US: New York police settle lawsuits over spying on Muslims
8th Jan 2016

US: New York police settle lawsuits over spying on Muslims

[Photo:NYPD. Photographer: Mic from Reading, Berkshire/Creative Commons] NEW YORK (AA) – The New York Police Department (NYPD) on Thursday agreed to a series of reforms as part of a settlement of two high-profile lawsuits over its practice of illegal surveillance of Muslims following the … Continued

US: Company, US workers clash after 150 Muslims fired
5th Jan 2016

US: Company, US workers clash after 150 Muslims fired

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): The legal representative for approximately 150 Muslim workers who were fired from a meat packing facility was adamant Monday that the group simply wants to return to work. The workers, the majority of whom … Continued

Myanmar authorities ban mosque’s jubilee celebrations
4th Jan 2016

Myanmar authorities ban mosque’s jubilee celebrations

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): Authorities have banned a mosque on the outskirts of commercial capital Yangon from celebrating its platinum jubilee on Monday, following complaints from the country’s firebrand nationalist monk Wirathu. A caretaker at the mosque told Anadolu Agency by phone that Muslim followers had planned … Continued

UK: Labour leader invites Trump to mosque in London
21st Dec 2015

UK: Labour leader invites Trump to mosque in London

LONDON (AA) – Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn invited on Sunday the controversial U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to Finsbury Park Mosque to see Islam in the U.K. for himself. The invitation came in an interview he gave to the Huffington … Continued

US: Schools in Virginia county close over Islamic calligraphy work
19th Dec 2015

US: Schools in Virginia county close over Islamic calligraphy work

WASHINGTON (AA) – Every single school in a Virginia county in the U.S. was closed on Friday after parents of students reacted angrily after a teacher handed out a homework assignment on Islamic calligraphy. “While there has been no specific threat of … Continued

US candidate calls for terror probe into Muslim group
16th Dec 2015

US candidate calls for terror probe into Muslim group

WASHINGTON (AA) – U.S. presidential hopeful Ben Carson on Tuesday called for an investigation into a leading Muslim rights group over alleged links to terrorism. Carson’s seven-point plan called on the State Department to “designate the Muslim Brotherhood and other … Continued

US Muslims seeking community in wake of attacks
12th Dec 2015

US Muslims seeking community in wake of attacks

By Michael Hernandez   FALLS CHURCH, Virginia (AA) – When a mosque in suburban Virginia became the target of a firebomb attack, faith leaders decided that rather than turn inward, it was the moment to embrace the local community. The incident occurred just … Continued

Australia: Ousted Australian PM slammed for anti-Islam comments
10th Dec 2015

Australia: Ousted Australian PM slammed for anti-Islam comments

By Jill Fraser   MELBOURNE, (AA) – Australian politicians and Muslim leaders have struck back at former Prime Minister Tony Abbott after he called on the West to proclaim its “superiority” over Islam, condemning how such views fuel extremism across the board. … Continued

US refutes ‘Islamic terror’ label for California shooters
8th Dec 2015

US refutes ‘Islamic terror’ label for California shooters

WASHINGTON (AA) — Labeling a mass shooting in California that killed more than 10 people an act of ‘radical Islamic terror’ would only fuel Daesh’s narrative, the White House said Monday. “It certainly would advance ISIL’s narrative that somehow they … Continued

US: Trump calls for ban on Muslims entering US
8th Dec 2015

US: Trump calls for ban on Muslims entering US

WASHINGTON (AA & Agencies) — All Muslim immigration to the United States should be halted, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump said Monday. The real estate mogul called for the “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our … Continued

UK: Labour Party leader Corbyn joins anti-Islamophobia vigil
5th Dec 2015

UK: Labour Party leader Corbyn joins anti-Islamophobia vigil

LONDON (AA) – A large number of people gathered outside the Finsbury Park Mosque in north London Friday evening to condemn last week’s Islamophobic attack when a man attempted to set off a makeshift petrol bomb there. Labour Party leader … Continued

Myanmar rejects campaign to strip Muslims of citizenship
26th Nov 2015

Myanmar rejects campaign to strip Muslims of citizenship

By Joshua Carroll   YANGON, (AA) – Myanmar’s deputy immigration minister has rejected an appeal by nationalists to strip hundreds of Muslims of citizenship, local media reported Wednesday, marking a rare show of government defiance of Buddhist hardliners. Just over 200 Muslims … Continued

UK: Train passengers who stopped anti-Islam abuse praised
25th Nov 2015

UK: Train passengers who stopped anti-Islam abuse praised

LONDON (AA) – A Muslim woman subjected to racist abuse on a British train has praised her fellow passengers for defending her. Ruhi Rahman, 23, from Newcastle in northeast England, said a man on her train approached her and told … Continued

Australia: Arrests, clashes at anti-Islam rallies across Australia
23rd Nov 2015

Australia: Arrests, clashes at anti-Islam rallies across Australia

By Jill Fraser   MELBOURNE (AA) – A surge of anti-Islam sentiment swept across Australia on Sunday as protesters waving placards displaying slogans screaming “Say No to Sharia Law” and “Halal is Extortion” attended rallies nationwide organized by far-right wing group Reclaim Australia … Continued

Canada: PM  Trudeau decries spate of Islamophobic attacks
19th Nov 2015

Canada: PM Trudeau decries spate of Islamophobic attacks

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ontario (AA): Canada’s prime minister on Wednesday condemned recent “acts of hatred and racism” in Canada in the wake of the recent deadly attacks in Paris. In a statement released from the Philippines where he … Continued

UK: British woman in London Islamophobic attack avoids jail
15th Nov 2015

UK: British woman in London Islamophobic attack avoids jail

LONDON (AA): A U.K. court has awarded a suspended 16-week jail term to a British woman, who was filmed abusing two Muslim women aboard a bus in north-west London in an Islamophobic attack. The Hendon magistrates court said on Friday that it … Continued

US concerned about Muslims barred from Myanmar elections
11th Nov 2015

US concerned about Muslims barred from Myanmar elections

WASHINGTON (AA): A U.S. official on Tuesday expressed concerns about Myanmar polls where hundreds of thousands of Muslims were barred from voting and running in the elections. “We have raised our concerns about the removal of voting rights from individuals previously afforded … Continued

Myanmar: EU officials hail elections, want larger Muslim role
10th Nov 2015

Myanmar: EU officials hail elections, want larger Muslim role

By Joshua Carroll   YANGON (AA): A team of European Union officials has hailed the Myanmar election process as going better than expected, but underlined that future polls could be improved by including more female and Muslim candidates. While Chief Observer Alexander Graf Lambsdorff told international … Continued

UK: Man jailed for bus Islamophobic tirade against elderly Turk
6th Nov 2015

UK: Man jailed for bus Islamophobic tirade against elderly Turk

LONDON (AA):  A Londoner who racially abused a Turkish pensioner has been jailed after footage of his foul-mouthed tirade went viral on YouTube. Kashif Samuels, 25, was given a 16-week prison sentence on Thursday after being found guilty of an … Continued

Australia: Report says race laws fail local Muslims
5th Nov 2015

Australia: Report says race laws fail local Muslims

By Jill Fraser   MELBOURNE (AA): A report released Thursday by the Australian Human Rights Commission reveals that the Racial Discrimination Act has only a “limited” ability to protect Australian Muslims, because “religious identity” is not covered under the act. Conversely, Australian Jews — along with … 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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