Islam in Europe - Page 2

Spanish Government Considers Making Islamic Feasts Public Holidays

The Spanish government could designate major Muslim feasts as public holidays, a senior diplomat has said. Javier Herrera-García Canturri, a career diplomat who currently advises the country’s Ministry of Justice on inter-faith relations, said the government was “considering” the move


Austria Expels Foreign-Funded Imam

Austria has expelled its first foreign-funded imam under new anti-extremism measures introduced in February last year. Imam Yakup Aynagoz, who was imam at the Ahi Evran mosque in the town of St Veit an der Göslen was ordered to leave