#Europe agenda: “Austria Closes 7 Mosques and Seeks to Expel Imams Paid by Turkey

The government’s order cited suspected violations of a 2015 law that bans “political Islam” and foreign financing of Muslim institutions.

Who Is Pedro Sánchez and What Does Spain’s New Socialist Government Want?

After a raucous several days in parliament, Spain, much to the surprise of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party, is now helmed by its leader Pedro Sánchez.

After People’s Party Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy received a vote of no-confidence early Friday, and parliament turned instead to PSOE, the Spanish acronym for the social democratic party, forces on the left and right are still reeling from the shock.

On and after August 1, Muslim women in Denmark will no longer be able to wear face-covering Islamic garments outside of their homes unless they want to face being fined. A law prohibiting “anyone who wears a garment that hides the face in public” that passed on May 31 will impact anyone wearing face-covering garments. However, it has been widely reported as a ban on burqas and niqabs given that Muslim women wearing Islamic face veils will be directly affected.

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