France wants imams to learn secular values as part of new anti-radicalisation push

FRANCE 24 2 March 2015
By Joseph BAMAT

France said Wednesday it will encourage imams to take civics lessons amid fears of growing radicalisation among its Muslim community. But could the country be jeopardizing its


Nigel Farage: UK mosques have been infiltrated by hate preachers

Blazing Catfur 1 March 2015

Nigel Farage has claimed the mosques of Britain have been infiltrated by criminal hate preachers and warned that religious minorities needed to understand the law of the


'Baroness Warsi gave official roles to people with links to extremist groups'

The Express Tribune 23 February 2015

Baroness Warsi, the first Muslim woman to sit in United Kingdom’s Cabinet, handed official posts to people linked to militant and radical groups, including a man involved in an


France to cut Qatar funding of mosques in crackdown on islamic fundamentalism

RFI 19 February 2015
By Christina Okello

The French government has announced a series of measures to clamp down on radical Islam being spread in mosques, and wants to cut financial support from countries like Qatar


Work on new Aberdeen mosque gets under way

BBC News 13 February 2015

Construction work on a new Aberdeen mosque and community centre has got under way. The three-storey venue on Nelson Street will house prayer halls, a dedicated women's


Pakistani Taliban attack Shia mosque in Peshawar

BBC News 13 February 2015

Taliban militants have attacked worshippers at a Shia mosque in the Pakistani city of Peshawar with guns and grenades, killing at least 19. Police killed one of the


Moscow Muslims Want To Use Trailers As 'Mobile' Mosques

Radio Free Europe 13 February 2015

Are you a Muslim in Moscow? Do you find when it's time to pray there's never a minaret in sight? Do you remember that time you had to pray in the filthy fire escape of some


Italy's Muslims in 'burn in mosques' letter threat

The Local Italy 11 February 2015

The anonymous, typed letter was sent from Turin to the Islamic centre in Imperia, Liguria, Il Secolo XIX reported. "Go back to your pigsty or you’ll all burn in the


‘Basement imams’ spreading radical Islamism, Muslim prison chaplain warns

rfi 9 February 2015
By Sarah Elzas

In the wake of last month’s Charlie Hebdo attacks, the French government is trying to tackle Islamist radicalisation in prisons. More than half of France’s 70,000 prisoners are


Mosque in French Town Torn over Support for ISIS

The Daily Mail 9 February 2015
By Jay Akbar

At least 17 men from a small town in southern France have reportedly joined Al-Qaeda or Islamic State to fight in Syria. Three of the men from Lunel, which has a population of


Dearborn mosque leader asked to leave for 2 months

Detroit News 6 February 2015

An influential imam at one of North America’s largest mosques in Dearborn said Thursday he has been asked to temporarily stop leading services there. Anonymous letters have


Mosque Application Stopped by Gavin Boby

youtube 5 February 2015
By Vlad Tepes

This is from 2011 but needs to be revisited now.


'Wives can't refuse sex', imam tells Berlin mosque

The Local 4 February 2015
By Tom Barfield

A preacher at a mosque in Berlin's southern Neukölln district has told worshippers that women should be confined to their homes and submit whenever their husbands demand


Milan’s New ‘Anti-Mosque’ Law

The Daily Beast 2 February 2015
By Barbie Latza Nadeau

Right-wing politicians in the Lombardy region have passed a provisionary law that would make it almost impossible for new mosques to be built—and that would heavily monitor


UK: Channel 4News female broadcaster kicked out of mosque on ‘Infidel Outreach Day’

BareNakedIslam 2 February 2015

Cathy Newman (photo right) was respectfully dressed for any civilized place of worship, but when she turned up for the British Muslim Council’s ‘Visit My Mosque’ day, was


Man jailed for assaulting boy in woods and in a mosque

Dewsbury Reporter 31 January 2015

A man has been jailed after he was convicted of sexually assaulting a boy in woods and then later in a mosque. The boy’s father went looking for him when he was late home


Extremists must "fuck off": Rotterdam mayor in mosque

NL Times 26 January 2015
By Zack Newmark

Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb again repeated his call for religious extremists in the Netherlands to "fuck off,” while speaking at a service in a mosque. The mayor visited


Dearborn mosque leader threatens to resign

Livingston Daily 26 January 2015
By Niraj Warikoo

The religious leader of the Islamic Center of America — a landmark religious institution in metro Detroit that's one of Michigan's biggest mosques — said Friday he would resign


UK Government Minister Warns Mosques About Hate Preaching

The Algemeiner 23 January 2015

A letter from a top British government official calling on United Kingdom mosques to root out "men of hate” is generating push-back from the Muslim Council of Britain. The

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