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Canada: Toronto Muslim schoolgirl attacked, hijab cut with scissors
14th Jan 2018

Canada: Toronto Muslim schoolgirl attacked, hijab cut with scissors

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA): Toronto police are hunting for a suspect after an 11-year-old Muslim girl was attacked Friday on her way to school by a male who tried twice to cut off her hijab with scissors. … Continued

Canadian Muslim youth killed for doing ‘right thing’ by trying to defend an old man
5th Dec 2017

Canadian Muslim youth killed for doing ‘right thing’ by trying to defend an old man

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ontario (AA): Canadian authorities arrested one man Monday in the shooting death of a 19-year-old Muslim who police are hailing as a hero. Police are now searching for another man who is believed to have … Continued

Canadian judge strikes down ban on face coverings
2nd Dec 2017

Canadian judge strikes down ban on face coverings

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA): A Canadian judge granted a temporary stay, Friday, to a law that banned face coverings on those who provided or received public services in the province of Quebec. Justice Babak Barin ruled that … Continued

Canada: Quebec law bans niqab, burka
19th Oct 2017

Canada: Quebec law bans niqab, burka

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): Muslim women will be forced to remove their face coverings and burkas to access public services, including riding a bus, under a new law passed Wednesday by the Quebec National Assembly. Bill 62, … Continued

Canada: Quebec City mosque murder case moves to trial
3rd Oct 2017

Canada: Quebec City mosque murder case moves to trial

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): The man charged with killing six men at a Quebec City mosque will forego a preliminary hearing and go directly to trial, it was decided Monday in a Quebec court. The prosecution filed … Continued

Canada: History made as Sikh heads Canada political party
2nd Oct 2017

Canada: History made as Sikh heads Canada political party

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): For the first time in Canadian history, a non-white was elected, Sunday, to lead one of the country’s three major political parties. Jagmeet Singh is the also the first Sikh to hold the … Continued

Canada: Anti-Muslim group confronted by protesters in Quebec
1st Oct 2017

Canada: Anti-Muslim group confronted by protesters in Quebec

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): Anti-immigration and anti-Muslim groups clashed with counter-protesters in Ottawa, Saturday, along the Quebec border where thousands of asylum seekers have crossed into the country since January. On Ottawa’s Parliament Hill, the seat of … Continued

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

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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