US: Islamophobic hate crimes soars
18th Jul 2017

US: Islamophobic hate crimes soars

By Safvan Allahverdi   WASHINGTON (AA): The number of anti-Muslim hate crimes [Islamophobic attacks] rose 91 percent in the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2016, a leading Muslim advocacy group said Monday. The Council … Continued

Canada: Small number of residents vote against Muslim cemetery
17th Jul 2017

Canada: Small number of residents vote against Muslim cemetery

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): Residents of a small town in Canada voted Sunday 19-16 against a project that would have created the first Muslim owned and operated cemetery in the Quebec City region. Only 49 voters — … Continued

Canada: 49 voters to decide fate of Muslim cemetery in Quebec city
16th Jul 2017

Canada: 49 voters to decide fate of Muslim cemetery in Quebec city

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): Whether the Quebec City region will get its first cemetery owned and operated by Muslims will be decided Sunday by 49 people in a referendum. The land for the cemetery was purchased in … Continued

US: Judge exempts grandparents from Trump ‘Muslim travel ban’
15th Jul 2017

US: Judge exempts grandparents from Trump ‘Muslim travel ban’

By Michael Hernandez WASHINGTON (AA): A federal judge in Hawaii dealt President Donald Trump another legal setback in his attempt to bar immigration from six Muslim-majority countries, ruling that Trump’s administration unnecessarily limited those who could be allowed into the … Continued

Philippines: Muslim-only ID discriminatory, military says
11th Jul 2017

Philippines: Muslim-only ID discriminatory, military says

By Roy Ramos   ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (AA): A proposed identification system for Muslims is discriminatory, the Armed Forces of the Philippines said Monday. Authorities want identification for “everyone, not just a certain sector of the society”, according to military … Continued

UK: Suspect arrested in ‘Islamophobic’ acid attack
10th Jul 2017

UK: Suspect arrested in ‘Islamophobic’ acid attack

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal   LONDON (AA): A male suspect has been arrested in connection to an acid attack on two Muslims, according to a statement Sunday by Metropolitan Police. John Tomlin, 24, “handed himself into an east London police … Continued

UK: Vigil held to protest Islamophobic attacks
6th Jul 2017

UK: Vigil held to protest Islamophobic attacks

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal   LONDON (AA): A group of activists held a vigil Wednesday in the British capital to support the victims of the most recent anti-Muslim attacks in the U.K. Stand Up To Racism held the vigil in … Continued

UK Muslim victim says acid attack was Islamophobic
1st Jul 2017

UK Muslim victim says acid attack was Islamophobic

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal   LONDON (AA): A Muslim man who recently suffered “life-changing injuries” when he was sprayed in the face with acid in East London has described the incident as a hate crime. Speaking in an emotional interview … Continued

US: Alienation worries at US mosque amid Muslim travel ban
1st Jul 2017

US: Alienation worries at US mosque amid Muslim travel ban

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): The Trump administration’s most recent attempt to curtail Muslim immigration is having a “counterproductive” effect on its stated goal – securing the nation, according to a top official at one of the nation’s largest … Continued

UK: May apologises for inadequate Grenfell tower fire response
22nd Jun 2017

UK: May apologises for inadequate Grenfell tower fire response

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal   LONDON (AA): British Prime Minister Theresa May apologized Wednesday for the inadequate support for the victims and families of last week’s Grenfell Tower block fire, which killed at least 79 people. Meanwhile, Nicholas Holgate, the … Continued

US man sentenced to 20 years for seeking Mosque burning
16th Jun 2017

US man sentenced to 20 years for seeking Mosque burning

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): A Tennessee man has been sentenced to nearly 20 years behind bars for seeking to recruit others to burn down a New York mosque, the Justice Department announced Thursday. Robert Doggart, 65, of Signal … Continued

Canada: Muslim women file human rights complaint alleging Islamophobia
16th Jun 2017

Canada: Muslim women file human rights complaint alleging Islamophobia

By Barry Ellsworth   RENTON. Ont. (AA): Three Muslim workers have filed a human rights complaint alleging Islamophobia after they were fired from a maintenance project in western Canada, Canadian media reported Thursday. Amino Rashid told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation … Continued

Canada: Hate crimes against Muslims increase by 60%
14th Jun 2017

Canada: Hate crimes against Muslims increase by 60%

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): Hate crimes against Muslims have increased 60 percent, according to the latest figures released Tuesday by Statistics Canada. There were 159 incidents in 2015, a significant jump from 99 the previous year, the … Continued

US: Congressman calls on “all of Christendom” to kill every “radicalized Islamic suspect”
6th Jun 2017

US: Congressman calls on “all of Christendom” to kill every “radicalized Islamic suspect”

NEW YORK (AA) – Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins on Sunday posted a hateful Facebook message calling on “all of Christendom” to kill every “radicalized Islamic suspect”. “The free world… all of Christendom… is at war with Islamic horror,” Higgins wrote … Continued

US: Two killed trying to stop Islamophobic abuse
28th May 2017

US: Two killed trying to stop Islamophobic abuse

NEW YORK (AA): Two Good Samaritans were stabbed to death at a Portland light-rail train when they intervened as a man hurled Islamophobic slur at two women, police said Saturday. Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, was “ranting and raving” inside a … 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

US: Sharp increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes in 2016
10th May 2017

US: Sharp increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes in 2016

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): Anti-Muslim hate incidents rose over 40 percent in 2016 compared with 2015, a leading Muslim advocacy group said on Tuesday. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said it tracked a 44 percent increase in … 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

UK’s far-right party, UKIP, focuses on niqab & Sharia ban in election campaign
24th Apr 2017

UK’s far-right party, UKIP, focuses on niqab & Sharia ban in election campaign

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal   LONDON (AA): The far-right UK Independence Party (UKIP) said it would pursue a ban on niqab in their party manifesto, which is expected to be published on Monday, according to the party leader on Sunday. … 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

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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