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Indian court upholds ban on hijab in classrooms as it is ‘not essential practice’ in Islam
31st Mar 2022

Indian court upholds ban on hijab in classrooms as it is ‘not essential practice’ in Islam

By Shauqueen Mizaj The hijab controversy in the Uduppi district of the Indian state of Karnataka has been making quite a splash internationally. The Karnataka High Court upheld a government ban on the hijab in classrooms, ruling that the headscarf is not an “essential practice” in Islam. A three-judge bench relied on the Qur’an and […]

Editorial: If Islamophobia can’t be challenged in Parliament, where can it be?
31st Mar 2022

Editorial: If Islamophobia can’t be challenged in Parliament, where can it be?

(Flickr Commons) In New York, the UN General Assembly adopted a landmark resolution by consensus among its 197 members to proclaim March 15 as International Day to Combat Islamophobia. In London, the Conservative Government of Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, continued to drag its feet over the semantics after refusing to accept a working definition put […]

Editorial: Separate rules for Tories
22nd May 2020

Editorial: Separate rules for Tories

The equalities’ watchdog decision not to investigate the Conservative Party for Islamophobia has yet again and strikingly reminded Muslims that they are but second-class citizens. The Equality and Human Rights Commission declared that it did not think it “would not be proportionate” to carry out its own inquiry “for now,” after the Tories “clarified” that […]

Editorial: Islamophobia in political parties
24th Apr 2020

Editorial: Islamophobia in political parties

  No less than half of Labour’s 14 Muslim MPs have been given posts in Keir Starmer’s new Opposition frontbench. From a distance, it may seem like a huge breakthrough in diversity and minorities gaining full representation. But on closer examination, there are some 140 shadow positions, including almost 100 going to the Party’s 202 […]

Mystery of Javid’s banquet ban
28th Jun 2019

Mystery of Javid’s banquet ban

Home Secretary, Sajid Javid’s invitation snub from the State Banquet held for US President Donald Trump by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace was not Islamophobic said the Spokesman for the Prime Minister (Sajid Javid profile photo: UK Parliament/CC) -(Banquet photo: Dominic Lipinski/PAWire/PA) Hamed Chapman Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, has refused to spell out whether […]

Muslims face most discrimination in US
29th Mar 2019

Muslims face most discrimination in US

(Photo: Fibonacci Blue/WikiCommons) Nadine Osman Muslims in the US face most discrimination, according to a poll of registered voters published on March 8. The poll carried by HarrisX for The Hill website found that 85 per cent of respondents believe Muslims face discrimination while 79 per cent said Jews are discriminated against. Some 61 per […]

Denmark makes handshake mandatory for naturalisation
25th Jan 2019

Denmark makes handshake mandatory for naturalisation

Denmark’s Immigration and Integration Minister Inger Støjberg has brushed off criticism of the mandatory handshake policy for would-be Dane citizens (Photo: Arno Mikkor, Aron Urb/ Creative Commons) Nadine Osman Lawmakers in Denmark have approved a government-backed proposal to force citizenship applicants to shake hands with the official carrying out naturalisation ceremonies. The new citizenship Bill […]

25th Jan 2019

Muslim family barred from visiting newborn in hospital because they looked ‘scary’

Elham Asaad Buaras A Muslim family visiting a newborn baby in a hospital in Virginia earlier this month say they were barred from seeing her because they looked “scary”. The newborn girl’s grandparent and aunt say the security staff at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital even called the police after ordering them out of the labour […]

Book Review: Rediscovering a shared past and the possibilities of a new future
25th Jan 2019

Book Review: Rediscovering a shared past and the possibilities of a new future

Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe: a shared story? Editors: James Renton and Ben Gidley. 2017. Palgrave MacMillan. Paperback £19.99 The intricacies of the relationship between these particular types of racism are well reflected in the vast time-frames and varying approaches covered in this book. We see how the trajectories of antisemitism and Islamophobia are not […]

28th Dec 2018

Scotland’s Muslim and Jewish leaders unite against prejudice

Nadine Osman Muslim and Jewish community leaders united to help fight anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in Scotland last month. The Scottish Council of Jewish Communities (SCoJeC) and the Muslim Council of Scotland (MCS) gathered at a meeting of the Scottish Parliament’s cross-party group on tackling Islamophobia on November 27. Ahead of the meeting, they issued a […]

28th Dec 2018

Republicans want to oust doctor from leadership role because he’s Muslim

Aqila Mumthaz Republicans in Texas wanted to remove their Vice Chair, Dr Shahid Shafi, a Tarrant County official because he is a Muslim. Dorrie O’Brien, Tarrant County Republican Party Precinct Chairwoman in Grand Prairie, claimed Shafi was associated with terrorist-affiliated groups, in comments to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram newspaper. “Islam is primarily a political ideology […]

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. The survey commissioned by Muslim Engagement & Development [MEND] also found that two-fifths of Britons […]

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 racist comments about the black football players, describing them as dirty and calling them monkeys. […]

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 day after the Manchester bomb attack and again on May 25. Pate, a dentist since […]

27th Jul 2018

MPs need to get own house in order over Islamophobia

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 court or breaching the Official Secrets Act. MPs are effectively immune from being arrested for statements on civil matters, although this importantly does not include […]

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 the Anchorage Correctional Complex of “cruel and unusual punishment”. In a lawsuit filed on May […]

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 law for teachers, police and court officials was constitutional. Zeynep Cetin of the Network Against […]

29th Jun 2018

Leeds mosque and gurdwara targeted in arson attack

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 Abu Huraira Mosque in Beeston, where the main door had been set on fire in the early […]

29th Jun 2018

Denmark latest European country to ban the niqab

  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 to 30 in Parliament and will come into force on August 1. Those violating the ban will be forced to […]

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 Acting in Community Together (PACT) announced Zahra Billoo, who is also the Executive Director of […]

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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