France’s highest court overturns burkini ban
26th Aug 2016

France’s highest court overturns burkini ban

By Ala Abbas   The Muslim News: France’s highest administrative court, The State Council, has overturned the burkini ban on Friday, amidst criticism from human rights groups The French Human Rights League (LDH) appealed to the court the ban put … Continued

US: ‘All Muslims are terrorists should be killed’ leaflets to Iraqis
19th Aug 2016

US: ‘All Muslims are terrorists should be killed’ leaflets to Iraqis

NEW YORK (AA): Police are investigating as a hate crime notes urging violence against Muslims discovered Wednesday at an apartment complex in the state of Maine. An Iraqi man went to Westbrook police late Wednesday after finding a piece of … Continued

France: French Muslims wary over proposed Govt controlled ‘Islamic Foundation’
18th Aug 2016

France: French Muslims wary over proposed Govt controlled ‘Islamic Foundation’

By Onur Usta   PARIS (AA): As France gets closer to its 2017 presidential election, Muslims in the country are concerned about upcoming reforms which some fear could include interventions in Islamic lifestyles. A new state-controlled ‘Foundation for Islamic Works’ … Continued

France: Third town bans ‘burkinis’ from beaches
16th Aug 2016

France: Third town bans ‘burkinis’ from beaches

PARIS (AA): A Corsican village has become the third French town to issue a ban on the full-body swimsuit – known as ‘burkinis’ – worn by some Muslim women. Mayor of Sisco, Pierre-Ange Vivoni, told French television on Monday the … Continued

US: Police searching for gunman who killed imam, companion
15th Aug 2016

US: Police searching for gunman who killed imam, companion

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): Police are searching Sunday for the man who fatally shot an Imam and his companion in the head while they walked home from afternoon prayers in New York. The suspect approached Imam Maulama Akonjee, … Continued

Nigerian court says Muslim girls can wear hijab to school
23rd Jul 2016

Nigerian court says Muslim girls can wear hijab to school

By Rafiu Ajakaye LAGOS, (AA): Nigeria’s court of appeals on Thursday ruled that Muslim female students can wear their head covering to schools, dismissing a government ban as “discriminatory and an infringement on the constitutional rights” of the affected students. … Continued

US: Muslim shot, stabbed outside Houston mosque
4th Jul 2016

US: Muslim shot, stabbed outside Houston mosque

By Esra Kaymak Avci   WASHINGTON (AA): Police in the southern state of Texas have launched an investigation after a doctor was stabbed and shot near a mosque as he walked to morning prayers, local media said. The ABC13 Eyewitness … Continued

Switzerland: Muslim girls’ Swiss citizenship denied
29th Jun 2016

Switzerland: Muslim girls’ Swiss citizenship denied

By Fatih Erel   GENEVA (AA): Two Muslim schoolgirls have been denied Swiss citizenship after they refused to participate in mixed swimming lessons for religious reasons, local media reported Tuesday. The girls, aged 12 and 14, were denied citizenship for … Continued

Netherlands: Turkish mosque vandalized in S Netherlands
24th Jun 2016

Netherlands: Turkish mosque vandalized in S Netherlands

By Yasin Yagci   AMSTERDAM (AA) – A group of vandals attacked a Turkish mosque in southern Netherlands, local television channel RTV Rijnmond reported. The station said at least 15 people attacked the mosque with iron bars and shattered the … Continued

Myanmar: Muslim injured in attack on mosque by Buddhists
24th Jun 2016

Myanmar: Muslim injured in attack on mosque by Buddhists

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   WAW,  (AA): A Muslim man has been injured after a Buddhist mob destroyed a mosque in Myanmar’s south-central Bago region following an argument over the construction of a new religious school. Htay Khaing, an officer-in-charge … Continued

UK: Brexit board member resigns over Islamophobic tweets
22nd Jun 2016

UK: Brexit board member resigns over Islamophobic tweets

LONDON (AA) – A board member of the Leave campaign resigned Monday over a series of anti-Muslim tweets, just two days before a referendum decides whether the U.K. should stay in the EU, according to British media reports. The Guardian … Continued

US: $206M funds anti-Islamic American groups
21st Jun 2016

US: $206M funds anti-Islamic American groups

By Kasim Ileri   WASHINGTON (AA): Nearly $206 million poured into organizations promoting hate against Muslim in the U.S. in 2008-2013, a report released Monday revealed. Released by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Center for Race and … Continued

Sri Lanka: 2 years on, Sri Lankans recall deadly anti-Muslim riots
16th Jun 2016

Sri Lanka: 2 years on, Sri Lankans recall deadly anti-Muslim riots

By Dilrukshi Handunnetti   DHARGA TOWN, (AA): Two years since anti- Muslim riots killed four, injured over 80 and displaced some 10,000 residents of Aluthgama, Beruwala and Dharga Town — three Muslim-populated coastal towns — many Muslims who remember the … Continued

US: Obama not characterizing Orlando shooting as ‘radical Islamic terrorism’
14th Jun 2016

US: Obama not characterizing Orlando shooting as ‘radical Islamic terrorism’

By Kasim Ileri   WASHINGTON (AA): President Barack Obama will not legitimatize terrorist organizations by calling them “radical Islam” which perpetuates the myth that they represent Islam against the West, a White House spokesman said Monday. “Many of those organizations … Continued

Nigerian court says girls can wear hijab in school
4th Jun 2016

Nigerian court says girls can wear hijab in school

LAGOS, (AA): A Nigerian court ruled on Friday that Muslim girls can wear a headscarf to school as long as its color is the same as the approved uniform. “Hijab is a matter of [the] fundamental right of freedom of … Continued

US: Muslim lawmakers tackle Islamophobia in US president race
25th May 2016

US: Muslim lawmakers tackle Islamophobia in US president race

By Kasim Ileri   WASHINGTON (AA) – A fringe group of people are not the only ones expressing bigotry toward Islam and its adherents but U.S. officials are also involved in hate mongering, a Muslim congressman said Tuesday. “It is … Continued

UK: Trump’s statements on Muslims ‘very dangerous’: Cameron
23rd May 2016

UK: Trump’s statements on Muslims ‘very dangerous’: Cameron

LONDON (AA):  British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday that U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s comments on banning Muslims from entering the U.S. were “very dangerous”. Speaking on the British ITV channel, Cameron added that despite his “wrong … Continued

France: Islamophobia & Islamophobic attacks on the rise
17th May 2016

France: Islamophobia & Islamophobic attacks on the rise

PARIS (AA): Islamophobic attacks in France are on the rise, French Council of Muslim Faith President Anouar Kbibeche said Monday. In remarks made during the 33rd French Council of the Muslim Faith conference in the French city of Le Bourget … Continued

Myanmar monks & nationalists march to ban ‘Rohingya’
14th May 2016

Myanmar monks & nationalists march to ban ‘Rohingya’

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA):- Several hundred nationalists have taken to the streets of Myanmar’s second largest city to call on the government to declare within three days that there is no Rohingya ethnicity in the country. Protesters … Continued

Germany: Far-right party adopts anti-Islam program
2nd May 2016

Germany: Far-right party adopts anti-Islam program

BERLIN (AA & DW.de): Germany’s far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) adopted a controversial party program Sunday that called for banning Islamic symbols and restricting religious practices of Muslims. The majority of AfD’s some 2,000 delegates backed the program in a … 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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