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Covid pandemic impacts Eid celebrations around the world for a second year
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Covid pandemic impacts Eid celebrations around the world for a second year

May 13th 2021, 9:58 AM 9,835 Views 7 Comments

Since 10 May, the Irish Government has allowed in-person religious services.

Sri Lanka announces plans to ban burka and close over 1,000 Islamic schools
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Sri Lanka announces plans to ban burka and close over 1,000 Islamic schools

Mar 13th 2021, 3:58 PM 31,325 Views 0 Comments

Muslims make up about 9% of the 22 million people in Sri Lanka.

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

Aug 10th 2019, 6:24 PM 19,901 Views 36 Comments

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

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

Mar 15th 2019, 4:13 PM 19,890 Views 51 Comments

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

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

Mar 11th 2019, 5:08 PM 46,294 Views 61 Comments

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

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

Updated Aug 7th 2018, 7:29 PM 31,639 Views 39 Comments

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

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

Jun 25th 2018, 7:21 AM 8,504 Views 29 Comments

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

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

Jun 9th 2018, 9:00 PM 26,736 Views 66 Comments

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

Plans for large-scale mosque in Blanchardstown given green light
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Plans for large-scale mosque in Blanchardstown given green light

May 14th 2018, 8:19 PM 43,828 Views 150 Comments

There was local opposition to the proposed mosque.

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

Apr 21st 2018, 10:30 AM 26,954 Views 101 Comments

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

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

Mar 15th 2018, 12:05 AM 42,519 Views 75 Comments

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

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

Jan 4th 2018, 3:30 PM 13,783 Views 96 Comments

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

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

Dec 23rd 2017, 7:00 AM 29,259 Views 78 Comments

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

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

Oct 13th 2017, 9:35 PM 16,956 Views 81 Comments

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

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

Oct 12th 2017, 6:30 AM 14,728 Views 140 Comments

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.

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

Oct 8th 2017, 12:00 PM 23,561 Views 62 Comments

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

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

Sep 23rd 2017, 9:45 AM 18,206 Views 104 Comments

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.

Fine Gael councillor to face disciplinary hearing over comments about Islam
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Fine Gael councillor to face disciplinary hearing over comments about Islam

Sep 8th 2017, 6:26 PM 14,704 Views 238 Comments

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

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

Sep 7th 2017, 9:17 AM 27,220 Views 272 Comments

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

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

Aug 22nd 2017, 11:39 AM 22,422 Views 53 Comments

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

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

Jul 12th 2017, 8:39 AM 27,847 Views 155 Comments

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

Gardaí monitoring a number of people using Facebook who are attempting to radicalise people
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Gardaí monitoring a number of people using Facebook who are attempting to radicalise people

Jul 1st 2017, 12:05 AM 19,323 Views 114 Comments

A number of pages have been removed in the last two weeks.

Man arrested after attempting to drive 4x4 into Paris mosque
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Man arrested after attempting to drive 4x4 into Paris mosque

Jun 30th 2017, 7:54 AM 11,180 Views 38 Comments

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

What is it like living as a Muslim in Ireland?
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What is it like living as a Muslim in Ireland?

Jun 28th 2017, 8:30 PM 26,647 Views 100 Comments

Muslims from the Blanchardstown mosque in Dublin had their say.

Irish internet users show increasing interest in Islamic State propaganda magazines
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Irish internet users show increasing interest in Islamic State propaganda magazines

Jun 19th 2017, 12:05 AM 20,634 Views 42 Comments

These publications justify recent attacks in Europe and glorify terrorism.

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

Jun 10th 2017, 7:30 PM 4,006 Views 211 Comments

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

Galway Christian church leaders line up to condemn mosque attack
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Galway Christian church leaders line up to condemn mosque attack

Jun 7th 2017, 10:06 PM 13,805 Views 48 Comments

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

Window smashed in Galway mosque while people inside praying
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Window smashed in Galway mosque while people inside praying

Jun 6th 2017, 3:20 PM 26,472 Views 210 Comments

Imam Ibrahim Noonan said people were upset by the incident.

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

Jun 6th 2017, 1:33 PM 34,469 Views 149 Comments

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

The female Muslim comedian tackling extremism by cracking jokes
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The female Muslim comedian tackling extremism by cracking jokes

May 27th 2017, 8:00 PM 20,265 Views 38 Comments

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

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

May 25th 2017, 12:03 AM 101,959 Views 166 Comments

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.

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

May 21st 2017, 5:29 PM 17,951 Views 79 Comments

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

Another appeals court begins review of Trump's travel ban
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Another appeals court begins review of Trump's travel ban

May 15th 2017, 10:58 AM 9,553 Views 42 Comments

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

Trump's travel ban will face a key test today
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Trump's travel ban will face a key test today

May 8th 2017, 7:57 AM 14,482 Views 19 Comments

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

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

May 5th 2017, 8:41 AM 14,514 Views 113 Comments

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

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

Apr 6th 2017, 8:21 AM 12,290 Views 102 Comments

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

EU court rules companies can ban staff from wearing headscarves
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EU court rules companies can ban staff from wearing headscarves

Mar 14th 2017, 10:53 AM 15,840 Views 147 Comments

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.

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

Feb 27th 2017, 8:53 AM 23,371 Views 43 Comments

The actor became the first Muslim actor to win one.

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

Feb 24th 2017, 6:45 AM 3,103 Views 189 Comments

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.

Le Pen sparks controversy by refusing to wear veil in Lebanon
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Le Pen sparks controversy by refusing to wear veil in Lebanon

Feb 21st 2017, 1:47 PM 25,749 Views 113 Comments

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

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