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

France: 8 injured in France school shooting
17th Mar 2017

France: 8 injured in France school shooting

By Hajer M’tiri   PARIS (AA): A French prosecutor has ruled out any terror motive in Thursday’s high-school shooting in the south of the country. At least eight people were injured when a gunman opened fire at the Alexis de … 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

Rohingya group urges EU support for Myanmar probe
13th Mar 2017

Rohingya group urges EU support for Myanmar probe

By Busra Selvi Ogutcan   ANKARA, Turkey (AA): A group representing Rohingya in Europe has called on the European Union to support a UN investigation into “Myanmar’s Crimes against Rohingya.” The European Rohingya Council, or ERC, said in a statement … Continued

Germany: 7 injured in axe attack at train station
10th Mar 2017

Germany: 7 injured in axe attack at train station

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): At least seven people were injured Thursday in an axe attack at a train station in northern Germany, according to police officials. A spokesman for the Duesseldorf Police told reporters the suspected assailant tried … Continued

Alienated Muslims in Europe establish their own parties
8th Mar 2017

Alienated Muslims in Europe establish their own parties

BRUSSELS, Belgium, (AA): Muslims in countries worldwide are forming their own political parties to make their voices heard and tackle their problems through political means. Europe or European territories have 11 political parties founded by Muslims or with mostly Muslim … Continued

Germany seeks to de-escalate tension with Turkey on rally bans
7th Mar 2017

Germany seeks to de-escalate tension with Turkey on rally bans

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): Germany moved to reduce tension with Turkey on Monday amid an escalating war of words between the two countries over banned meetings of Turkish ministers with members of the Turkish community. “I believe that … Continued

Germany: School bans Muslim children from prayer
3rd Mar 2017

Germany: School bans Muslim children from prayer

BERLIN (AA) – A high school in Germany’s western city of Wuppertal has banned Muslim students from publicly praying in the school building, sparking a heated debate in social media. Johannes Rau all-day high school asked teachers on Feb. 16 … 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

Germany: Islam is not source of terrorism, says Merkel
19th Feb 2017

Germany: Islam is not source of terrorism, says Merkel

By Ayhan Simsek   MUNICH, Germany (AA): Islam is not the source of terrorism, and Islamic scholars and Muslim countries should speak up against fundamentalists to make this clear to the world, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said. In her address … Continued

Germany: Imams’ flats searched in ‘espionage’ probe
16th Feb 2017

Germany: Imams’ flats searched in ‘espionage’ probe

By Ayhan Simsek and Mesut Zeyrek   BERLIN (AA): German police Wednesday searched the apartments of four Turkish imams as part of an investigation into alleged intelligence-gathering activities. The Federal Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement that the imams are … Continued

Germany: Islamophobic attacks in Germany on rise
14th Feb 2017

Germany: Islamophobic attacks in Germany on rise

BERLIN (AA): Germany’s Islamic Council, one of the largest umbrella organisations of Muslims in the country, has expressed grave concern Monday over record number of attacks targeting mosques. Burhan Kesici, the head of the Islamic Council, said 91 attacks against … Continued

Germany: Muslim teacher wins job discrimination case
10th Feb 2017

Germany: Muslim teacher wins job discrimination case

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA):  A German court ruled on Thursday in favor of a Muslim female teacher who was denied a teaching job at a public school due to her wearing the hijab. The Regional Labor Court in … Continued

France: Council of Europe calls for lifting of Gaza blockade
26th Jan 2017

France: Council of Europe calls for lifting of Gaza blockade

By Omer Aydin   STRASBOURG, France (AA): The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on Wednesday called on Israel and Egypt to lift the blockade on Gaza which has since 2007 remained under a crippling Israeli embargo. Approving a … Continued

Europe: Refugees facing harsh winter conditions, warns UN
14th Jan 2017

Europe: Refugees facing harsh winter conditions, warns UN

By Fatih Erel   GENEVA (AA): The UN’s refugee agency on Friday expressed deep concern at the situation of refugees and migrants struggling with life-threatening winter conditions across Europe. “We are deeply worried at the situation of some 1,000 people, … Continued

France: Pig heads thrown in mosque building in eastern France
14th Jan 2017

France: Pig heads thrown in mosque building in eastern France

By Rahmi Gunduz   PARIS (AA & The Muslim News): Muslim community in eastern French town of Dijon were targeted by an Islamophobic attack; six pigs heads thrown at the gates of a mosque. Six sawn-halves of pigs heads were … Continued

UK ambassador to EU quits ahead of Brexit talks
4th Jan 2017

UK ambassador to EU quits ahead of Brexit talks

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal   LONDON (AA): The U.K.’s top envoy to the European Union resigned on Tuesday, creating more trouble for the country ahead of upcoming Brexit negotiations. Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed the resignation of Sir Ivan … Continued

Germany: Berlin market attacker killed in Italy
24th Dec 2016

Germany: Berlin market attacker killed in Italy

BERLIN (AA): The prime suspect of a deadly attack on a Christmas market in Berlin was shot dead by police in Italy on Friday, officials confirmed. Germany’s chief federal prosecutor told reporters that fingerprints sent by German officials to their … Continued

Libyan plane hijackers surrender in Malta
24th Dec 2016

Libyan plane hijackers surrender in Malta

BENGHAZI / ANKARA (AA):- All passengers and crew of the hijacked Libyan plane have been released and the hijackers detained, Joseph Muscat, the Maltese prime minister has indicated on Twitter. “Hijackers surrendered, searched and taken in custody,” he tweeted Friday. … Continued

UK Supreme Court hears EU exit case
6th Dec 2016

UK Supreme Court hears EU exit case

By Busra Akin Dincer   LONDON (AA): A Supreme Court hearing on Britain’s withdrawal from the EU began Monday as the government sought to avoid having to secure parliamentary consent on exit negotiations. The government is challenging last month’s High … 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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