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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

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

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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