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

UK: MPs debate calls to ban Donald Trump from UK
19th Jan 2016

UK: MPs debate calls to ban Donald Trump from UK

LONDON (AA) – As thousands of people signed the petition to ban U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump from entering the U.K, British MPs met Monday to debate the call. Paul Flynn, the Labour MP leading the debate opened the … Continued

US: Obama urges Americans to denounce Islamophobia in Twitter
15th Jan 2016

US: Obama urges Americans to denounce Islamophobia in Twitter

WASHINGTON (AA) – President Barack Obama used a question and answer session on social media Thursday to urge Americans to denounce bigotry. The White House opened a hashtag on Twitter and invited users to submit questions to Obama about his … Continued

14th Jan 2016

France: Charlie Hebdo’s Aylan cartoon causes uproar

PARIS (AA) – French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is facing fresh international criticism after a cartoon in its latest edition appeared to link Syrian Kurdish toddler Aylan Kurdi with those who committed sex attacks in Cologne on New Year’s Eve. … Continued

12th Jan 2016

US: World needs to hear of US religious freedom: booted Muslim

WASHINGTON (AA) – A Muslim woman booted from a Donald Trump rally, urged President Barack Obama to tell the world about religious freedom in the U.S., ahead of his State of the Union address. Rose Hamid, 56, who stood in … Continued

US: New York police settle lawsuits over spying on Muslims
8th Jan 2016

US: New York police settle lawsuits over spying on Muslims

[Photo:NYPD. Photographer: Mic from Reading, Berkshire/Creative Commons] NEW YORK (AA) – The New York Police Department (NYPD) on Thursday agreed to a series of reforms as part of a settlement of two high-profile lawsuits over its practice of illegal surveillance of Muslims following the … Continued

US: Company, US workers clash after 150 Muslims fired
5th Jan 2016

US: Company, US workers clash after 150 Muslims fired

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): The legal representative for approximately 150 Muslim workers who were fired from a meat packing facility was adamant Monday that the group simply wants to return to work. The workers, the majority of whom … Continued

Myanmar authorities ban mosque’s jubilee celebrations
4th Jan 2016

Myanmar authorities ban mosque’s jubilee celebrations

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): Authorities have banned a mosque on the outskirts of commercial capital Yangon from celebrating its platinum jubilee on Monday, following complaints from the country’s firebrand nationalist monk Wirathu. A caretaker at the mosque told Anadolu Agency by phone that Muslim followers had planned … Continued

UK: Labour leader invites Trump to mosque in London
21st Dec 2015

UK: Labour leader invites Trump to mosque in London

LONDON (AA) – Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn invited on Sunday the controversial U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to Finsbury Park Mosque to see Islam in the U.K. for himself. The invitation came in an interview he gave to the Huffington … Continued

US: Schools in Virginia county close over Islamic calligraphy work
19th Dec 2015

US: Schools in Virginia county close over Islamic calligraphy work

WASHINGTON (AA) – Every single school in a Virginia county in the U.S. was closed on Friday after parents of students reacted angrily after a teacher handed out a homework assignment on Islamic calligraphy. “While there has been no specific threat of … Continued

US candidate calls for terror probe into Muslim group
16th Dec 2015

US candidate calls for terror probe into Muslim group

WASHINGTON (AA) – U.S. presidential hopeful Ben Carson on Tuesday called for an investigation into a leading Muslim rights group over alleged links to terrorism. Carson’s seven-point plan called on the State Department to “designate the Muslim Brotherhood and other … Continued

US Muslims seeking community in wake of attacks
12th Dec 2015

US Muslims seeking community in wake of attacks

By Michael Hernandez   FALLS CHURCH, Virginia (AA) – When a mosque in suburban Virginia became the target of a firebomb attack, faith leaders decided that rather than turn inward, it was the moment to embrace the local community. The incident occurred just … Continued

Australia: Ousted Australian PM slammed for anti-Islam comments
10th Dec 2015

Australia: Ousted Australian PM slammed for anti-Islam comments

By Jill Fraser   MELBOURNE, (AA) – Australian politicians and Muslim leaders have struck back at former Prime Minister Tony Abbott after he called on the West to proclaim its “superiority” over Islam, condemning how such views fuel extremism across the board. … 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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