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Country: 
Belgium
News Date: 
06/04/2018
Summary: 

For the second time in 6 years the ‘Islam’ party will participate in Belgium’s municipal elections. The party wants to create an Islamic State and separate men and women in public transport, Belgian newspaper HLN reports. “Our goal is a 100% Islamic State, but we don’t mean we want to oblige the headscarf,” the party’s founder Redouane Ahrouch says.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
01/06/2018
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"This is the first community iftar we have held in a church rather than a mosque and the first one we have opened up to the public. We hope to see people there from all walks of life."

He added: "This is a male-only event and the church has a capacity of 100 people."

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
13/10/2017
Summary: 

An Islamic faith school's policy of segregating boys and girls is unlawful sex discrimination, a court has ruled. The case was heard at the Court of Appeal as Ofsted challenged a High Court ruling clearing the Al-Hijrah school in Birmingham of discrimination. Ofsted's lawyers argued the segregation left girls "unprepared for life in modern Britain". Appeal judges ruled the school was discriminating against its pupils contrary to the Equality Act.

Country: 
Germany
News Date: 
23/01/2018
Summary: 

The new swimming pool in the German city of Bonn, will be equipped with a curtain to create a separate area for Muslim women. Earlier the city already introduced gender-segregated swimming hours, during which only women were allowed. Especially Muslim women were given the opportunity to swim and bath unobserved by men. But now the city has gone a step further with a completely separated basin with a huge curtain that blocks view.

Country: 
Australia
News Date: 
04/12/2017
Summary: 
  • Sunni fundamentalist sheikh Mohamad Doar says wives shouldn't mix with men
  • Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah Association urges a rejection of Western social values
  • Preacher with his group called on Muslims to shun West's concept of marriage
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Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
13/10/2017
Summary: 

Segregating boys from girls in a state-funded Muslim secondary school classroom is unlawful sex discrimination, a court has found. Three Court of Appeal judges in London on Friday overturned last year’s finding by a High Court judge that Ofsted inspectors were wrong to penalise the mixed-sex Al-Hijrah school in Birmingham on the basis of an “erroneous” view that segregation amounted to unlawful discrimination. In a landmark case, the school had originally challenged its critical Ofsted report, which found dividing the pupils by their sex left them entirely  “unprepared for life in modern Br

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
17/07/2017
Summary: 

England’s first state-funded Muslim secondary schools – that segregated boys and girls and had books promoting domestic violence and marital rape – is to be taken over by the Government. The Al-Hijrah School in Birmingham, which became state-funded in 2001, was put into special measures last summer after the pro-rape texts were found in the institution’s library and a child died from an allergic reaction. In a report published in May, the inspector Ofsted

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
11/07/2017
Summary: 

Al-Hijrah school had received lowest possible Ofsted grade partly because boys and girls were separated from age nine

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
06/04/2017
Summary: 
  • Small Heath school in Birmingham advertised for specifically male teacher 
  • Said man was needed to deal with religious 'sensitivities' around the role
  • But outraged secular campaigners forced the school to take the advert down
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Country: 
Sweden
News Date: 
04/04/2017
Summary: 

A Muslim elementary school in Sweden, which separated boys and girls on a bus and during sports lessons, sparked controversy on Tuesday with the prime minister condemning it as "despicable". As part of a documentary, Swedish broadcaster TV4 filmed secret footage of the privately-run Al-Azhar Primary School in a Stockholm suburb where boys are seen entering a bus from the front and girls from the back.

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