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UK: Change the record Boris! The normalization of Islamophobia
14th Aug 2018

UK: Change the record Boris! The normalization of Islamophobia

By Dr. Katy Sian London, (The Muslim News): Boris Johnson’s Islamophobic remarks about Muslim women and the veil are somewhat unsurprising given that the Tories have been responsible for pushing an anti-Muslim agenda for years. From David Cameron declaring that Muslim … Continued

Belgium: Girl denied internship due to headscarf
12th Aug 2018

Belgium: Girl denied internship due to headscarf

By Serife Cetin   BRUSSELS (AA): Betul Baslik, a Turkish-origin social services and pedagogy graduate, has been denied an internship by a Belgian retirement home due to her headscarf. Born and raised in Belgium, Baslik told Anadolu Agency that she … Continued

US: Gap creates stir with ad featuring hijab
11th Aug 2018

US: Gap creates stir with ad featuring hijab

By Umar Farooq   WASHINGTON (AA): U.S. clothing retailer Gap’s advertising campaign for its back to school fashion line has drawn widespread criticism for including a girl wearing hijab. The advertisement promotes its children’s line of clothing and has been … Continued

Denmark: Thousands march against veil ban
2nd Aug 2018

Denmark: Thousands march against veil ban

By Davut Colak   COPENHAGEN (AA): Thousands of people marched against a controversial ban in Denmark on the wearing of face veils in public that came into force Wednesday. Demonstrations were held in the capital city of Copenhagen and second … Continued

Germany: Footballer Mesut Ozil sparks racism debate in Germany
24th Jul 2018

Germany: Footballer Mesut Ozil sparks racism debate in Germany

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): Footballer Mesut Ozil’s decision to quit Germany’s national team has sparked a divisive debate in the country on racism and discrimination. “It is an alarm signal when a great German footballer like Mesut Ozil … Continued

Canada: Attack on Canadian Muslim being probed as Islamophobic hate crime
19th Jul 2018

Canada: Attack on Canadian Muslim being probed as Islamophobic hate crime

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA): A Muslim father remains in intensive care in a Toronto hospital after a horrific beating that police confirmed Wednesday is being investigated as a anti-Muslim hate crime. Mohammed Abu Marzouk, 39, and his … Continued

Germany: Video shows Islamophobic shooting at Muslim woman
18th Jul 2018

Germany: Video shows Islamophobic shooting at Muslim woman

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): An assailant entered a cafe and fired six shots at a Muslim female employee in southern Germany, in a suspected Islamophobic attack. A dramatic video footage released on Tuesday captured the moment when the … Continued

Germany: Muslim patients targeted in Islamophobic knife attack
7th Jul 2018

Germany: Muslim patients targeted in Islamophobic knife attack

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): A man threatened Muslim patients with a kitchen knife and injured one person after a standoff at a small clinic in northwestern Germany, local media reported on Friday. The man, said to be in … Continued

Belgium: Prosecutors probe violent Islamophobic attack on Muslim teen girl
5th Jul 2018

Belgium: Prosecutors probe violent Islamophobic attack on Muslim teen girl

By Serife Cetin   BRUSSELS (AA): Belgian prosecutors will decide on Wednesday evening if Monday’s attack against a young Muslim girl was carried out due to Islamophobia or not. On Monday night, two assailants attacked a 19-year-old Muslim teen in … Continued

Canada: Muslim group wins stay of Quebec veil law
30th Jun 2018

Canada: Muslim group wins stay of Quebec veil law

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA) – The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) has succeeded in a bid to delay institution of a face-covering law in the province of Quebec, the group said in a news release Friday. … Continued

Nigeria: Hijab OK’d for Muslim barred from call to bar
22nd Jun 2018

Nigeria: Hijab OK’d for Muslim barred from call to bar

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): A female law student barred from the country’s call to bar last year for wearing the Muslim head covering (hijab) has been asked to attend the ceremony billed for later this year. Firdaus … Continued

UK: Finsbury Park terror victim remembered on anniversary
20th Jun 2018

UK: Finsbury Park terror victim remembered on anniversary

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal   LONDON (AA): The victim of last year’s Islamophobic terror attack in Finsbury Park, North London was remembered Tuesday with a series of commemorations across the U.K. The first ceremony held at Islington Town Hall in … Continued

Sweden: Sharp rise in attacks on mosques across Sweden
13th Jun 2018

Sweden: Sharp rise in attacks on mosques across Sweden

By Atila Altuntas   STOCKHOLM (AA):- Attacks on mosques and Muslim gatherings increased by 10 times in 2017 in Sweden compared to previous year, according to a new report. The Uppsala University report by Mattias Gardell said 38 mosques or … Continued

Switzerland: Swiss Upper House rejects foreign fund ban on mosques
1st Jun 2018

Switzerland: Swiss Upper House rejects foreign fund ban on mosques

By Bayram Altug GENEVA (AA & The Local): The Upper House of Switzerland on Tuesday rejected a bill prohibiting foreign funding to mosques affiliated with the Swiss Turkish Religious Foundation. The motion had been put forward by Lorenzo Quadri, a … Continued

Germany: Far-right party holds anti-Islam rally in Berlin
28th May 2018

Germany: Far-right party holds anti-Islam rally in Berlin

By Cuneyt Karadag   BERLIN (AA): An anti-Islam anti-immigration rally was held by 5,000 far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in country’s capital Berlin on Sunday. Speaking to media before the beginning of the rally, AfD board member Beatrix von … Continued

Canadian army cadets to be expelled after defacing Qur’an
26th May 2018

Canadian army cadets to be expelled after defacing Qur’an

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada: Three military cadets in officer training will likely be expelled from the Canadian Forces after desecrating a Quran with bacon and “bodily fluids,” authorities said Friday. The incident, which occurred during the Easter long … Continued

Sweden: Swedish journalist faces probe for anti-Muslim drawings
23rd May 2018

Sweden: Swedish journalist faces probe for anti-Muslim drawings

By Atila Altuntas   STOCKHOLM (AA): A former editor-in-chief of a publication of the nationalist Swedish Democrats party is under investigation over sharing offensive drawings targeting Muslims, a Stockholm prosecutor said Tuesday. Prosecutor Ann Liden announced a probe was underway … Continued

Canada: Toronto mayor condemns Islamophobic hate graffiti at Muslim school
23rd May 2018

Canada: Toronto mayor condemns Islamophobic hate graffiti at Muslim school

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA): Two elected officials shocked at hate graffiti sprayed on a Toronto-area Muslim school wall stepped forward Tuesday to help clean off the offensive remarks. “The first thing I thought is ‘I can’t let … Continued

Germany: Berlin court insists on headscarf ban
10th May 2018

Germany: Berlin court insists on headscarf ban

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): A Berlin court ruled on Wednesday against a Muslim primary school teacher who wanted to wear her headscarf at work. The labour court argued that the school administration’s decision to not allow the teacher … Continued

Germany sees 1,075 Islamophobic crimes in 2017
9th May 2018

Germany sees 1,075 Islamophobic crimes in 2017

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): German police recorded 1,075 Islamophobic crimes in 2017, according to new government figures announced on Tuesday. Far-right extremists or groups carried out some 994 attacks against Muslims and mosques, which made up 92.5 percent … 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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