Sri Lanka: Muslims attacked despite emergency decree
9th Mar 2018

Sri Lanka: Muslims attacked despite emergency decree

By Dilrukshi Handunnetti   COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AA): Violence against Sri Lanka’s Muslim minority continued Thursday, despite a state of emergency. Petrol bombs were hurled at a mosque overnight in the town of Kuruwita even as hundreds of police, soldiers … Continued

Germany: Anti-Muslim hate crime surges in Germany
4th Mar 2018

Germany: Anti-Muslim hate crime surges in Germany

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): There were 950 attacks reportedly on Muslims and mosques in Germany in 2017, according to new government figures. At least 33 Muslims were injured in the attacks, which included assaults against Muslim women wearing … Continued

Spain: Over 500 Islamophobic incidents reported last year
3rd Mar 2018

Spain: Over 500 Islamophobic incidents reported last year

By Hasan Esen   MADRID (AA): More than 500 Islamophobic incidents were recorded in Spain last year, including against women and children and several mosques, according to a civil society group. Details of the incidents were documented in the report … Continued

Netherlands reduces sentences of mosque attack convicts
28th Feb 2018

Netherlands reduces sentences of mosque attack convicts

By Abdullah Asiran   ENSCHEDE, Netherlands (AA): A court in eastern Netherlands on Tuesday reduced the sentences of four convicts who were involved in a Molotov cocktail attack on a mosque in Enschede in 2016. Five convicts had been sentenced … Continued

Netherlands: Mosque comes under attack in Drachten town
12th Feb 2018

Netherlands: Mosque comes under attack in Drachten town

By Abdullah Asiran   DRACHTEN, Netherlands (AA): A mosque in northern Drachten town has come under an arson attack, according to the manager of Islamic Center Drachten Foundation on Sunday. The mosque, visited mostly by Moroccan-origin people, is operated by … Continued

Bulgaria: Bulgarian Govt blocks restoration of historical mosques
8th Feb 2018

Bulgaria: Bulgarian Govt blocks restoration of historical mosques

By Ihvan Radoykov   SOFIA, Bulgaria (AA): A total of 27 Ottoman-era mosques in Bulgaria are awaiting restoration, as their minarets, walls and doors have either collapsed or suffered considerable damage. But local Muslim authorities complain that Bulgarian officials are … Continued

Nigeria: Nigerian Muslim women decry discrimination
1st Feb 2018

Nigeria: Nigerian Muslim women decry discrimination

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): Nigerian Muslim women on Wednesday called for banning all discriminations against their religious head-covering (Hijab). “Al-Mu’minaat (an organization of Muslim women in Nigeria) is seeking that legislations be made to specifically criminalize discrimination, … Continued

Sweden: Swedish clothing brand H&M apologises for ‘Allah’ writing on socks
28th Jan 2018

Sweden: Swedish clothing brand H&M apologises for ‘Allah’ writing on socks

STOCKHOLM (AA): The Swedish clothing brand H&M apologized for allegedly having a pattern resembling the word “Allah” written in Arabic letters on children’s socks, local media reported. The pattern on the children’s socks ignited uproar among the customers in the … Continued

Italy: Muslim trainee lawyer humiliated over ejection from court due to hijab
23rd Jan 2018

Italy: Muslim trainee lawyer humiliated over ejection from court due to hijab

By Ecenur Colak   ROME (AA): A Moroccan-born Muslim trainee lawyer said Monday she felt humiliated after a judge ejected her last week from an administrative court in northern Italy for refusing to remove her headscarf. At a hearing in … Continued

Netherlands: Islamophobic attack on mosque in Amsterdam
19th Jan 2018

Netherlands: Islamophobic attack on mosque in Amsterdam

By Abdullah Asiran   AMSTERDAM (AA): A mosque in the Dutch capital Amsterdam was targeted by a group of far-right extremists, the head of the mosque said on Thursday. The far-right “Rechts in Verzet” movement claimed responsibility for the attack … Continued

French mayor’s ban on pork substitutes ‘anti-Muslim’
18th Jan 2018

French mayor’s ban on pork substitutes ‘anti-Muslim’

By Hajer M’tiri   PARIS (AA): A far-right mayor’s decision to ban pork substitutes in school meals has been slammed by the head of a watchdog group. Julien Sanchez, mayor of Beaucaire town in the south of France and a … Continued

Canada: Toronto Muslim schoolgirl attacked, hijab cut with scissors
14th Jan 2018

Canada: Toronto Muslim schoolgirl attacked, hijab cut with scissors

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA): Toronto police are hunting for a suspect after an 11-year-old Muslim girl was attacked Friday on her way to school by a male who tried twice to cut off her hijab with scissors. … Continued

US: Study finds Trump Muslim ban shifted public opinion
13th Jan 2018

US: Study finds Trump Muslim ban shifted public opinion

By Barry Eitel   SAN FRANCISCO (AA): A new study announced Friday found that an executive order signed by President Donald Trump barring travelers from several Muslim-majority countries caused a rare and significant shift in public opinion. According to a … Continued

US: New York Muslim police officers harassed with hate messages
10th Jan 2018

US: New York Muslim police officers harassed with hate messages

By Safvan Allahverdi   WASHINGTON (AA):  New York Police Department (NYPD) officials are investigating who is responsible leaving hate messages on the lockers of two Muslim officers, the department’s Muslim Officers Society told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday. “It is under … Continued

US: Mosque leaders help man who defaced their building
3rd Jan 2018

US: Mosque leaders help man who defaced their building

By Safvan Allahverdi   WASHINGTON (AA): A mosque in Fort Smith, Arkansas chose the path of mercy when it paid the fines of a young man who helped vandalize their building last year, helping him avoid jail time. “We wanted … Continued

Sweden: Police investigate Swedish mosque bomb attack as hate crime
27th Dec 2017

Sweden: Police investigate Swedish mosque bomb attack as hate crime

By Atila Altuntas STOCKHOLM (AA) – Police are investigating an attack on a mosque with a homemade bomb as a hate crime, officers said Monday. The attack on the Islamic Cultural Center in Saffle, a town 45 kilometers (28 miles) … Continued

Austria: Education minister to ban hijab for school teachers
26th Dec 2017

Austria: Education minister to ban hijab for school teachers

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA (AA): Recent remarks by Austria’s newly appointed Education Minister Heinz Fassmann against the headscarf have raised concerns for Muslims living in the country. Fassmann’s interview published in local Kurier newspaper on Friday quoted him saying … Continued

Nigerian parliament probes lawyer’s hijab ban case
20th Dec 2017

Nigerian parliament probes lawyer’s hijab ban case

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): Nigeria’s parliament on Tuesday launched a probe into the refusal by the country’s law school to call a Muslim woman to the bar because she wore a head covering under her wig on … Continued

UK: McDonald’s asks Muslim woman to remove headscarf
2nd Dec 2017

UK: McDonald’s asks Muslim woman to remove headscarf

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal   LONDON (AA): Fast-food chain McDonald’s apologized after a video surfaced Friday on Twitter of a 19-year-old Muslim student being refused entry because of her headscarf. The video, posted by a friend of the woman who … Continued

Canadian judge strikes down ban on face coverings
2nd Dec 2017

Canadian judge strikes down ban on face coverings

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA): A Canadian judge granted a temporary stay, Friday, to a law that banned face coverings on those who provided or received public services in the province of Quebec. Justice Babak Barin ruled that … 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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