France: Police arrest Muslim NGO head in raid
15th Oct 2020

France: Police arrest Muslim NGO head in raid

By Alaattin Dogru   PARIS (AA): French police raided Wednesday the home of Muslim NGO BarakaCity’s founder and arrested him, the organization, which broadcast the raid live on its social channels, said. Idriss Sihamedi, the NGO’s president, was beaten up … Continued

Germany: 188 Islamophobic crimes in 3 months, 15 mosques attacked
9th Oct 2020

Germany: 188 Islamophobic crimes in 3 months, 15 mosques attacked

BERLIN (AA) – German police recorded 188 Islamophobic crimes in the second quarter of this year, the country’s Interior Ministry has said. At least 15 mosques were attacked between April and June, and dozens of Muslims were physically assaulted or … Continued

Azerbaijan issues final warning to Armenia on civilian attacks
28th Sep 2020

Azerbaijan issues final warning to Armenia on civilian attacks

By Ruslan Rehimov   BAKU (AA):- Azerbaijan issued a final warning Monday to Armenia, which is continuing to attack civilian settlements. The Defense Ministry said in a statement that the Azerbaijani city of Terter has been under fire from Armenian … Continued

France: MPs leave meeting over student wearing hijab
18th Sep 2020

France: MPs leave meeting over student wearing hijab

By Alaattin Dogru   PARIS (AA) :  Right-wing and republican lawmakers walked out of a meeting in France’s parliament Thursday due to the presence of a woman wearing a Muslim headscarf. During the meeting in Paris, which was discussing the … Continued

EU: Ban on halal & kosher slaughter against EU law
11th Sep 2020

EU: Ban on halal & kosher slaughter against EU law

By Agnes Szucs   BRUSSELS (AA): A ban on halal or kosher animal slaughtering is against EU law, an advocate general of the European Court of Justice advised on Thursday. EU countries “may adopt stricter rules than those contained in … Continued

Germany: Labor court upholds Muslim teacher’s right to wear hijab
29th Aug 2020

Germany: Labor court upholds Muslim teacher’s right to wear hijab

By Cuneyt Karadag   BERLIN (AA):The capital Berlin’s ban on teachers who are wearing headscarves is unconstitutional, a top German court ruled Thursday. A Muslim teacher who was not allowed to teach in Berlin state schools because she wore a … Continued

Belgium: Death of Algerian in police custody triggers outrage
21st Jul 2020

Belgium: Death of Algerian in police custody triggers outrage

By Agnes Szucs   BRUSSELS (AA): The death of a man of Algerian background after being arrested by Belgian police has triggered an investigation, with some members of the public drawing comparisons to the choking death in police custody this … Continued

Sweden: 22% Swedish don’t want Muslim neighbors
17th Jul 2020

Sweden: 22% Swedish don’t want Muslim neighbors

By Busra Nur Bilgic Cakmak (AA): Some 22% Swedish people are not open to the idea of having a neighbor who is either Muslim or has a Middle Eastern background, according to a recent study. Most participants said it does … Continued

Srebrenica genocide still ‘open wound’: EU commissioner
8th Jul 2020

Srebrenica genocide still ‘open wound’: EU commissioner

By Talha Ozturk   BELGRADE, Serbia (AA): The Srebrenica genocide is still “an open wound” at the heart of Europe, said an EU commissioner on Tuesday. Addressing a virtual conference dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, Oliver … Continued

Greece: Muslim prayer hall ordered shut
24th Jun 2020

Greece: Muslim prayer hall ordered shut

By Magda Panoutsopoulou   ATHENS (AA) :Greece is closing down one of the oldest Muslim prayer halls in the greater Athens metropolitan area. Saying the facility lacks a license to operate, the Education and Religious Affairs Ministry gave a 15-day … Continued

Mosque arson attack in Greek Cyprus condemned
2nd Jun 2020

Mosque arson attack in Greek Cyprus condemned

AA, Cyprium News, ABTTF: The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on Monday condemned an attempt to burn down a mosque in Greek Cyprus. The attack with Molotov cocktails on Koprulu Haci Ibrahim Aga Mosque in the Limassol province on … Continued

Germany:  Pig’s-head vandalism of mosque condemned
19th May 2020

Germany: Pig’s-head vandalism of mosque condemned

By Dilara Hamit   (AA): An Islamophobic incident in which a pig’s head was mounted onto the door of mosque in southern Germany drew condemnation from Turkey on Monday. Two unidentified people placed a pig’s head Saturday night on the … Continued

COVID-19: Mosques, churches in Greece resume services
18th May 2020

COVID-19: Mosques, churches in Greece resume services

By Mehmet Hatipoglu   KOMOTINI, Greece (AA): Mosques and churches in Greece have resumed services as part of the normalization process following the government’s decision to ease coronavirus restrictions with worshippers required to follow social distancing guidelines. Most mosques reopened … Continued

Germany: Mosques preparing to reopen next weekend
2nd May 2020

Germany: Mosques preparing to reopen next weekend

BERLIN (AA): Mosques in Germany will reopen their doors to worshippers next weekend, following a government decision to ease coronavirus restrictions in the country. Germany’s Muslim Coordination Council (KRM) has announced on Friday that most of the mosques will reopen … Continued

COVID-19: More recovered in Germany than still infected
13th Apr 2020

COVID-19: More recovered in Germany than still infected

BERLIN (AA): Germany registered on Sunday for the first time more fully recovered coronavirus patients than people still infected with the virus, according to the country’s disease control agency. The Robert Koch Institute reported 60,200 recoveries as of Sunday, compared … Continued

COVID-19: Call to prayer gesture in heart of Europe
4th Apr 2020

COVID-19: Call to prayer gesture in heart of Europe

By Cuneyt Karadag and Abdullah Asiran   BERLIN (AA): Nearly 100 mosques in Germany and the Netherlands on Friday rang out with the sound of the call to prayer, as a gesture of support for Muslims amid the coronavirus pandemic. … Continued

France: Gunman opens fire in Paris mosque, wounding one
9th Mar 2020

France: Gunman opens fire in Paris mosque, wounding one

PARIS (Agencies): A man opened fire in a mosque in northeastern Paris on Sunday night, seriously wounding one person. The mosque is located on Rue de Tanger in the city’s 19th administrative district, he headquarters of ACIMA (Adda’wa Islamic Cultural … Continued

Germany: Man with far right views killed 9 in shootings
20th Feb 2020

Germany: Man with far right views killed 9 in shootings

By Cuneyt Karadag   BERLIN (AA): Death toll in the western German town of Hanau from an armed attack on two shisha cafes rose to 9, including Turkish citizens after a person succumbed to injuries at the hospital. Four people … Continued

Germany: Terror cell planned attacks on mosques, 12 arrested
18th Feb 2020

Germany: Terror cell planned attacks on mosques, 12 arrested

BERLIN (AA):   A far-right terror cell planned attacks on six mosques across Germany but was dismantled by the police last week following a tip from an informant, local media reported on Monday. The group’s leading figure Werner S. made concrete … Continued

France: Islamophobic attacks up sharply last year
28th Jan 2020

France: Islamophobic attacks up sharply last year

By Yusuf Ozcan   PARIS (AA):  Islamophobic attacks in France rose by 54% in 2019, the president of the National Observatory of Islamophobia said Monday. In a written statement, Abdallah Zekri said there were 100 attacks against Muslims in France … 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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