Canadian charged with hate crime against Muslims
25th Jul 2017

Canadian charged with hate crime against Muslims

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA) – A Canadian man, who earlier this year offered a $2,500 reward for recordings of Muslim students “spewing hate speech during Friday prayers”, was charged Monday with committing a hate crime. Kevin J. … Continued

Canada: Small number of residents vote against Muslim cemetery
17th Jul 2017

Canada: Small number of residents vote against Muslim cemetery

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): Residents of a small town in Canada voted Sunday 19-16 against a project that would have created the first Muslim owned and operated cemetery in the Quebec City region. Only 49 voters — … Continued

Canada: 49 voters to decide fate of Muslim cemetery in Quebec city
16th Jul 2017

Canada: 49 voters to decide fate of Muslim cemetery in Quebec city

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): Whether the Quebec City region will get its first cemetery owned and operated by Muslims will be decided Sunday by 49 people in a referendum. The land for the cemetery was purchased in … Continued

Canada: Quebec premier says Muslims must fight terrorism
23rd Jun 2017

Canada: Quebec premier says Muslims must fight terrorism

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): Muslims have a responsibility to fight terrorism, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard said Thursday after a Montreal resident allegedly stabbed a police officer in Flint, Michigan, US, the previous day. “Unfortunately, you cannot disconnect … Continued

Canadian politician joins Muslims for Ramadan fast
17th Jun 2017

Canadian politician joins Muslims for Ramadan fast

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): A Canadian politician who is fasting for the month of Ramadan told Anadolu Agency on Friday he began the practice to raise money for a food bank, but has been overwhelmed at the … Continued

Canada: Muslim women file human rights complaint alleging Islamophobia
16th Jun 2017

Canada: Muslim women file human rights complaint alleging Islamophobia

By Barry Ellsworth   RENTON. Ont. (AA): Three Muslim workers have filed a human rights complaint alleging Islamophobia after they were fired from a maintenance project in western Canada, Canadian media reported Thursday. Amino Rashid told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation … Continued

Canada: Hate crimes against Muslims increase by 60%
14th Jun 2017

Canada: Hate crimes against Muslims increase by 60%

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): Hate crimes against Muslims have increased 60 percent, according to the latest figures released Tuesday by Statistics Canada. There were 159 incidents in 2015, a significant jump from 99 the previous year, the … Continued

Canada: Parents shred, walk on Qur’an at school meeting
25th Mar 2017

Canada: Parents shred, walk on Qur’an at school meeting

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): A school board spokesman on Friday told Anadolu Agency he is “deeply shocked and saddened” after a school board meeting degenerated into a hate-filled session in which protesters tore pages from the Qur’an. … Continued

Canada votes in favor of anti-Islamophobia motion
24th Mar 2017

Canada votes in favor of anti-Islamophobia motion

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): Parliament passed an anti-Islamophobia motion Thursday by a 201-91 margin, but it may be some time before the bitterness that led up to the vote dissipates. The M-103 motion is non-binding but the … Continued

Canadian school receives bomb threat against Muslims
2nd Mar 2017

Canadian school receives bomb threat against Muslims

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA):  A Canadian university was evacuated Wednesday after separate media outlets received the same letter that threatened to detonate bombs targeting Muslim students. Montreal police said they found nothing suspicious during their search and … Continued

Canadian province passes anti-Islamophobia motion
24th Feb 2017

Canadian province passes anti-Islamophobia motion

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): The province of Ontario passed an anti-Islamophobia motion Thursday as a similar motion has run into opposition at the federal government level. Members of the Provincial Parliament (MPP) from all three parties unanimously … Continued

Canadian lawmakers urge action to curb Islamophobia
9th Feb 2017

Canadian lawmakers urge action to curb Islamophobia

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): Muslim leaders on Wednesday sent a letter to the Canadian Parliament that requested the government institute measures to combat Islamophobia. When the House of Commons returns next week, Liberal MP Iqra Khalid’s M-103, … Continued

Canada: 6 dead in Quebec City mosque terrorist shooting
30th Jan 2017

Canada: 6 dead in Quebec City mosque terrorist shooting

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): Six people are dead and a number of others wounded in a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City, the facility’s president told media late Sunday. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called it … Continued

Canadian police investigating hate graffiti at mosque
19th Nov 2016

Canadian police investigating hate graffiti at mosque

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): Police in the capital of Ottawa are investigating after a mosque was spray-painted with hate words, Canadian media reported Friday. It is the fifth incident of racist graffiti in the past week. Police … Continued

Canada: Muslim-only housing plan runs into opposition in Montreal
17th Nov 2016

Canada: Muslim-only housing plan runs into opposition in Montreal

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA):  A proposal to build homes for about 100 Muslim families in Montreal has run into fierce opposition but the man behind the project said Wednesday he will push ahead with the plan. Nabil … Continued

Canada: Survey shows Muslims proud to be Canadian
28th Apr 2016

Canada: Survey shows Muslims proud to be Canadian

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA) – Canadian Muslims have a deep-rooted love for Canada, even though many have been the victims of discrimination, according to the results of a survey released Wednesday. The Environics Institute survey of 600 … Continued

Canada to end coalition bombing Daesh
9th Feb 2016

Canada to end coalition bombing Daesh

By Barry Ellsworth with additional reporting from Michael Hernandez in Washington   TRENTON, Ont. (AA) — Canada announced Monday that it will pull out of an air coalition bombing Daesh and replace its airplanes with more ground troops. Prime Minister … Continued

Canada to lift sanctions on Iran, reopen embassy
27th Jan 2016

Canada to lift sanctions on Iran, reopen embassy

[Photo Canada PM Justin Trudeau opening diplomatic relations with Iran. Photograph: Alex Guibord/Creative-Commons] Barry Ellsworth TRENTON, Ont. (AA) — Canada announced Tuesday that it will comply with a United Nations request and lift sanctions against Iran as well as reopen … Continued

Canada: Four killed in school shooting
23rd Jan 2016

Canada: Four killed in school shooting

By Barry Ellsworth     TRENTON, Ont. (AA): Four victims were killed Friday and several wounded in a shooting at two separate locations, including a high school, in a small remote northern Canadian community. A male suspect is in custody, … Continued

Canada to withdraw from anti-Daesh bombing coalition
21st Jan 2016

Canada to withdraw from anti-Daesh bombing coalition

By Barry Ellsworth     TRENTON, Ont. (AA) – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reaffirmed Wednesday that Canada will stop participation in allied airstrikes against Daesh, but will instead provide military training. During a question-and-answer session at the World Economic Forum … 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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