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Number of Salafists in Germany rises sharply, spy agency says

The number of radical Salafists in Germany has risen sharply in recent months, Germany's domestic intelligence service told dpa on Thursday.

Reports: Intelligence warns of Saudis exporting extremism to Germany

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar have been providing increasing levels of support to an ultraconservative branch of Islam in order for it to take root in Germany, German media reported, citing an...

Foundation stone laid for Islamic cultural centre in Sisak

About 2,000 Muslim believers from Croatia and neighbouring countries, religious dignitaries, state and local officials, diplomats and other guests gathered in Sisak, some 60 kilometres southeast...

For Muslims in America, concerns and fears of a Trump presidency

Amid the shock and surprise of Donald Trump's electoral victory, there was concern among Muslims in the United States that the president-elect had a negative view of their community and was...

India’s key Muslim shrine to lift ban on entry to women

A trust that runs Mumbai's Haji Ali mosque said on Monday it will revoke a ban on women entering the inner sanctum of the shrine, in accordance with court orders.

Trump's Muslim ban: A timeline of shifting positions

With national security a focus of Monday's US presidential debate, Donald Trump may once again have to defend his plan to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the country, which he says will...

Preacher to serve 8 months for incitement over Temple Mount sermon

An Islamic preacher was sentenced on Sunday to eight months in prison for incitement over a 2014 sermon he gave at the al-Aqsa Mosque at Temple Mount, according to a court statement.

Indonesia seeks to block gay dating apps

Indonesia is seeking to block gay-friendly mobile applications, an official said Friday, adding to a series of measures targeting sexual and gender minorities in the country.

Merkel sees burqa as religious freedom but backs limited ban

Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke out on Wednesday against the idea of a complete ban in Germany on the full-face veil worn by Muslim women, saying that wearing it was...

Norwegian hairdresser fined for discriminating against Muslim woman

A Norwegian court on Monday fined a female hairdresser for discriminating against a Muslim woman who wore a headscarf.

Muslim pilgrims start stone-throwing ritual amid tightened security

Hundreds of thousands of Muslims started on Monday a stone-throwing ritual as part of the annual Hajj pilgrimage just outside Mecca, where hundreds were killed in a...

Muslim pilgrims pack Mount Arafat as Hajj reaches its climax

Nearly 2 million Muslims on Sunday packed Mount Arafat near the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia marking the peak of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

Muslims start Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia amid tightened security

The annual Muslim Hajj pilgrimage started on Saturday in Saudi Arabia amid increased security measures

Over 1.3 million Muslims arrive in Saudi Arabia for Hajj pilgrimage

Around 1.32 million Muslims have arrived in Saudi Arabia from around the globe for the annual Hajj pilgrimage that starts on Saturday, a Saudi official said.

Saudi minister slams Iran in escalating spat over Hajj

Iran does not want the Hajj to pass safely for the millions who take part, a Saudi minister said, in an escalating spat between the two regional rivals over the annual Muslim pilgrimage.