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Sweden: Swedish journalist faces probe for anti-Muslim drawings
23rd May 2018

Sweden: Swedish journalist faces probe for anti-Muslim drawings

By Atila Altuntas   STOCKHOLM (AA): A former editor-in-chief of a publication of the nationalist Swedish Democrats party is under investigation over sharing offensive drawings targeting Muslims, a Stockholm prosecutor said Tuesday. Prosecutor Ann Liden announced a probe was underway … Continued

Germany: Berlin court insists on headscarf ban
10th May 2018

Germany: Berlin court insists on headscarf ban

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): A Berlin court ruled on Wednesday against a Muslim primary school teacher who wanted to wear her headscarf at work. The labour court argued that the school administration’s decision to not allow the teacher … Continued

Germany sees 1,075 Islamophobic crimes in 2017
9th May 2018

Germany sees 1,075 Islamophobic crimes in 2017

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): German police recorded 1,075 Islamophobic crimes in 2017, according to new government figures announced on Tuesday. Far-right extremists or groups carried out some 994 attacks against Muslims and mosques, which made up 92.5 percent … Continued

France: French proposal lead by former President and PM want changes in verses of Qur’an
8th May 2018

France: French proposal lead by former President and PM want changes in verses of Qur’an

(AA & The Atlantic): On April 21, 300 prominent French figures, including former President Nicolas Sarkozy and former Prime Minister Manuel Valls signed a manifesto published in the French daily Le Parisien demanded some parts of the Qur’an, which they claimed … Continued

Austria: Islamophobic attacks against Muslims increase by 21 percent
25th Apr 2018

Austria: Islamophobic attacks against Muslims increase by 21 percent

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA (AA): Racist attacks against Muslims rose in Austria in 2017 when compared to the previous year, according to a report released on Tuesday. The Documentation and Consultation Center for Muslims in Austria report said in … Continued

Austria: Chancellor reiterates hijab ban in meet with Muslim body
14th Apr 2018

Austria: Chancellor reiterates hijab ban in meet with Muslim body

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA (AA): Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz in a meeting with representatives of the country’s Muslim body on Friday reiterated his stance on a headscarf ban in kindergarten and primary schools. Kurz met Ibrahim Olgun, the head … Continued

Netherlands: Far-right groups attack 3 mosques
13th Apr 2018

Netherlands: Far-right groups attack 3 mosques

By Abdullah Asiran   THE HAGUE (AA): Far-right groups have attacked three mosques in the Netherlands, a Muslim charity fund official said Thursday. The extreme right-wing Rechts in Verzet group early Thursday put up banners with Islamophobic content in the … Continued

Austrian Muslims condemn hijab ban proposal
6th Apr 2018

Austrian Muslims condemn hijab ban proposal

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA (AA): Austrian Muslims and a number of other civil society associations on Thursday strongly condemned a legal proposal to impose a ‘hijab’ ban after it was announced by the Austrian prime minister. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz … Continued

Germany: Mosque attacked with Molotov cocktails
26th Mar 2018

Germany: Mosque attacked with Molotov cocktails

  By Mesut Zeyrek   COLOGNE, Germany (AA): At least three mosques came under attack in Germany on Sunday. In the first incident, a mosque in the central Kassel city was attacked with Molotov cocktails early morning. The attack caused … Continued

Sweden: Stockholm mosque vandalised again
23rd Mar 2018

Sweden: Stockholm mosque vandalised again

By Atila Altuntas   STOCKHOLM (AA): A mosque in Stockholm was vandalised with racist words and symbols on Thursday, according to mosque officials. In a statement, the Södermalm mosque management said a big swastika symbol was spray painted at the … Continued

Netherlands: Anti-Muslim group PEGIDA not to be put on trial after mosque attack
22nd Mar 2018

Netherlands: Anti-Muslim group PEGIDA not to be put on trial after mosque attack

By Abdullah Asiran   THE HAGUE (AA): An Islamophobic hate group that planted crosses on a construction site for a mosque in the eastern Netherlands will not be prosecuted, Dutch prosecutors announced on Tuesday. Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of … Continued

Germany: Mosque in Cologne vandalised
14th Mar 2018

Germany: Mosque in Cologne vandalised

BERLIN (AA) – A mosque in Germany’s northwestern city of Cologne was vandalized overnight by alleged supporters of the PYD/PKK organizations, the latest in a string of attacks targeting the country’s Turkish-Muslim community. The assailants spray-painted slogans such as “Everywhere … Continued

Germany: Turkish mosque set on fire in arson attack in Berlin
12th Mar 2018

Germany: Turkish mosque set on fire in arson attack in Berlin

BERLIN (AA) – A Turkish mosque in Berlin was set alight on Sunday morning. It is the 24th time in two months that a mosque in Germany had been deliberately targeted, the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affair, DITIB, said in a press … Continued

British Olympian Mo Farah ‘racially abused’ at German airport
7th Mar 2018

British Olympian Mo Farah ‘racially abused’ at German airport

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal   LONDON (AA): British Olympic gold medalist and the U.K.’s most successful-ever distance runner Sir Mo Farah has complained of “racial harassment” at German Munich airport. A video uploaded by the four-time British Olympic gold medallist … Continued

Germany: Anti-Muslim hate crime surges in Germany
4th Mar 2018

Germany: Anti-Muslim hate crime surges in Germany

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): There were 950 attacks reportedly on Muslims and mosques in Germany in 2017, according to new government figures. At least 33 Muslims were injured in the attacks, which included assaults against Muslim women wearing … Continued

Spain: Over 500 Islamophobic incidents reported last year
3rd Mar 2018

Spain: Over 500 Islamophobic incidents reported last year

By Hasan Esen   MADRID (AA): More than 500 Islamophobic incidents were recorded in Spain last year, including against women and children and several mosques, according to a civil society group. Details of the incidents were documented in the report … Continued

Netherlands reduces sentences of mosque attack convicts
28th Feb 2018

Netherlands reduces sentences of mosque attack convicts

By Abdullah Asiran   ENSCHEDE, Netherlands (AA): A court in eastern Netherlands on Tuesday reduced the sentences of four convicts who were involved in a Molotov cocktail attack on a mosque in Enschede in 2016. Five convicts had been sentenced … Continued

Greece: Muslim leader condemns  racist remarks by ex-Foreign Minister
22nd Feb 2018

Greece: Muslim leader condemns racist remarks by ex-Foreign Minister

By Mehmet Hatipoglu   KOMOTINI, Greece (AA): A Muslim Turk representative in Greece on Wednesday condemned racist remarks by former Greek Foreign Minister Theodoros Pangalos. Pangalos, who was foreign minister from 1996-99, said “the only good Turk is a dead … Continued

Netherlands: Mosque comes under attack in Drachten town
12th Feb 2018

Netherlands: Mosque comes under attack in Drachten town

By Abdullah Asiran   DRACHTEN, Netherlands (AA): A mosque in northern Drachten town has come under an arson attack, according to the manager of Islamic Center Drachten Foundation on Sunday. The mosque, visited mostly by Moroccan-origin people, is operated by … Continued

Bulgaria: Bulgarian Govt blocks restoration of historical mosques
8th Feb 2018

Bulgaria: Bulgarian Govt blocks restoration of historical mosques

By Ihvan Radoykov   SOFIA, Bulgaria (AA): A total of 27 Ottoman-era mosques in Bulgaria are awaiting restoration, as their minarets, walls and doors have either collapsed or suffered considerable damage. But local Muslim authorities complain that Bulgarian officials are … 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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