US: Muslim woman attacked in front of her children in coffee shop
19th Jun 2019

US: Muslim woman attacked in front of her children in coffee shop

By Umar Farooq   WASHINGTON (AA): A Muslim civil rights group is demanding an investigation after a woman in the state of Texas claims she was attacked for wearing a hijab at a Starbucks coffee shop. Nur Ashour said she … Continued

Canada: Quebec passes religious symbols ban
18th Jun 2019

Canada: Quebec passes religious symbols ban

By Barry Ellsworth TRENTON, Canada (AA): The Quebec province passed its controversial religious symbols ban and critics say the government stuck in an amendment that creates “secular police,” Canadian media reported Monday. Bill 21 contains a clause that calls for … Continued

Norway: Islamophobic group insults Muslims, harms Qur’an
17th Jun 2019

Norway: Islamophobic group insults Muslims, harms Qur’an

By Atila Altuntas   STOCKHOLM (AA): An Islamophobic group in Norway insulted Muslims, said all Qurans must be destroyed and threw a copy of the Muslim holy book the Qur’an in an event near the capital Oslo on Saturday, according … Continued

Germany: 3 mosques attacked in 2 days
12th Jun 2019

Germany: 3 mosques attacked in 2 days

By Mesut Zeyrek   COLOGNE, Germany (AA): Three mosques in Germany have suffered assaults over the past two days, a local Turkish Muslim community leader said on Tuesday. At the Eyup Sultan Mosque in Kamen, North Rhine-Westphalia, a right-wing group … Continued

US: Animal rights group slams Muslim ritual
8th Jun 2019

US: Animal rights group slams Muslim ritual

By Vakkas Dogantekin   ANKARA (AA): U.S.-based animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) came under fire Thursday for posting an inaccurate video on Twitter attacking a Muslim tradition. “This is heartbreaking. Animals don’t need to … Continued

Denmark: Danish far-right members burn Qur’an during iftar in city’s square
3rd Jun 2019

Denmark: Danish far-right members burn Qur’an during iftar in city’s square

By Davut Colak   COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AA): Activists of a far-right group burned a copy of the Qur’an and unfurled a banner saying “Europe is ours” in the Danish capital to protest against the iftar (fast-breaking) gathering of Muslims on … Continued

Greece: ‘Attack on Muslim cemetery shows rising Islamophobia’
2nd Jun 2019

Greece: ‘Attack on Muslim cemetery shows rising Islamophobia’

By Zehra Nur Duz (AA): A recent attack on a Muslim cemetery in Greece shows the rise of Islamophobia and racism both there and throughout the continent, according to an expert on the region. A Muslim cemetery in the city … Continued

India: Muslim men attacked in two separate incidents by Hindu mobs
28th May 2019

India: Muslim men attacked in two separate incidents by Hindu mobs

[Photo: Narendra Modi addresses media outside the President House on May 25, 2019 in New Delhi, India. Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) and National Democratic Alliance (NDA) leaders designated Narendra Modi as a Indian Prime Minister. Photographer: Imtiyaz Khan/AA] Shuriah Niazi New … Continued

Finland: Far-right Finnish politician rips up Qur’an
27th May 2019

Finland: Far-right Finnish politician rips up Qur’an

[Map of Finland. Wikimedia for free use for any purpose] Atilla Altuntas STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AA): With European polls taking place in Finland Sunday, the leader of an extreme far-right party tried to stoke the Islamophobic vote by publicly ripping up … Continued

Germany: Muslim group calls probe into mosque fire
26th May 2019

Germany: Muslim group calls probe into mosque fire

Ayhan Şimşek BERLIN (AA)  Turkish-Muslim association IGMG has called for complete and thorough investigation into suspected arson attack on Saturday at a mosque in North Rhine-Westphalia,the western German city of Hagen. There were no casualties. Omer Oral, the head of … Continued

UK: Mosque in Scotland vandalized with racist graffiti
22nd May 2019

UK: Mosque in Scotland vandalized with racist graffiti

By Muhammad Mussa   LONDON (AA): Police in Scotland are investigating an Islamophobic hate crime after racist and anti-Muslim comments were found spray-painted on the walls of a mosque Monday night. In a similar incident Tuesday in Essex, England, police are … Continued

French Senate votes to ban headscarf on school trips
17th May 2019

French Senate votes to ban headscarf on school trips

By Yusuf Ozcan   PARIS (AA): France’s upper house of the parliament on Thursday adopted a bill that prohibits mothers from wearing headscarf while accompanying the students on school trips. The bill was presented in the country’s senate by the … Continued

Austrian MP wears headscarf to protest its ban
16th May 2019

Austrian MP wears headscarf to protest its ban

By Askin Kiyagan VIENNA, Austria: An independent member of Austria’s parliament wore a headscarf during her general assembly speech Wednesday to protest the banning of the religious head covering in primary schools as Austrian MPs approved a law aimed at banning … Continued

Austria: Vienna mayor condemns racism, anti-Muslim sentiment
15th May 2019

Austria: Vienna mayor condemns racism, anti-Muslim sentiment

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA (AA): The mayor of Austria’s capital city of Vienna condemned racism and discrimination in the country Tuesday, calling these types of agitation against Muslims worrying. Michael Ludwig said during an iftar or fast-breaking meal in … Continued

US: Diyanet Mosque suffers large-scale damage
14th May 2019

US: Diyanet Mosque suffers large-scale damage

By Betul Yuruk   NEW YORK (AA): An arson attack over the weekend on a mosque in the U.S. state of Connecticut has caused “large-scale damage,” an official Turkish body said Monday. In a statement, the Religious Services Attache of … Continued

Sri Lanka: Anti-Muslim mob kills Muslim man, attacks Muslim shops, mosques
14th May 2019

Sri Lanka: Anti-Muslim mob kills Muslim man, attacks Muslim shops, mosques

By Omer Faruk Yildiz   COLOMBO (AA): A mob in Sri Lanka’s Puttalam district has killed a Muslim man despite a nationwide curfew imposed following anti-Muslim rioting. The mob attacked the 45-year-old man, Mohamed Ameer Mohamed Sally, with sharp weapons, … Continued

UK: London mosque on lockdown after shots fired
10th May 2019

UK: London mosque on lockdown after shots fired

[UK Map by Pixabay] Ahmet Gurhan Kartal LONDON (AA): A London mosque was on lockdown Thursday after a masked man carrying a gun tried to enter it during Ramadan prayers. Metropolitan Police confirmed that a big police presence would remain … Continued

US: Islamophobia in US driven by politics, not religion, Muslims most discriminated
3rd May 2019

US: Islamophobia in US driven by politics, not religion, Muslims most discriminated

By Umar Farooq   WASHINGTON (AA): Islamophobia in the United States is not rooted in a clash of religious beliefs but is driven by politics, according to a survey focusing on Muslim Americans. However, the Institute for Social Policy and … Continued

Sweden: Half of internet hate crimes target Muslims
19th Apr 2019

Sweden: Half of internet hate crimes target Muslims

By Atila Altuntas   STOCKHOLM (AA) – Half of the hate crimes on the internet were committed against Muslims in Sweden in 2017-2018, according to the head of online hate speech monitoring group.   Manager at Online Hate Speech Monitor … Continued

US man arrested after anti-Muslim rant in Texas store
19th Apr 2019

US man arrested after anti-Muslim rant in Texas store

By Umar Farooq   WASHINGTON (AA): A man in the state of Texas was arrested after entering a store and going on a racist tirade, verbally attacking a Muslim worker by calling him a “f***ing Arab.”   When the man, … 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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