Spain: Islamophobia is on rise
19th Mar 2019

Spain: Islamophobia is on rise

By Senhan Bolelli MADRID (AA) – There is an increase in religious discrimination and hate crimes in Spain, mostly against Muslims according to a report issued by the country’s Interior Ministry. “We have observed an increase, even though not at … Continued

New Zealand: Terrorist who allegedly murdered 49 Muslim worshippers charged
16th Mar 2019

New Zealand: Terrorist who allegedly murdered 49 Muslim worshippers charged

By Beyza Binnur Donmez ANKARA (AA): A court in New Zealand decided Saturday that the terrorist charged with murder in a terror attack would remain in custody until April 5. Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, would remain imprisoned without a plea … Continued

US: Muslims face most discrimination
9th Mar 2019

US: Muslims face most discrimination

By Umar Farooq   WASHINGTON (AA): Muslims face more discrimination than any other religious group in the United States, according to a poll of registered voters published Friday. Conducted by political website The Hill and market research and consulting services … Continued

Belgium students mock Islam dressed as suicide bombers
2nd Mar 2019

Belgium students mock Islam dressed as suicide bombers

By Serife Cetin   BRUSSELS (AA): A group of high school students here mocked Islam when they wore headscarves and suicide belts while imitating the movement of Islamic prayer. Senior students traditionally celebrate graduation ceremonies 100 days before the end … Continued

Thailand: Muslim schools under scrutiny
26th Feb 2019

Thailand: Muslim schools under scrutiny

By Riyaz ul Khaliq   (AA): – Thailand has ordered the profiling of Cambodian Muslim students enrolled in religious seminaries in the country, media reports said on Monday. Authorities have scheduled a meeting of representatives of more than 600 privately-run … Continued

Austrian court axes decision to shut down mosques
16th Feb 2019

Austrian court axes decision to shut down mosques

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA (AA): A court in Austria annulled a government plan to shut down six mosques belonging to the Arab community, a Muslim body said late on Thursday. In a statement, Umit Vural, head of the Islamic … Continued

US: Homemade bombs in plot to attack NY Muslims real
15th Feb 2019

US: Homemade bombs in plot to attack NY Muslims real

By Umar Farooq   WASHINGTON (AA): A new FBI report Thursday shows homemade bombs obtained by authorities in a case of individuals plotting to attack a Muslim community in upstate New York were real, and could have caused damage if … Continued

UK police probe Islamophobic assault at footballer Mohamed Salah
7th Feb 2019

UK police probe Islamophobic assault at footballer Mohamed Salah

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal   LONDON (AA): An investigation has been launched into Islamophobic abuse at Liverpool FC’s Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah, British police said Wednesday. The Metropolitan Police statement came after a video showing a West Ham United fan … Continued

Austria: Muslim leader slams change to report cards
3rd Feb 2019

Austria: Muslim leader slams change to report cards

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA (AA):- A Muslim leader in Austria expressed shock Friday over a change in the title of elective courses on Islam in school report cards to “IGGO”, the abbreviation for the Islamic Religious Community of Austria. … Continued

Canada: PM grieves with Canadians to mark anniversary of Quebec mosque shooting
30th Jan 2019

Canada: PM grieves with Canadians to mark anniversary of Quebec mosque shooting

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA): Memorials to mark the second anniversary of the Quebec City mosque shooting are being held Tuesday in major cities in Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canadians everywhere mourn the loss of life … Continued

Austrian politics sees significant rise in Islamophobia
23rd Jan 2019

Austrian politics sees significant rise in Islamophobia

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA (AA): A study by an NGO revealed that in 2018 senior politicians in Austria participated in 20 campaigns against Muslims. SOS Mitmensch in a news conference on Tuesday shared with journalists its study on Islamophobic … Continued

Netherlands: Islamophobic Pegida protests outside mosque
18th Jan 2019

Netherlands: Islamophobic Pegida protests outside mosque

By Abdullah Asiran   UTRECHT, The Netherlands (AA): Far-right Islamophobic group Pegida staged an anti-Islam demonstration in front of a mosque in the Netherlands late Wednesday. The demonstration was held outside the Abi Bakr Issidik Mosque, frequented by members of … Continued

Swedish politician charged over Islamophobic FB post
17th Jan 2019

Swedish politician charged over Islamophobic FB post

By Atila Altuntas   STOCKHOLM (AA): A far-right politician in southwest Stockholm has been slapped with 40 days in prison over insult on Islam and Muslims on social media, local media reported on Wednesday. The politician in Sodertalje city from … Continued

China seals 3 mosques in southern province
2nd Jan 2019

China seals 3 mosques in southern province

By Fuat Kabakci   BEIJING (AA): Chinese authorities have shut down three mosques in Weishan town of the country’s southern Yunnan province on December 29, media reported. The mosques belonging to Hui Muslims were shut for what the authorities said … 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

Palestine: Jewish settlers vandalize mosque in West Bank
19th Dec 2018

Palestine: Jewish settlers vandalize mosque in West Bank

By Qays Abu Samra   SALFIT, Palestine (AA): Jewish settlers early Tuesday raided a Palestinian village in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and vandalized a mosque. They also vandalized Palestinian cars and slit their tires. Eyewitnesses told Anadolu Agency that a … 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

US Muslim Republican official faces ouster for religion
6th Dec 2018

US Muslim Republican official faces ouster for religion

By Umar Farooq   WASHINGTON (AA): A Muslim doctor in the state of Texas is facing calls to step down from his county seat because of his religion. Shahid Shafi defied many odds by winning a city council seat, serving … Continued

Nigeria: Muslims sue Nigerian premier varsity over hijab
4th Dec 2018

Nigeria: Muslims sue Nigerian premier varsity over hijab

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): Muslim parents on Monday sued Nigeria’s premier university of Ibadan after a school owned by the varsity barred 11 Muslim girls from wearing their religious head covering in their classrooms. The case was … Continued

Nigeria: Muslim body slams school banning headscarves
18th Nov 2018

Nigeria: Muslim body slams school banning headscarves

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): Shutting out Muslim girls from school for wearing headscarves amounts to unacceptable religious bigotry and a violation of the Constitution, Nigeria’s apex Muslim body said on Saturday, a day after nine pupils were … 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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