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Germany’s Muslims call for an Islamophobia commissioner
8th Aug 2019

Germany’s Muslims call for an Islamophobia commissioner

By Ayhan Simsek BERLIN (AA): Germany’s Muslim community has called on the government to create a new government post to counter growing Islamophobia in the country. Aiman Mazyek, president of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany, proposed on Wednesday … Continued

Germany: Assailants desecrate mosque in western Germany
18th Jul 2019

Germany: Assailants desecrate mosque in western Germany

By Mesut Zeyrek   COLOGNE, Germany (AA): Unidentified assailants desecrated a mosque in Munster, western Germany late on Tuesday. The assailants tore pages of a copy of Quran at Barbaros Mosque of the Turkish Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB). … Continued

Germany: Bomb threat at Cologne mosque found to be a hoax
10th Jul 2019

Germany: Bomb threat at Cologne mosque found to be a hoax

COLOGNE, Germany (AA) : The police have issued an “all clear” after investigating a bomb threat at Germany’s largest mosque in the western city of Cologne. The bomb threat, apparently sent by a far-right group via e-mail on Tuesday, forced … Continued

Germany: 3 mosques attacked in 2 days
12th Jun 2019

Germany: 3 mosques attacked in 2 days

By Mesut Zeyrek   COLOGNE, Germany (AA): Three mosques in Germany have suffered assaults over the past two days, a local Turkish Muslim community leader said on Tuesday. At the Eyup Sultan Mosque in Kamen, North Rhine-Westphalia, a right-wing group … Continued

Germany: Muslim group calls probe into mosque fire
26th May 2019

Germany: Muslim group calls probe into mosque fire

Ayhan Şimşek BERLIN (AA)  Turkish-Muslim association IGMG has called for complete and thorough investigation into suspected arson attack on Saturday at a mosque in North Rhine-Westphalia,the western German city of Hagen. There were no casualties. Omer Oral, the head of … Continued

Germany: Muslim woman wearing headscarf attacked in Berlin
16th Apr 2019

Germany: Muslim woman wearing headscarf attacked in Berlin

BERLIN (AA) – A suspected far-right extremist verbally and physically assaulted a Muslim woman at a Berlin metro station, police said on Monday. The incident was the latest in a string of xenophobic attacks in the German capital in recent … Continued

Germany: Mosque in Duisburg vandalised with racist slurs
31st Dec 2018

Germany: Mosque in Duisburg vandalised with racist slurs

By Mesut Zeyrek   COLOGNE, Germany (AA): An under-construction mosque in western Germany’s Duisburg city was attacked by unidentified assailants who defaced the building with racist slogans, according to a mosque official on Sunday. The attackers painted star of David … Continued

Germany aims to control foreign donations to mosques
28th Dec 2018

Germany aims to control foreign donations to mosques

By Cuneyt Karadag   BERLIN (AA): Germany wants to regulate foreign donations to the country’s mosques to “prevent the spread of fundamentalist ideologies”, a local daily said Thursday. The federal government has asked Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries to … Continued

Germany: Police reports 578 Islamophobic crimes in 2018
14th Dec 2018

Germany: Police reports 578 Islamophobic crimes in 2018

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): German police recorded 578 hate crimes against Muslims between January and September this year, according to figures released on Thursday. At least 40 Muslims were injured in the attacks which were mostly carried out … Continued

Germany: Alarming rise in Islamophobia against Muslims
8th Nov 2018

Germany: Alarming rise in Islamophobia against Muslims

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA):Prejudice against Muslims, migrants and asylum seekers have significantly increased in Germany, according to a new study by the Leipzig University. Almost 55 percent of Germans claimed they felt like foreigners in their own country … Continued

Germany: Turkish restaurant targeted in xenophobic attack
19th Oct 2018

Germany: Turkish restaurant targeted in xenophobic attack

BERLIN (AA): A Turkish restaurant was set on fire in an arson attack early Thursday morning in the eastern German city of Chemnitz. Police spokesman told Anadolu Agency that they suspected a xenophobic motive behind the attack, which caused extensive … Continued

Turkey: Erdogan discusses Khashoggi case with Saudi King
15th Oct 2018

Turkey: Erdogan discusses Khashoggi case with Saudi King

By Merve Yildizalp ANKARA (AA) – In a Sunday night phone call, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz discussed the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Erdogan stressed forming a joint working group to probe the … Continued

German lawmakers slam AfD party for Qur’an ban motion
12th Oct 2018

German lawmakers slam AfD party for Qur’an ban motion

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): Lawmakers from different parties heavily criticized the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party on Thursday over its controversial motion demanding a ban on the Qur’an. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) accused the … Continued

Germany: Mosque dubbed with swastikas and racist slogans
2nd Oct 2018

Germany: Mosque dubbed with swastikas and racist slogans

By Meltem Bulur (AA): A mosque in the northwestern city of Gladbeck was vandalized Sunday night. The attackers wrote racist slogans and drew swastikas on the windows and walls of the mosque.   A statement from the Turkish Consul General of the … Continued

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

[Photo: Mesut Özil playing for Arsenal. Photo By Ronnie Macdonald from Chelmsford, United Kingdom/Creative Commons] 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 … 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

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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