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Austria Will Expel 60 Imams And Shut 7 Mosques; Is This Just The Beginning?

The far-right government in Vienna claims it’s due to “national security” concerns. JUN 9, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB)– Central Europe’s German-speaking country Austria plans to shut seven mosques and expel five dozen imams in what it said was “just the beginning” of a push against radical Islam and foreign funding of religious groups that Turkey condemned as racist. The country’s right-wing coalition government, an alliance of conservatives and the far right, came to power soon after Europe’s migration crisis on promises to prevent another influx and restrict benefits for new immigrants andRead More


China Asks All Mosques To Hang National Flag In ‘Prominent Position’, Promote Spirit of Patriotism

The country is home to some 23 million Muslims, but restrictions on them are intensifying, particularly in the northwestern province of Xinjiang which is home to the mostly Muslim Uighur minority, where there are bans on beards and public prayers May 21, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — All Chinese mosques should raise the national flag to “promote a spirit of patriotism” among Muslims, the country’s top Islamic regulatory body has declared, as the Communist Party seeks to tighten its grip on religion. Flags should be hung in a “prominent position” in allRead More


Hindu Nationalists Disruption of Muslim Prayers and Demand for Removal of Jinnah Portrait in Aligarh

May 8, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — In India, where religion pervades every cubic inch of public space, the question of whether Muslims have the right to pray in the open has turned into a contentious debate, stirred up by Hindu nationalist groups and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Across the country, Hindu processions routinely tie up traffic, mosques use loudspeakers to call their faithful to prayer, and popular Christian preachers advertise themselves on billboards. Religion isn’t just plainly visible, it’s part of the fabric of daily life– Islam is the secondRead More