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Myanmar: Fears of spreading violence against Muslims across Myanmar
16th Sep 2017

Myanmar: Fears of spreading violence against Muslims across Myanmar

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, Myanmar (AA): Maung Maung Cho was surprised when his elderly parents told him they had moved from their cashew farm to a nearby village because they feared repercussions from recent violence in against Rohingya … Continued

Myanmar: Persecution of all Myanmar Muslims ‘on the rise’ says rights group
6th Sep 2017

Myanmar: Persecution of all Myanmar Muslims ‘on the rise’ says rights group

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, Myanmar (AA): Muslims across Myanmar have been facing oppression under the civilian government led by State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, a rights group said Tuesday. The Burma Human Rights Network (BHRN) said in … Continued

Saudi Arabia: Muslim pilgrims ascend Mount Arafat in Hajj climax
1st Sep 2017

Saudi Arabia: Muslim pilgrims ascend Mount Arafat in Hajj climax

By Ali Abo Rezeg   (AA): Nearly two million Muslims from around the world Thursday ascended Mount Arafat, near the holy city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia, to mark the climax of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Pilgrims flocked to Arafat … Continued

Germany: Muslims in Europe well-integrated, new study claims
25th Aug 2017

Germany: Muslims in Europe well-integrated, new study claims

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): Muslims in Europe are well-integrated into mainstream society but are not fully accepted by all, according to a new study released by the Bertelsmann Foundation in Germany. The Religion Monitor 2017 surveyed education, working … Continued

Indian court rules against ‘triple talaq’ for Muslims
23rd Aug 2017

Indian court rules against ‘triple talaq’ for Muslims

By Shuriah Niazi   NEW DELHI (AA): The Islamic practice of instant divorce was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court on Tuesday. The court voted by 3-2 against the tradition whereby a Muslim man can divorce his wife by saying … Continued

UN urged to convene over Al-Aqsa aggression by Israel
23rd Jul 2017

UN urged to convene over Al-Aqsa aggression by Israel

By Canberk Yuksel   NEW YORK (AA) – Sweden, France and Egypt, on Saturday, asked the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to meet regarding tensions surrounding Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque. The three countries, all current members of the Council, “request UNSC … Continued

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

India: Hindu mob brutally assaults Muslim family on the train
15th Jul 2017

India: Hindu mob brutally assaults Muslim family on the train

By Shuriah Niazi   NEW DELHI (AA): A Muslim family was brutally assaulted by a mob in a passenger train in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, one of the victims said. The incident took place on the Shikohabad-Kasgang passenger … 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

Canada: Quebec premier says Muslims must fight terrorism
23rd Jun 2017

Canada: Quebec premier says Muslims must fight terrorism

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): Muslims have a responsibility to fight terrorism, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard said Thursday after a Montreal resident allegedly stabbed a police officer in Flint, Michigan, US, the previous day. “Unfortunately, you cannot disconnect … 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

Belgium: Muslim, Jewish groups to appeal Belgian slaughter ban
19th May 2017

Belgium: Muslim, Jewish groups to appeal Belgian slaughter ban

By Serife Cetin and Hatem Sakly   BRUSSELS (AA): Muslim and Jewish communities in Belgium are to appeal a decision by one of the country’s regions to prohibit the slaughter of un-stunned animals. It would effectively criminalize halal and kosher … 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

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 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

US: Muslim-American lawmakers slam new Trump ‘Muslim ban’
7th Mar 2017

US: Muslim-American lawmakers slam new Trump ‘Muslim ban’

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S. Congress’ only Muslim representatives argued Monday that President Donald Trump’s new executive order on immigration still unfairly targets Muslims. “Here we go again … Muslim Ban 2.0 #NoBanNoWall,” Representative Andre Carson wrote … 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

US: Muslims raise $80K to repair Jewish cemetery
23rd Feb 2017

US: Muslims raise $80K to repair Jewish cemetery

NEW YORK (AA) : Muslim activists raised more than $78,000 as of early Wednesday afternoon to help repair a vandalized Jewish cemetery near St. Louis, Missouri. Organizers were “overjoyed” the campaign on launchgood.com reached its goal of $20,000 within three … 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

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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