Sweden: Half of internet hate crimes target Muslims
19th Apr 2019

Sweden: Half of internet hate crimes target Muslims

By Atila Altuntas   STOCKHOLM (AA) – Half of the hate crimes on the internet were committed against Muslims in Sweden in 2017-2018, according to the head of online hate speech monitoring group.   Manager at Online Hate Speech Monitor … Continued

US man arrested after anti-Muslim rant in Texas store
19th Apr 2019

US man arrested after anti-Muslim rant in Texas store

By Umar Farooq   WASHINGTON (AA): A man in the state of Texas was arrested after entering a store and going on a racist tirade, verbally attacking a Muslim worker by calling him a “f***ing Arab.”   When the man, … Continued

Germany: Muslim woman wearing headscarf attacked in Berlin
16th Apr 2019

Germany: Muslim woman wearing headscarf attacked in Berlin

BERLIN (AA) – A suspected far-right extremist verbally and physically assaulted a Muslim woman at a Berlin metro station, police said on Monday. The incident was the latest in a string of xenophobic attacks in the German capital in recent … Continued

US: Muslim Congresswoman finds support against smear
15th Apr 2019

US: Muslim Congresswoman finds support against smear

By Vakkas Dogantekin (AA): Messages of support continue to pour in for U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar after being targeted in a smear campaign led by the country’s president, Donald Trump. Trump most recently targeted the Muslim lawmaker after comments surfaced … Continued

US: Muslim female student attacked at high school
13th Apr 2019

US: Muslim female student attacked at high school

By Umar Farooq   WASHINGTON (AA): A New Jersey high school student was arrested this week after pulling off a Muslim student’s hijab during a fight, according to the Middlesex County’s prosecutor’s office. The student got into an altercation with … Continued

Bosnia: Historical mosque comes under racist attack by Serb Christians
11th Apr 2019

Bosnia: Historical mosque comes under racist attack by Serb Christians

By Adis Karaca   BELGRADE, Serbia (AA): A historical mosque in Bosnia and Herzegovina was vandalized with with spray-painted symbols of Nazis and extreme Serb Christians late Tuesday. The Arnaudija Mosque was come under racist attack when the assailants spray-painted … Continued

US: Graffiti citing NZ attacks found after California mosque fire
27th Mar 2019

US: Graffiti citing NZ attacks found after California mosque fire

By Umar Farooq   WASHINGTON (AA): Authorities in Southern California are investigating a recent fire at a mosque as a possible hate crime just over a week after terrorist attacks in New Zealand. Early Sunday morning, a group of seven … Continued

Spain: Islamophobia is on rise
19th Mar 2019

Spain: Islamophobia is on rise

By Senhan Bolelli MADRID (AA) – There is an increase in religious discrimination and hate crimes in Spain, mostly against Muslims according to a report issued by the country’s Interior Ministry. “We have observed an increase, even though not at … Continued

US: Muslims face most discrimination
9th Mar 2019

US: Muslims face most discrimination

By Umar Farooq   WASHINGTON (AA): Muslims face more discrimination than any other religious group in the United States, according to a poll of registered voters published Friday. Conducted by political website The Hill and market research and consulting services … Continued

Netherlands: Mosque vandalized with Islamophobic banners
4th Mar 2019

Netherlands: Mosque vandalized with Islamophobic banners

By Abdullah Asiran   THE HAGUE (AA): A mosque in the Netherlands was attacked allegedly by members of the Islamophobic German group Pegida, who defaced the building with Islamophobic banners, according to a mosque official on Sunday. At the entrance … Continued

Belgium students mock Islam dressed as suicide bombers
2nd Mar 2019

Belgium students mock Islam dressed as suicide bombers

By Serife Cetin   BRUSSELS (AA): A group of high school students here mocked Islam when they wore headscarves and suicide belts while imitating the movement of Islamic prayer. Senior students traditionally celebrate graduation ceremonies 100 days before the end … Continued

Austrian court axes decision to shut down mosques
16th Feb 2019

Austrian court axes decision to shut down mosques

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA (AA): A court in Austria annulled a government plan to shut down six mosques belonging to the Arab community, a Muslim body said late on Thursday. In a statement, Umit Vural, head of the Islamic … Continued

UK police probe Islamophobic assault at footballer Mohamed Salah
7th Feb 2019

UK police probe Islamophobic assault at footballer Mohamed Salah

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal   LONDON (AA): An investigation has been launched into Islamophobic abuse at Liverpool FC’s Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah, British police said Wednesday. The Metropolitan Police statement came after a video showing a West Ham United fan … Continued

Ethiopia: 2 mosques torched
5th Feb 2019

Ethiopia: 2 mosques torched

By Addis Getachew ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AA): Two mosques have been burned down in northeastern Ethiopia, in a suspected campaign to encourage inter-faith conflict, the regional state Islamic Affairs Supreme Council said Monday. The mosques were torched yesterday, in Este, … Continued

Austria: Muslim leader slams change to report cards
3rd Feb 2019

Austria: Muslim leader slams change to report cards

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA (AA):- A Muslim leader in Austria expressed shock Friday over a change in the title of elective courses on Islam in school report cards to “IGGO”, the abbreviation for the Islamic Religious Community of Austria. … Continued

Canada: PM grieves with Canadians to mark anniversary of Quebec mosque shooting
30th Jan 2019

Canada: PM grieves with Canadians to mark anniversary of Quebec mosque shooting

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA): Memorials to mark the second anniversary of the Quebec City mosque shooting are being held Tuesday in major cities in Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canadians everywhere mourn the loss of life … Continued

Austrian politics sees significant rise in Islamophobia
23rd Jan 2019

Austrian politics sees significant rise in Islamophobia

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA (AA): A study by an NGO revealed that in 2018 senior politicians in Austria participated in 20 campaigns against Muslims. SOS Mitmensch in a news conference on Tuesday shared with journalists its study on Islamophobic … Continued

Netherlands: Islamophobic Pegida protests outside mosque
18th Jan 2019

Netherlands: Islamophobic Pegida protests outside mosque

By Abdullah Asiran   UTRECHT, The Netherlands (AA): Far-right Islamophobic group Pegida staged an anti-Islam demonstration in front of a mosque in the Netherlands late Wednesday. The demonstration was held outside the Abi Bakr Issidik Mosque, frequented by members of … Continued

Swedish politician charged over Islamophobic FB post
17th Jan 2019

Swedish politician charged over Islamophobic FB post

By Atila Altuntas   STOCKHOLM (AA): A far-right politician in southwest Stockholm has been slapped with 40 days in prison over insult on Islam and Muslims on social media, local media reported on Wednesday. The politician in Sodertalje city from … Continued

China seals 3 mosques in southern province
2nd Jan 2019

China seals 3 mosques in southern province

By Fuat Kabakci   BEIJING (AA): Chinese authorities have shut down three mosques in Weishan town of the country’s southern Yunnan province on December 29, media reported. The mosques belonging to Hui Muslims were shut for what the authorities said … 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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