US hate crimes up 17 percent in 2017
14th Nov 2018

US hate crimes up 17 percent in 2017

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): Hate crimes across the U.S. rose by nearly a fifth in 2017, according to data released by the FBI Tuesday. The 17 percent surge is the largest since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks … Continued

US: First two Muslim women elected to US Congress
7th Nov 2018

US: First two Muslim women elected to US Congress

By Umar Farooq   WASHINGTON (AA): Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib and Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar both made history Tuesday by winning their elections and becoming the first Muslim women to be elected to the U.S. Congress. Tlaib won the congressional seat for … Continued

Canada: Appeal Court rules in favour of Muslim woman on hijab ban in court
5th Oct 2018

Canada: Appeal Court rules in favour of Muslim woman on hijab ban in court

By Seyit Aydogan   TORONTO (AA): A top court in Canada’s Quebec province has ruled in favor of a woman after a judge told her Muslim headscarf violated the rules of courtroom modesty. On February 2015, Rania El-Alloul was told … Continued

US mosque faces restrictions on daily prayers
4th Oct 2018

US mosque faces restrictions on daily prayers

By Umar Farooq   WASHINGTON (AA) :Hundreds of Muslims on Wednesday flocked to Virginia in support of a mosque’s request to be allowed to conduct basic religious services. A public hearing was held in Fairfax County to decide whether an … Continued

Nigeria: 7 killed as Boko Haram razes villages in Borno State
21st Sep 2018

Nigeria: 7 killed as Boko Haram razes villages in Borno State

By Rafiu Ajakaye LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): At least seven civilians were killed late Wednesday as Boko Haram attacked and burnt down three villages in northeast Nigeria, the country’s official news agency NAN reported on Thursday. The agency said the insurgents … Continued

US: Kansas prison harassing Muslim woman, denied medication
13th Sep 2018

US: Kansas prison harassing Muslim woman, denied medication

By Umar Farooq   WASHINGTON (AA): A Muslim woman has been facing religious discrimination and harassment by authorities at a privately run prison in Kansas, a civil rights group said Wednesday. Washington D.C.- based Muslim Advocates said Valeriece Ealom has … Continued

US: Florida man sentenced for only 48 months for threatening to bomb mosque
7th Sep 2018

US: Florida man sentenced for only 48 months for threatening to bomb mosque

By Umar Farooq   WASHINGTON (AA): A man in the state of Florida was sentenced Thursday to only 48 months in prison for threatening to blow up a mosque, an officer of the court told Anadolu Agency. Dustin Allen Hughes, … Continued

Germany calls for end to US dominance in global finance
23rd Aug 2018

Germany calls for end to US dominance in global finance

By Ayhan Simsek BERLIN (AA): German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Wednesday proposed measures against U.S. dominance in global finance amid a growing row between Washington and Berlin over the Iran nuclear deal. In an article he wrote for daily … Continued

US: Gap creates stir with ad featuring hijab
11th Aug 2018

US: Gap creates stir with ad featuring hijab

By Umar Farooq   WASHINGTON (AA): U.S. clothing retailer Gap’s advertising campaign for its back to school fashion line has drawn widespread criticism for including a girl wearing hijab. The advertisement promotes its children’s line of clothing and has been … Continued

Canada: Attack on Canadian Muslim being probed as Islamophobic hate crime
19th Jul 2018

Canada: Attack on Canadian Muslim being probed as Islamophobic hate crime

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA): A Muslim father remains in intensive care in a Toronto hospital after a horrific beating that police confirmed Wednesday is being investigated as a anti-Muslim hate crime. Mohammed Abu Marzouk, 39, and his … Continued

Canada: Muslim group wins stay of Quebec veil law
30th Jun 2018

Canada: Muslim group wins stay of Quebec veil law

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA) – The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) has succeeded in a bid to delay institution of a face-covering law in the province of Quebec, the group said in a news release Friday. … Continued

US: Trump wants Qatar-Gulf row to end as it ‘benefits Iran’
27th Jun 2018

US: Trump wants Qatar-Gulf row to end as it ‘benefits Iran’

By Safvan Allahverdi   WASHINGTON (AA): President Donald Trump wants the dispute between Qatar and Gulf nations to be resolved, as it only “benefits Iran”, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday. Pompeo spoke at a meeting with Qatari Foreign … Continued

Canada: Quebec mosque shooter could serve life in prison
20th Jun 2018

Canada: Quebec mosque shooter could serve life in prison

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA): Alexandre Bissonnette, who murdered six people at a Quebec City mosque last year, should spend the rest of his life in prison, the prosecution said Tuesday. Thomas Jacques told Justice Francois Huot that … Continued

Canadian army cadets to be expelled after defacing Qur’an
26th May 2018

Canadian army cadets to be expelled after defacing Qur’an

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada: Three military cadets in officer training will likely be expelled from the Canadian Forces after desecrating a Quran with bacon and “bodily fluids,” authorities said Friday. The incident, which occurred during the Easter long … Continued

Canada: Toronto mayor condemns Islamophobic hate graffiti at Muslim school
23rd May 2018

Canada: Toronto mayor condemns Islamophobic hate graffiti at Muslim school

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA): Two elected officials shocked at hate graffiti sprayed on a Toronto-area Muslim school wall stepped forward Tuesday to help clean off the offensive remarks. “The first thing I thought is ‘I can’t let … Continued

US issues list of demands for new Iran nuclear deal, with threats of punitive sanctions
22nd May 2018

US issues list of demands for new Iran nuclear deal, with threats of punitive sanctions

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued Monday a lengthy list of demands the U.S. is seeking to include in a new nuclear deal with Iran after President Donald Trump exited Washington from the … Continued

Canada: Van hits pedestrians in Toronto, killing 10
24th Apr 2018

Canada: Van hits pedestrians in Toronto, killing 10

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA): A van traveling at a high rate of speed left the road Monday and mounted a sidewalk in Toronto, killing 10 and injuring 15. It appears to be a deliberate act, Toronto Police … Continued

Quebec mosque killer researched mass murderers online
17th Apr 2018

Quebec mosque killer researched mass murderers online

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA): Before Alexandre Bissonnette shot dead six Muslims in a Quebec City mosque in 2017, combed the internet for stories on mass shootings, Islam and immigration policies, a Canadian court heard Monday. The self-confessed … Continued

Arab world divided on US-led bombing in Syria
15th Apr 2018

Arab world divided on US-led bombing in Syria

ANKARA (AA): The Arab countries are divided on the U.S.-led bombing of alleged Syrian Government’s chemical sites on Saturday. The U.S., France and Britain launched the strikes days after a suspected chemical attack killed dozens in Douma in the Damascus … Continued

Canada: Quebec mosque killer changes plea to guilty
29th Mar 2018

Canada: Quebec mosque killer changes plea to guilty

  By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA): Alexandre Bissonnette admitted Wednesday he is gunman who shot and killed six men during prayer at a Quebec City mosque last year. Bissonnette, 28, had pleaded not guilty Monday in front of … 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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