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# Islam

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Cologne Cathedral plunged into darkness in protest over anti-Islam rallies
The move came as 18,000 people turned out an anti-immigrant demonstration.
Australian commuters offer to accompany Muslims to work if they don't feel safe
It follows fears that Muslims may be targeted after a gunman took several people hostage in a cafe.
Gunbattle with Islamic militants leaves 20 dead in Chechnya
Three policemen were killed in the shooting.
Pope: We can't allow a Middle East without Christians
The Pope and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew issued a joint plea urging Muslim leaders to condemn terrorism carried out in the name of Islam.
'Digging soil is against their delicate nature': Turkish president says women are not equal to men
‘I would kiss my mother’s feet…because the scent of heaven was there.’
People in Iran could face up to 74 lashes ... for walking a dog
Hardliners in Iran’s parliament are worried about an “invasion” of Western culture.
Opinion: What is the lure of IS for western girls and women?
Why would a western woman – who enjoys the freedom to vote, drive, and wear what she wishes – subject herself to such an apparently patriarchal culture?
Teenage girls lured by ISIS with promises of 'Disney lives' with good homes and husbands
Three girls were stopped in Germany yesterday as they tried to make their way from the US to Syria.
Mohammed is the most popular baby name in Israel - but the state doesn't count Arabic names
Names favoured by Arabs, who make up 20% of the population, are not counted in official stats.
Captured British journalist warns of "another Vietnam" in war with Islamic State
John Cantlie claims he was “abandoned” by the British government.
Islamic authority says extremists are 'no Islamic State'
The leaders of Egypt’s leading Islamic authority want the media not to use Islamic State when identifying extremists.
What is it like to be a Muslim in Ireland?
Is it different from any other faith? We found out.
Irish Government 'equally condemns' attacks from both Israel and Gaza
The death toll in Gaza after two days of Israeli air strikes has climbed to more than 40.
Peter Robinson: I was misinterpreted when I said I'd trust Muslims 'to go down to the shops for me'
The North’s first minister has been criticised for his comments in defence of a controversial pastor’s sermon.
New Boko Haram video claims to show missing Nigerian schoolgirls
A total of 276 girls were abducted on April 14 from the northeastern town of Chibok, 223 are still missing.
Fine Gael councillor Burqa ban comments 'not Fine Gael policy'
“Whether it’s a balaclava or a burqa, we don’t go along in this free secular liberal republic state of anyone hiding the wearers identity,” the Cork councillor said today.
Anti-Muslim 'Irish voice' page to be reported to Gardaí, Facebook
The Immigrant Council of Ireland says the tone of the Facebook page is “deeply worrying”.
English Defence Leader founder Tommy Robinson quits group
The 30-year-old, who has an Irish mother, has left the group along with colleague Kevin Carroll over concerns that he can “no longer keep extremist elements at bay”.
Miss Philippines crowned Miss World amid Muslim anger
Hundreds of Islamic radicals held a prayer session to express their anger at the contest being held in Indonesia as the event went ahead with stepped-up security.
Security firm boss hopes to apologise personally to Muslim women stopped from praying
A worker at the firm employed as a park warden has been suspended over the incident, in which he interrupted the women’s prayers in a Drumcondra park.
Ramadan begins in Ireland tomorrow - but there's been confusion elsewhere
Ramadan began in the USA yesterday, and there was some confusion in France over the official date.
EDL leader arrested after breaking police ban on Woolwich march
Scotland Yard had told the EDL not to go ahead with a planned rally at the barracks in Woolwich in London where soldier Lee Rigby was hacked to death.
Visiting Dublin's most sacred places? Here are the 'Dos and don'ts'
Do you know why shoes are taken off in Buddhist centres?
Two dead in government crackdown as Turkish union calls two-day strike
Around a quarter-of-a-million public sector workers are going on strike today as protests against the government continue.
Man arrested after French soldier stabbed in the neck
Sources close to the investigation said the 22-year-old man arrested was a supporter of radical Islam.
Appeal over attack on Belfast Islamic centre
An Islamic centre in Belfast was attacked with a paint bomb last week, which local police are treating as a hate crime.
London police arrest three more over drummer's murder
Scotland Yard said the men were detained on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.
Two-child limit for Muslims in parts of Burma
Authorities in Burma’s western Rakhine state face accusations of ethnic cleansing after applying a two-child limit to Muslim families that does not also apply to Buddhists in the area.
Police unsure if decapitated British soldier was targeted or not
It has been revealed that the two men suspected of killing the 25-year-old had been part of previous investigations.
'Dozens' killed in Nigeria gun battles
Mobile phone network coverage in some parts of Borno was crippled last year after an Islamic group burned down a series of telecommunication masts.
Nine killed after bomb hits Afghan bus
The bomb blast in which 22 people were also injured follows a NATO air strike on Saturday which killed 11 children.
French president makes trip to Mali city of Timbuktu
Francois Hollande was greeted with chants of ‘Thank You, France.’
Mali conflict: Islamists vow to strike 'at heart' of France
The French government believes that its intervetion in the west African country will be over in a matter of weeks but officials have said that Islamist militants are better trained and armed than expected.
Christians most populous of world's religions: report
Christians are the world’s biggest religious group, numbering some 2.2 billion people.
Protests as Egyptian panel adopts draft constitution
Concerns have been raised about the content of the constitution and its potential restriction on freedom of expression.
Man behind controversial YouTube Muslim video 'has no regrets'
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula tells the New York Times he would go ‘to great lengths to reveal the truth about Mohammed’.
Euromillions denounced as 'the Devil's work' as website is hacked
“Oh you believers. Wine, games of chance, statues all augur impurity and are the work of the devil.”
Syria ceasefire in tatters as fighting rages
The death toll on the first of of Eid al-Adha reached 146, according to reports.
West Bank Palestinians voting in first election for six years
About 25 per cent of the candidates in the local elections are women. The ballot are being boycotted by Hamas.
Catholic bishops were shown this alarmist video in the Vatican today
A synod of bishops meeting in Rome was shown a YouTube ‘Muslim Demographics’ video which predicts an Islamic continent by 2050.