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

Kenya: Headscarf ban in schools overturned
9th Sep 2016

Kenya: Headscarf ban in schools overturned

By Magdalene Mukami   NAIROBI, Kenya (AA) A Kenyan court on Thursday overturned a ban on students wearing headscarves, saying they should be able to wear religious attire.The ban had been imposed by Justice Harun Makau of the High Court … Continued

Spain: Niqabi pregnant Muslim woman assaulted
8th Sep 2016

Spain: Niqabi pregnant Muslim woman assaulted

By Alyssa McMurtyry   MADRID (AA): Spanish police said Wednesday they arrested two individuals on hate-crime charges after an alleged assault on a pregnant woman wearing a niqab. According to the police statement released Wednesday, on Monday night the woman … Continued

Nigeria: Muslim body slams ‘hijab ban on nurses’ in Abeokuta
31st Aug 2016

Nigeria: Muslim body slams ‘hijab ban on nurses’ in Abeokuta

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA): A Muslim advocacy group has slammed the alleged maltreatment of hijab-wearing female nurses at government hospitals in southwest Nigeria. Muslim nurses, especially those who work at a psychiatric clinic in southwestern Abeokuta town, are … Continued

Netherlands: Dutch far-right political leader vows to close mosques
27th Aug 2016

Netherlands: Dutch far-right political leader vows to close mosques

AMSTERDAM (AA): Far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders has promised to close all mosques and Islamic schools and ban the Qur’an in an online manifesto. Wilders, whose Freedom Party (PVV) leads the polls ahead of March’s parliamentary election, also called for … Continued

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

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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