CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Fraser Anning called for a complete ban on Muslim immigration and linked Muslim communities to terrorism and being on welfare programs.
(RNS) — Some head teachers who run inner-city schools with predominantly Muslim student bodies have taken issue with conservative Muslim parents who want their children to express their religiosity in school, and in turn accuse the teachers of thwarting religious expression.
(USA Today) — The legislation being debated by Iceland's Parliament would impose a six-year jail term on anyone who 'removes part or all of (a child's) sexual organs' for nonmedical reasons.
WARSAW, Poland (RNS) — The ultimate cause of the current crisis is that Poland has not sufficiently confronted its past.
(AP) — 'To ridicule that community, to drive it into a corner, to mock its religious garments is an appalling thing to do and I would ask you to reflect on what you have done,' said Attorney General George Brandis to the senator who donned the burqa.
(RNS) Baroness Jenny Tonge has been criticized before for making or tolerating remarks about Israel that demonize the country and cross the line to anti-Semitism.
A multi-party committee of lawmakers concludes that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn helped create a safe space within Labour ranks "for those with vile attitudes towards Jewish people."
Parliament made plenty of noise about shutting the door on The Donald but only the home secretary could actually do it.
PARIS (RNS) The gradual transformation of the niqab issue from a national debate to little more than a footnote speaks volumes about French politics.
(RNS) It's time for our religious leaders to step forward and set a vision, agenda and values; to hope that we, our politicians and our political parties can find our way to help America live up to its promise.
VIENNA (RNS) The government argues that the legislation, which Parliament will vote on this month, will help combat Islamic radicalism. Muslim groups and civic activists say it flouts the principle of equality.
BERLIN (RNS) The Schleswig-Holstein parliament voted with a two-thirds majority to exclude mention of God from the new constitution, becoming the seventh of 16 German states to do so.
(RNS) The U.K.'s All Party Parliamentary Humanist Group has more than 100 members. The number of openly atheist members of U.S. Congress stands at zero. In the land of church-state separation, what’s keeping vocal nonbelievers out of office?
(RNS) Disclosures that women were being granted abortions based on the gender of their fetuses followed an undercover investigation by the Daily Telegraph. Now some want the doctors prosecuted and the laws changed.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Anglican and Roman Catholic clergy have condemned anti-immigrant bus and van ads with the slogan: "Go home or face arrest." The ads were paid for by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
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