Australian politician targets Muslims on parl’t return
15th Sep 2016

Australian politician targets Muslims on parl’t return

By Jill Fraser   MELBOURNE, (AA): A divisive right-wing politician has made her first speech to Australia’s parliament in 20 years, but whereas in 1998 Asians were the subject of her venom, Wednesday she targeted Muslims. The 62-year-old — who … Continued

Australia: 50,000 protest against offshore detention
21st Mar 2016

Australia: 50,000 protest against offshore detention

By Jill Fraser   MELBOURNE (AA): Coordinated rallies in 16 cities and towns across Australia on Sunday attracted tens of thousands of people demanding that the government “stop the war on refugees”. Protesters, including church groups, community organizations, students, families … Continued

Australia: Ousted Australian PM slammed for anti-Islam comments
10th Dec 2015

Australia: Ousted Australian PM slammed for anti-Islam comments

By Jill Fraser   MELBOURNE, (AA) – Australian politicians and Muslim leaders have struck back at former Prime Minister Tony Abbott after he called on the West to proclaim its “superiority” over Islam, condemning how such views fuel extremism across the board. … Continued

Australia: Arrests, clashes at anti-Islam rallies across Australia
23rd Nov 2015

Australia: Arrests, clashes at anti-Islam rallies across Australia

By Jill Fraser   MELBOURNE (AA) – A surge of anti-Islam sentiment swept across Australia on Sunday as protesters waving placards displaying slogans screaming “Say No to Sharia Law” and “Halal is Extortion” attended rallies nationwide organized by far-right wing group Reclaim Australia … Continued

Australia: Report says race laws fail local Muslims
5th Nov 2015

Australia: Report says race laws fail local Muslims

By Jill Fraser   MELBOURNE (AA): A report released Thursday by the Australian Human Rights Commission reveals that the Racial Discrimination Act has only a “limited” ability to protect Australian Muslims, because “religious identity” is not covered under the act. Conversely, Australian Jews — along with … Continued

Australia: Anti-Islam protests continue
19th Jul 2015

Australia: Anti-Islam protests continue

By Jill Fraser MELBOURNE,  (AA):Hostility and anti-Islam sentiment erupted on Australian streets for a second day Sunday as rolling rallies continued across the country. On the streets of Canberra, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and many other places, anti-racism protesters again confronted right wing … Continued

Australian police break up fights at anti-Islam protest
18th Jul 2015

Australian police break up fights at anti-Islam protest

By Jill Fraser MELBOURNE, (AA): Hundreds of police were deployed in Western Australia on Saturday to break up violent protests near Parliament House in Melbourne after demonstrators from a right wing anti-Islam group faced off against anti-racism groups. The pre-arranged demonstrations were the first expected by “Reclaim Australia” across Australia … Continued

12th Jun 2015

Australia: PM sidesteps accusations of paying off people smugglers

  Australian Prime Minister Abbott [photo] as sidestepped accusations that officials paid the crew of a boat carrying 65 migrants to turn back to Indonesia. The move has been slammed by opposition parties and foreign governments. Australian Prime Minister Tony … Continued

Over 120 people attended a landmark conference on the media reporting of Islam and Muslims. It was held jointly by The Muslim News and Society of Editors in London on September 15.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

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