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

Canadian lawmakers urge action to curb Islamophobia
9th Feb 2017

Canadian lawmakers urge action to curb Islamophobia

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): Muslim leaders on Wednesday sent a letter to the Canadian Parliament that requested the government institute measures to combat Islamophobia. When the House of Commons returns next week, Liberal MP Iqra Khalid’s M-103, … Continued

US: Florida mosque attacker gets 30 years in prison
8th Feb 2017

US: Florida mosque attacker gets 30 years in prison

NEW YORK (AA): Joseph Schreiber, who set fire to a mosque in Florida, was sentenced late Tuesday to 30 years’ imprisonment. The 32-year-old, who has a past criminal record, pleaded no contest Monday, effectively acquiescing to the sentence for torching … Continued

US customs targeting Muslim Americans at borders
2nd Feb 2017

US customs targeting Muslim Americans at borders

NEW YORK (AA): American Muslims returning to the U.S. are being targeted for enhanced questioning, the head of Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) Florida bureau told Anadolu Agency on Wednesday. “For years there have been reports of American Muslims detained … Continued

Russia: Half of Russians oppose school headscarf ban
1st Feb 2017

Russia: Half of Russians oppose school headscarf ban

By Elena Teslova   MOSCOW (AA): Half of Russians are in favor of lifting a headscarf ban in schools, according to a poll released Tuesday. The Russian Public Opinion Research Center survey found one in two supported lifting the ban … Continued

Jammu Kashmir: Muslim-wide US ban as Indian Muslim athletes barred
1st Feb 2017

Jammu Kashmir: Muslim-wide US ban as Indian Muslim athletes barred

By Zahid Rafiq   SRINAGAR, Jammu Kashmir (AA): Two Indian Muslim athletes were denied visas to the U.S. on Tuesday in the wake of President Donald Trump’s entry ban on people from seven Muslim states. Abid Khan and Tanveer Hussain, … Continued

UK: Britons protest Trump’s Muslim travel ban
31st Jan 2017

UK: Britons protest Trump’s Muslim travel ban

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal   LONDON (AA): Thousands of demonstrators marched Monday in the British capital and in other cities across the country to protest U.S. President Donald Trump who recently banned immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries and halted the … Continued

US: Trump’s top lawyer fired after refusing travel ban
31st Jan 2017

US: Trump’s top lawyer fired after refusing travel ban

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S.’s top lawyer told the Justice Department on Monday not to enforce President Donald Trump’s executive order to ban citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from the U.S. – a move that ultimately led … Continued

South Africa: Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ angers African Muslims
30th Jan 2017

South Africa: Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ angers African Muslims

By Hassan Isilow   JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AA): Muslim leaders and activists in Africa have voiced fears that U.S President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders banning refugees and travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries could be used by terror groups to … Continued

US:  Trump backpedals on part of Muslim refugee ban policy
30th Jan 2017

US: Trump backpedals on part of Muslim refugee ban policy

NEW YORK (AA): Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Sunday that green card holders from seven Muslim-majority countries banned under President Donald Trump’s executive order would be allowed to return to the U.S. “In applying the provisions of the president’s … Continued

UK Govt ‘does not agree’ with Trump Muslim refugee ban
29th Jan 2017

UK Govt ‘does not agree’ with Trump Muslim refugee ban

LONDON (AA):  British Prime Minister Theresa May “does not agree” with U.S. President Donald Trump’s Muslim refugee  ban and will make representations if it hits Britons, according to a government spokesman. The statement reported by the Press Association came shortly … Continued

US: Trump signs executive order limiting refugee entry
28th Jan 2017

US: Trump signs executive order limiting refugee entry

NEW YORK (AA): President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday to limit the flow of refugees into the country, delivering on one of his most controversial campaign promises. The order was called “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry … Continued

Russia: Mordovia bans students, teachers from wearing hijab
27th Jan 2017

Russia: Mordovia bans students, teachers from wearing hijab

ANKARA, Turkey (AA): The Kremlin on Thursday avoided getting involved in a headscarf debate that made national headlines. “We would not want to become a party to this discussion at the moment,” Russian President Vladimir Putin’s official spokesman, Dmitry Peskov … 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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