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

UK: Muslim preacher slams Cameron’s ‘racist’ views
30th Apr 2016

UK: Muslim preacher slams Cameron’s ‘racist’ views

By Busra Akin Dincer   LONDON (AA) – A London-based Muslim preacher has demanded a formal apology from the British premier for labeling him a Daesh supporter in the parliament in the run-up to the mayoral elections. In an exclusive … Continued

Myanmar Muslim leader urges calm amid ‘incitement’ by Buddhist monk
27th Apr 2016

Myanmar Muslim leader urges calm amid ‘incitement’ by Buddhist monk

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): One of Myanmar’s top Muslim leaders urged calm Tuesday, after he accused a militia-style monk and his disciples of trying to incite violence by building an unauthorized Buddhist structure in the shadow of … Continued

Europe intolerant towards Muslim politicians
24th Apr 2016

Europe intolerant towards Muslim politicians

PARIS (AA) – Smear campaigns targeting Muslim politicians across Europe, which have seen many forced to quit, highlight an attitude of intolerance toward Muslims. With the rise of racism on the continent, Muslim politicians are being attacked in countries such … Continued

Germany: Ex-president slams anti-Islam sentiment
22nd Apr 2016

Germany: Ex-president slams anti-Islam sentiment

BERLIN (AA) – Former German President Christian Wulff spoke against growing anti-Islam sentiment in the country and stressed that Islam belonged to Germany, contrary to what far-right parties claim. “When 3 million Muslims live in our country, they belong together … Continued

French PM’s anti-Islam comments trigger uproar
14th Apr 2016

French PM’s anti-Islam comments trigger uproar

PARIS (AA) – Over the course of a few hours on Wednesday, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls’ comments advocating a legal ban on headscarves at university and calling Islam incompatible with the values of the republic triggered a wave of … Continued

US: Turkish President Erdogan slams anti-Muslim rhetoric in US
3rd Apr 2016

US: Turkish President Erdogan slams anti-Muslim rhetoric in US

WASHINGTON D.C. (AA): A Turkish-funded religious center in the U.S. will play a crucial role in dealing with intolerance and prejudice against Muslims, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday. Erdogan’s comments came at an opening ceremony for the Diyanet … Continued

France’s true face: Racism/Islamophobia or secularism?
31st Mar 2016

France’s true face: Racism/Islamophobia or secularism?

By Hajer M’tiri   PARIS (AA) – “There are women who choose [to wear headscarves], there were also American negroes who were for slavery”. This sentence was said by a French government minister on Wednesday. As shocking and offensive as … Continued

Ugandan Muslims condemn Christian hostility to Islamic banking
25th Mar 2016

Ugandan Muslims condemn Christian hostility to Islamic banking

By Halima Athumani   KAMPALA, (AA): Uganda’s Muslim leaders have condemned the “ignorance” of church leaders trying to block Islamic banking legislation in the majority-Christian nation. Earlier this year, parliament amended a finance bill to introduce Islamic insurance. However, church … Continued

US: Cruz’s Muslim neighborhood proposal met with dismissal
24th Mar 2016

US: Cruz’s Muslim neighborhood proposal met with dismissal

[Photo on Twitter one of many by Muslims and non Muslims making fun of Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz saying he would secure Muslim neighbourhood to prevent radicalisation. “Suehaila Amen ‏@SuehailaAmen Mar 22 . In #MyMuslimNeighborhood we have a hard … Continued

Anti-Muslim rhetoric from Cruz, Trump after Brussels attacks
23rd Mar 2016

Anti-Muslim rhetoric from Cruz, Trump after Brussels attacks

[Photo: US Ted Cruz Republican presidential candidatea. Photographer: Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons]   By Kasim Ileri   WASHINGTON (AA) – Muslim refugees should be barred from U.S. entry and the country’s law enforcement should be authorized to infiltrate their neighborhoods to … Continued

US: Satirical Muslim ads go up in New York’s subway stations
10th Mar 2016

US: Satirical Muslim ads go up in New York’s subway stations

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA) – A series of satirical ads have gone up around America’s most populous city, making humorous jabs at Islamophobia while promoting a 2013 film. The six ads started going up earlier this week around … Continued

Myanmar: Muslim activists’ trial postponed for new charges
4th Mar 2016

Myanmar: Muslim activists’ trial postponed for new charges

[Photo: Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party coming to power has not improved human rights abuses against Myanmar Muslims. Photographer: Alexandra Radu/AA] By Kyaw Ye Lynn YANGON, (AA) – The trial of two Myanmar Muslims — already … Continued

Europe: Islamophobic crimes on the rise in Europe
1st Mar 2016

Europe: Islamophobic crimes on the rise in Europe

VIENNA, Austria (AA) – The Muslim population in Europe not only faces an increase in number of Islamophobic hate crimes since the recent attacks in Paris, but they also suffer due to legal loopholes that allow such offenses to go … Continued

US: Muslim Brotherhood terror org, says US House committee
25th Feb 2016

US: Muslim Brotherhood terror org, says US House committee

By Esra Kaymak Avci   WASHINGTON (AA) — The House Judiciary Committee passed a bill Wednesday to urge the U.S. to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization. Opposing the legislation, congressman John Conyers said the measure was … Continued

UK: Anti-Islam group PEGIDA holds rally in Birmingham
7th Feb 2016

UK: Anti-Islam group PEGIDA holds rally in Birmingham

LONDON (AA) – Around 200 protesters have performed a “silent march” organized by newly founded and controversial UK branch of anti-Islam PEGIDA movement Saturday in Birmingham city center. The far-right group members arrived at Birmingham’s international train station under heavy … Continued

US: Half of Americans believe US Muslims anti-American
4th Feb 2016

US: Half of Americans believe US Muslims anti-American

NEW YORK (AA) — Roughly half of Americans believes at least “some” U.S. Muslims are anti-American, according to a new research released Wednesday. The Pew Research Center said its survey of 2,000 people, conducted Jan. 7-14, found that many Americans … Continued

US: Obama’s first mosque visit
31st Jan 2016

US: Obama’s first mosque visit

By Kasim Ileri   WASHINGTON (AA) – Barack Obama is to visit a U.S. mosque for the first time as American president, the White House has revealed. President Obama will visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore’s mosque in Maryland next … Continued

Israel demolishes mosque in Negev Desert village
29th Jan 2016

Israel demolishes mosque in Negev Desert village

By Anees Barghouthi   JERUSALEM (AA) – Israeli forces on Thursday demolished a mosque in the Bedouin village of Rakhma in the Negev Desert under the pretext that it had been built without a permit, eyewitness said. “Dozens of Israeli … Continued

Netherlands: Far-right Dutch MP hands out sprays ‘against refugees’
24th Jan 2016

Netherlands: Far-right Dutch MP hands out sprays ‘against refugees’

By Yasin Yagci   THE HAGUE, (AA): Far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders has handed out sprays containing red paint to women so they can “protect themselves against refugees”. The leader of Freedom Party was accompanied by deputies as he visited … 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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