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

Canada: Muslim group challenges Quebec religious law
18th Jan 2020

Canada: Muslim group challenges Quebec religious law

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA): The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) filed on Friday a challenge to Quebec’s controversial religious symbols law with Canada’s top court. Also joining in the challenge were the Canadian Civil Liberties Association … Continued

Austria: New government, same old Islamophobia
14th Jan 2020

Austria: New government, same old Islamophobia

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA, Austria (AA): As the year is still new, the new government program in Austria is drawing fire for its anti-Muslim, xenophobic slant. The program announced on Jan. 1 by the coalition of the center-right Austrian … Continued

Canada: Muslims to contest religious law at Canada’s top court
19th Dec 2019

Canada: Muslims to contest religious law at Canada’s top court

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA): The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) announced Wednesday that it will seek to challenge Quebec’s controversial ban on religious symbols at the Supreme Court of Canada. This comes six days after the … Continued

Indian premier claims discriminatory citizenship law ‘not against any religion’
17th Dec 2019

Indian premier claims discriminatory citizenship law ‘not against any religion’

By Shuriah Niazi and Riyaz ul Khaliq   NEW DELHI, India (AA): As protests against police crackdown in Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia — a central university — and new citizenship law, spread in other parts of the country on Monday, … Continued

Sweden: Far-right groups spew anti-Muslim hate online
15th Dec 2019

Sweden: Far-right groups spew anti-Muslim hate online

By Atila Altuntas STOCKHOLM (AA) Far right groups in Sweden are spewing hatred online by asking people to set mosques on fire and slaughter Muslims, according to a report by Expo magazine. The magazine managed to document the correspondence of … Continued

Canada court refuses to suspend religious symbol law
13th Dec 2019

Canada court refuses to suspend religious symbol law

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA): The Quebec Court of Appeal Thursday refused to suspend the Quebec law that bans most public servants from wearing religious symbols while on the job, including teachers and police officers. The National Council … Continued

India: Citizenship bill for all minorities except Muslims, clears parliament
10th Dec 2019

India: Citizenship bill for all minorities except Muslims, clears parliament

By Shuriah Niazi and Abdul Gani   NEW DELHI/Guwahati (AA): India’s lower house of parliament passed the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill on Monday, with 311 voting in support and 80 against. The bill was cleared after nearly 12 hours of … Continued

Germany: 11-year old girl wearing headscarf attacked brutally in E Germany
9th Dec 2019

Germany: 11-year old girl wearing headscarf attacked brutally in E Germany

By Erbil Basay   BERLIN (AA): An 11-year-old Muslim girl wearing a headscarf was injured in a suspected Islamophobic attack by two far-right extremists in the eastern state of Saxony, Germany on Sunday, according to local reports. The suspected attackers, … Continued

UK: Muslim schoolgirl target of Islamophobic assault
8th Dec 2019

UK: Muslim schoolgirl target of Islamophobic assault

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal LONDON (AA): British police said they have arrested a man and a woman after a video on social media showed the woman attacking a teenage Muslim schoolgirl on a local bus in Northern England. The cellphone … Continued

India: Prime witness in Babri Mosque demolition by Hindus recalls horror
6th Dec 2019

India: Prime witness in Babri Mosque demolition by Hindus recalls horror

By Shuriah Niazi   NEW DELHI, India (AA): Even after the Indian Supreme Court this November described the demolition of the 16th-century Babri Mosque as a crime, punishment eludes the perpetrators over a quarter-century later. Prosecution witnesses, who are often … Continued

Germany: Islamophobia poses ‘real danger’: Integration Minister
4th Dec 2019

Germany: Islamophobia poses ‘real danger’: Integration Minister

By Oliver Towfigh Nia   BERLIN (AA): Germany’s integration minister on Tuesday expressed concern over Islamophobia, warning that it poses a “real danger” to social cohesion. Presenting the annual government report on the state of integration in the capital Berlin, … Continued

Germany: Far-right sent bomb threat to Berlin mosque
25th Nov 2019

Germany: Far-right sent bomb threat to Berlin mosque

BERLIN (AA): Suspected far-right extremists emailed a bomb threat to Berlin’s prominent Sehitlik Mosque on Monday. Mosque officials told Anadolu Agency that they immediately informed the police after receiving an e-mail from the far-right terrorist group Combat 18, which claimed … Continued

India: Babri Mosque case: India court rules in favor of Hindus
9th Nov 2019

India: Babri Mosque case: India court rules in favor of Hindus

By Shuriah Niazi, Riyaz ul Khaliq NEW DELHI, India/ANKARA, Turkey (AA): The historical site of early 16th century Babri Mosque should be handed over to Hindus for construction of Ram temple, ruled India’s top court on Saturday in a historic … Continued

East Germany gripped by surging xenophobia, Islamophobia
8th Nov 2019

East Germany gripped by surging xenophobia, Islamophobia

By Oliver Towfigh Nia BERLIN (AA): Germany marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall this week, but growing xenophobia and Islamophobia in especially formerly communist East Germany is seriously threatening the country’s national security. Three decades … Continued

France: 42% of Muslims harassed at least once
7th Nov 2019

France: 42% of Muslims harassed at least once

By Yusuf Ozcan   PARIS (AA): A poll said on Wednesday that 42% of Muslims in France were harassed at least once in their lives. The survey published by the French Public Opinion Institute (IFOP) said most racial harassment occurred … Continued

Germany: Cologne mosque reopens after hoax bomb threat
1st Nov 2019

Germany: Cologne mosque reopens after hoax bomb threat

COLOGNE, Germany (AA): Police have given the all clear on Thursday at Germany’s largest mosque in the western city of Cologne, after it was evacuated due to a telephone bomb threat. Following a thorough search at Cologne Central Mosque complex … Continued

France: Two injured as man shoots at worshippers inside mosque
29th Oct 2019

France: Two injured as man shoots at worshippers inside mosque

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal   (AA) :An 84-year-old man has been arrested after he shot and wounded two people at a mosque in the southern French city of Bayonne on Monday, local media reported. Former soldier and candidate for France’s … Continued

Germany: Neo-Nazi gunman planned attack on mosque
11th Oct 2019

Germany: Neo-Nazi gunman planned attack on mosque

By Ayhan Şimşek   BERLIN (AA): A neo-Nazi who killed two people in eastern Germany Wednesday originally planned to storm a mosque, according to a manifesto apparently written by him and posted online. Stephan Balliet, 27, tried to enter a synagogue … Continued

Islamophobic attacks on rise in Europe in 2018
1st Oct 2019

Islamophobic attacks on rise in Europe in 2018

By Gozde Bayar   ANKARA (AA): Islamophobic incidents rose across Europe due to the increase in far-right movements’ influence, according to a report by an Ankara-based think tank. “European Islamophobia Report 2018,” released recently by the Foundation for Political, Economic … 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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