Germany: Police reports 578 Islamophobic crimes in 2018
14th Dec 2018

Germany: Police reports 578 Islamophobic crimes in 2018

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): German police recorded 578 hate crimes against Muslims between January and September this year, according to figures released on Thursday. At least 40 Muslims were injured in the attacks which were mostly carried out … Continued

US Muslim Republican official faces ouster for religion
6th Dec 2018

US Muslim Republican official faces ouster for religion

By Umar Farooq   WASHINGTON (AA): A Muslim doctor in the state of Texas is facing calls to step down from his county seat because of his religion. Shahid Shafi defied many odds by winning a city council seat, serving … Continued

Nigeria: Muslims sue Nigerian premier varsity over hijab
4th Dec 2018

Nigeria: Muslims sue Nigerian premier varsity over hijab

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): Muslim parents on Monday sued Nigeria’s premier university of Ibadan after a school owned by the varsity barred 11 Muslim girls from wearing their religious head covering in their classrooms. The case was … Continued

Canada: Hate crimes jump dramatically
30th Nov 2018

Canada: Hate crimes jump dramatically

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA): Hate crimes in Canada rose steeply in 2017, with most aimed at Muslims, Jews and blacks, according to a Statistics Canada report released Thursday. The report bucks a trend that saw hate crimes … Continued

Nigeria: Muslim body slams school banning headscarves
18th Nov 2018

Nigeria: Muslim body slams school banning headscarves

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): Shutting out Muslim girls from school for wearing headscarves amounts to unacceptable religious bigotry and a violation of the Constitution, Nigeria’s apex Muslim body said on Saturday, a day after nine pupils were … Continued

US hate crimes up 17 percent in 2017
14th Nov 2018

US hate crimes up 17 percent in 2017

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): Hate crimes across the U.S. rose by nearly a fifth in 2017, according to data released by the FBI Tuesday. The 17 percent surge is the largest since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks … Continued

Germany: Alarming rise in Islamophobia against Muslims
8th Nov 2018

Germany: Alarming rise in Islamophobia against Muslims

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA):Prejudice against Muslims, migrants and asylum seekers have significantly increased in Germany, according to a new study by the Leipzig University. Almost 55 percent of Germans claimed they felt like foreigners in their own country … Continued

Austrian policeman accused of making Islamophobic remark
6th Nov 2018

Austrian policeman accused of making Islamophobic remark

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA (AA): A police officer in Austria is being accused of making an Islamophobic remark towards a group of young Austrian Muslim girls. The officer allegedly made the remark when a 20-member group of young women … Continued

Germany: Turkish restaurant targeted in xenophobic attack
19th Oct 2018

Germany: Turkish restaurant targeted in xenophobic attack

BERLIN (AA): A Turkish restaurant was set on fire in an arson attack early Thursday morning in the eastern German city of Chemnitz. Police spokesman told Anadolu Agency that they suspected a xenophobic motive behind the attack, which caused extensive … Continued

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

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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