Algeria bans public sector workers from wearing niqab
30th Nov 2018

Algeria bans public sector workers from wearing niqab

PM Ahmed Ouyahia (Photo: Magharebia/Flickr Creative Commons) Nadine Osman Algerian authorities have banned female public sector employees from wearing the niqabs at work. Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia announced the decision in a letter to ministers and regional governors in the … Continued

World Cup exposes racism in Poland
24th Aug 2018

World Cup exposes racism in Poland

Polish social media was flooded with racist comments about the black football players following France’s World Cup victory (Photo: Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency)   Kasia Narkowicz and Bolaji Balogun After the French World Cup victory, Polish social media was flooded with … Continued

Macron ‘soft-power’ push beyond Francophone Africa
27th Jul 2018

Macron ‘soft-power’ push beyond Francophone Africa

Ahmed Rajab French President Emmanuel Macron startled his hosts in Nigeria during his recent sojourn in the country by insisting on visiting the iconic New Afrika Shrine in Lagos, after his initial talks with President Muhammadu Buhari. At the Shrine … Continued

29th Sep 2017

Charlie Hebdo accused of stirring anti-Muslim hatred

Nadine Osman Controversial French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has caused a new storm with front cover blaming terrorist attacks in Europe on Islam. A cover illustration depicts two blood-drenched pedestrians after being hit by a speeding van, with the caption: … Continued

Swimmer fined for wearing burkini
25th Aug 2017

Swimmer fined for wearing burkini

File image of a ‘burkini’ (Photo: Giorgio Montersino/Wikimedia Commons)  Nadine Osman A swimmer has spoken of her shock after receiving a €490 cleaning bill for wearing a burkini in a French swimming pool on July 21. The woman, identified Fadila, … Continued

31st Mar 2017

Companies can ban employees from wearing the hijab, rules the European Court of Justice

Nadine Osman The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that employers can ban Muslim employees from wearing the headscarf (hijab), but only if they bar all other religious and political symbols. The landmark ruling came amid legal disputes in … Continued

30th Dec 2016

Islamophobia institutionalised throughout Europe

The scourge of Islamophobia is continuing to spread across Europe and most alarmingly appears to show no signs of abating with one country already effectively outlawing Muslims having any religious rights. The frightening trend is being shepherded by political leaders … Continued

German Chancellor backs niqab ban
30th Dec 2016

German Chancellor backs niqab ban

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has said “full veil is not appropriate” in Germany (Photo: Creative Commons) Nadine Osman In what is being called an astonishing pre-election u-turn, German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has called for a niqab ban after saying the … Continued

29th Jul 2016

EU lawyer backs French engineer sacked for wearing hijab

Nadine Osman A senior lawyer for the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that a French engineer who was dismissed for wearing the hijab should have been allowed to cover her head at work. Eleanor Sharpston, one of the senior … Continued

A third of Nice terror attack victims Muslim
29th Jul 2016

A third of Nice terror attack victims Muslim

(Photo: Facebook/Twitter) Elham Asaad Buaras At least 30 of the 84 victims killed in the terror attack in Nice, France, were Muslim, according to the Union des Musulmans des Alpes Maritimes [Union of Muslims of the Alpes-Maritimes]. UMAM President, Otmane … Continued

27th May 2016

Islamophobia in France on the rise

Abdul Adil Islamophobic attacks in France are on the rise, French Council of Muslim Faith President, Anouar Kbibeche, said on May 16. Speaking at the 33rd French Council of the Muslim Faith conference in Le Bourget, Kbibeche said: “The increase … Continued

29th Apr 2016

French PM slammed for advocating hijab ban in universities

Elham Asaad Buaras France’s Prime Minister has been criticised by students, Muslim advocacy groups and even his own Government for backing a hijab (headscarf) ban in universities. Manuel Valls called for an “uncompromising” position in the implementation “of rules of … 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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