US Muslim Republican official faces ouster for religion
6th Dec 2018

US Muslim Republican official faces ouster for religion

By Umar Farooq   WASHINGTON (AA): A Muslim doctor in the state of Texas is facing calls to step down from his county seat because of his religion. Shahid Shafi defied many odds by winning a city council seat, serving … Continued

Two US police departments cancel training with Israel
2nd Dec 2018

Two US police departments cancel training with Israel

By Umar Farooq   WASHINGTON (AA): Two police departments in the New England region of the United States canceled their annual visit to Israeli police forces and engagement in training, amid pressure from organizations affiliated with the Boycott, Divestment and … Continued

US drops nearly 6000 bombs in Afghanistan in 2018
1st Dec 2018

US drops nearly 6000 bombs in Afghanistan in 2018

By Shadi Khan Saif   KABUL, Afghanistan (AA):In what appears to be statistical proof of evident upsurge in the Afghan war, the US announced to have dropped close to 6000 bombs in Afghanistan this year so far. According to the … Continued

Canada: Hate crimes jump dramatically
30th Nov 2018

Canada: Hate crimes jump dramatically

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA): Hate crimes in Canada rose steeply in 2017, with most aimed at Muslims, Jews and blacks, according to a Statistics Canada report released Thursday. The report bucks a trend that saw hate crimes … Continued

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, 26, … 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

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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