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OSCE:  6,000 hate crime incidents reported in Europe in 2016
17th Nov 2017

OSCE: 6,000 hate crime incidents reported in Europe in 2016

By Merve Aydogan   ANKARA (AA): The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) on Thursday published its 2016 hate crime data, including 5,998 incidents. “On the International Day for Tolerance, this is our contribution to support the important … Continued

Canada: Quebec law bans niqab, burka
19th Oct 2017

Canada: Quebec law bans niqab, burka

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): Muslim women will be forced to remove their face coverings and burkas to access public services, including riding a bus, under a new law passed Wednesday by the Quebec National Assembly. Bill 62, … Continued

Azeri MP slams EU politicians over anti-Muslim rhetoric
13th Oct 2017

Azeri MP slams EU politicians over anti-Muslim rhetoric

By Omer Aydin   STRASBOURG, France, (AA) – An Azeri lawmaker accused European politicians Thursday of using the Daesh terrorist organization as an excuse to spread anti-Muslim propaganda. Ganire Pashayeva, part of the Azeri delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of … Continued

UK: Islamophobic attacks on UK mosques double
10th Oct 2017

UK: Islamophobic attacks on UK mosques double

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal   LONDON (AA): Hate crimes targeting mosques in the U.K. have doubled in the past year, results of an investigation indicated on Monday. Data from British police forces across the country by the U.K.’s Press Association … Continued

Greece: Lack of Muslim cemetery in Athens compounds grieving
4th Oct 2017

Greece: Lack of Muslim cemetery in Athens compounds grieving

By Furkan Naci Top   ATHENS, Greece (AA): Migrant families fleeing war-torn countries in the Middle East to find shelter in Greece are suffering new wounds due to a problem in Athens: the lack of a cemetery for Muslims. “I … Continued

Canada: Quebec City mosque murder case moves to trial
3rd Oct 2017

Canada: Quebec City mosque murder case moves to trial

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): The man charged with killing six men at a Quebec City mosque will forego a preliminary hearing and go directly to trial, it was decided Monday in a Quebec court. The prosecution filed … Continued

Canada: Anti-Muslim group confronted by protesters in Quebec
1st Oct 2017

Canada: Anti-Muslim group confronted by protesters in Quebec

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): Anti-immigration and anti-Muslim groups clashed with counter-protesters in Ottawa, Saturday, along the Quebec border where thousands of asylum seekers have crossed into the country since January. On Ottawa’s Parliament Hill, the seat of … Continued

Swedish mosque gutted in suspected arson attack
27th Sep 2017

Swedish mosque gutted in suspected arson attack

By Atilla Altuntas   STOCKHOLM (AA): A mosque in the southern Swedish city of Orebro has been completely destroyed in a suspected arson attack, a fire department official said on Tuesday. One person has been arrested.There are no reports of … Continued

Canada: Man accused of murder at Canadian mosque back in court
10th Sep 2017

Canada: Man accused of murder at Canadian mosque back in court

By Barry Ellsworth TRENTON, Ont. (AA): The man, who allegedly gunned down six Muslims during prayers at a Quebec City mosque in January, made a brief appearance in a Canadian court Friday under heavy security. The prosecution divulged additional evidence … Continued

The Netherlands: Islamophobic attack targets mosque in Venlo
3rd Sep 2017

The Netherlands: Islamophobic attack targets mosque in Venlo

By Abdullah Asiran   VENLO, Netherlands (AA): An under-construction mosque in southeastern Netherlands was targeted by a group of far-right extremists, head of the mosque said on Saturday. The far-right ‘Identitair Verzet’ movement hanged anti-Islam banners at the roof of … Continued

German far-right leader says German minister of Turkish origin should be disposed of
29th Aug 2017

German far-right leader says German minister of Turkish origin should be disposed of

BERLIN (AA) – Germany’s far-right leader has threatened the country’s ethnic-Turkish integration minister by saying they would soon “dispose of” the minister in Anatolia, local media reported Monday. Alexander Gauland, the top candidate for the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany … Continued

Germany: Muslims in Europe well-integrated, new study claims
25th Aug 2017

Germany: Muslims in Europe well-integrated, new study claims

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): Muslims in Europe are well-integrated into mainstream society but are not fully accepted by all, according to a new study released by the Bertelsmann Foundation in Germany. The Religion Monitor 2017 surveyed education, working … Continued

French magazine faces ire over ‘Islamophobic’ cover
24th Aug 2017

French magazine faces ire over ‘Islamophobic’ cover

By Hajer M’tiri   PARIS (AA): French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is again at the center of controversy with a new front cover blaming terrorist attacks in Europe on Islam. A cover illustration depicts two blood-soaked pedestrians after being hit … Continued

The Netherlands: Dutch Islamic primary school targeted by extremists
22nd Aug 2017

The Netherlands: Dutch Islamic primary school targeted by extremists

By Abdullah Asiran   LEIDEN, Netherlands (AA) – A Muslim children’s school in the Netherlands had its doors chained and locked by an anti-immigrant group on Sunday night, its principal told Anadolu Agency on Monday. PEGIDA claimed responsibility for the … Continued

Germany sees rise in anti-Muslim attacks
19th Aug 2017

Germany sees rise in anti-Muslim attacks

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): Hate crimes against Muslims in Germany rose sharply in the second quarter of this year, reflecting a growing Islamophobia fueled by far-right and populist political parties according to new government figures. However, very few anti-Muslim hate … Continued

Canadian charged with hate crime against Muslims
25th Jul 2017

Canadian charged with hate crime against Muslims

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA) – A Canadian man, who earlier this year offered a $2,500 reward for recordings of Muslim students “spewing hate speech during Friday prayers”, was charged Monday with committing a hate crime. Kevin J. … Continued

US: Islamophobic hate crimes soars
18th Jul 2017

US: Islamophobic hate crimes soars

By Safvan Allahverdi   WASHINGTON (AA): The number of anti-Muslim hate crimes [Islamophobic attacks] rose 91 percent in the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2016, a leading Muslim advocacy group said Monday. The Council … Continued

Canada: Small number of residents vote against Muslim cemetery
17th Jul 2017

Canada: Small number of residents vote against Muslim cemetery

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): Residents of a small town in Canada voted Sunday 19-16 against a project that would have created the first Muslim owned and operated cemetery in the Quebec City region. Only 49 voters — … Continued

Canada: 49 voters to decide fate of Muslim cemetery in Quebec city
16th Jul 2017

Canada: 49 voters to decide fate of Muslim cemetery in Quebec city

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): Whether the Quebec City region will get its first cemetery owned and operated by Muslims will be decided Sunday by 49 people in a referendum. The land for the cemetery was purchased in … Continued

US: Judge exempts grandparents from Trump ‘Muslim travel ban’
15th Jul 2017

US: Judge exempts grandparents from Trump ‘Muslim travel ban’

By Michael Hernandez WASHINGTON (AA): A federal judge in Hawaii dealt President Donald Trump another legal setback in his attempt to bar immigration from six Muslim-majority countries, ruling that Trump’s administration unnecessarily limited those who could be allowed into the … 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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