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Netherlands: Islamophobic attack on mosque in Amsterdam
19th Jan 2018

Netherlands: Islamophobic attack on mosque in Amsterdam

By Abdullah Asiran   AMSTERDAM (AA): A mosque in the Dutch capital Amsterdam was targeted by a group of far-right extremists, the head of the mosque said on Thursday. The far-right “Rechts in Verzet” movement claimed responsibility for the attack … Continued

French mayor’s ban on pork substitutes ‘anti-Muslim’
18th Jan 2018

French mayor’s ban on pork substitutes ‘anti-Muslim’

By Hajer M’tiri   PARIS (AA): A far-right mayor’s decision to ban pork substitutes in school meals has been slammed by the head of a watchdog group. Julien Sanchez, mayor of Beaucaire town in the south of France and a … Continued

Canada: Toronto Muslim schoolgirl attacked, hijab cut with scissors
14th Jan 2018

Canada: Toronto Muslim schoolgirl attacked, hijab cut with scissors

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA): Toronto police are hunting for a suspect after an 11-year-old Muslim girl was attacked Friday on her way to school by a male who tried twice to cut off her hijab with scissors. … Continued

US: Study finds Trump Muslim ban shifted public opinion
13th Jan 2018

US: Study finds Trump Muslim ban shifted public opinion

By Barry Eitel   SAN FRANCISCO (AA): A new study announced Friday found that an executive order signed by President Donald Trump barring travelers from several Muslim-majority countries caused a rare and significant shift in public opinion. According to a … Continued

US: New York Muslim police officers harassed with hate messages
10th Jan 2018

US: New York Muslim police officers harassed with hate messages

By Safvan Allahverdi   WASHINGTON (AA):  New York Police Department (NYPD) officials are investigating who is responsible leaving hate messages on the lockers of two Muslim officers, the department’s Muslim Officers Society told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday. “It is under … Continued

US: Mosque leaders help man who defaced their building
3rd Jan 2018

US: Mosque leaders help man who defaced their building

By Safvan Allahverdi   WASHINGTON (AA): A mosque in Fort Smith, Arkansas chose the path of mercy when it paid the fines of a young man who helped vandalize their building last year, helping him avoid jail time. “We wanted … Continued

Sweden: Police investigate Swedish mosque bomb attack as hate crime
27th Dec 2017

Sweden: Police investigate Swedish mosque bomb attack as hate crime

By Atila Altuntas STOCKHOLM (AA) – Police are investigating an attack on a mosque with a homemade bomb as a hate crime, officers said Monday. The attack on the Islamic Cultural Center in Saffle, a town 45 kilometers (28 miles) … Continued

Austria: Education minister to ban hijab for school teachers
26th Dec 2017

Austria: Education minister to ban hijab for school teachers

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA (AA): Recent remarks by Austria’s newly appointed Education Minister Heinz Fassmann against the headscarf have raised concerns for Muslims living in the country. Fassmann’s interview published in local Kurier newspaper on Friday quoted him saying … 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

UK: McDonald’s asks Muslim woman to remove headscarf
2nd Dec 2017

UK: McDonald’s asks Muslim woman to remove headscarf

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal   LONDON (AA): Fast-food chain McDonald’s apologized after a video surfaced Friday on Twitter of a 19-year-old Muslim student being refused entry because of her headscarf. The video, posted by a friend of the woman who … Continued

Canadian judge strikes down ban on face coverings
2nd Dec 2017

Canadian judge strikes down ban on face coverings

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA): A Canadian judge granted a temporary stay, Friday, to a law that banned face coverings on those who provided or received public services in the province of Quebec. Justice Babak Barin ruled that … 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: Attacks on mosques on the rise in Netherlands
28th Nov 2017

Netherlands: Attacks on mosques on the rise in Netherlands

By Lale Bildirici   ISTANBUL (AA): There has been an increase in the number of attacks targeting mosques in the Netherlands, according to a report released by a Turkish university on Monday. Issued by Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, the 2016 … 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

Sweden mosque vandalised with Swastika
20th Nov 2017

Sweden mosque vandalised with Swastika

By Atila Altuntas   STOCKHOLM (AA): A mosque in Sweden was vandalized Sunday when unknown attackers painted a swastika on one of its doors, according to a Muslim body head. The Al-Huda Islamic Cultural Center’s mosque that came under attack … Continued

OSCE:  6,000 hate crime incidents reported in Europe in 2016
17th Nov 2017

OSCE: 6,000 hate crime incidents reported in Europe in 2016

By Merve Aydogan   ANKARA (AA): The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) on Thursday published its 2016 hate crime data, including 5,998 incidents. “On the International Day for Tolerance, this is our contribution to support the important … Continued

Canada: Quebec law bans niqab, burka
19th Oct 2017

Canada: Quebec law bans niqab, burka

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): Muslim women will be forced to remove their face coverings and burkas to access public services, including riding a bus, under a new law passed Wednesday by the Quebec National Assembly. Bill 62, … Continued

Azeri MP slams EU politicians over anti-Muslim rhetoric
13th Oct 2017

Azeri MP slams EU politicians over anti-Muslim rhetoric

By Omer Aydin   STRASBOURG, France, (AA) – An Azeri lawmaker accused European politicians Thursday of using the Daesh terrorist organization as an excuse to spread anti-Muslim propaganda. Ganire Pashayeva, part of the Azeri delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of … Continued

UK: Islamophobic attacks on UK mosques double
10th Oct 2017

UK: Islamophobic attacks on UK mosques double

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal   LONDON (AA): Hate crimes targeting mosques in the U.K. have doubled in the past year, results of an investigation indicated on Monday. Data from British police forces across the country by the U.K.’s Press Association … Continued

Canada: Quebec City mosque murder case moves to trial
3rd Oct 2017

Canada: Quebec City mosque murder case moves to trial

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): The man charged with killing six men at a Quebec City mosque will forego a preliminary hearing and go directly to trial, it was decided Monday in a Quebec court. The prosecution filed … 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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