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Austrian man sentenced for posting ISIS atrocities on Facebook
A court in Vienna has handed a six-month conditional sentence to a young man who posted images of Islamic State atrocities and propaganda to his Facebook page.

28.02.2015 18:07

Pegida UK falls flat: Newcastle counter-demo outnumbers anti-Islamists by 5-to-1
Fewer than 300 people turned up in Newcastle for the first-ever rally of anti-Islamist group Pegida in the UK, while at least 1,500 gathered to protest the demo, just hundreds of yards away.

28.02.2015 15:23

‘Rings of peace’: Hundreds surround Swedish synagogue, lock hands in Denmark
Hundreds of people have taken part in a “Ring of Peace” action held in the center of the Swedish capital to protest against racism, xenophobia, and anti-Semitism. The event was inspired by a similar vigil in Oslo last Saturday.

27.02.2015 20:20

Don’t wear kippa in Germany’s Muslim neighborhoods – Jewish leader
With anti-Semitic hate crimes on the rise in Germany, the leader of the country’s Jewish community says it may be wise for Jews to hide their identity in public.

26.02.2015 20:03

ISIS militants destroy ancient statues, relics in Iraq (VIDEO)
The Islamic State has posted a video online showing a group of militants destroying ancient statues and other artifacts, saying they are symbols of idolatry. Some of the objects date from the seventh century BC. Specialists say the damage is incalculable.

26.02.2015 16:54

​ISIS travel guide: UK police remove jihadi manual from web
UK police are trying to remove an Islamic State travel guide from the internet, which offers would-be jihadis advice on how to reach Syria to join the group, from what to pack for the trip to how to elude Turkish authorities.

26.02.2015 09:25

‘To counter extremism US should stop pushing people to the extreme’
To stop terrorism, the US should address the frustration, anger and desperation caused by the West’s policies of supporting repressive regimes and coups in the Middle East , Hussam Ayloush of the Council on American- Islamic Relations told RT.

26.02.2015 12:38

Over half of Republicans want to ignore Bill of Rights, make Christianity national religion
America's Founding Fathers may have explicitly banned the formation of a national religion, but don’t tell that to Republican Christians. A poll found that over half of the religious right wants to establish Christianity as the country’s official creed.

25.02.2015 21:30

Supreme Court considers Muslim hijab discrimination case against Abercrombie & Fitch
The US Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case Wednesday over whether employers such as retail giant Abercrombie & Fitch must automatically offer religious accommodation for applicants and employees, or whether such accommodation must be requested.

25.02.2015 16:38

Prophet Mohammed cartoons: Most British Muslims oppose violent reaction
The majority of British Muslims are not in favor of violent retribution for those who publish images of the Prophet Mohammed, nor do they sympathize with fighters traveling abroad to fight with Islamists, a poll reveals.

25.02.2015 09:26

French Muslim leaders skip key Jewish event over ‘criminals’ accusation
Leaders of the French Muslim community boycotted a major event hosted by the country’s largest Jewish group, CRIF, after its leader said that young Muslims are behind “all violent acts” in France.

24.02.2015 13:45

'Germans favoring revolution are left-wing romantics'
A fifth of Germans are in favor of revolution and they are either left-wing romantics or right-wingers who recall the peaceful revolution of 1989, says Dr. Werner Patzelt, Head of the Institute of Political Science from Dresden University of Technology.

24.02.2015 15:06