Austria: Attacks against Muslims rose 62% in 2016
29th Mar 2017

Austria: Attacks against Muslims rose 62% in 2016

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA (AA): Islamophobic attacks in Austria increased 62 percent in 2016 compared to the previous year, a report has suggested. The research from the Documentation and Consultancy Center for Muslims said the number of attacks against … Continued

Canada: Parents shred, walk on Qur’an at school meeting
25th Mar 2017

Canada: Parents shred, walk on Qur’an at school meeting

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): A school board spokesman on Friday told Anadolu Agency he is “deeply shocked and saddened” after a school board meeting degenerated into a hate-filled session in which protesters tore pages from the Qur’an. … Continued

Canada votes in favor of anti-Islamophobia motion
24th Mar 2017

Canada votes in favor of anti-Islamophobia motion

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): Parliament passed an anti-Islamophobia motion Thursday by a 201-91 margin, but it may be some time before the bitterness that led up to the vote dissipates. The M-103 motion is non-binding but the … Continued

US federal judge blocks Trump’s revised travel ban
16th Mar 2017

US federal judge blocks Trump’s revised travel ban

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): President Donald Trump was dealt a resounding legal blow on Wednesday when a federal judge in Hawaii agreed to place a temporary nationwide freeze on his revised travel ban. The 90-day ban on new … Continued

Muslims slam EU court’s headscarf ban
15th Mar 2017

Muslims slam EU court’s headscarf ban

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): The Court of Justice of the European Union has sparked outrage among Muslim communities after it ruled Tuesday that employers can prevent their workers from wearing religious symbols, including headscarves worn by certain Muslim … Continued

Alienated Muslims in Europe establish their own parties
8th Mar 2017

Alienated Muslims in Europe establish their own parties

BRUSSELS, Belgium, (AA): Muslims in countries worldwide are forming their own political parties to make their voices heard and tackle their problems through political means. Europe or European territories have 11 political parties founded by Muslims or with mostly Muslim … Continued

US: Muslim-American lawmakers slam new Trump ‘Muslim ban’
7th Mar 2017

US: Muslim-American lawmakers slam new Trump ‘Muslim ban’

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S. Congress’ only Muslim representatives argued Monday that President Donald Trump’s new executive order on immigration still unfairly targets Muslims. “Here we go again … Muslim Ban 2.0 #NoBanNoWall,” Representative Andre Carson wrote … Continued

Germany: School bans Muslim children from prayer
3rd Mar 2017

Germany: School bans Muslim children from prayer

BERLIN (AA) – A high school in Germany’s western city of Wuppertal has banned Muslim students from publicly praying in the school building, sparking a heated debate in social media. Johannes Rau all-day high school asked teachers on Feb. 16 … Continued

US: Muhammad Ali Jr. worries US airport detention to repeat
1st Mar 2017

US: Muhammad Ali Jr. worries US airport detention to repeat

By Betul Yuruk   NEW YORK (AA): The son of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who was recently detained by immigration officers at a U.S. airport, told Anadolu Agency his rights will continue to be violated as long as Donald Trump … Continued

Germany:  UN: Muslim Africans face discrimination in Germany
28th Feb 2017

Germany: UN: Muslim Africans face discrimination in Germany

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): Muslims of African descent face growing discrimination in Germany due to worrying levels of Islamophobia, a UN monitoring group warned on Monday. Ricardo Sunga, chairman of the UN’s Working Group of Experts on People … Continued

UK: Media watchdog backs down from sacking Kavanagh from board
26th Feb 2017

UK: Media watchdog backs down from sacking Kavanagh from board

By Hamid Chapman London, (The Muslim News): The Independent Press Standards Organisation has declined to remove The Sun columnist Trevor Kavanagh from its board after making a controversial attack against Channel 4 News reporter Fatima Manji in an article and … Continued

US: ‘Radical Islam’ label not helpful, top Trump aide says
26th Feb 2017

US: ‘Radical Islam’ label not helpful, top Trump aide says

NEW YORK (AA): Using the label “radical Islamic terrorism” does not help advance U.S. foreign policy goals, according to U.S. President Donald Trump’s newly-appointed national security advisor, General H. R. McMaster. In his first meeting with the National Security Council … Continued

Canadian province passes anti-Islamophobia motion
24th Feb 2017

Canadian province passes anti-Islamophobia motion

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): The province of Ontario passed an anti-Islamophobia motion Thursday as a similar motion has run into opposition at the federal government level. Members of the Provincial Parliament (MPP) from all three parties unanimously … Continued

US: Muslim woman sues after alleged police hijab attack
24th Feb 2017

US: Muslim woman sues after alleged police hijab attack

NEW YORK (AA): A Muslim mother of four is pressing charges after New York City police allegedly detained her for hours with her hijab forcibly removed. Rabab Musa, 34 says in the lawsuit filed earlier this week that she was … Continued

Turkey: Hijab now permitted in Turkish army
23rd Feb 2017

Turkey: Hijab now permitted in Turkish army

By Sarp Ozer   ANKARA (AA & Agencies): Female members of Turkey’s armed forces will be able to wear headscarves for first time, under a Turkish Defense Ministry policy announced Wednesday. According to new ministry regulations, female soldiers can wear … Continued

Germany: Islam is not source of terrorism, says Merkel
19th Feb 2017

Germany: Islam is not source of terrorism, says Merkel

By Ayhan Simsek   MUNICH, Germany (AA): Islam is not the source of terrorism, and Islamic scholars and Muslim countries should speak up against fundamentalists to make this clear to the world, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said. In her address … Continued

Canada gov’t bid for ‘anti-Islamophobia’ motion stalls
17th Feb 2017

Canada gov’t bid for ‘anti-Islamophobia’ motion stalls

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): An anti-Islamophobia motion proposed by the Canadian government stalled Thursday in Parliament and now awaits a new proposal next week from the opposition Conservative party. The motion, M-103, was tabled in Parliament by … Continued

Germany: Islamophobic attacks in Germany on rise
14th Feb 2017

Germany: Islamophobic attacks in Germany on rise

BERLIN (AA): Germany’s Islamic Council, one of the largest umbrella organisations of Muslims in the country, has expressed grave concern Monday over record number of attacks targeting mosques. Burhan Kesici, the head of the Islamic Council, said 91 attacks against … Continued

US denies Visa to Pakistan’s deputy chairman Senate
12th Feb 2017

US denies Visa to Pakistan’s deputy chairman Senate

By Aamir Latif   KARACHI, Pakistan (AA): Pakistan has cancelled the planned visit of its senators to the United States after the Trump administration denied visa to the country’s deputy chairman Senate, an official said on Saturday. Maulana Abdul Ghafoor … Continued

Germany: Muslim teacher wins job discrimination case
10th Feb 2017

Germany: Muslim teacher wins job discrimination case

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA):  A German court ruled on Thursday in favor of a Muslim female teacher who was denied a teaching job at a public school due to her wearing the hijab. The Regional Labor Court in … 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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