Canada: Appeal Court rules in favour of Muslim woman on hijab ban in court
5th Oct 2018

Canada: Appeal Court rules in favour of Muslim woman on hijab ban in court

By Seyit Aydogan   TORONTO (AA): A top court in Canada’s Quebec province has ruled in favor of a woman after a judge told her Muslim headscarf violated the rules of courtroom modesty. On February 2015, Rania El-Alloul was told … Continued

Canada: Attack on Canadian Muslim being probed as Islamophobic hate crime
19th Jul 2018

Canada: Attack on Canadian Muslim being probed as Islamophobic hate crime

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA): A Muslim father remains in intensive care in a Toronto hospital after a horrific beating that police confirmed Wednesday is being investigated as a anti-Muslim hate crime. Mohammed Abu Marzouk, 39, and his … Continued

Canada: Muslim group wins stay of Quebec veil law
30th Jun 2018

Canada: Muslim group wins stay of Quebec veil law

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA) – The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) has succeeded in a bid to delay institution of a face-covering law in the province of Quebec, the group said in a news release Friday. … Continued

Canada: Quebec mosque shooter could serve life in prison
20th Jun 2018

Canada: Quebec mosque shooter could serve life in prison

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA): Alexandre Bissonnette, who murdered six people at a Quebec City mosque last year, should spend the rest of his life in prison, the prosecution said Tuesday. Thomas Jacques told Justice Francois Huot that … Continued

Canadian army cadets to be expelled after defacing Qur’an
26th May 2018

Canadian army cadets to be expelled after defacing Qur’an

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada: Three military cadets in officer training will likely be expelled from the Canadian Forces after desecrating a Quran with bacon and “bodily fluids,” authorities said Friday. The incident, which occurred during the Easter long … Continued

Canada: Toronto mayor condemns Islamophobic hate graffiti at Muslim school
23rd May 2018

Canada: Toronto mayor condemns Islamophobic hate graffiti at Muslim school

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA): Two elected officials shocked at hate graffiti sprayed on a Toronto-area Muslim school wall stepped forward Tuesday to help clean off the offensive remarks. “The first thing I thought is ‘I can’t let … Continued

Canada: Van hits pedestrians in Toronto, killing 10
24th Apr 2018

Canada: Van hits pedestrians in Toronto, killing 10

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA): A van traveling at a high rate of speed left the road Monday and mounted a sidewalk in Toronto, killing 10 and injuring 15. It appears to be a deliberate act, Toronto Police … Continued

Quebec mosque killer researched mass murderers online
17th Apr 2018

Quebec mosque killer researched mass murderers online

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA): Before Alexandre Bissonnette shot dead six Muslims in a Quebec City mosque in 2017, combed the internet for stories on mass shootings, Islam and immigration policies, a Canadian court heard Monday. The self-confessed … Continued

Canada: Quebec mosque killer changes plea to guilty
29th Mar 2018

Canada: Quebec mosque killer changes plea to guilty

  By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA): Alexandre Bissonnette admitted Wednesday he is gunman who shot and killed six men during prayer at a Quebec City mosque last year. Bissonnette, 28, had pleaded not guilty Monday in front of … Continued

Canada: Pages of Qur’an ripped, stuffed on car windshields at mosques
27th Mar 2018

Canada: Pages of Qur’an ripped, stuffed on car windshields at mosques

By Barry Ellsworth TRENTON, Canada, (AA): Various faith leaders and politicians gathered in the Toronto area Monday to condemn the actions of a woman who allegedly ripped pages from a Qur’an and put them on worshippers vehicle windshields. She also … Continued

Canada marks anniversary of Quebec mosque murders
27th Jan 2018

Canada marks anniversary of Quebec mosque murders

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA): Four days of events began Friday in various cities in Canada to mark the first anniversary of the tragic shootings at a Quebec City mosque. The Jan. 29, 2017 shootings during evening prayers … Continued

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

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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