• Jihadi recruits on Volkel

    by  • October 17, 2014

    A radicalized ex-military tried to recruit his ex-colleagues for the jihad. The Dutch secret security services MIVD and AIVD are investigating the case. The ex-military approached his ex-colleagues by mail. But because of security issues spokesperson of neither the airbase where the ex-military worked or the security services can give any information on this...

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    ‘Majority of Mosques target of violence.’

    by  • October 17, 2014

    Ineke van der Valk (University of Amsterdam) investigated acts of violence against Muslims and mosques. Two/third of the mosques she questioned have experience some sort of act of violence: the breaking of windows, arson and there were also mosques that found a dead sheep or pig near their mosque. 90% of the mosques went...

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    To kill a sheep or donate? The dilemma of Muslims on Eid

    by  • October 17, 2014

    Eid is traditionally a holiday during which a Muslim is expected to slaughter a sheep, however there is a growing problem surrounding the holiday due to the limited capacity of slaughterhouses in France. Only one hundred machines would be approved in France as appropriate for slaughter. As a result, the French Council of the...

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    Lorraine opens new Muslim burial plot

    by  • October 17, 2014

    Between 150 and 200 people assisted at the inauguration of the Barthou cemetery, the new cemetery of Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy. The new cemetery contains a section of plots for Muslims that is over 2,000 m². The new burial plot is the result of “a long process,” according to Saïd Derbani, President of the Association of Muslims...

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