by police. A Muslim man discovered this the hard way when he was stopped, handcuffed and searched in a London street by officers as he walked to a nearby mosque to pray. The police claimed the unnamed man was stopped because the three layers of clothing he was wearing in the height of summer, with temperatures peaking at 25°C, gave cause for suspicion.

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A study commissioned by an Austrian government minister critical of Vienna's Muslim-run kindergartens has ignited a political fight between the minister's party and rivals seizing on allegations that his staff rewrote parts of the study to make it more negative. The study's author, a professor at the University of Vienna, says he would never allow his work to be changed, while Foreign and Integration Minister Sebastian Kurz has indirectly denied the allegations. But the alleged tampering...

Muslim public speaker and former ABC presenter Yassmin Abdel-Magied is London-bound, calling it an "Australian rite of passage" after months of criticism over her views on Anzac Day. She announced on Instagram that she was moving to London. In April, Ms. Abdel-Magied’s Anzac Day Facebook post — calling for Australians to remember Syrians, Palestinians and the detainees at Nauru and Manus Island — set off a firestorm of vitriol, as she was accused of politicizing a day of remembrance. She...

Eight people have been injured, including a seven-year-old girl, after gunmen opened fire outside a mosque in southeast France. The shooting, which was not being treated as terrorism, took place in Avignon, Provence, at about 10.30pm on Sunday night. Worshippers were leaving the Arrahma mosque when at least two "hooded men" pulled up in a Renault Clio.

Police said the crowd fled in panic when the gunmen, armed with a handgun and a shotgun, started shooting. Four people were injured...

French police arrested a man who attempted to drive a car into a group of people in front of a mosque in Créteil, a suburb of Paris. Witnesses saw the man try and fail to drive over roadside barriers to reach the area directly in front of the mosque on Thursday evening. He did not injure anyone with the vehicle and fled the scene after hitting a median, according to a statement from French police.

The statement said police apprehended the man at his home and will determine the suspect...

An aspiring model Resham Khan and her 37-year-old cousin Jameel Mukhtar have been left with ‘life-changing’ injuries after they suffered an unprovoked acid attack London, reported The Independent. The two were out celebrating Khan’s 21st birthday and were inside their car at a traffic signal in Beckton, East London when the attacker threw acid into their car. “The pain was excruciating”, Khan wrote on her Twitter. “My cousin struggled to get us away. I saw my clothes burn away in front of me...

A man of Turkish origin was hospitalized after German police used excessive force simply because he parked in the wrong place. Mehmet Kara parked in a no-parking zone, after which police physically assaulted him and used pepper spray on his daughter, brother-in-law and brother. Kara was treated in hospital for two days, and after being discharged he explained the incident to Justice and Development Party (AK Party) lawmaker Mustafa Yeneroğlu, who is also the chairman of Parliament's Human...

A woman attempting to enjoy a beach holiday with her family in Lebanon returned home early after she was banned from swimming because of her full-body Islamic burkini swimsuit. Noura al-Zaim took to social media this week to complain of her mistreatment by staff at the Miramar Hotel Resort and Spa in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli. "As soon as we went to the beach a lifeguard came and told my husband that I couldn't go into the water," Zaim wrote on Facebook on Tuesday. "I ignored...