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Austrian government has ordered the closure two mosques after the jihad terror attack that killed four people in the capital Vienna this week. "Following the terror attack, the legal status of two radical mosques has been revokes. An association linked to them has been disbanded," the Austrian daily Die Wiener Zeitung reported on Friday.

The number of Islamists in Germany has again hit a record high, exceeding 12,000 for the first time, says the German domestic intelligence agency, the Office for the Protection of the Constitution. The number of radicalized Muslims committed to jihad has shown a three-fold rise since 2011, the intelligence assessment disclosed.

The London Bridge attacker, who murdered at least two people on Friday, has been identified as an Islamic terrorist previously convicted of planning an Al Qaeda terror plot in London. The 28-yer-old terrorist of Pakistani origin, Usman Khan, was out on parole after serving less than seven years of his 16-year prison sentence for planning to blow up the  London Stock Exchange and U.S. embassy, among other targets. The convicted terrorist was wearing an electronic tag at the time of the attack, the UK news reports confirm.

The new Islamophobia definition proposed by an all-party British parliamentary group could undermine police efforts in countering Islamic terrorism, the UK police warned. The legal adoption of the term could hamper law enforcement officers from going after terrorists and those spreading jihadist propaganda, UK's National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC), a body representing country's police chiefs, said.

France has been taken to the EU human rights court for refusing entry to children of Islamic State jihadists. The grandparents of two children who, along with their Islamist mother, are currently being held in detention by Syria's Kurdish fighters have filed a lawsuit in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to overturn the French decision.

Europe's open-doors immigration policy will lead to a European "Islamic caliphate," Italian deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini has warned voters ahead of the upcoming European Union election. "For our children, to leave behind an Islamic caliphate with sharia law in our cities is not something I want to do and I’m going to do everything in my power to avert this sad ending for Europe," he said during a visit to Hungary this week.