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Austria: Mosque suffers Islamophobic attack
7th Jun 2022

Austria: Mosque suffers Islamophobic attack

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA (AA): A mosque in n Sollenau municipality, Austria, was subjected to an Islamophobic and racist attack on Monday. The words “Go back home” were written on the walls of the Yesil Mosque in Lower Austria … Continued

Austria: Over 1,000 anti-Muslim attacks reported in 2021
3rd Jun 2022

Austria: Over 1,000 anti-Muslim attacks reported in 2021

By Askin Kiyagan VIENNA (AA): Austria saw 1,061 incidents of anti-Muslim racism and Islamophobia last year, according to a new report released on Thursday. According to the 2021 Report on Anti-Muslim Racism released by the Austrian Documentation and Counseling Center … Continued

Austria: Muslim woman attacked for wearing hijab
27th Sep 2021

Austria: Muslim woman attacked for wearing hijab

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA (AA): A Muslim woman living in the Austrian capital Vienna was physically harmed as she was subjected to a racist attack for wearing hijab. “This was truly upsetting for me, I did not really know … Continued

Austrian Muslims to sue govt over controversial ‘Islam map’
30th May 2021

Austrian Muslims to sue govt over controversial ‘Islam map’

By Oliver Towfigh Nia   BERLIN, Germany, (AA): A leading Muslim group in Austria said on Saturday it planned to file a lawsuit against the government of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz for unveiling the controversial “Islam map,” according to Austrian media … Continued

Austrian court annuls headscarf ban in primary schools
12th Dec 2020

Austrian court annuls headscarf ban in primary schools

By Askin Kiyagan VIENNE (AA): The Constitutional Court in Austria on Friday declared “unconstitutional”  and “discriminatory” the ban on headscarves in primary schools and annulled the decision taken by the far-right government in 2019. The law prevented girls younger than … Continued

Austria: Do not link religion with terror, faith leaders warn
24th Nov 2020

Austria: Do not link religion with terror, faith leaders warn

By Askin Kiyagan VIENNA (AA): As racism and discrimination against Muslims in Austria soars, particularly after a terror attack on Nov. 2, clerics in the European country warn the authorities not to associate terrorism with any religion. After a hijab … Continued

Austria: Palestinian saves Austrian policeman in Vienna terror attack
4th Nov 2020

Austria: Palestinian saves Austrian policeman in Vienna terror attack

BERLIN (AA) – A Muslim immigrant was hailed as a hero in Austria on Tuesday after he helped a wounded police officer during Monday’s terrorist attack. Osama Joda, a 23-year-old Palestinian, risked his life to help a police officer who … Continued

Austria: Turkish man recounts brush with death in Vienna terror attack
3rd Nov 2020

Austria: Turkish man recounts brush with death in Vienna terror attack

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA (AA): A Turkish man who was wounded in Monday’s terrorist attack in the Austrian capital told Anadolu Agency how he barely escaped death at the hands of one of the gunmen.  At least four, and … Continued

Austria: New government, same old Islamophobia
14th Jan 2020

Austria: New government, same old Islamophobia

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA, Austria (AA): As the year is still new, the new government program in Austria is drawing fire for its anti-Muslim, xenophobic slant. The program announced on Jan. 1 by the coalition of the center-right Austrian … Continued

Austrian MP wears headscarf to protest its ban
16th May 2019

Austrian MP wears headscarf to protest its ban

By Askin Kiyagan VIENNA, Austria: An independent member of Austria’s parliament wore a headscarf during her general assembly speech Wednesday to protest the banning of the religious head covering in primary schools as Austrian MPs approved a law aimed at banning … Continued

Austria: Vienna mayor condemns racism, anti-Muslim sentiment
15th May 2019

Austria: Vienna mayor condemns racism, anti-Muslim sentiment

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA (AA): The mayor of Austria’s capital city of Vienna condemned racism and discrimination in the country Tuesday, calling these types of agitation against Muslims worrying. Michael Ludwig said during an iftar or fast-breaking meal in … Continued

Austria: Muslim association in Vienna provides food to homeless
18th Feb 2019

Austria: Muslim association in Vienna provides food to homeless

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA (AA): A Muslim association in the Austrian capital Vienna is distributing hot meals to homeless and needy people, the association told Anadolu Agency on Sunday. Deputy head of RAHMA Austria association Omer Batur said since … Continued

Austrian court axes decision to shut down mosques
16th Feb 2019

Austrian court axes decision to shut down mosques

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA (AA): A court in Austria annulled a government plan to shut down six mosques belonging to the Arab community, a Muslim body said late on Thursday. In a statement, Umit Vural, head of the Islamic … Continued

Austria: Muslim leader slams change to report cards
3rd Feb 2019

Austria: Muslim leader slams change to report cards

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA (AA):- A Muslim leader in Austria expressed shock Friday over a change in the title of elective courses on Islam in school report cards to “IGGO”, the abbreviation for the Islamic Religious Community of Austria. … Continued

Austrian politics sees significant rise in Islamophobia
23rd Jan 2019

Austrian politics sees significant rise in Islamophobia

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA (AA): A study by an NGO revealed that in 2018 senior politicians in Austria participated in 20 campaigns against Muslims. SOS Mitmensch in a news conference on Tuesday shared with journalists its study on Islamophobic … Continued

Austrian policeman accused of making Islamophobic remark
6th Nov 2018

Austrian policeman accused of making Islamophobic remark

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA (AA): A police officer in Austria is being accused of making an Islamophobic remark towards a group of young Austrian Muslim girls. The officer allegedly made the remark when a 20-member group of young women … Continued

Austria mulls to expand headscarf ban in schools
11th Sep 2018

Austria mulls to expand headscarf ban in schools

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA (AA): Expanding the range of headscarf bans for students and teachers in secondary school should be discussed throughout the country, especially in parliament, Austria’s Education Minister said on Monday. Speaking at Austrian state television ORF … Continued

Austria: Islamophobic attacks against Muslims increase by 21 percent
25th Apr 2018

Austria: Islamophobic attacks against Muslims increase by 21 percent

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA (AA): Racist attacks against Muslims rose in Austria in 2017 when compared to the previous year, according to a report released on Tuesday. The Documentation and Consultation Center for Muslims in Austria report said in … Continued

Austria: Chancellor reiterates hijab ban in meet with Muslim body
14th Apr 2018

Austria: Chancellor reiterates hijab ban in meet with Muslim body

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA (AA): Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz in a meeting with representatives of the country’s Muslim body on Friday reiterated his stance on a headscarf ban in kindergarten and primary schools. Kurz met Ibrahim Olgun, the head … Continued

Austrian Muslims condemn hijab ban proposal
6th Apr 2018

Austrian Muslims condemn hijab ban proposal

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA (AA): Austrian Muslims and a number of other civil society associations on Thursday strongly condemned a legal proposal to impose a ‘hijab’ ban after it was announced by the Austrian prime minister. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz … 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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