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# Islam

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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.
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.
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.
Mahershala Ali's Oscar win last night was a truly historic one
The actor became the first Muslim actor to win one.
'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.
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.
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.
Austria promises ban on face veil in public places
The ban is part of raft of measures aimed at fending off the far-right.
'A father to everyone': Tributes paid to Quebec shooting victims
Six men died in the attack, which took place during evening prayers at a mosque.
Manhunt in Zurich after three injured in Muslim prayer hall shooting
Police are scouring the streets for the attacker this evening, carrying lamps and using sniffer dogs.
Over 100 arrested at Dutch anti-fascist protest, as Geert Wilders trial proceeds
About 200 protesters had gathered for the demonstration, organised under the slogan “Stop oppression against anti-facists and anarchists”.
Reports of Muslim students being targeted at colleges after Trump win
A number of incidents are said to have taken place since Donald Trump’s victory.
British Olympic medallist handed two-month ban for mocking Islam in video
Lisburn native Luke Carson received a reprimand for his role in the incident.
Writer who was facing charges for disrespecting Islam shot dead outside court
Nahed Hattar was charged with inciting sectarian strife and insulting Islam.
The annual hajj pilgrimage will climax for around 1.5 million Muslim pilgrims tonight
Last year’s hajj stampede which killed roughly 2,300 people, many of them Iranians, magnified frictions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, which is holding its own event in Karbala, Iraq.
Gardaí not reviewing uniform policy about hijabs
Police forces in Scotland and Canada have announced they are allowing female members to wear the hijab.
Designer says burkini bans in France have boosted sales of the swimwear
“Women are standing together on this. It doesn’t matter what race or religion.”
Nice becomes latest French city to ban burkini
The wording of the ban refers specifically to last month’s Bastille Day truck attack.
German interior minister says he's in favour of a partial burqa ban
Last week he unveiled tough new anti-terror measures which included a proposal to strip jihadist fighters of their German nationality.
Mayor of town on French island bans burkinis after beach brawl
Around 100 police were deployed to break up the fight between locals and families of North African origin.
Canadian shot dead after detonating explosive had links to global terrorism network
Aaron Driver (24) was killed on Wednesday during a police raid outside to home he was staying in.
Two suspected jihadists arrested in Brussels after terror raids
“Both are suspected of planning a terrorist attack somewhere in Belgium,” a spokesman said
'Try it tomorrow and see': Gambian president promises 20-year jail terms for child marriage
“The Imam and those that preside over the marriage ceremony would also be sent to jail. If you want to know whether what I am saying is true or not, try it tomorrow and see.”
Not eating until 10pm every night: Here's what Ramadan is like for me in Ireland
After never adhering to Ramadan while growing up, Mohammed Rahman began doing so a few years ago. He writes about what it’s like for a Muslim in Ireland.
Fianna Fáil TD apologises for asking how many Muslims have applied for Irish citizenship
Eamon Scanlon said that the question had been “misinterpreted”.
"Extremism is no longer an abstract problem. It’s here" - Is Islamic terrorism a threat in Ireland?
The Justice Department has said that it is aware of foreign fighters from Ireland who have died in the Middle East.
Trump says Obama might 'get the Orlando shooting better than anybody knows'
The US President has said the massacre appears to be “homegrown extremism”.
"If Donald Trump wants to visit an Islamic centre in Ireland, he's more than welcome"
Trump is in Ireland later this month.
Explainer: Ramadan starts today - here's what happens during the Muslim holy month
The holy month will be particularly hard this year for many Muslims in the northern hemisphere.
Muslim students told they don't have to shake hands with female teachers
It has caused some consternation in Switzerland.
'No we are not Isis, no we don't want to kill people, and no we don't want to take over'
Adam Sabbagh speaks about a new documentary about immigration in Ireland.
Poll: Should anti-Islam demonstrations be banned?
A rally in Brussels has been banned over concerns about violence – what do you think?
Neighbours raise €60k for family of Muslim shopkeeper killed outside his shop
Police arrested a 32-year-old Muslim man on Friday in connection with the attack.
Outrage over Polish magazine cover depicting the "Islamic Rape of Europe"
The picture has been compared to Nazi propaganda.
Inside America's first Muslim-majority city
Hamtramck voted in favour of a Muslim call to prayer in 2004.
American Muslims sue airline for €10 million after being kicked off flight
The men were ejected from a flight Toronto to New York last month, allegedly because the pilot was “uneasy” about them.
Four men allegedly kicked off a flight for looking 'too Muslim'
The men were travelling from Toronto to New York.
Freedom to preach "Islam is satanic" from a church pulpit is hailed as "a victory for the gospel"
“It is not the task of the criminal law to censor offensive utterances.”
Charlie Hebdo anniversary cover features God with a gun
“The assassin is still out there.”
US mayor says sorry to Muslims for calling Barack Obama a Muslim
He continued his criticism of President Obama.