Sri Lanka: 2 years on, Sri Lankans recall deadly anti-Muslim riots
16th Jun 2016

Sri Lanka: 2 years on, Sri Lankans recall deadly anti-Muslim riots

By Dilrukshi Handunnetti   DHARGA TOWN, (AA): Two years since anti- Muslim riots killed four, injured over 80 and displaced some 10,000 residents of Aluthgama, Beruwala and Dharga Town — three Muslim-populated coastal towns — many Muslims who remember the … Continued

US: Obama not characterizing Orlando shooting as ‘radical Islamic terrorism’
14th Jun 2016

US: Obama not characterizing Orlando shooting as ‘radical Islamic terrorism’

By Kasim Ileri   WASHINGTON (AA): President Barack Obama will not legitimatize terrorist organizations by calling them “radical Islam” which perpetuates the myth that they represent Islam against the West, a White House spokesman said Monday. “Many of those organizations … Continued

Nigerian court says girls can wear hijab in school
4th Jun 2016

Nigerian court says girls can wear hijab in school

LAGOS, (AA): A Nigerian court ruled on Friday that Muslim girls can wear a headscarf to school as long as its color is the same as the approved uniform. “Hijab is a matter of [the] fundamental right of freedom of … Continued

US: Muslim lawmakers tackle Islamophobia in US president race
25th May 2016

US: Muslim lawmakers tackle Islamophobia in US president race

By Kasim Ileri   WASHINGTON (AA) – A fringe group of people are not the only ones expressing bigotry toward Islam and its adherents but U.S. officials are also involved in hate mongering, a Muslim congressman said Tuesday. “It is … Continued

UK: Trump’s statements on Muslims ‘very dangerous’: Cameron
23rd May 2016

UK: Trump’s statements on Muslims ‘very dangerous’: Cameron

LONDON (AA):  British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday that U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s comments on banning Muslims from entering the U.S. were “very dangerous”. Speaking on the British ITV channel, Cameron added that despite his “wrong … Continued

France: Islamophobia & Islamophobic attacks on the rise
17th May 2016

France: Islamophobia & Islamophobic attacks on the rise

PARIS (AA): Islamophobic attacks in France are on the rise, French Council of Muslim Faith President Anouar Kbibeche said Monday. In remarks made during the 33rd French Council of the Muslim Faith conference in the French city of Le Bourget … Continued

Myanmar monks & nationalists march to ban ‘Rohingya’
14th May 2016

Myanmar monks & nationalists march to ban ‘Rohingya’

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA):- Several hundred nationalists have taken to the streets of Myanmar’s second largest city to call on the government to declare within three days that there is no Rohingya ethnicity in the country. Protesters … Continued

Germany: Far-right party adopts anti-Islam program
2nd May 2016

Germany: Far-right party adopts anti-Islam program

BERLIN (AA & DW.de): Germany’s far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) adopted a controversial party program Sunday that called for banning Islamic symbols and restricting religious practices of Muslims. The majority of AfD’s some 2,000 delegates backed the program in a … Continued

UK: Muslim preacher slams Cameron’s ‘racist’ views
30th Apr 2016

UK: Muslim preacher slams Cameron’s ‘racist’ views

By Busra Akin Dincer   LONDON (AA) – A London-based Muslim preacher has demanded a formal apology from the British premier for labeling him a Daesh supporter in the parliament in the run-up to the mayoral elections. In an exclusive … Continued

Myanmar Muslim leader urges calm amid ‘incitement’ by Buddhist monk
27th Apr 2016

Myanmar Muslim leader urges calm amid ‘incitement’ by Buddhist monk

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): One of Myanmar’s top Muslim leaders urged calm Tuesday, after he accused a militia-style monk and his disciples of trying to incite violence by building an unauthorized Buddhist structure in the shadow of … Continued

Europe intolerant towards Muslim politicians
24th Apr 2016

Europe intolerant towards Muslim politicians

PARIS (AA) – Smear campaigns targeting Muslim politicians across Europe, which have seen many forced to quit, highlight an attitude of intolerance toward Muslims. With the rise of racism on the continent, Muslim politicians are being attacked in countries such … Continued

Germany: Ex-president slams anti-Islam sentiment
22nd Apr 2016

Germany: Ex-president slams anti-Islam sentiment

BERLIN (AA) – Former German President Christian Wulff spoke against growing anti-Islam sentiment in the country and stressed that Islam belonged to Germany, contrary to what far-right parties claim. “When 3 million Muslims live in our country, they belong together … Continued

French PM’s anti-Islam comments trigger uproar
14th Apr 2016

French PM’s anti-Islam comments trigger uproar

PARIS (AA) – Over the course of a few hours on Wednesday, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls’ comments advocating a legal ban on headscarves at university and calling Islam incompatible with the values of the republic triggered a wave of … Continued

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

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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