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US sets new visa rules for 6 Muslim countries
29th Jun 2017

US sets new visa rules for 6 Muslim countries

By Safvan Allahverdi   WASHINGTON (AA): The Trump administration on Wednesday set new criteria that require a “close” family or business relation in the U.S. for visa applicants from six Muslim-majority countries, according to The Associated Press. The action comes … 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

US police pledge justice for slain Muslim teen
20th Jun 2017

US police pledge justice for slain Muslim teen

By Michael Hernandez   FAIRFAX COUNTY, Virginia (AA): Police in northern Virginia pledged Monday to pursue justice for a slain Muslim teen “to the fullest extent of the law”. “While justice will not bring Nabra Hassanen back, justice will be … Continued

Canadian politician joins Muslims for Ramadan fast
17th Jun 2017

Canadian politician joins Muslims for Ramadan fast

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): A Canadian politician who is fasting for the month of Ramadan told Anadolu Agency on Friday he began the practice to raise money for a food bank, but has been overwhelmed at the … Continued

US man sentenced to 20 years for seeking Mosque burning
16th Jun 2017

US man sentenced to 20 years for seeking Mosque burning

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): A Tennessee man has been sentenced to nearly 20 years behind bars for seeking to recruit others to burn down a New York mosque, the Justice Department announced Thursday. Robert Doggart, 65, of Signal … Continued

Canada: Muslim women file human rights complaint alleging Islamophobia
16th Jun 2017

Canada: Muslim women file human rights complaint alleging Islamophobia

By Barry Ellsworth   RENTON. Ont. (AA): Three Muslim workers have filed a human rights complaint alleging Islamophobia after they were fired from a maintenance project in western Canada, Canadian media reported Thursday. Amino Rashid told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation … 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

US: Congressman calls on “all of Christendom” to kill every “radicalized Islamic suspect”
6th Jun 2017

US: Congressman calls on “all of Christendom” to kill every “radicalized Islamic suspect”

NEW YORK (AA) – Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins on Sunday posted a hateful Facebook message calling on “all of Christendom” to kill every “radicalized Islamic suspect”. “The free world… all of Christendom… is at war with Islamic horror,” Higgins wrote … Continued

US: Two killed trying to stop Islamophobic abuse
28th May 2017

US: Two killed trying to stop Islamophobic abuse

NEW YORK (AA): Two Good Samaritans were stabbed to death at a Portland light-rail train when they intervened as a man hurled Islamophobic slur at two women, police said Saturday. Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, was “ranting and raving” inside a … Continued

Palestine: Hamas hits back at Trump’s ‘terrorist’ epithet, as Muslim leaders acquiesce
22nd May 2017

Palestine: Hamas hits back at Trump’s ‘terrorist’ epithet, as Muslim leaders acquiesce

By Gulsen Topcu   GAZA CITY, Palestine (AA): Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has lashed out at U.S. President Donald Trump for mentioning the group’s name alongside al-Qaeda and Daesh during his speech in Saudi Arabia on Sunday. “Trump’s description of … Continued

US: NYC teacher fired after ripping off 8-year-old’s hijab
11th May 2017

US: NYC teacher fired after ripping off 8-year-old’s hijab

NEW YORK (AA): A city teacher lost his job last week after forcibly removing the Islamic headcover, or hijab, from one of his students in class, according to media reports. Oghenetega Edah, 31, who worked as a substitute teacher at … Continued

US: Sharp increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes in 2016
10th May 2017

US: Sharp increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes in 2016

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): Anti-Muslim hate incidents rose over 40 percent in 2016 compared with 2015, a leading Muslim advocacy group said on Tuesday. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said it tracked a 44 percent increase in … Continued

US: Trump: ’Very good’ chance for Israel-Palestine peace
4th May 2017

US: Trump: ’Very good’ chance for Israel-Palestine peace

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): The prospects for peace between Israel and Palestine are “very good”, President Donald Trump said Wednesday. “We will get it done,” Trump said as he welcomed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the White House … Continued

US family wins battle, names baby ‘Allah’
21st Apr 2017

US family wins battle, names baby ‘Allah’

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): A family in the U.S. state of Georgia has been issued a birth certificate for their child with the surname of “Allah” after the state initially declined to issue the document, according to the … Continued

US: Husband of US Muslim judge found dead urges public help
20th Apr 2017

US: Husband of US Muslim judge found dead urges public help

NEW YORK (AA): The husband of the U.S.’s first Muslim female judge on Wednesday urged the public for help in unraveling the mystery of Sheila Abdus-Salaam’s death. Abdus-Salaam, 65, was found dead last Wednesday in the Hudson River in New … 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

US ‘prepared to do more’ after Syria strike
8th Apr 2017

US ‘prepared to do more’ after Syria strike

By Canberk Yuksel   NEW YORK (AA): The U.S.’s strike on Syria in response to a chemical weapons attack was a “very measured step”, Washington’s envoy to the UN said Friday. “We took a very measured step last night. We … 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

US: Trump vows accelerated anti-Daesh support, says Abadi
21st Mar 2017

US: Trump vows accelerated anti-Daesh support, says Abadi

By Michael Hernandez WASHINGTON (AA) – The administration of President Donald Trump has a greater desire to be more engaged in the fight against terrorism than its predecessor, Iraq’s prime minister said Monday. “I think they’re prepared to do more … 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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