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29th Mar 2019

Boxing association rewrites rules to accommodate hijab wearing boxers

Elham Asaad Buaras The International Boxing Association (AIBA) amended its guidelines on February 9 to accommodate Muslim female boxers who wear hijabs. AIBA announced the change at its Executive Committee Meeting in Istanbul, Turkey. “Additionally, a positive update has been … Continued

Parents sue Nigerian school over hijab ban
28th Dec 2018

Parents sue Nigerian school over hijab ban

(Photo: Creative Commons) Elham Asaad Buaras Lawyers for Muslim parents announced on December 3 they are to sue the University of Ibadan in Nigeria after a school owned by the varsity barred 11 schoolgirls from wearing the hijab. The case … Continued

29th Jun 2018

Nursing assistant sues Medical Facilities of America after hijab sack

  Nadine Osman   A Virginia woman is suing a rehab centre which fired her after she started wearing a hijab, following her conversion to Islam. A lawsuit was filed in Federal Virginia court against the Medical Facilities of America … Continued

23rd Feb 2018

Trainee lawyer ejected from court for refusing to remove hijab

Nadine Osman A trainee lawyer spoke of her humiliation after a judge kicked her out of a court in Italy for refusing to remove her hijab. At a hearing in Regional Administrative Court in Bologna, earlier this month, Moroccan-born Asmae … Continued

26th Jan 2018

Scandinavian Airlines hijab ban is not discriminatory, rules Ombudsman

Aye AlHassani was forced to choose between a job with Scandinavian Airlines and her faith (Photo: Creative Commons) Harun Nasrullah Sweden’s Discrimination Ombudsman (DO) ruled on January 5 that Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) uniform policy prohibiting staff from wearing religious symbols … Continued

26th Jan 2018

Nigerian lawmakers to probe law school’s hijab ban

Elham Asaad Buaras Nigeria’s House of Representatives has called for a probe into a law school’s hijab ban. The motion announcement was made hours after Muslim groups threatened a mass protest and legal action over the incident. A law graduate … Continued

28th Dec 2017

Dutch police officers permitted hijab

Elham Asaad Buaras A new court ruling in the Netherlands will allow Muslim policewomen serving in certain posts to wear the hijab (headscarves). Dutch police had claimed that religious symbols are incompatible with police uniforms. On November 27 the Human … Continued

28th Dec 2017

Teen told to remove hijab in McDonald’s as it posed ‘a security threat’

Harun Nasrullah A Muslim woman has criticised McDonald’s apology after she was told to remove her hijab (headscarf) because it posed “a security threat”. The student, who wishes to remain anonymous, was approached by a black security guard at a … Continued

Basketball governing body changes rules to allow hijab
26th May 2017

Basketball governing body changes rules to allow hijab

Asma Elbadawi from Bradford (left) and Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir from Springfield, Massachusetts both successfully campaigned for Basketball’s governing body to change its rules on head gear (Photo: Creative Commons) Elham Asaad Buaras Basketball’s governing body has changed its rules on headgear, … Continued

26th May 2017

New York teacher fired for ripping off child’s hijab

Elham Asaad Buaras A substitute teacher lost his job in a New York elementary school after forcibly removing a hijab from an 8-year-old student in class, according to media reports. Oghenetega Edah, 31, who worked as a substitute teacher at … 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

Teacher wins anti-hijab case in Germany
24th Feb 2017

Teacher wins anti-hijab case in Germany

(Photo: Creative Commons) Nadine Osman A German court ruled in favour of a teacher who was denied a teaching job at a public school due to her wearing the headscarf (hijab). The Regional Labor Court in Berlin-Branderburg ordered Berlin’s city-state … Continued

Austrian Minister proposes hijab ban
27th Jan 2017

Austrian Minister proposes hijab ban

Sebastian Kurz, Austrian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Integration has appealed for a ban on the hijab for civil servants (Photo: Ailura/Creative Commons) Amira Al Hooti Sebastian Kurz, Austrian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Integration and a member of the … Continued

28th Oct 2016

Sarkozy vows to ban hijab in France

Elham Asaad Buaras France’s former centre-right president, Nicolas Sarkozy, has vowed to ban Muslim headscarves (the hijab) should he win the UMP’s nomination and the presidential elections next year. In an interview with Radio Classique, Sarkozy vowed to enforce “strict … 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

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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