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Global Europe 26-10-2020

Erdogan doubles down in backlash against Macron’s Islam comments

The backlash against President Emmanuel Macron's comments on Islam intensified Sunday (25 October), with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan again urging him to have "mental checks" and protests in Muslim-majority nations.
EU Elections 2019 20-03-2019

Dutch go to provincial polls after Utrecht shooting horror

Dutch voters on Wednesday (20 March) head to provincial polls billed as a referendum on Prime Minister Mark Rutte's policies, after a campaign overshadowed by a possible terror attack on a tram.
Future EU 30-07-2018

Orbán sees shift to illiberal Christian democracy in 2019 European vote

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Saturday (28 July) that European parliament elections next year could bring about a shift toward illiberal "Christian democracy" in the European Union that would end the era of multiculturalism.
Brexit 19-06-2017

Van rams worshippers leaving London mosque

A van ploughed into worshippers leaving a London mosque on Monday (19 June), killing at least one person and injuring several in what Britain's largest Muslim organisation said was a deliberate act of Islamophobia.
Freedom of thought 12-04-2017

Figel reappointed as EU Special Envoy on religious freedom

The EU’s first ever Special Envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion or belief outside the EU has been reappointed to another 12-month term.
Freedom of thought 28-02-2017

Right-wing Polish priest barred from Britain

A right-wing Polish priest has complained he was “banned from defending Christian children”, after being turned away from the UK at the weekend.
Elections 05-09-2016

Merkel beaten into third place in home state election

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats were beaten into third place by the anti-immigrant and anti-Islam Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in a north-eastern state election on Sunday, TV exit polls showed.
Elections 28-04-2016

AfD readies for congress, banks on Islamophobia

Germany's right-wing populist AfD (Alternative for Germany) plans to adopt an anti-Islamic manifesto at a weekend party congress, emboldened by the rise of European anti-migrant groups like Austria's Freedom Party.

Donald Trump stirs global outrage with anti-Muslim comment

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump yesterday (8 December) defended his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States, comparing his plan to the World War Two detainment of Japanese-Americans in an attempt to dismiss growing outrage from around the world.

Anti-Islam PEGIDA gets boost from refugee crisis

The German Islamophobic movement PEGIDA staged its biggest rally in months yesterday (19 October), reinvigorated on its first anniversary by anger at the government's decision to take in nearly a million refugees from the Middle East.
Elections 14-04-2015

Wilders woos Pegida followers in Germany

Dutch far-right populist lawmaker Geert Wilders and leader of the Party for Freedom (PVV) rallied thousands of Pegida followers in eastern Germany yesterday (13 April) to counter society's "Islamisation" but failed to draw the record crowds organisers had hoped for.
Languages & Culture 26-02-2015

Austria passes ‘Law on Islam’ banning foreign money for Muslim groups

Austria's parliament passed a law on Wednesday (25 February) that seeks to regulate how Islam is administered, singling out its large Muslim minority for treatment not applied to any other religious group.

Czech Republic looks to older EU members for cues on immigration

The Czech Republic has a tiny Muslim population, but it has also seen a sharp rise in anti-Islamic sentiment in recent months. That has prompted the government to look at the experience of immigration of older EU member states, EURACTIV Czech Republic reports.

German refugee centres face drastic rise in extremist attacks

The number of violent attacks on refugee centres in Germany increased in 2014 compared to the previous year, with analysts indicating connections to the anti-Muslim Pegida movement, and beyond. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Languages & Culture 06-02-2015

Sigmar Gabriel seeks dialogue with Pegida followers

“Pegida very clearly belongs” to Germany, said Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, warning against marginalising followers of the anti-Islam movement, and asserting citizens' democratic right to be politically reactionary. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Merkel vows to fight intolerance at Berlin rally

A day after anti-Islam protesters marched in record numbers in Dresden, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her government would do everything in its power to fight intolerance, calling discrimination based on religious faith "humanly reprehensible".
Languages & Culture 13-01-2015

Germany rocked by anti-Islamist and pro-immigration demonstrations

A record 25,000 anti-Islamist protesters marched through the east German city of Dresden on Monday (12 January), many holding banners with anti-immigrant slogans, and held a minute's silence for the victims of last week's attacks in France.

Amid rising racism, Muslims embrace German values

A large portion of Muslims in Germany share the country’s democratic values, a Bertelsmann study shows, but unfortunately this fact is not recognised by a majority of the population, which views Islam as a threat. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Germany’s right-wing populists join hands with anti-Islamist Pegida

After a joint meeting between representatives from the Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) and the anti-Islamist Pegida movement, the two groups seem to have found common ground. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Security 08-01-2015

German extremists say Paris attack shows Islamist threat

Anti-immigrant groups in Germany seized on Wednesday's deadly attack in Paris, with leaders of the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party and nationalist PEGIDA movement saying it showed the threat of Islamist violence.

Anti-Islam protests ‘tearing apart’ German society

Amid a new wave of racist, Islamophobic demonstrations, leading migration researchers warn of a division of German society. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Anti-Islam protests ‘paint a twisted picture’ of German sentiment

The “Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the West” (Pegida) is winning over more and more supporters, causing Germany’s Justice Minister Heiko Maas to call on all parties to openly denounce the right-wing, populist alliance. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Elections 29-09-2010

New Dutch coalition seeks to downplay populists’ influence

Fearing an international backlash against the Netherlands for having a government that depends on the support of an outspoken anti-Islam party, the new Dutch minority coalition government is trying to downplay the influence of Geert Wilders' right-wing populist party PVV.