Myanmar rejects campaign to strip Muslims of citizenship
26th Nov 2015

Myanmar rejects campaign to strip Muslims of citizenship

By Joshua Carroll   YANGON, (AA) – Myanmar’s deputy immigration minister has rejected an appeal by nationalists to strip hundreds of Muslims of citizenship, local media reported Wednesday, marking a rare show of government defiance of Buddhist hardliners. Just over 200 Muslims … Continued

UK: Train passengers who stopped anti-Islam abuse praised
25th Nov 2015

UK: Train passengers who stopped anti-Islam abuse praised

LONDON (AA) – A Muslim woman subjected to racist abuse on a British train has praised her fellow passengers for defending her. Ruhi Rahman, 23, from Newcastle in northeast England, said a man on her train approached her and told … Continued

Australia: Arrests, clashes at anti-Islam rallies across Australia
23rd Nov 2015

Australia: Arrests, clashes at anti-Islam rallies across Australia

By Jill Fraser   MELBOURNE (AA) – A surge of anti-Islam sentiment swept across Australia on Sunday as protesters waving placards displaying slogans screaming “Say No to Sharia Law” and “Halal is Extortion” attended rallies nationwide organized by far-right wing group Reclaim Australia … Continued

Canada: PM  Trudeau decries spate of Islamophobic attacks
19th Nov 2015

Canada: PM Trudeau decries spate of Islamophobic attacks

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ontario (AA): Canada’s prime minister on Wednesday condemned recent “acts of hatred and racism” in Canada in the wake of the recent deadly attacks in Paris. In a statement released from the Philippines where he … Continued

UK: British woman in London Islamophobic attack avoids jail
15th Nov 2015

UK: British woman in London Islamophobic attack avoids jail

LONDON (AA): A U.K. court has awarded a suspended 16-week jail term to a British woman, who was filmed abusing two Muslim women aboard a bus in north-west London in an Islamophobic attack. The Hendon magistrates court said on Friday that it … Continued

US concerned about Muslims barred from Myanmar elections
11th Nov 2015

US concerned about Muslims barred from Myanmar elections

WASHINGTON (AA): A U.S. official on Tuesday expressed concerns about Myanmar polls where hundreds of thousands of Muslims were barred from voting and running in the elections. “We have raised our concerns about the removal of voting rights from individuals previously afforded … Continued

Myanmar: EU officials hail elections, want larger Muslim role
10th Nov 2015

Myanmar: EU officials hail elections, want larger Muslim role

By Joshua Carroll   YANGON (AA): A team of European Union officials has hailed the Myanmar election process as going better than expected, but underlined that future polls could be improved by including more female and Muslim candidates. While Chief Observer Alexander Graf Lambsdorff told international … Continued

UK: Man jailed for bus Islamophobic tirade against elderly Turk
6th Nov 2015

UK: Man jailed for bus Islamophobic tirade against elderly Turk

LONDON (AA):  A Londoner who racially abused a Turkish pensioner has been jailed after footage of his foul-mouthed tirade went viral on YouTube. Kashif Samuels, 25, was given a 16-week prison sentence on Thursday after being found guilty of an … Continued

Australia: Report says race laws fail local Muslims
5th Nov 2015

Australia: Report says race laws fail local Muslims

By Jill Fraser   MELBOURNE (AA): A report released Thursday by the Australian Human Rights Commission reveals that the Racial Discrimination Act has only a “limited” ability to protect Australian Muslims, because “religious identity” is not covered under the act. Conversely, Australian Jews — along with … Continued

France: Islamophobic attacks on the rise
23rd Oct 2015

France: Islamophobic attacks on the rise

ANKARA (AA): Islamophobic attacks in France have tripled during the first nine months of this year compared with the same period last year, a French nongovernmental organization said Thursday. The Collective Against Islamophobia in France said in a statement that 110 Islamophobic … Continued

US: Turkish woman assaulted by college student
21st Oct 2015

US: Turkish woman assaulted by college student

NEW YORK (AA): A Turkish Muslim woman who was assaulted by a U.S. college student said Tuesday that the incident was motivated by religious bias. The 49-year-old victim, who does not want to be identified, was attacked Saturday by Indiana University student Triceten Bickford … Continued

US ‘clock boy’ Ahmed moving to Qatar
21st Oct 2015

US ‘clock boy’ Ahmed moving to Qatar

NEW YORK (AA): Ahmed Mohamed, the U.S. Muslim boy who was arrested after a teacher mistook his homemade clock for a bomb, will soon move to Qatar to continue his education, according to media reports. The 14-year-old accepted a scholarship from the Qatar Foundation to join a … Continued

UK: Disabled man in Islamophobic attack on London bus
20th Oct 2015

UK: Disabled man in Islamophobic attack on London bus

LONDON (AA):  An investigation into an Islamophobic attack on a disabled man thought to be of Turkish origin is underway in London, police said Monday. Video that appeared online on Sunday appeared to show the man being verbally abused by … Continued

Myanmar: Suu Kyi warns against race, religious divisions
18th Oct 2015

Myanmar: Suu Kyi warns against race, religious divisions

YANGON (AA): Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on voters Saturday not to be influenced by divisions over race and religion during her first visit to conflict-stricken Rakhine state in 15 years. However, she her and other parties … Continued

Greece: Mosque in Western Thrace vandalized
12th Oct 2015

Greece: Mosque in Western Thrace vandalized

KOMOTINI, (AA): A mosque in Greece’s Western Thrace region has been attacked by vandals, according to an Anadolu Agency correspondent. The Yeni mosque in Komotini, a town of 50,000 people, including many Muslims, was attacked Friday night and the doors … Continued

US: Armed anti-Islam rallies planned in US
6th Oct 2015

US: Armed anti-Islam rallies planned in US

NEW YORK (AA): A U.S. Muslim advocacy group has urged community leaders to strengthen safety measures ahead of potential anti-Islam protests planned across the country Oct 10. The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) said several of the demonstrations may be armed and … Continued

UK: Court sets trial date for anti-Islam preacher
2nd Oct 2015

UK: Court sets trial date for anti-Islam preacher

LONDON (AA) – The trial of an evangelical pastor from Northern Ireland who derided Islam has been set for December. James McConnell, 78, made the anti-Islam and anti-Muslim remarks in his sermon at a Belfast church last year during which … Continued

Cambodia: Muslim says Khmer Rouge threat forced her to deny Islam
30th Sep 2015

Cambodia: Muslim says Khmer Rouge threat forced her to deny Islam

By Lauren Crothers   PHNOM PENH (AA): A Cham Muslim woman who took the stand at the Khmer Rouge tribunal Tuesday used her impact statement to describe the wide-ranging suffering inflicted upon her and other Muslims under Pol Pot’s dystopian regime. … Continued

US Muslim teen quits school after controversial arrest
23rd Sep 2015

US Muslim teen quits school after controversial arrest

NEW YORK (AA): A U.S. Muslim boy arrested after a teacher mistook his homemade clock for a bomb, has withdrawn from a Texas school district, his family told local media Tuesday. Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed formally pulled his 14-year-old son, Ahmed Mohamed, from the MacArthur High School of Irving … Continued

US: Islam incompatible with US Constitution, says candidate
21st Sep 2015

US: Islam incompatible with US Constitution, says candidate

NEW YORK (AA): Islam is inconsistent with the U.S. Constitution, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Sunday, adding he would not support a Muslim president. In comments likely to exacerbate the debate around Islam in the U.S., Carson told broadcaster NBC’s … 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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