France: Pig heads thrown in mosque building in eastern France
14th Jan 2017

France: Pig heads thrown in mosque building in eastern France

By Rahmi Gunduz   PARIS (AA & The Muslim News): Muslim community in eastern French town of Dijon were targeted by an Islamophobic attack; six pigs heads thrown at the gates of a mosque. Six sawn-halves of pigs heads were … Continued

UK: Old man attacking Muslim woman in Wales avoids jail
5th Jan 2017

UK: Old man attacking Muslim woman in Wales avoids jail

LONDON (AA):  A seventy-five year old man who racially abused a Muslim woman in veil was fined £258 due to his old age in Swansea, a coastal city in Wales. Bert Fahy, a seventy-five year old Irish man, appeared at … Continued

Uganda: Police raid Kampala mosque, arrest 18
28th Dec 2016

Uganda: Police raid Kampala mosque, arrest 18

By Halima Athumani   KAMPALA, Uganda (AA):- Uganda Police has confirmed the arrest of 18 people found at Nakasero mosque during an early morning raid in central Kampala on Tuesday. Speaking to journalists, a police spokesperson for the Kampala Metropolitan … Continued

UK: Attacks on Muslims intensify as mosque targeted
18th Dec 2016

UK: Attacks on Muslims intensify as mosque targeted

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal   LONDON (AA): Islamophobic motivated attacks targeting Muslims in the U.K. have shown a dramatic rise within the past week as individuals and places of worship came under attack. The latest hate crime targeted the Cumbernauld … Continued

UK: Man shouts ‘I want to kill a Muslim’ in London assault
13th Dec 2016

UK: Man shouts ‘I want to kill a Muslim’ in London assault

LONDON (AA): A man was shouting “I want to kill Muslims” as he stabbed another man at a London railway station, reported local media citing various witnesses. The suspected aggressor was arrested at Forest Hill railway station in south-east London … Continued

India: Teacher resigns after told to remove face veil
11th Dec 2016

India: Teacher resigns after told to remove face veil

By Abdul Gani   GUWAHATI, India (AA): A Muslim teacher who resigned from her job at a school in India’s commercial capital Mumbai last week claimed her decision followed six months of discrimination from school authorities. “I tried to make … Continued

US: Muslim student attacked in New York subway missing
10th Dec 2016

US: Muslim student attacked in New York subway missing

NEW YORK (AA): A Muslim teen who was the victim of a bias attack earlier this month on the city’s subway has been missing for two days, according to police. Yasmin Seweid was last seen Wednesday leaving her home at … Continued

US: ‘Hero’ Muslim NYC officer harassed in hate attack
5th Dec 2016

US: ‘Hero’ Muslim NYC officer harassed in hate attack

NEW YORK (AA): A Muslim police officer here and her 16-year-old son were the targets of a hate attack during the weekend, police sources in the media said Sunday. Officer Aml Elsokary, a native of the city, dropped off her … Continued

US: 3 men try to remove Muslim teen’s hijab in NYC metro
3rd Dec 2016

US: 3 men try to remove Muslim teen’s hijab in NYC metro

NEW YORK (AA): The city’s police is investigating a bias crime after three men attempted to remove the headscarf of a Muslim teen at a subway station, authorities told Anadolu Agency on Friday. The incident occurred at approximately 10 p.m. … Continued

29th Nov 2016

US: Mosques receive hate letters in California, Georgia

NEW YORK (AA): Three mosques in California and one in Georgia received hate letters that threaten genocide against Muslims and tell them to leave the U.S., the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said. The letters signed as “Americans for a … Continued

Sweden: Swastikas & anti Muslim graffiti daubed on mosque
27th Nov 2016

Sweden: Swastikas & anti Muslim graffiti daubed on mosque

By Elin Joensson   STOCKHOLM, (AA): Police in Stockholm are investigating a Saturday attack on a mosque in which neo-Nazi and anti-Muslim slogans were daubed near the place of worship. Swastikas and the text “kill Muslims” had been scribbled near … Continued

Canadian police investigating hate graffiti at mosque
19th Nov 2016

Canadian police investigating hate graffiti at mosque

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): Police in the capital of Ottawa are investigating after a mosque was spray-painted with hate words, Canadian media reported Friday. It is the fifth incident of racist graffiti in the past week. Police … Continued

US hate crimes targeting Muslims up 70 percent
15th Nov 2016

US hate crimes targeting Muslims up 70 percent

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): Hate crimes targeting Muslims in the U.S. rose 67 percent last year, the FBI said in an annual report released Monday. The uptick is part of an overall 7 percent hike in hate crimes … Continued

Sweden: Mosque, Turkish cultural center attacked
7th Nov 2016

Sweden: Mosque, Turkish cultural center attacked

By Atila Altuntas   STOCKHOLM (AA): Unknown attackers pelted stones on a mosque and a linked Turkish cultural center in Stockholm on Sunday, an official at the center told Anadolu Agency. The Rinkeby Mosque and its affiliated Turkish Culture Center … Continued

Italy: Muslims demand Italy recognizes more mosques
22nd Oct 2016

Italy: Muslims demand Italy recognizes more mosques

By Baris Seckin   ROME (AA): Hundreds of Muslims prayed in front of Rome’s Colosseum on Friday in protest at the closure of unofficial mosques. They called on city authorities to protect their religious rights and demanded legal status for … Continued

US sentences mosque arsonist to 5 years
19th Oct 2016

US sentences mosque arsonist to 5 years

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S. on Tuesday sentenced a 32-year-old Missouri man to five years in prison for setting an area mosque ablaze, and attempting to do the same to a nearby women’s reproductive health clinic. Jedediah … Continued

Myanmar: Illegal mosques to be demolished in Rakhine
21st Sep 2016

Myanmar: Illegal mosques to be demolished in Rakhine

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): A senior government official in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine State has pledged to tear down all illegally constructed buildings including mosques and Muslim religious schools, according to a report Wednesday. More than 3,000 structures … Continued

Australian politician targets Muslims on parl’t return
15th Sep 2016

Australian politician targets Muslims on parl’t return

By Jill Fraser   MELBOURNE, (AA): A divisive right-wing politician has made her first speech to Australia’s parliament in 20 years, but whereas in 1998 Asians were the subject of her venom, Wednesday she targeted Muslims. The 62-year-old — who … Continued

US: Florida mosque set ablaze on 9/11 anniversary
13th Sep 2016

US: Florida mosque set ablaze on 9/11 anniversary

NEW YORK (AA): A Florida place of worship frequented by the alleged perpetrator of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history was set ablaze on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, officials said Monday. Major David Thompson from St. Lucie … Continued

Faith & Reason: What Robert Kilroy-Silk needs now is a trip to Mecca
11th Sep 2016

Faith & Reason: What Robert Kilroy-Silk needs now is a trip to Mecca

This is an artile on written by the Editor of The Muslim News, Ahmed J Versi on the Hajj in The Independent newspaper on 24 January 2004   Faith & Reason: What Robert Kilroy-Silk needs now is a trip to … 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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