US: Two killed trying to stop Islamophobic abuse
28th May 2017

US: Two killed trying to stop Islamophobic abuse

NEW YORK (AA): Two Good Samaritans were stabbed to death at a Portland light-rail train when they intervened as a man hurled Islamophobic slur at two women, police said Saturday. Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, was “ranting and raving” inside a … Continued

US: NYC teacher fired after ripping off 8-year-old’s hijab
11th May 2017

US: NYC teacher fired after ripping off 8-year-old’s hijab

NEW YORK (AA): A city teacher lost his job last week after forcibly removing the Islamic headcover, or hijab, from one of his students in class, according to media reports. Oghenetega Edah, 31, who worked as a substitute teacher at … Continued

US: Sharp increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes in 2016
10th May 2017

US: Sharp increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes in 2016

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): Anti-Muslim hate incidents rose over 40 percent in 2016 compared with 2015, a leading Muslim advocacy group said on Tuesday. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said it tracked a 44 percent increase in … Continued

Germany: Muslim headscarved women ‘discriminated’
5th May 2017

Germany: Muslim headscarved women ‘discriminated’

BERLIN (AA): Muslim women who wear headscarves experience various forms of discrimination in Germany, but often do not file complaints, head of Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency (ADS) has said. In a recent interview with Anadolu Agency, Christine Lueders said headscarved women … Continued

UK’s far-right party, UKIP, focuses on niqab & Sharia ban in election campaign
24th Apr 2017

UK’s far-right party, UKIP, focuses on niqab & Sharia ban in election campaign

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal   LONDON (AA): The far-right UK Independence Party (UKIP) said it would pursue a ban on niqab in their party manifesto, which is expected to be published on Monday, according to the party leader on Sunday. … Continued

Racist letters tell Turkish families to leave Germany
22nd Apr 2017

Racist letters tell Turkish families to leave Germany

By Mesut Zeyrek   COLOGNE, Germany (AA): Several Turkish families in northwestern Bruhl town have received anonymous letters this week telling them to leave Germany, according to residents. The letters come at a time when there is a heated public … Continued

Germany mosque spray-painted with anti-Turkish slogans
21st Apr 2017

Germany mosque spray-painted with anti-Turkish slogans

BERLIN (AA): Unknown assailants vandalized a mosque in Germany’s eastern city of Leipzig on Thursday morning, spray-painting the walls with anti-Turkish slogans. Ismail Ozgan, the head of the Eyup Sultan Mosque Association, told Anadolu Agency that a large sign at … 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

Canada: Anti-Muslim sentiment growing in Canadian cities
20th Apr 2017

Canada: Anti-Muslim sentiment growing in Canadian cities

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): An imam in Canada said Wednesday he has received a death threat and another that called for the burning down of a mosque near Toronto, Global News reported. And in the capital of … 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

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

Canada: Parents shred, walk on Qur’an at school meeting
25th Mar 2017

Canada: Parents shred, walk on Qur’an at school meeting

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): A school board spokesman on Friday told Anadolu Agency he is “deeply shocked and saddened” after a school board meeting degenerated into a hate-filled session in which protesters tore pages from the Qur’an. … Continued

Canada votes in favor of anti-Islamophobia motion
24th Mar 2017

Canada votes in favor of anti-Islamophobia motion

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): Parliament passed an anti-Islamophobia motion Thursday by a 201-91 margin, but it may be some time before the bitterness that led up to the vote dissipates. The M-103 motion is non-binding but the … Continued

US federal judge blocks Trump’s revised travel ban
16th Mar 2017

US federal judge blocks Trump’s revised travel ban

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): President Donald Trump was dealt a resounding legal blow on Wednesday when a federal judge in Hawaii agreed to place a temporary nationwide freeze on his revised travel ban. The 90-day ban on new … 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

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

US: Muslim-American lawmakers slam new Trump ‘Muslim ban’
7th Mar 2017

US: Muslim-American lawmakers slam new Trump ‘Muslim ban’

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S. Congress’ only Muslim representatives argued Monday that President Donald Trump’s new executive order on immigration still unfairly targets Muslims. “Here we go again … Muslim Ban 2.0 #NoBanNoWall,” Representative Andre Carson wrote … 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

US: Muhammad Ali Jr. worries US airport detention to repeat
1st Mar 2017

US: Muhammad Ali Jr. worries US airport detention to repeat

By Betul Yuruk   NEW YORK (AA): The son of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who was recently detained by immigration officers at a U.S. airport, told Anadolu Agency his rights will continue to be violated as long as Donald Trump … 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

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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