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

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

Canada: Anti-Muslim sentiment growing in Canadian cities
20th Apr 2017

Canada: Anti-Muslim sentiment growing in Canadian cities

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): An imam in Canada said Wednesday he has received a death threat and another that called for the burning down of a mosque near Toronto, Global News reported. And in the capital of … 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

Austria: Attacks against Muslims rose 62% in 2016
29th Mar 2017

Austria: Attacks against Muslims rose 62% in 2016

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA (AA): Islamophobic attacks in Austria increased 62 percent in 2016 compared to the previous year, a report has suggested. The research from the Documentation and Consultancy Center for Muslims said the number of attacks against … Continued

Canada: Parents shred, walk on Qur’an at school meeting
25th Mar 2017

Canada: Parents shred, walk on Qur’an at school meeting

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): A school board spokesman on Friday told Anadolu Agency he is “deeply shocked and saddened” after a school board meeting degenerated into a hate-filled session in which protesters tore pages from the Qur’an. … Continued

Canada votes in favor of anti-Islamophobia motion
24th Mar 2017

Canada votes in favor of anti-Islamophobia motion

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): Parliament passed an anti-Islamophobia motion Thursday by a 201-91 margin, but it may be some time before the bitterness that led up to the vote dissipates. The M-103 motion is non-binding but the … Continued

Muslims slam EU court’s headscarf ban
15th Mar 2017

Muslims slam EU court’s headscarf ban

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): The Court of Justice of the European Union has sparked outrage among Muslim communities after it ruled Tuesday that employers can prevent their workers from wearing religious symbols, including headscarves worn by certain Muslim … 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

Canadian school receives bomb threat against Muslims
2nd Mar 2017

Canadian school receives bomb threat against Muslims

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA):  A Canadian university was evacuated Wednesday after separate media outlets received the same letter that threatened to detonate bombs targeting Muslim students. Montreal police said they found nothing suspicious during their search and … Continued

US: Muhammad Ali Jr. worries US airport detention to repeat
1st Mar 2017

US: Muhammad Ali Jr. worries US airport detention to repeat

By Betul Yuruk   NEW YORK (AA): The son of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who was recently detained by immigration officers at a U.S. airport, told Anadolu Agency his rights will continue to be violated as long as Donald Trump … Continued

Germany:  UN: Muslim Africans face discrimination in Germany
28th Feb 2017

Germany: UN: Muslim Africans face discrimination in Germany

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): Muslims of African descent face growing discrimination in Germany due to worrying levels of Islamophobia, a UN monitoring group warned on Monday. Ricardo Sunga, chairman of the UN’s Working Group of Experts on People … Continued

UK: Media watchdog backs down from sacking Kavanagh from board
26th Feb 2017

UK: Media watchdog backs down from sacking Kavanagh from board

By Hamid Chapman London, (The Muslim News): The Independent Press Standards Organisation has declined to remove The Sun columnist Trevor Kavanagh from its board after making a controversial attack against Channel 4 News reporter Fatima Manji in an article and … Continued

US: ‘Radical Islam’ label not helpful, top Trump aide says
26th Feb 2017

US: ‘Radical Islam’ label not helpful, top Trump aide says

NEW YORK (AA): Using the label “radical Islamic terrorism” does not help advance U.S. foreign policy goals, according to U.S. President Donald Trump’s newly-appointed national security advisor, General H. R. McMaster. In his first meeting with the National Security Council … Continued

Canadian province passes anti-Islamophobia motion
24th Feb 2017

Canadian province passes anti-Islamophobia motion

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): The province of Ontario passed an anti-Islamophobia motion Thursday as a similar motion has run into opposition at the federal government level. Members of the Provincial Parliament (MPP) from all three parties unanimously … Continued

US: Muslim woman sues after alleged police hijab attack
24th Feb 2017

US: Muslim woman sues after alleged police hijab attack

NEW YORK (AA): A Muslim mother of four is pressing charges after New York City police allegedly detained her for hours with her hijab forcibly removed. Rabab Musa, 34 says in the lawsuit filed earlier this week that she was … Continued

Germany: Islam is not source of terrorism, says Merkel
19th Feb 2017

Germany: Islam is not source of terrorism, says Merkel

By Ayhan Simsek   MUNICH, Germany (AA): Islam is not the source of terrorism, and Islamic scholars and Muslim countries should speak up against fundamentalists to make this clear to the world, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said. In her address … Continued

Canada gov’t bid for ‘anti-Islamophobia’ motion stalls
17th Feb 2017

Canada gov’t bid for ‘anti-Islamophobia’ motion stalls

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): An anti-Islamophobia motion proposed by the Canadian government stalled Thursday in Parliament and now awaits a new proposal next week from the opposition Conservative party. The motion, M-103, was tabled in Parliament by … Continued

Germany: Islamophobic attacks in Germany on rise
14th Feb 2017

Germany: Islamophobic attacks in Germany on rise

BERLIN (AA): Germany’s Islamic Council, one of the largest umbrella organisations of Muslims in the country, has expressed grave concern Monday over record number of attacks targeting mosques. Burhan Kesici, the head of the Islamic Council, said 91 attacks against … 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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