Most Britons blame far-right for Islamophobia
30th Nov 2018

Most Britons blame far-right for Islamophobia

English Defence League protest in Newcastle (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Hamed Chapman Most people in Britain agree that Islamophobia is a real problem in the country and blame the far-right for the growing scourge in society, according to a new poll. … 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

27th Jul 2018

Dentist suspended after Muslim ‘cleansing’ post

By Elham Asaad Buaras   A dentist from Slough, Berkshire, was suspended for four months over an online post that called for “sewers of towns” to be “cleansed” of Muslims. Ronald Pate posted twice online on May 23, 2017, the … Continued

MPs need to get own house in order over Islamophobia
27th Jul 2018

MPs need to get own house in order over Islamophobia

House of Lords (Photo: Captain Roger Fenton 1860/Flickr Creative Commons) Rightfully or wrongly, Members of Parliament are allowed to speak freely during proceedings in the Palace of Westminster without fear of legal action on the grounds of slander, contempt of … Continued

29th Jun 2018

Stop feeding Muslim inmates pork, court tells Alaska prison

  Harun Nasrullah A Federal judge has ordered an Alaska prison to stop feeding Muslim inmates pork to break their fasts during Ramadan. A restraining order was granted by a court on May 25 after the lawsuit by CAIR accused … Continued

29th Jun 2018

Berlin court bans teacher from wearing hijab

  Harun Nasrullah   A Muslim primary school teacher has lost her bid to overturn a law banning the wearing of religious clothing by public servants in Berlin. The Berlin Labour court judge ruled last month that the city-state’s neutrality … Continued

Leeds mosque and gurdwara targeted in arson attack
29th Jun 2018

Leeds mosque and gurdwara targeted in arson attack

(Photo: Twitter/@doaMuslims) Elham Asaad Buaras Two early-morning arson attacks on a mosque and gurdwara [Sikh place of worship] in Leeds on June 5 are being treated as hate crimes by police. West Yorkshire Police was called to the Jamia Masjid … Continued

Denmark latest European country to ban the niqab
29th Jun 2018

Denmark latest European country to ban the niqab

  (Photo: Marcello Casal Jr/Agência Brasil) Elham Asaad Buaras Denmark has become the latest European country to ban full-face veils in public on May 29. The law, which mainly affects Muslim women wearing a niqab, was passed by 75 votes … Continued

Award to Muslim civil rights lawyer rescinded to appease pro-Israel activists
29th Jun 2018

Award to Muslim civil rights lawyer rescinded to appease pro-Israel activists

Zahra Billoo (Photo: Lorie Shaull/Creative Commons) Harun Nasrallah A California-based interfaith group has withdrawn an award recognising a Muslim civil rights activist, after alleged pressure from its donors who opposed the lawyer’s criticism of the Israeli Government. In March, People … 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

Man charged over ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ letters
29th Jun 2018

Man charged over ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ letters

  Nadine Osman A Lincoln man accused of sending letters calling on people to launch violent attacks on ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ has appeared in court on June 15. David Parnham is accused of 14 offences including soliciting murder with … Continued

One in five Americans would strip Muslims of their right to vote
29th Jun 2018

One in five Americans would strip Muslims of their right to vote

(Image: Democracy Fund Voter Study Group) Harun Nasrullah One in five Americans would deny Muslim Americans the right to vote, and many would support a temporary ban on Muslims entering the country, according to a new study. The Democracy Fund … Continued

Swedish mosques repeatedly attacked
29th Jun 2018

Swedish mosques repeatedly attacked

Sweden Sodermalm mosque vandalised nazi graffiti and racist words January 22, (Photo: Anadolu Agency) Elham Asaad Buaras Almost 40 mosques and Islamic centres were attacked in Sweden last year, with some being targeted as many as 10 times, according to … Continued

29th Jun 2018

Religious hate incidents surge in UK universities

Harun Nasrullah Reported racist incidents in UK universities has surged by more than a whopping 60 per cent between 2015 and 2017, while the number of religiously motivated hate crime incidents doubled in the same period, according to an investigation … Continued

Conservative Party must end denial of Islamophobia within its ranks
29th Jun 2018

Conservative Party must end denial of Islamophobia within its ranks

  Since the creation of Israel, its leaders have for decades pretended that Palestinians did not exist. The presentation of what White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway coins as “alternative facts” was a guilt-free way of erasing the ownership rights of … Continued

Clamour grows for Tories to root out Islamophobia in own ranks
29th Jun 2018

Clamour grows for Tories to root out Islamophobia in own ranks

Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, dismissed claims by MCB that there was anti-Muslim hatred within his Party (Photo FCO/Creative Britain) Hamed Chapman The Conservative Party is being accused of being in denial over the extent of Islamophobia within its own ranks … Continued

Chinese Muslim children banned from attending religious gatherings
23rd Feb 2018

Chinese Muslim children banned from attending religious gatherings

Meng Yihua Amid increasing crackdowns on the Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang, Western China, the authorities have turned their attention to another of the Muslim ethnic minorities, the Hui. Children belonging to the Hui ethnic Muslim community have been banned from … Continued

Virulent effect of hate crimes
26th Jan 2018

Virulent effect of hate crimes

(Photo: Fibonacci Blue/Creative Commons) Hate crimes are like a virus. The impact is not just confined to the individuals directly targeted. They are symbolic acts intended to send a message of hostility and intolerance to anyone who shares the identity … Continued

School inspections must be free of political meddling and Islamophobia
28th Dec 2017

School inspections must be free of political meddling and Islamophobia

Teachers have long complained about the amount of political meddling in Britain’s education system. “Political considerations are in my opinion too much suffered to influence the whole working of the system of public education in Britain,” said English poet and … Continued

Attacks on Netherlands mosques more than double
28th Dec 2017

Attacks on Netherlands mosques more than double

Nadine Osman The number of anti-Muslim attacks on mosques in the Netherlands has more than doubled between 2015 and 2016, according to a report by a leading Turkish university. The report, by Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University released on November 27, … 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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