security in Europe
Source : Reuters | 20 Oct 2012
EU leaders said yesterday the crisis in Mali, where militants have seized control of much of the north of the country, was an “immediate threat” to Europe, and threatened to impose sanctions on the armed militia there.
It was the first time EU heads of state and government had pronounced collectively on the crisis, which broke out in March when soldiers toppled the president, leaving a power vacuum that enabled Tuareg rebels to take control of the north. Militants, some allied with Al-Qaeda, have since hijacked their revolt.
By Cihan News Agency | 01 Apr 2012
Right-wing extremists from a number of European countries came together in Denmark on Saturday to stage a protest against what they call the "Islamification of Europe."
The protest broke out in the port city of Aarhus, and brought together hundreds of people from the United Kingdom, France, Poland, Eastern Europe, Germany and the Scandinavian countries. The protest was organized by the Denmark Defense League in cooperation with the English Defense League.
By Jonathan Laurence | The New York Times | 23 Jan 2012
Two weeks ago, dozens of cars were set alight in the French city of Clermont-Ferrand after a 30-year-old truck driver, Wissam El-Yamni, was roughed up and then died while in police custody. The uproar underscored the hostility of young minority men toward authority across communities in Europe, an antipathy that has at times led to deadly violence.
Source : Reuters | 13 Jan 2012
An Oslo court on Friday named two psychiatrists to conduct a new examination of Anders Behring Breivik, the anti-Islam militant who killed 77 people last year, in an effort to end inflamed national debate over an initial report that found him psychotic.
Breivik has admitted detonating a bomb at a government building in Oslo that killed eight people and gunning down 69 more at an island summer camp for Labour Party youths in July.
Source : IslamToday | 11 Jan 2012
German authorities have announced a plan to place anti-Islamic websites under surveillance because of growing concern that they are becoming more radical and fomenting right-wing violence.
The domestic intelligence agency -- the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution -- said last week it had set up a working group to assess whether German-language sites such as Politically Incorrect and Nürnberg 2.0, whose stated aim is to oppose the "Islamisation of Europe" are in breach of the constitution.
By Karl Ritter : AP | Copenhagen / 07 Dec 2011
As daylight broke on June 4, worshippers found a mosque in southern Denmark defaced with drawings of the Prophet Muhammad and slogans urging Muslims to "go home."
In late October, a dismembered pig was buried on the planned construction site of a planned mosque on the outskirts of Copenhagen.
Both acts were the work of the Danish Defence League, a year-old far-right group that claims it's not opposed to foreigners in general, just Muslims.
By Reuters : Beirut | 11 Oct 2011
Syria's most senior Sunni Muslim cleric has warned the United States and Europe that his country would unleash suicide bomb attacks in their countries if they launched military strikes against Syria.
Mufti Ahmad Hassoun, whose son was shot dead by gunmen in the northern province of Idlib a week ago, made the comments to a visiting Lebanese delegation late Sunday.
Source : Susan Yackee | VOA
Washington | 12 Aug 2011
The riots that ripped through several cities in England early this week resulted in the deaths of three young South Asian Muslim men in Birmingham on Wednesday. However, the local Muslim community decided to reply with prayer instead of more violence.
The three victims had been standing with other local residents in an effort to protect their property from looters when a car plowed through the line of defense.