US: Turkish President Erdogan slams anti-Muslim rhetoric in US
3rd Apr 2016

US: Turkish President Erdogan slams anti-Muslim rhetoric in US

WASHINGTON D.C. (AA): A Turkish-funded religious center in the U.S. will play a crucial role in dealing with intolerance and prejudice against Muslims, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday. Erdogan’s comments came at an opening ceremony for the Diyanet … Continued

France’s true face: Racism/Islamophobia or secularism?
31st Mar 2016

France’s true face: Racism/Islamophobia or secularism?

By Hajer M’tiri   PARIS (AA) – “There are women who choose [to wear headscarves], there were also American negroes who were for slavery”. This sentence was said by a French government minister on Wednesday. As shocking and offensive as … Continued

Ugandan Muslims condemn Christian hostility to Islamic banking
25th Mar 2016

Ugandan Muslims condemn Christian hostility to Islamic banking

By Halima Athumani   KAMPALA, (AA): Uganda’s Muslim leaders have condemned the “ignorance” of church leaders trying to block Islamic banking legislation in the majority-Christian nation. Earlier this year, parliament amended a finance bill to introduce Islamic insurance. However, church … Continued

US: Cruz’s Muslim neighborhood proposal met with dismissal
24th Mar 2016

US: Cruz’s Muslim neighborhood proposal met with dismissal

[Photo on Twitter one of many by Muslims and non Muslims making fun of Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz saying he would secure Muslim neighbourhood to prevent radicalisation. “Suehaila Amen ‏@SuehailaAmen Mar 22 . In #MyMuslimNeighborhood we have a hard … Continued

Anti-Muslim rhetoric from Cruz, Trump after Brussels attacks
23rd Mar 2016

Anti-Muslim rhetoric from Cruz, Trump after Brussels attacks

[Photo: US Ted Cruz Republican presidential candidatea. Photographer: Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons]   By Kasim Ileri   WASHINGTON (AA) – Muslim refugees should be barred from U.S. entry and the country’s law enforcement should be authorized to infiltrate their neighborhoods to … Continued

US: Satirical Muslim ads go up in New York’s subway stations
10th Mar 2016

US: Satirical Muslim ads go up in New York’s subway stations

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA) – A series of satirical ads have gone up around America’s most populous city, making humorous jabs at Islamophobia while promoting a 2013 film. The six ads started going up earlier this week around … Continued

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

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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