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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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

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 … 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

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 … Continued

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 … 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

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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