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From TheJournal.ie Gunman armed with multiple weapons injures one before being arrested at Norway mosque Oslo

Gunman armed with multiple weapons injures one before being arrested at Norway mosque

The shooting occurred at the al-Noor Islamic centre in the town of Baerum.

From TheJournal.ie Diarmuid Martin expresses concern over 'anti-Islamic sentiments being expressed in social media in Ireland' New Zealand

Diarmuid Martin expresses concern over 'anti-Islamic sentiments being expressed in social media in Ireland'

Martin said that some of this anti-Islamic sentiment came from publications “purporting to be of Catholic inspiration”.

From TheJournal.ie 'She got duped': Woman who helped Lisa Smith convert to Islam 'shocked' at alleged ISIS links Syria

'She got duped': Woman who helped Lisa Smith convert to Islam 'shocked' at alleged ISIS links

Carol Duffy claims her friend was ‘very naive’ before she left Ireland a number of years ago.

From TheJournal.ie May asks Johnson to apologise for saying women in burqas look like 'bank robbers' Bojo Strikes Again

May asks Johnson to apologise for saying women in burqas look like 'bank robbers'

The UK’s former foreign secretary also compared the women to letterboxes.

From TheJournal.ie France arrests 10 far-right suspects over alleged plot to attack Muslims Violent Acts

France arrests 10 far-right suspects over alleged plot to attack Muslims

The suspects were being monitored by France’s DGSI intelligence agency.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a very long day and you do feel hungry occasionally': Muslims on fasting for Ramadan Ramadan This post contains videos

'It's a very long day and you do feel hungry occasionally': Muslims on fasting for Ramadan

Due to the long summer days in western Europe, fasting can last up to 19 hours in some countries.

From TheJournal.ie Plans for large-scale mosque in Blanchardstown given green light Fingal

Plans for large-scale mosque in Blanchardstown given green light

There was local opposition to the proposed mosque.

From TheJournal.ie Once considered a rebellion, sports clothing for women is becoming the norm in Saudi Arabia Abayas

Once considered a rebellion, sports clothing for women is becoming the norm in Saudi Arabia

But the risk of a social backlash is real in a society steeped in conservatism.

From TheJournal.ie 'I want to join ISIS': How big a problem is radicalisation in Ireland? Extremism

'I want to join ISIS': How big a problem is radicalisation in Ireland?

The number of people who have radical or extreme Islamic views here varies from a handful to over 100, depending on who you ask.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey religious affairs state agency under fire for saying girls as young as nine could marry Child Marriages

Turkey religious affairs state agency under fire for saying girls as young as nine could marry

The agency reportedly made the statement in a post on its website, which has since been removed.

From TheJournal.ie Christmas as a Muslim: 'My mom was always careful that we'd never feel left out' Column

Christmas as a Muslim: 'My mom was always careful that we'd never feel left out'

I’ve always loved Christmas, as much as a Muslim can, writes Meriem Ahmed.

From TheJournal.ie UK court rules that Islamic school's gender segregation is unlawful Birmingham

UK court rules that Islamic school's gender segregation is unlawful

The Al-Hijrah School argued that the segregation policy was one of the “defining characteristics” of the school.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'We are not that different from Saudi Arabia' THE WEST

Opinion: 'We are not that different from Saudi Arabia'

It’s time for us to stop thinking that the “West” is enlightened and the rest of the world is just catching up, writes Amanullah De Sondy.

From TheJournal.ie Saudi's driving ban: 'You cannot force men to allow their sisters and wives to drive' Cosnervative

Saudi's driving ban: 'You cannot force men to allow their sisters and wives to drive'

What do men in Saudi Arabia think about the removal of the ban on women driving?

From TheJournal.ie Politics in Austria is embracing Islamophobia as a shortcut to electoral gains Culture Of Fear

Politics in Austria is embracing Islamophobia as a shortcut to electoral gains

As Austrians grow more openly hostile towards Muslims, major political parties are deliberately brandishing Islamophobia in the hope of gaining an advantage at the polls.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael councillor to face disciplinary hearing over comments about Islam Controversial

Fine Gael councillor to face disciplinary hearing over comments about Islam

The councillor posted a series of controversial comments on Twitter regarding migrants and Islam.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael criticises one of its councillors for 'unacceptable' comments about Islam Sharia Law

Fine Gael criticises one of its councillors for 'unacceptable' comments about Islam

Councillor Brian Murphy claimed that Sharia law is operating in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie India bans practice that allowed men to divorce their wives by reciting word three times Triple Talaq

India bans practice that allowed men to divorce their wives by reciting word three times

The country’s Supreme Court ruled that the practice was both unconstitutional and un-Islamic.

