France: Islamophobic attacks up sharply last year
28th Jan 2020

France: Islamophobic attacks up sharply last year

By Yusuf Ozcan   PARIS (AA):  Islamophobic attacks in France rose by 54% in 2019, the president of the National Observatory of Islamophobia said Monday. In a written statement, Abdallah Zekri said there were 100 attacks against Muslims in France … Continued

Germany: 11-year old girl wearing headscarf attacked brutally in E Germany
9th Dec 2019

Germany: 11-year old girl wearing headscarf attacked brutally in E Germany

By Erbil Basay   BERLIN (AA): An 11-year-old Muslim girl wearing a headscarf was injured in a suspected Islamophobic attack by two far-right extremists in the eastern state of Saxony, Germany on Sunday, according to local reports. The suspected attackers, … Continued

UK: Muslim schoolgirl target of Islamophobic assault
8th Dec 2019

UK: Muslim schoolgirl target of Islamophobic assault

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal LONDON (AA): British police said they have arrested a man and a woman after a video on social media showed the woman attacking a teenage Muslim schoolgirl on a local bus in Northern England. The cellphone … Continued

Islamophobic attacks on rise in Europe in 2018
1st Oct 2019

Islamophobic attacks on rise in Europe in 2018

By Gozde Bayar   ANKARA (AA): Islamophobic incidents rose across Europe due to the increase in far-right movements’ influence, according to a report by an Ankara-based think tank. “European Islamophobia Report 2018,” released recently by the Foundation for Political, Economic … Continued

Germany: Women attacked at anti-Islamophobia event
29th Sep 2019

Germany: Women attacked at anti-Islamophobia event

By Mesut Zeyrek   COLOGNE, Germany (AA): An event meant to raise awareness of Islamophobia in Germany on Saturday was the scene of a violent attack, according to the head of the event organizer. At the Support Diversity event in … Continued

France: Car rams into mosque in eastern France
22nd Sep 2019

France: Car rams into mosque in eastern France

By Yusuf Ozcan   PARIS (AA): A car rammed into a mosque in the eastern French city of Colmar on late Saturday. The vehicle crashed into the Grand Mosque of Colmar, damaging its gate and doorway, said the prefecture of … Continued

Sweden: Islamophobic politician expelled from her party
29th Aug 2019

Sweden: Islamophobic politician expelled from her party

By Atila Altuntas   STOCKHOLM (AA): An Islamophobic politician was expelled from Left Party in Sweden as the politician’s views on religion contradicted with party policy, said the secretary-general in a press conference on Wednesday. Secretary-General of Left Party Aron … Continued

Germany’s Muslims call for an Islamophobia commissioner
8th Aug 2019

Germany’s Muslims call for an Islamophobia commissioner

By Ayhan Simsek BERLIN (AA): Germany’s Muslim community has called on the government to create a new government post to counter growing Islamophobia in the country. Aiman Mazyek, president of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany, proposed on Wednesday … Continued

Norway: Islamophobic group insults Muslims, harms Qur’an
17th Jun 2019

Norway: Islamophobic group insults Muslims, harms Qur’an

By Atila Altuntas   STOCKHOLM (AA): An Islamophobic group in Norway insulted Muslims, said all Qurans must be destroyed and threw a copy of the Muslim holy book the Qur’an in an event near the capital Oslo on Saturday, according … Continued

Danish far-right members burn Qur’an during iftar in city’s square
3rd Jun 2019

Danish far-right members burn Qur’an during iftar in city’s square

By Davut Colak COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AA): Activists of a far-right group burned a copy of the Qur’an and unfurled a banner saying “Europe is ours” in the Danish capital to protest against the iftar (fast-breaking) gathering of Muslims on Saturday. … Continued

Greece: ‘Attack on Muslim cemetery shows rising Islamophobia’
2nd Jun 2019

Greece: ‘Attack on Muslim cemetery shows rising Islamophobia’

By Zehra Nur Duz (AA): A recent attack on a Muslim cemetery in Greece shows the rise of Islamophobia and racism both there and throughout the continent, according to an expert on the region. A Muslim cemetery in the city … Continued

Germany: Muslim group calls probe into mosque fire
26th May 2019

Germany: Muslim group calls probe into mosque fire

Ayhan Şimşek BERLIN (AA)  Turkish-Muslim association IGMG has called for complete and thorough investigation into suspected arson attack on Saturday at a mosque in North Rhine-Westphalia,the western German city of Hagen. There were no casualties. Omer Oral, the head of … Continued

US: Graffiti citing NZ attacks found after California mosque fire
27th Mar 2019

US: Graffiti citing NZ attacks found after California mosque fire

By Umar Farooq   WASHINGTON (AA): Authorities in Southern California are investigating a recent fire at a mosque as a possible hate crime just over a week after terrorist attacks in New Zealand. Early Sunday morning, a group of seven … Continued

Netherlands: Mosque vandalized with Islamophobic banners
4th Mar 2019

Netherlands: Mosque vandalized with Islamophobic banners

By Abdullah Asiran   THE HAGUE (AA): A mosque in the Netherlands was attacked allegedly by members of the Islamophobic German group Pegida, who defaced the building with Islamophobic banners, according to a mosque official on Sunday. At the entrance … 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

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

Austrian policeman accused of making Islamophobic remark
6th Nov 2018

Austrian policeman accused of making Islamophobic remark

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA (AA): A police officer in Austria is being accused of making an Islamophobic remark towards a group of young Austrian Muslim girls. The officer allegedly made the remark when a 20-member group of young women … Continued

Germany: Turkish restaurant targeted in xenophobic attack
19th Oct 2018

Germany: Turkish restaurant targeted in xenophobic attack

BERLIN (AA): A Turkish restaurant was set on fire in an arson attack early Thursday morning in the eastern German city of Chemnitz. Police spokesman told Anadolu Agency that they suspected a xenophobic motive behind the attack, which caused extensive … Continued

UK: UKIP unveils Islamophobic manifesto
22nd Sep 2018

UK: UKIP unveils Islamophobic manifesto

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal   LONDON (AA): UK’s populist UK Independence Party (UKIP) has taken a big leap into becoming a racist far-right movement with an interim manifesto full of Islamophobic actions in the future. The so-called “interim manifesto”, which … 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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