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Sweden Team Goalie Reveals Threats after Converting to Islam

National footballer of Sweden’s U19 Women team converted to Islam after meeting Turkish Muslim boy STOCKHOLM – The goalkeeper for Sweden national team, Ronja Andersson, has been exposed to numerous threats and insults over the past seven months after converting to Islam, Anadolu Agency reported. “I read the Holy Quran, I pray and fast,” the goalkeeper …

Swedish TV Warns Migrants of Vitamin D Deficiency

STV: Immigrating to Scandinavia is not only peace and joy, but can lead to serious health problems It says the Swedish weather may prove particularly difficult to suffer for those hailing from the Middle East and Africa, who adhere to the Islamic code. A link between wearing Islamic garments, such as burqa and niqab, and vitamin D deficiency has been …

Church of Sweden Votes Against Adhan Ban

STOCKHOLM – The Church of Sweden voted during its latest meeting in November against the Sweden Democrats’ initiative to drop adhan or ‘call to prayer’ in the Scandinavian country, the Day Christian newspaper reported on December 10. “The Islamic call to prayer is a different opportunity for more people to meet the love of Allah …

Malmö Mosque Provides Food, Clothing to Homeless

Organized by the Association of Islamic Culture, the mosque offered help to the homeless by providing hot soup, tea and clothes as the air temperatures had fallen in Malmo. MALMÖ, Sweden – The Malmö mosque, the second oldest mosque in Sweden, has provided food and clothing to the homeless, offering them a much-needed help in …

Sweden Elects First Muslim Woman to Parliament

Laila Ali Elmi is the second Somali-Swedish Muslim to serve in the parliament ANGERED, Sweden – Somali-Swedish politician Laila Ali Elmi has become the first East African Muslim woman  to be elected to the Swedish National Parliament, the Riksdag. “I come from a suburb and grew up in a suburb, the issue that matters to …

Sweden Muslim Woman Who Refused Handshake Wins Case

STOCKHOLM – A Swedish court has ruled that a Muslim woman who was denied a job after refusing a handshake with a male employer was discriminated against, ordering the company to pay compensation. “The Labor Court has concluded that the woman’s refusal to shake the hand of the opposite sex is such a religious manifestation …

Sweden Team Goalie Converts to Islam

STOCKHOLM – The goalkeeper for Sweden national team under 19, Ronja Andersson, has converted to Islam, after years of studying the religion. “I’m proud to be a Muslim,” she said in an interview with Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, Expressen.se reported. Andersson, a member of the Uppsala Women’s Football team, said she was first introduced to Islam when …

Muslims Allowed to Raise Adhan in Southern Sweden

STOCKHOLM – The local Muslim community in the southern Swedish town of Vaxjö has been allowed to broadcast the call to prayer, or adhan, Anadolu Agency reported Tuesday. Police in the city of Vaxjo gave the permission for Friday prayer, according to radio SR. Fredrik Modeus, district bishop, has welcomed the decision in a statement, …

Sweden Cracks Down on Religious Schools

STOCKHOLM – The Swedish Education Minister Gustav Fridolin has announced plans to ban what he described as “sexist religious groups who are against gender equality” from running schools. “Those who don’t support fundamental values around equality and human rights should be stopped from running free schools in Sweden,” the Minister wrote in an article in …

Swedish Mosque Faces Fine Over Adhan

Växjö – A Swedish mosque is under heavy pressure, as neighbors have now reported to police, complaining against its airing Adhan, call to prayer, from its minarets. “We didn’t think we needed to apply for a new permit because we got one in 2014,” Imam Ismail Abu Helal told Swedish Radio, Sputnik News reported. The Muslim Foundation in the …



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