From TheJournal.ie Human rights court backs Belgium's ban on wearing a full-face veil in public Niqab

Human rights court backs Belgium's ban on wearing a full-face veil in public

The court ruled that the ban sought to guarantee social cohesion.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested after attempting to drive 4x4 into Paris mosque Attack

Man arrested after attempting to drive 4x4 into Paris mosque

According to judicial authorities, he was not under the influence of alcohol.

From TheJournal.ie What is it like living as a Muslim in Ireland? Blanchardstown

What is it like living as a Muslim in Ireland?

Muslims from the Blanchardstown mosque in Dublin had their say.

From TheJournal.ie Irish internet users show increasing interest in Islamic State propaganda magazines Terror

Irish internet users show increasing interest in Islamic State propaganda magazines

These publications justify recent attacks in Europe and glorify terrorism.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ramadan is about so much more than refraining from food and drink' Column

'Ramadan is about so much more than refraining from food and drink'

Ramadan is that one month where you can easily focus on your spirituality in a busy world, writes Hajar Akl.

From TheJournal.ie Galway Christian church leaders line up to condemn mosque attack Solidarity

Galway Christian church leaders line up to condemn mosque attack

In a joint statement, representatives of the Catholic, Church of Ireland, Methodist and Presbyterian and Quaker churches condemned the attack.

From TheJournal.ie Window smashed in Galway mosque while people inside praying Ballybrit

Window smashed in Galway mosque while people inside praying

Imam Ibrahim Noonan said people were upset by the incident.

From TheJournal.ie Imam says extremists are targeting 'vulnerable' young Muslims in Ireland Radicalistion

Imam says extremists are targeting 'vulnerable' young Muslims in Ireland

The chair of the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council has said people who have been radicalised “need professional help”.

From TheJournal.ie The female Muslim comedian tackling extremism by cracking jokes Hearts And Minds

The female Muslim comedian tackling extremism by cracking jokes

“One woman came up to me after a show and said ‘are you for real, are you wearing this hijab for real?’.”

From TheJournal.ie 'Dirty Irish ba****ds': Irish in Manchester remember hostility after IRA bombing The Aftermath

'Dirty Irish ba****ds': Irish in Manchester remember hostility after IRA bombing

Members of the city’s Irish community say they can relate to the anxiety Muslims in Manchester are feeling after Monday night’s terrorist attack.

From TheJournal.ie 'Drive them out of your community' - Trump delivers message to the Islamic world on extremism Saudi Speech This post contains videos

'Drive them out of your community' - Trump delivers message to the Islamic world on extremism

Donald Trump was delivering a much anticipated speech in Saudi Arabia.

From TheJournal.ie Another appeals court begins review of Trump's travel ban Courts

Another appeals court begins review of Trump's travel ban

Questions have been asked whether the law is a ban on Muslims – which Trump promised during his election campaign.

From TheJournal.ie Trump's travel ban will face a key test today Religious Bias

Trump's travel ban will face a key test today

His administration has tried to bar travellers from six Muslim-majority countries entering the US.

From TheJournal.ie Boy killed after mob tries to lynch Hindu man charged with blasphemy Pakistan

Boy killed after mob tries to lynch Hindu man charged with blasphemy

The mob attacked a police station in Balochistan, Pakistan where the Hindu man was being detained.

From TheJournal.ie Islam is set to have as many followers as Christianity by 2060 Shifting Demographics

Islam is set to have as many followers as Christianity by 2060

Islam has 1.8 billion followers, but a Muslim baby boom is expected.

From TheJournal.ie EU court rules companies can ban staff from wearing headscarves Religion

EU court rules companies can ban staff from wearing headscarves

The court said it does not constitute “direct discrimination” if a firm has an internal rule banning the wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign.

From TheJournal.ie Mahershala Ali's Oscar win last night was a truly historic one Breaking The Mould This post contains videos

Mahershala Ali's Oscar win last night was a truly historic one

The actor became the first Muslim actor to win one.

From TheJournal.ie 'No woman should have to cover her head for fear of offending religious values' Opinion

'No woman should have to cover her head for fear of offending religious values'

Women have the right to dress exactly as they want. The right to cover is just as important as the right to uncover, writes Lorraine Courtney.

From TheJournal.ie Le Pen sparks controversy by refusing to wear veil in Lebanon Islamic Veil

Le Pen sparks controversy by refusing to wear veil in Lebanon

The National Front candidate promptly refused and made a brief statement to journalists before leaving.

From TheJournal.ie An Irishwoman on converting to Islam: 'It excited me. It wasn't anything I thought it was' Behind The Veil

An Irishwoman on converting to Islam: 'It excited me. It wasn't anything I thought it was'

We spoke to a Waterford woman about why she converted to Islam and the benefits of wearing a hijab.

From TheJournal.ie Austria promises ban on face veil in public places Headscarf

Austria promises ban on face veil in public places

The ban is part of raft of measures aimed at fending off the far-right.

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