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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

Germany: Muslim headscarved women ‘discriminated’
5th May 2017

Germany: Muslim headscarved women ‘discriminated’

BERLIN (AA): Muslim women who wear headscarves experience various forms of discrimination in Germany, but often do not file complaints, head of Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency (ADS) has said. In a recent interview with Anadolu Agency, Christine Lueders said headscarved women … Continued

Racist letters tell Turkish families to leave Germany
22nd Apr 2017

Racist letters tell Turkish families to leave Germany

By Mesut Zeyrek   COLOGNE, Germany (AA): Several Turkish families in northwestern Bruhl town have received anonymous letters this week telling them to leave Germany, according to residents. The letters come at a time when there is a heated public … Continued

Germany mosque spray-painted with anti-Turkish slogans
21st Apr 2017

Germany mosque spray-painted with anti-Turkish slogans

BERLIN (AA): Unknown assailants vandalized a mosque in Germany’s eastern city of Leipzig on Thursday morning, spray-painting the walls with anti-Turkish slogans. Ismail Ozgan, the head of the Eyup Sultan Mosque Association, told Anadolu Agency that a large sign at … Continued

Germany: Mosque vandalized with Nazi symbols
20th Apr 2017

Germany: Mosque vandalized with Nazi symbols

BERLIN (AA): A mosque in Germany’s southwestern city of Freiburg has been targeted by vandals on Tuesday night, who spray painted Nazi symbols on the walls of the mosque. Ziya Celik, the head of the “Islamic Centrum Freiburg” mosque association … Continued

German footballers’ bus hit by blasts on way to match
12th Apr 2017

German footballers’ bus hit by blasts on way to match

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): Three minor explosions hit the team bus of Borussia Dortmund footballers on Tuesday, police said, hours before a Champions League quarter-final in the northwestern city.The Dortmund police chief has spoken of a ‘targeted attack.’ … Continued

Germany: 7 injured in axe attack at train station
10th Mar 2017

Germany: 7 injured in axe attack at train station

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): At least seven people were injured Thursday in an axe attack at a train station in northern Germany, according to police officials. A spokesman for the Duesseldorf Police told reporters the suspected assailant tried … Continued

Germany seeks to de-escalate tension with Turkey on rally bans
7th Mar 2017

Germany seeks to de-escalate tension with Turkey on rally bans

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): Germany moved to reduce tension with Turkey on Monday amid an escalating war of words between the two countries over banned meetings of Turkish ministers with members of the Turkish community. “I believe that … Continued

Germany: School bans Muslim children from prayer
3rd Mar 2017

Germany: School bans Muslim children from prayer

BERLIN (AA) – A high school in Germany’s western city of Wuppertal has banned Muslim students from publicly praying in the school building, sparking a heated debate in social media. Johannes Rau all-day high school asked teachers on Feb. 16 … 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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