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

European rights court slams Belgium on headscarf issue
19th Sep 2018

European rights court slams Belgium on headscarf issue

By Hajer M’tiri   PARIS (AA): The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday convicted Belgian authorities for violating the EU Convention on Human Rights by excluding a Muslim woman from a courtroom for refusing to remove her headscarf. In … Continued

US: Gap creates stir with ad featuring hijab
11th Aug 2018

US: Gap creates stir with ad featuring hijab

By Umar Farooq   WASHINGTON (AA): U.S. clothing retailer Gap’s advertising campaign for its back to school fashion line has drawn widespread criticism for including a girl wearing hijab. The advertisement promotes its children’s line of clothing and has been … 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

France: 10 charged over anti-Muslim terror plot
29th Jun 2018

France: 10 charged over anti-Muslim terror plot

By Hajer M’tiri   PARIS (AA): French prosecutors have charged 10 far-right extremists with criminal terrorist conspiracy over a terrorist plot to attack Muslims, who they called “enemy within” French media reported on Thursday. Among the nine men and one … Continued

Nigeria: Hijab OK’d for Muslim barred from call to bar
22nd Jun 2018

Nigeria: Hijab OK’d for Muslim barred from call to bar

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): A female law student barred from the country’s call to bar last year for wearing the Muslim head covering (hijab) has been asked to attend the ceremony billed for later this year. Firdaus … Continued

Kenya: Muslims at Kenya Medical college barred for wearing hijab
28th Apr 2018

Kenya: Muslims at Kenya Medical college barred for wearing hijab

By Andrew Wasike and Magdalene Mukami   NAIROBI, Kenya (AA): Female Muslim students at the Kenya Medical Training College in Mwingi town were denied entry Friday for wearing the hijab. Several female Muslim students at the Kenya Medical Training College … 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

Nigeria: Nigerian Muslim women decry discrimination
1st Feb 2018

Nigeria: Nigerian Muslim women decry discrimination

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): Nigerian Muslim women on Wednesday called for banning all discriminations against their religious head-covering (Hijab). “Al-Mu’minaat (an organization of Muslim women in Nigeria) is seeking that legislations be made to specifically criminalize discrimination, … Continued

Nigerian parliament probes lawyer’s hijab ban case
20th Dec 2017

Nigerian parliament probes lawyer’s hijab ban case

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): Nigeria’s parliament on Tuesday launched a probe into the refusal by the country’s law school to call a Muslim woman to the bar because she wore a head covering under her wig on … Continued

Canadian students offering hijab kits to victims of Islamophobic attacks
29th Nov 2017

Canadian students offering hijab kits to victims of Islamophobic attacks

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA): A Canadian university has launched a program to provide replacement hijab kits to women who are attacked and have their head coverings ripped off, the groups told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday. The program … Continued

Netherlands allows police officers to wear headscarves in certain positions
21st Nov 2017

Netherlands allows police officers to wear headscarves in certain positions

By Abdullah Asiran   UTRECHT, Netherlands (AA): A new ruling in the Netherlands will allow policewomen serving in certain positions to wear headscarves. The Human Rights Council ruling came Monday over a complaint by Sarah Izat, 26, a police officer … Continued

US: NYC teacher fired after ripping off 8-year-old’s hijab
11th May 2017

US: NYC teacher fired after ripping off 8-year-old’s hijab

NEW YORK (AA): A city teacher lost his job last week after forcibly removing the Islamic headcover, or hijab, from one of his students in class, according to media reports. Oghenetega Edah, 31, who worked as a substitute teacher at … Continued

Swedish Ombudsman decides in favor of headscarf
4th Apr 2017

Swedish Ombudsman decides in favor of headscarf

By Atila Altuntas   STOCKHOLM (AA): The Equality Ombudsman (DO) of Sweden decided on Monday that a Muslim woman was subjected to discrimination on the grounds of religion in the eastern city of Uppsala. According to the press release, the … Continued

Turkey: Hijab now permitted in Turkish army
23rd Feb 2017

Turkey: Hijab now permitted in Turkish army

By Sarp Ozer   ANKARA (AA & Agencies): Female members of Turkey’s armed forces will be able to wear headscarves for first time, under a Turkish Defense Ministry policy announced Wednesday. According to new ministry regulations, female soldiers can wear … Continued

Russia: Half of Russians oppose school headscarf ban
1st Feb 2017

Russia: Half of Russians oppose school headscarf ban

By Elena Teslova   MOSCOW (AA): Half of Russians are in favor of lifting a headscarf ban in schools, according to a poll released Tuesday. The Russian Public Opinion Research Center survey found one in two supported lifting the ban … Continued

Turkey: New rule allows female Turkish police to wear headscarf
28th Aug 2016

Turkey: New rule allows female Turkish police to wear headscarf

By Orhan Onur Gemici   ANKARA (AA): Female police officers in Turkey will now be able to wear a headscarf as part of their uniform, according to a new ruling published on Saturday. Turkey’s Official Gazette carries a new rule … Continued

Brazil: Egypt’s hijab-wearing beach volleyballer raises eyebrows in Rio
13th Aug 2016

Brazil: Egypt’s hijab-wearing beach volleyballer raises eyebrows in Rio

[Photo: Women beach volleyball qualifying: Italy-Egypt showing Doaa Elghobashy on 9 August 2016. Photographer: Salih Zeki Fazlioglu/AA] By Yasin Tuncer RIO DE JANEIRO (AA): As the standard uniform of female beach volleyball players at the Summer Olympics currently underway in … Continued

Nigerian court says Muslim girls can wear hijab to school
23rd Jul 2016

Nigerian court says Muslim girls can wear hijab to school

By Rafiu Ajakaye LAGOS, (AA): Nigeria’s court of appeals on Thursday ruled that Muslim female students can wear their head covering to schools, dismissing a government ban as “discriminatory and an infringement on the constitutional rights” of the affected students. … Continued

Nigerian court says girls can wear hijab in school
4th Jun 2016

Nigerian court says girls can wear hijab in school

LAGOS, (AA): A Nigerian court ruled on Friday that Muslim girls can wear a headscarf to school as long as its color is the same as the approved uniform. “Hijab is a matter of [the] fundamental right of freedom of … 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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