The European Muslim Union (EMU) condemns unequivocally nihilistic violence against the public sphere in Europe and beyond
STRASBOURG (EMU) – With dismay and shock, the European Muslim Union received the horrible news of another attack on the public in an European country. This latest attack, on a concert venue in the English city of Manchester, took the lives of more than 20 people and injured several others. EMU expresses their deepest condolences to the family of the killed persons and hopes for a speedy recovery of the injured.
The European Muslim Union (EMU) is shocked by murderous terror attack in Canadian Mosque
STRASBOURG (EMU) – The armed attack on the Islamic Cultural Center in Canada’s Quebec City on Sunday, 29th January, which led to the murder of six men and to the injury of at least eight more provoked reactions within the Muslim communities of Europe. Many Muslims and non-Muslims alike are seeing these terror attacks as a consequence of the escalating rhetorics of hate against Muslims since 9/11.
STRASBOURG (EMU) – In January 2017, the European Muslim Union (EMU) organized a meeting about the situation of Muslims in Europe. At the invitation of the board, 15 participants from Switzerland, Italy, France, England, Bulgaria and Germany met for the round table. The intention of the meeting was an informative and open exchange between European Muslims - who presented their arguments based on quite different backgrounds and experiences. The social encounter and mutual acquaintance stood – as with all of the EMU meetings – at
the centre of the event.
Not only “one kind of Europe”: The renowned bosniak-macedonian Philosopher Prof Ferid Muhic presented the German translation of his seminal work in Luxemburg
On November 18th Prof. Ferid Muhic, a renowned Bosniak-Macedonian philosopher presented the German new release of the German translation of his book “On Europe’s Islamic Identity“ in front of an international audience at the University of Luxemburg.
OSCE/ODIHR publishes 2015 hate crime data on International Day for Tolerance, calls for renewed efforts to meet data-collection commitments
WARSAW, 16 November 2016 – The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) on today’s International Day for Tolerance released its hate crime data for 2015 on its dedicated website.
“Recording solid data is the first step in effectively countering hate crime. It is only by having a clear picture of the situation that local authorities can develop the appropriate tools to respond to these crimes,” said ODIHR Director Michael Georg Link. “Much is still to be done to overcome the current levels of under-recording, and full implementation of hate crime legal provisions remains challenging. ODIHR supports the efforts of all participating States to meet their commitments in this area.”
Granada: European Muslims can profit from experiences in the fight against extremism
Granada (EMU) – On 24th July 2016, the president of the European Muslim Union (EMU), Abu Bakr Rieger, met in Granada (Spain) with Ustadh Muhammad Al Ja’adi. The representative of the Ministry for Awqaf (Islamic Foundations) and Islamic Affairs of the Kingdom of Morocco spoke during a symposia on “Islam in Europe”.
Prof. Dr. Nevzat Yalçıntaş has passed away on Friday, 15 July
ISTANBUL (EMU) – Prof. Dr. Nevzat Yalçıntaş has passed away today, Friday, 15 July. May Allah cover him with His Rahma and grant him Janna.
He was an elder brother and teacher to countless individuals, and a patron and wise adviser to many institutions and individuals at the service of Muslims in Turkey, Europe and the Muslim World, among many, many things, also as the honorary president of the European Muslim Union.