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Germany:  Bavarian elections & Islamophobia in political campaigning
16th Sep 2018

Germany: Bavarian elections & Islamophobia in political campaigning

By Farid Hafez   SALZBURG: On Oct. 14 this year, the Free State of Bavaria, the largest German state by land area, will hold elections.One of the parties, which will contest the elections in the majority Catholic state, is the … Continued

Germany: Rival protests held over killing of German citizen
2nd Sep 2018

Germany: Rival protests held over killing of German citizen

BERLIN (AA) – Far-right and anti-fascist groups clashed in eastern German city of Chemnitz Saturday over alleged killing of a man by migrants. More than 4,500 far-right protestors attended the anti-immigration rally organized by the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party … Continued

Germany calls for end to US dominance in global finance
23rd Aug 2018

Germany calls for end to US dominance in global finance

By Ayhan Simsek BERLIN (AA): German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Wednesday proposed measures against U.S. dominance in global finance amid a growing row between Washington and Berlin over the Iran nuclear deal. In an article he wrote for daily … Continued

Germany: Footballer Mesut Ozil sparks racism debate in Germany
24th Jul 2018

Germany: Footballer Mesut Ozil sparks racism debate in Germany

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): Footballer Mesut Ozil’s decision to quit Germany’s national team has sparked a divisive debate in the country on racism and discrimination. “It is an alarm signal when a great German footballer like Mesut Ozil … Continued

Germany: Video shows Islamophobic shooting at Muslim woman
18th Jul 2018

Germany: Video shows Islamophobic shooting at Muslim woman

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): An assailant entered a cafe and fired six shots at a Muslim female employee in southern Germany, in a suspected Islamophobic attack. A dramatic video footage released on Tuesday captured the moment when the … Continued

Germany: Muslim patients targeted in Islamophobic knife attack
7th Jul 2018

Germany: Muslim patients targeted in Islamophobic knife attack

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): A man threatened Muslim patients with a kitchen knife and injured one person after a standoff at a small clinic in northwestern Germany, local media reported on Friday. The man, said to be in … Continued

Germany: Far-right party holds anti-Islam rally in Berlin
28th May 2018

Germany: Far-right party holds anti-Islam rally in Berlin

By Cuneyt Karadag   BERLIN (AA): An anti-Islam anti-immigration rally was held by 5,000 far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in country’s capital Berlin on Sunday. Speaking to media before the beginning of the rally, AfD board member Beatrix von … Continued

Germany: Berlin court insists on headscarf ban
10th May 2018

Germany: Berlin court insists on headscarf ban

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): A Berlin court ruled on Wednesday against a Muslim primary school teacher who wanted to wear her headscarf at work. The labour court argued that the school administration’s decision to not allow the teacher … Continued

Germany: Mosque attacked with Molotov cocktails
26th Mar 2018

Germany: Mosque attacked with Molotov cocktails

  By Mesut Zeyrek   COLOGNE, Germany (AA): At least three mosques came under attack in Germany on Sunday. In the first incident, a mosque in the central Kassel city was attacked with Molotov cocktails early morning. The attack caused … Continued

Germany: Mosque in Cologne vandalised
14th Mar 2018

Germany: Mosque in Cologne vandalised

BERLIN (AA) – A mosque in Germany’s northwestern city of Cologne was vandalized overnight by alleged supporters of the PYD/PKK organizations, the latest in a string of attacks targeting the country’s Turkish-Muslim community. The assailants spray-painted slogans such as “Everywhere … Continued

Germany: Turkish mosque set on fire in arson attack in Berlin
12th Mar 2018

Germany: Turkish mosque set on fire in arson attack in Berlin

BERLIN (AA) – A Turkish mosque in Berlin was set alight on Sunday morning. It is the 24th time in two months that a mosque in Germany had been deliberately targeted, the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affair, DITIB, said in a press … Continued

British Olympian Mo Farah ‘racially abused’ at German airport
7th Mar 2018

British Olympian Mo Farah ‘racially abused’ at German airport

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal   LONDON (AA): British Olympic gold medalist and the U.K.’s most successful-ever distance runner Sir Mo Farah has complained of “racial harassment” at German Munich airport. A video uploaded by the four-time British Olympic gold medallist … Continued

Germany: Anti-Muslim hate crime surges in Germany
4th Mar 2018

Germany: Anti-Muslim hate crime surges in Germany

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): There were 950 attacks reportedly on Muslims and mosques in Germany in 2017, according to new government figures. At least 33 Muslims were injured in the attacks, which included assaults against Muslim women wearing … Continued

Germany: Vice-President of far-right anti-Islam AfD politician converts to Islam
24th Jan 2018

Germany: Vice-President of far-right anti-Islam AfD politician converts to Islam

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): A local politician from the far-right, Alternative for Germany (AfD), has converted to Islam, media reported on Tuesday. Arthur Wagner, AfD’s vice-president in the eastern Havelland district, declined to make a comment on his … Continued

German far-right leader says German minister of Turkish origin should be disposed of
29th Aug 2017

German far-right leader says German minister of Turkish origin should be disposed of

BERLIN (AA) – Germany’s far-right leader has threatened the country’s ethnic-Turkish integration minister by saying they would soon “dispose of” the minister in Anatolia, local media reported Monday. Alexander Gauland, the top candidate for the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany … Continued

Germany: Muslims in Europe well-integrated, new study claims
25th Aug 2017

Germany: Muslims in Europe well-integrated, new study claims

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): Muslims in Europe are well-integrated into mainstream society but are not fully accepted by all, according to a new study released by the Bertelsmann Foundation in Germany. The Religion Monitor 2017 surveyed education, working … Continued

Germany sees rise in anti-Muslim attacks
19th Aug 2017

Germany sees rise in anti-Muslim attacks

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): Hate crimes against Muslims in Germany rose sharply in the second quarter of this year, reflecting a growing Islamophobia fueled by far-right and populist political parties according to new government figures. However, very few anti-Muslim hate … Continued

Germany: One killed, several injured in knife attack in Hamburg
29th Jul 2017

Germany: One killed, several injured in knife attack in Hamburg

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): One person was killed and six others were injured in a knife attack in northern Hamburg city on Friday, according to police. Hamburg police identified the perpetrator, who was arrested after the incident, as … Continued

Germany: G20 split on climate
9th Jul 2017

Germany: G20 split on climate

By Ayhan Simsek   HAMBURG, Germany (AA): The world’s 20 largest economies could not reach a consensus Saturday on combatting climate change as U.S. President Donald Trump maintained his opposition to the Paris agreement signed last year. German Chancellor Angela … Continued

Germany: Soldier arrested in far-right terror plot
10th May 2017

Germany: Soldier arrested in far-right terror plot

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): German police on Tuesday arrested a second soldier in connection with a far-right terror cell within the army suspected of plotting a major terror attack. Maximilian T., 27, was arrested on suspicion of helping … 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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