European rights court slams Belgium on headscarf issue
19th Sep 2018

European rights court slams Belgium on headscarf issue

By Hajer M’tiri   PARIS (AA): The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday convicted Belgian authorities for violating the EU Convention on Human Rights by excluding a Muslim woman from a courtroom for refusing to remove her headscarf. In … Continued

Germany:  Bavarian elections & Islamophobia in political campaigning
16th Sep 2018

Germany: Bavarian elections & Islamophobia in political campaigning

By Farid Hafez   SALZBURG: On Oct. 14 this year, the Free State of Bavaria, the largest German state by land area, will hold elections.One of the parties, which will contest the elections in the majority Catholic state, is the … Continued

US: Kansas prison harassing Muslim woman, denied medication
13th Sep 2018

US: Kansas prison harassing Muslim woman, denied medication

By Umar Farooq   WASHINGTON (AA): A Muslim woman has been facing religious discrimination and harassment by authorities at a privately run prison in Kansas, a civil rights group said Wednesday. Washington D.C.- based Muslim Advocates said Valeriece Ealom has … Continued

Austria mulls to expand headscarf ban in schools
11th Sep 2018

Austria mulls to expand headscarf ban in schools

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA (AA): Expanding the range of headscarf bans for students and teachers in secondary school should be discussed throughout the country, especially in parliament, Austria’s Education Minister said on Monday. Speaking at Austrian state television ORF … Continued

Belgium: 76 pct of Islamophobic attacks target women in Belgium
10th Sep 2018

Belgium: 76 pct of Islamophobic attacks target women in Belgium

By Serife Cetin and Yusuf Hatip   BRUSSELS (AA): Around 76 percent of Islamophobic attacks in Belgium in 2017 targeted Muslim women, an anti-Islamophobia association in the country revealed on Saturday. The Belgian Association for the Prevention of Islamophobia (CCIB) … Continued

US: Florida man sentenced for only 48 months for threatening to bomb mosque
7th Sep 2018

US: Florida man sentenced for only 48 months for threatening to bomb mosque

By Umar Farooq   WASHINGTON (AA): A man in the state of Florida was sentenced Thursday to only 48 months in prison for threatening to blow up a mosque, an officer of the court told Anadolu Agency. Dustin Allen Hughes, … Continued

Sweden: Muslim woman wins religious discrimination case
17th Aug 2018

Sweden: Muslim woman wins religious discrimination case

  By Atila Altuntas   STOCKHOLM (AA): A Muslim woman will get 40,000 Swedish krona ($4,366) in damages from a company that discriminated against her faith-based choices during a job interview, a Swedish court ruled late Wednesday. Farah Alhajeh’s job … Continued

UK: Change the record Boris! The normalization of Islamophobia
14th Aug 2018

UK: Change the record Boris! The normalization of Islamophobia

By Dr. Katy Sian London, (The Muslim News): Boris Johnson’s Islamophobic remarks about Muslim women and the veil are somewhat unsurprising given that the Tories have been responsible for pushing an anti-Muslim agenda for years. From David Cameron declaring that Muslim … Continued

Belgium: Girl denied internship due to headscarf
12th Aug 2018

Belgium: Girl denied internship due to headscarf

By Serife Cetin   BRUSSELS (AA): Betul Baslik, a Turkish-origin social services and pedagogy graduate, has been denied an internship by a Belgian retirement home due to her headscarf. Born and raised in Belgium, Baslik told Anadolu Agency that she … Continued

US: Gap creates stir with ad featuring hijab
11th Aug 2018

US: Gap creates stir with ad featuring hijab

By Umar Farooq   WASHINGTON (AA): U.S. clothing retailer Gap’s advertising campaign for its back to school fashion line has drawn widespread criticism for including a girl wearing hijab. The advertisement promotes its children’s line of clothing and has been … Continued

Denmark: Thousands march against veil ban
2nd Aug 2018

Denmark: Thousands march against veil ban

By Davut Colak   COPENHAGEN (AA): Thousands of people marched against a controversial ban in Denmark on the wearing of face veils in public that came into force Wednesday. Demonstrations were held in the capital city of Copenhagen and second … Continued

Germany: Footballer Mesut Ozil sparks racism debate in Germany
24th Jul 2018

Germany: Footballer Mesut Ozil sparks racism debate in Germany

[Photo: Mesut Özil playing for Arsenal. Photo By Ronnie Macdonald from Chelmsford, United Kingdom/Creative Commons] By Ayhan Simsek BERLIN (AA): Footballer Mesut Ozil’s decision to quit Germany’s national team has sparked a divisive debate in the country on racism and … Continued

Canada: Attack on Canadian Muslim being probed as Islamophobic hate crime
19th Jul 2018

Canada: Attack on Canadian Muslim being probed as Islamophobic hate crime

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA): A Muslim father remains in intensive care in a Toronto hospital after a horrific beating that police confirmed Wednesday is being investigated as a anti-Muslim hate crime. Mohammed Abu Marzouk, 39, and his … Continued

Germany: Video shows Islamophobic shooting at Muslim woman
18th Jul 2018

Germany: Video shows Islamophobic shooting at Muslim woman

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): An assailant entered a cafe and fired six shots at a Muslim female employee in southern Germany, in a suspected Islamophobic attack. A dramatic video footage released on Tuesday captured the moment when the … Continued

Germany: Muslim patients targeted in Islamophobic knife attack
7th Jul 2018

Germany: Muslim patients targeted in Islamophobic knife attack

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): A man threatened Muslim patients with a kitchen knife and injured one person after a standoff at a small clinic in northwestern Germany, local media reported on Friday. The man, said to be in … Continued

Belgium: Prosecutors probe violent Islamophobic attack on Muslim teen girl
5th Jul 2018

Belgium: Prosecutors probe violent Islamophobic attack on Muslim teen girl

By Serife Cetin   BRUSSELS (AA): Belgian prosecutors will decide on Wednesday evening if Monday’s attack against a young Muslim girl was carried out due to Islamophobia or not. On Monday night, two assailants attacked a 19-year-old Muslim teen in … Continued

Canada: Muslim group wins stay of Quebec veil law
30th Jun 2018

Canada: Muslim group wins stay of Quebec veil law

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA) – The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) has succeeded in a bid to delay institution of a face-covering law in the province of Quebec, the group said in a news release Friday. … Continued

Nigeria: Hijab OK’d for Muslim barred from call to bar
22nd Jun 2018

Nigeria: Hijab OK’d for Muslim barred from call to bar

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): A female law student barred from the country’s call to bar last year for wearing the Muslim head covering (hijab) has been asked to attend the ceremony billed for later this year. Firdaus … Continued

UK: Finsbury Park terror victim remembered on anniversary
20th Jun 2018

UK: Finsbury Park terror victim remembered on anniversary

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal   LONDON (AA): The victim of last year’s Islamophobic terror attack in Finsbury Park, North London was remembered Tuesday with a series of commemorations across the U.K. The first ceremony held at Islington Town Hall in … Continued

Sweden: Sharp rise in attacks on mosques across Sweden
13th Jun 2018

Sweden: Sharp rise in attacks on mosques across Sweden

By Atila Altuntas   STOCKHOLM (AA):- Attacks on mosques and Muslim gatherings increased by 10 times in 2017 in Sweden compared to previous year, according to a new report. The Uppsala University report by Mattias Gardell said 38 mosques or … 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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