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  • Although the internet evidently did play a role in the radicalization process, the study showed that face-to-face encounters were more important, and that dawa, the proselytizing of Islam, played a central role in this process, as the men themselves became missionaries for Islam.

  • The third factor was the establishment of a "them and us" distinction between the radicalized men and the rest of the world, especially the belief that the West is an enemy of the Muslim world. The distinction also involved a rejection of democracy and a commitment to the establishment of a caliphate governed by sharia law, which the men want to bring about either through dawa(proselytizing) or violence (jihad).

  • "The Islamic State is a byproduct of Al Azhar's programs. So can Al Azhar denounce itself as un-Islamic? Al Azhar says there must be a caliphate and that it is an obligation for the Muslim world. Al Azhar teaches the law of apostasy and killing the apostate. Al Azhar is hostile towards religious minorities, and teaches things like not building churches, etc. Al Azhar upholds the institution of jizya [extracting tribute from non-Muslims]. Al Azhar teaches stoning people. So can Al Azhar denounce itself as un-Islamic?" — Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah Nasr, scholar of Islamic law, graduate of Egypt's Al Azhar University, explaining why it refused to denounce ISIS as un-Islamic, 2015.

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France
News Date: 
16/12/2017
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A French court on Saturday issued orders to close down a mosque in Marseille city in southern France for allegedly "encouraging radicalism and violence", APA reports qyoting Anadolu agency. An administrative court in Marseille acted on a petition by Governor Pierre Dartout who asked the As-Sunna Mosque to be closed for six months. The court ruled that the religious official of the mosque "encouraged radical ideology, discrimination, and violence." So far, at least 19 mosques have been closed across France since a state of emergency was declared following the Nov. 2015 Paris attacks.

Ever wonder how Mullahs turn innocent little boys into ferocious killers and rapists? Here is a snippet into how it's done in Madrassas.

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Country: 
Austria
News Date: 
18/11/2017
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  • "While outside the mosque there is constant talk of integration, the opposite is preached inside. Only in rare instances are parts of the sermon -- or even more rarely, all of the sermon -- translated into German..." — Constantin Schreiber, author of Inside Islam: What Is Being Preached in Germany's Mosques.

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Egypt
News Date: 
17/09/2015
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Egypt is adding mosque surveillance, private security and book bans to its efforts to control extremism and support moderate religious thought.
 

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Slovakia
News Date: 
01/12/2016
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'We must do everything we can so that no mosque is built in the future'

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
02/03/2017
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  • Channel 4 documentary was granted access to Birmingham Central Mosque
  • Filmed over a year, provided an eye-opening insight into lives of British Muslims
  • First episode looks at marriage and relationships between Muslims
  • Men and women who have Islamic weddings aren't married in eyes of British law
  • Birmingham Central Mosque's Sharia Court has the only female judge in the UK
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Canada
News Date: 
02/11/2017
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Incitement which would have been considered extremist even by Middle Eastern standards is now commonplace in the West. Extremist incitement has found its way into sermons and even prayer services in ostensibly “moderate” Muslim communities in the West. The daily prayers at Toronto’s Masjid Mosque provide a shocking example of this extremism, with calls for violence against non-Muslims and unabashed anti-Semitism.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
17/10/2017
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  • "We do not know what they are preaching as [it is] all in Arabic." — A petitioner against the Hussainiyat Al-Rasool Al-Adham mosque, in the middle of one of London's two largely Jewish areas.

  • "[Ayatollah Syed Mohammed Al-Shirazi]... would constantly encourage the establishment of Hussaini centers across the world, especially in non-Islamic countries... so we can propagate the teachings of the Ahlulbayt." — Leading members of the Hussainiyat Al-Rasool Al-Adham mosque describing its 30-year history and why it was established.

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France
News Date: 
03/10/2017
Summary: 

The controversial law allows authorities to shut down mosques, carry out on-the-spot identity checks and expand border controls. Under the law, authorities are allowed to shut down mosques or other places of worship if preachers are suspected of spreading radical ideas and theories. Suspected jihadist sympathisers can also be confined to their neighbourhoods without the approval of a judge. Police can also carry out more on-the-spot identity checks and expand border controls to areas around international train stations, ports and airports.

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