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Iceland: Muslims fast for 22 hours during Ramadan
9th Jun 2017

Iceland: Muslims fast for 22 hours during Ramadan

By Hasan Esen   REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AA): Short nights closer to the North Pole means that some Muslims in Iceland’s capital Reykjavik are fasting for nearly 22 hours during Ramadan, according to a local imam. The north Atlantic island has … Continued

France: Paris police shoot attacker near Notre-Dame Cathedral
7th Jun 2017

France: Paris police shoot attacker near Notre-Dame Cathedral

By Hajer M’tiri   PARIS (AA): A police officer shot and injured a man who used a hammer to attack police near Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Tuesday afternoon, triggering a major security operation, according to authorities. “Situation under control, … Continued

Belgium: Muslim, Jewish groups to appeal Belgian slaughter ban
19th May 2017

Belgium: Muslim, Jewish groups to appeal Belgian slaughter ban

By Serife Cetin and Hatem Sakly   BRUSSELS (AA): Muslim and Jewish communities in Belgium are to appeal a decision by one of the country’s regions to prohibit the slaughter of un-stunned animals. It would effectively criminalize halal and kosher … Continued

Germany: Soldier arrested in far-right terror plot
10th May 2017

Germany: Soldier arrested in far-right terror plot

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): German police on Tuesday arrested a second soldier in connection with a far-right terror cell within the army suspected of plotting a major terror attack. Maximilian T., 27, was arrested on suspicion of helping … Continued

France: Paris Grand Mosque welcomes Macron’s election
8th May 2017

France: Paris Grand Mosque welcomes Macron’s election

By Hajer M’tiri   PARIS (AA): The Grand Mosque of Paris welcomed on Sunday the victory of centrist Emmanuel Macron in the presidential election and his win over far-right leader Marine Le Pen. The polls placed Macron first with 63.10 … Continued

Germany: Muslim headscarved women ‘discriminated’
5th May 2017

Germany: Muslim headscarved women ‘discriminated’

BERLIN (AA): Muslim women who wear headscarves experience various forms of discrimination in Germany, but often do not file complaints, head of Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency (ADS) has said. In a recent interview with Anadolu Agency, Christine Lueders said headscarved women … Continued

France’s Muslims urged to vote for Macron in run-off
25th Apr 2017

France’s Muslims urged to vote for Macron in run-off

By Hajer M’tiri   PARIS (AA): The head of the Grand Mosque of Paris on Monday called on French Muslims to vote for centrist independent candidate Emmanuel Macron in the decisive presidential run-off on May 7. Dalil Boubakeur urged the … Continued

Racist letters tell Turkish families to leave Germany
22nd Apr 2017

Racist letters tell Turkish families to leave Germany

By Mesut Zeyrek   COLOGNE, Germany (AA): Several Turkish families in northwestern Bruhl town have received anonymous letters this week telling them to leave Germany, according to residents. The letters come at a time when there is a heated public … Continued

Germany mosque spray-painted with anti-Turkish slogans
21st Apr 2017

Germany mosque spray-painted with anti-Turkish slogans

BERLIN (AA): Unknown assailants vandalized a mosque in Germany’s eastern city of Leipzig on Thursday morning, spray-painting the walls with anti-Turkish slogans. Ismail Ozgan, the head of the Eyup Sultan Mosque Association, told Anadolu Agency that a large sign at … Continued

France: Policeman killed in Paris ‘terrorist’ attack
21st Apr 2017

France: Policeman killed in Paris ‘terrorist’ attack

By Hajer M’tiri   PARIS (AA): One police officer was killed and two others were seriously injured Thursday when a gunman opened fire at a police patrol on the famous Champs-Elysees boulevard here, according to the Interior Ministry. Daesh has … Continued

Germany: Mosque vandalized with Nazi symbols
20th Apr 2017

Germany: Mosque vandalized with Nazi symbols

BERLIN (AA): A mosque in Germany’s southwestern city of Freiburg has been targeted by vandals on Tuesday night, who spray painted Nazi symbols on the walls of the mosque. Ziya Celik, the head of the “Islamic Centrum Freiburg” mosque association … Continued

German footballers’ bus hit by blasts on way to match
12th Apr 2017

German footballers’ bus hit by blasts on way to match

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): Three minor explosions hit the team bus of Borussia Dortmund footballers on Tuesday, police said, hours before a Champions League quarter-final in the northwestern city.The Dortmund police chief has spoken of a ‘targeted attack.’ … Continued

Sweden: 4 killed in ‘terrorist attack’
8th Apr 2017

Sweden: 4 killed in ‘terrorist attack’

By Atilla Altuntas and Ata Ufuk Seker   STOCKHOLM (AA):At least four victims were killed Friday when a stolen truck drove into a large department store in this capital city. Police on Friday detained the man who they said “matched … Continued

Swedish Ombudsman decides in favor of headscarf
4th Apr 2017

Swedish Ombudsman decides in favor of headscarf

By Atila Altuntas   STOCKHOLM (AA): The Equality Ombudsman (DO) of Sweden decided on Monday that a Muslim woman was subjected to discrimination on the grounds of religion in the eastern city of Uppsala. According to the press release, the … Continued

UK triggers Article 50, officially starts Brexit
30th Mar 2017

UK triggers Article 50, officially starts Brexit

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal   LONDON (AA): The U.K. government on Wednesday officially began the process of leaving the EU, more than nine months after the electorate voted for Brexit. A letter from Prime Minister Theresa May was sent to … Continued

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

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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