UK politicians, including the Mayor of London, share concerns over the impact of the delay in burials on Muslim and Jewish communities

Several UK politicians, including the Mayor of London, have expressed their concerns over the impact the delay of releasing bodies for burial is having on Muslim and Jewish communities. The issue concerns one jurisdiction of London in particular, which is home to the UK’s largest Muslim and ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities.

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Right-wing extremists responsible for more murders in the U.S. in 2017 than Muslim American extremists

Two January reports demonstrate that the number of Americans killed by white supremacists in 2017 was far higher than the number killed by Muslim American extremists, despite the fact Muslim Americans are often presented as the primary threat to U.S. national security.

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Belgium’s State Security Service warns against Salafism

“The number of Salafist groups and movements in [Belgium] rises slowly but surely, and Salafism’s influence grows,” warns the State Security Service pamphlet that aims to inform Belgians about Salafism’s influence. Five-thousand copies of the text will be distributed among government institutions, including universities, prisons, and police departments. This rare government initiative aims to depict a…

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Muslim public express anger following pork substitute ban in French school

Muslim and Jewish students in the small French town of Beaucaire will no longer be able to request pork-free school meals, according to a new rule passed by the town’s far-right mayor. “My decision is so that the Republic wins, that in France the Republic has priority and not religion,” Sanchez said in an interview at…

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Gender bias: ‘A woman is a jihadist like any other’

Emilie König is a well-known name in counterterror circles and has come to symbolize the relatively new phenomenon of female jihadism in France. The 33-year-old Muslim convert from Brittany is one of only two females on a US State Department list of terrorists and is subject to US and UN sanctions.   On January 17, lawyers for…

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