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German lawmakers slam AfD party for Qur’an ban motion
12th Oct 2018

German lawmakers slam AfD party for Qur’an ban motion

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): Lawmakers from different parties heavily criticized the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party on Thursday over its controversial motion demanding a ban on the Qur’an. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) accused the … Continued

Netherlands: Dutch mayor shuts down anti-Muslim demonstration
7th Oct 2018

Netherlands: Dutch mayor shuts down anti-Muslim demonstration

By Abdullah Airan   UTRECHT, The Netherlands (AA): The mayor of Utrecht city in the Netherlands shut down an anti-Muslim demonstration late Friday by the far-right Pegida political movement in front of Ulu Mosque. During the demonstration, members of Pegida, … Continued

Canada: Appeal Court rules in favour of Muslim woman on hijab ban in court
5th Oct 2018

Canada: Appeal Court rules in favour of Muslim woman on hijab ban in court

By Seyit Aydogan   TORONTO (AA): A top court in Canada’s Quebec province has ruled in favor of a woman after a judge told her Muslim headscarf violated the rules of courtroom modesty. On February 2015, Rania El-Alloul was told … Continued

US mosque faces restrictions on daily prayers
4th Oct 2018

US mosque faces restrictions on daily prayers

By Umar Farooq   WASHINGTON (AA) :Hundreds of Muslims on Wednesday flocked to Virginia in support of a mosque’s request to be allowed to conduct basic religious services. A public hearing was held in Fairfax County to decide whether an … Continued

Germany: Mosque dubbed with swastikas and racist slogans
2nd Oct 2018

Germany: Mosque dubbed with swastikas and racist slogans

By Meltem Bulur (AA): A mosque in the northwestern city of Gladbeck was vandalized Sunday night. The attackers wrote racist slogans and drew swastikas on the windows and walls of the mosque.   A statement from the Turkish Consul General of the … Continued

EU: Anti-Islamophobia kit launched in European Parliament
27th Sep 2018

EU: Anti-Islamophobia kit launched in European Parliament

By Yusuf Hatip BRUSSELS (AA): In the wake of growing racism across Europe, a project to counter Islamophobia was launched in the European Parliament on Wednesday. Experts and academics from across Europe gathered at the parliament for the launch of … Continued

UK: UKIP unveils Islamophobic manifesto
22nd Sep 2018

UK: UKIP unveils Islamophobic manifesto

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal   LONDON (AA): UK’s populist UK Independence Party (UKIP) has taken a big leap into becoming a racist far-right movement with an interim manifesto full of Islamophobic actions in the future. The so-called “interim manifesto”, which … Continued

UK: Two Muslims in Niqab banned from tea room in Ritz Hotel London
20th Sep 2018

UK: Two Muslims in Niqab banned from tea room in Ritz Hotel London

By Aqila Mumthaz   London, (The Muslim News): On September 17, two women in Niqab, one from the north of London, arrived at the Ritz Hotel “the finest 5 star Luxury hotel in Piccadilly”, London, to celebrate their friend’s birthday. … Continued

European rights court slams Belgium on headscarf issue
19th Sep 2018

European rights court slams Belgium on headscarf issue

By Hajer M’tiri   PARIS (AA): The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday convicted Belgian authorities for violating the EU Convention on Human Rights by excluding a Muslim woman from a courtroom for refusing to remove her headscarf. In … Continued

Germany:  Bavarian elections & Islamophobia in political campaigning
16th Sep 2018

Germany: Bavarian elections & Islamophobia in political campaigning

By Farid Hafez   SALZBURG: On Oct. 14 this year, the Free State of Bavaria, the largest German state by land area, will hold elections.One of the parties, which will contest the elections in the majority Catholic state, is the … Continued

US: Kansas prison harassing Muslim woman, denied medication
13th Sep 2018

US: Kansas prison harassing Muslim woman, denied medication

By Umar Farooq   WASHINGTON (AA): A Muslim woman has been facing religious discrimination and harassment by authorities at a privately run prison in Kansas, a civil rights group said Wednesday. Washington D.C.- based Muslim Advocates said Valeriece Ealom has … Continued

Austria mulls to expand headscarf ban in schools
11th Sep 2018

Austria mulls to expand headscarf ban in schools

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA (AA): Expanding the range of headscarf bans for students and teachers in secondary school should be discussed throughout the country, especially in parliament, Austria’s Education Minister said on Monday. Speaking at Austrian state television ORF … Continued

Belgium: 76 pct of Islamophobic attacks target women in Belgium
10th Sep 2018

Belgium: 76 pct of Islamophobic attacks target women in Belgium

By Serife Cetin and Yusuf Hatip   BRUSSELS (AA): Around 76 percent of Islamophobic attacks in Belgium in 2017 targeted Muslim women, an anti-Islamophobia association in the country revealed on Saturday. The Belgian Association for the Prevention of Islamophobia (CCIB) … Continued

US: Florida man sentenced for only 48 months for threatening to bomb mosque
7th Sep 2018

US: Florida man sentenced for only 48 months for threatening to bomb mosque

By Umar Farooq   WASHINGTON (AA): A man in the state of Florida was sentenced Thursday to only 48 months in prison for threatening to blow up a mosque, an officer of the court told Anadolu Agency. Dustin Allen Hughes, … Continued

Sweden: Muslim woman wins religious discrimination case
17th Aug 2018

Sweden: Muslim woman wins religious discrimination case

  By Atila Altuntas   STOCKHOLM (AA): A Muslim woman will get 40,000 Swedish krona ($4,366) in damages from a company that discriminated against her faith-based choices during a job interview, a Swedish court ruled late Wednesday. Farah Alhajeh’s job … Continued

UK: Change the record Boris! The normalization of Islamophobia
14th Aug 2018

UK: Change the record Boris! The normalization of Islamophobia

By Dr. Katy Sian London, (The Muslim News): Boris Johnson’s Islamophobic remarks about Muslim women and the veil are somewhat unsurprising given that the Tories have been responsible for pushing an anti-Muslim agenda for years. From David Cameron declaring that Muslim … Continued

Belgium: Girl denied internship due to headscarf
12th Aug 2018

Belgium: Girl denied internship due to headscarf

By Serife Cetin   BRUSSELS (AA): Betul Baslik, a Turkish-origin social services and pedagogy graduate, has been denied an internship by a Belgian retirement home due to her headscarf. Born and raised in Belgium, Baslik told Anadolu Agency that she … Continued

US: Gap creates stir with ad featuring hijab
11th Aug 2018

US: Gap creates stir with ad featuring hijab

By Umar Farooq   WASHINGTON (AA): U.S. clothing retailer Gap’s advertising campaign for its back to school fashion line has drawn widespread criticism for including a girl wearing hijab. The advertisement promotes its children’s line of clothing and has been … Continued

Denmark: Thousands march against veil ban
2nd Aug 2018

Denmark: Thousands march against veil ban

By Davut Colak   COPENHAGEN (AA): Thousands of people marched against a controversial ban in Denmark on the wearing of face veils in public that came into force Wednesday. Demonstrations were held in the capital city of Copenhagen and second … Continued

Germany: Footballer Mesut Ozil sparks racism debate in Germany
24th Jul 2018

Germany: Footballer Mesut Ozil sparks racism debate in Germany

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): Footballer Mesut Ozil’s decision to quit Germany’s national team has sparked a divisive debate in the country on racism and discrimination. “It is an alarm signal when a great German footballer like Mesut Ozil … 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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