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EU lawmakers call for arms embargo against Saudi Arabia
1st Dec 2017

EU lawmakers call for arms embargo against Saudi Arabia

By Ilker Girit   (AA): The European Parliament on Thursday called for an EU arms embargo against Saudi Arabia amid the “world’s largest famine” in Yemen. In a non-binding voting, a resolution urging EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini to … Continued

Netherlands: Attacks on mosques on the rise in Netherlands
28th Nov 2017

Netherlands: Attacks on mosques on the rise in Netherlands

By Lale Bildirici   ISTANBUL (AA): There has been an increase in the number of attacks targeting mosques in the Netherlands, according to a report released by a Turkish university on Monday. Issued by Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, the 2016 … Continued

Netherlands allows police officers to wear headscarves in certain positions
21st Nov 2017

Netherlands allows police officers to wear headscarves in certain positions

By Abdullah Asiran   UTRECHT, Netherlands (AA): A new ruling in the Netherlands will allow policewomen serving in certain positions to wear headscarves. The Human Rights Council ruling came Monday over a complaint by Sarah Izat, 26, a police officer … Continued

Sweden mosque vandalised with Swastika
20th Nov 2017

Sweden mosque vandalised with Swastika

By Atila Altuntas   STOCKHOLM (AA): A mosque in Sweden was vandalized Sunday when unknown attackers painted a swastika on one of its doors, according to a Muslim body head. The Al-Huda Islamic Cultural Center’s mosque that came under attack … Continued

OSCE:  6,000 hate crime incidents reported in Europe in 2016
17th Nov 2017

OSCE: 6,000 hate crime incidents reported in Europe in 2016

By Merve Aydogan   ANKARA (AA): The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) on Thursday published its 2016 hate crime data, including 5,998 incidents. “On the International Day for Tolerance, this is our contribution to support the important … Continued

UN: 100 migrants die in Mediterranean Sea in 4 days
8th Nov 2017

UN: 100 migrants die in Mediterranean Sea in 4 days

By Fatih Erel   GENEVA (AA): Nearly 100 refugees have died in the Mediterranean Sea over the last four days, including 26 women from Nigeria, the UN said on Tuesday. Thirty-four bodies have been recovered and an estimated 50 people … Continued

Azeri MP slams EU politicians over anti-Muslim rhetoric
13th Oct 2017

Azeri MP slams EU politicians over anti-Muslim rhetoric

By Omer Aydin   STRASBOURG, France, (AA) – An Azeri lawmaker accused European politicians Thursday of using the Daesh terrorist organization as an excuse to spread anti-Muslim propaganda. Ganire Pashayeva, part of the Azeri delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of … Continued

Sweden: ‘Allah’ & ‘Ali’ patterns in burial costumes of Vikings discovered in Sweden
7th Oct 2017

Sweden: ‘Allah’ & ‘Ali’ patterns in burial costumes of Vikings discovered in Sweden

By Atila Altuntas   STOCKHOLM (AA): Swedish researchers this week unveiled burial costumes in graves from the Viking Age with the words ‘Allah’ and ‘Ali’ written on them. Muslims use the word Allah for god, while Ali is the name … Continued

Greece: Lack of Muslim cemetery in Athens compounds grieving
4th Oct 2017

Greece: Lack of Muslim cemetery in Athens compounds grieving

By Furkan Naci Top   ATHENS, Greece (AA): Migrant families fleeing war-torn countries in the Middle East to find shelter in Greece are suffering new wounds due to a problem in Athens: the lack of a cemetery for Muslims. “I … Continued

UN concerned French terror law could affect Muslims civil rights
28th Sep 2017

UN concerned French terror law could affect Muslims civil rights

By Ilker Girit   (AA): UN experts on Wednesday warned France to comply with international human rights obligations while debating a new anti-terror law. France’s draft law “may perpetuate the emergency measures introduced in 2015, and establish a permanent state … Continued

Swedish mosque gutted in suspected arson attack
27th Sep 2017

Swedish mosque gutted in suspected arson attack

By Atilla Altuntas   STOCKHOLM (AA): A mosque in the southern Swedish city of Orebro has been completely destroyed in a suspected arson attack, a fire department official said on Tuesday. One person has been arrested.There are no reports of … Continued

UK: Brexit bill passes first hurdle in parliament
13th Sep 2017

UK: Brexit bill passes first hurdle in parliament

By Inci Gundag   LONDON (AA): Britain’s parliament voted early Tuesday to give the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill a second reading, clearing the way for Prime Minister Theresa May to launch negotiations for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU. … Continued

The Netherlands: Islamophobic attack targets mosque in Venlo
3rd Sep 2017

The Netherlands: Islamophobic attack targets mosque in Venlo

By Abdullah Asiran   VENLO, Netherlands (AA): An under-construction mosque in southeastern Netherlands was targeted by a group of far-right extremists, head of the mosque said on Saturday. The far-right ‘Identitair Verzet’ movement hanged anti-Islam banners at the roof of … Continued

German far-right leader says German minister of Turkish origin should be disposed of
29th Aug 2017

German far-right leader says German minister of Turkish origin should be disposed of

BERLIN (AA) – Germany’s far-right leader has threatened the country’s ethnic-Turkish integration minister by saying they would soon “dispose of” the minister in Anatolia, local media reported Monday. Alexander Gauland, the top candidate for the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany … Continued

Germany: Muslims in Europe well-integrated, new study claims
25th Aug 2017

Germany: Muslims in Europe well-integrated, new study claims

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): Muslims in Europe are well-integrated into mainstream society but are not fully accepted by all, according to a new study released by the Bertelsmann Foundation in Germany. The Religion Monitor 2017 surveyed education, working … Continued

French magazine faces ire over ‘Islamophobic’ cover
24th Aug 2017

French magazine faces ire over ‘Islamophobic’ cover

By Hajer M’tiri   PARIS (AA): French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is again at the center of controversy with a new front cover blaming terrorist attacks in Europe on Islam. A cover illustration depicts two blood-soaked pedestrians after being hit … Continued

The Netherlands: Dutch Islamic primary school targeted by extremists
22nd Aug 2017

The Netherlands: Dutch Islamic primary school targeted by extremists

By Abdullah Asiran   LEIDEN, Netherlands (AA) – A Muslim children’s school in the Netherlands had its doors chained and locked by an anti-immigrant group on Sunday night, its principal told Anadolu Agency on Monday. PEGIDA claimed responsibility for the … Continued

Germany sees rise in anti-Muslim attacks
19th Aug 2017

Germany sees rise in anti-Muslim attacks

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): Hate crimes against Muslims in Germany rose sharply in the second quarter of this year, reflecting a growing Islamophobia fueled by far-right and populist political parties according to new government figures. However, very few anti-Muslim hate … Continued

Finland: Two people killed in knife attacks in Turku
19th Aug 2017

Finland: Two people killed in knife attacks in Turku

By Ilker Girit   Anadolu Agency: Two people were killed and eight others injured Friday in a stabbing attack in in a market square in Turku, a city in southwest Finland. The attack was not considered an act of terrorism, … Continued

Spain: 13 killed, over 100 injured, in Barcelona terrorist attack
18th Aug 2017

Spain: 13 killed, over 100 injured, in Barcelona terrorist attack

By Cansu Dikme Anadolu Agency: At least 13 people were killed and more than a hundred injured when a white van ploughed into a crowd in central Barcelona Thursday. Hours after the terrorist attack in Barcelona, five suspected terrorists were … 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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