A record 13 Muslim MPs (up from 8 in 2010) have been elected in one of the most unpredictable and extraordinary general elections in Britain. Eight of the Muslim MPs are now women out of a total of 191 female candidates elected to the House of Commons, up from 148 in 2010.
Congratulations must go to the Conservatives for their unexpected win at the general elections. The victory is all the more amazing given their pledge to drive through a £30 billion austerity package, including £12 bn in unspecified welfare cuts. Compared with Labour, it seemed much more professionally, ruthless and strategically planned with the vital help of the majority of the press.
Some of the many comments we received from guests at The Muslim News Awards for Excellence gala evening held on March 31.
A gang of white paedophiles who raped and abused babies and children under the age of five in attacks that were streamed over the internet are facing lengthy prison sentences after being found guilty.
The charity regulator is to investigate whether a Hindu umbrella group has breached political neutrality regulations after it seemingly endorsed the Conservatives during the general elections.
Tabloid columnist Katie Hopkins has been blasted by the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, after she likened migrants to cockroaches.
Students from Kassim Darwish Grammar School enjoyed football coaching sessions with former Liverpool and England defender Jamie Carragher on May 5. The Manchester based boys school is the only Muslim institution to take part in the coaching programme which takes part in both the school’s premises and in the Carragher’s Sports Academy the Brunswick centre in Bootle.
Authorities in China have ordered shopkeepers and restaurateurs in a village in the mainly Muslim province of Xinjiang to sell alcohol and cigarettes in an attempt to weaken Islam in the region.
Israel deliberately pounded civilians in last summer’s 50-day bombardment of Gaza which killed over 2,000 Palestinian civilians, according to the testimonies of over 60 Israeli soldiers.
A committee of the US Senate has approved a bill to protect illegal Israeli “Jewish-only” settlements built in occupied Palestinian territories.
German police have arrested three men and a woman suspected of setting up a new right-wing extremist group, the Old School Society, with the aim of carrying out bomb attacks on mosques, Salafist Muslims and shelters for asylum-seekers.
Two of UKIP’s London candidates have been caught on film spouting Islamophobic hate at a far-right rally on April 11.
The Mirror newspaper released the footage showing Magnus Nielsen and Anne Marie-Waters speaking at a rally in Westminster organised by Mothers Against Radical Islam And Sharia .
A Jewish UKIP candidate said British rescue workers should send Muslim migrants to Saudi Arabia and welcome Christians.
Parents who withdraw their children from a RE trip to a mosque over fears they would witness “guns and violence” have been asked to reconsider the decision by governors from Lostwithiel School
A Danish court has ordered a culinary school to pay around $6,000 in damages to a Muslim student after she was required to taste pork as part of her studies.
A 15-year-old Muslim girl was banned from her class twice in the French town of Charleville-Mezieres for wearing a skirt that was too long and therefore supposedly a conspicuous display of religion.
A Mayor in France has been accused of racism and acting illegally after using the names of school children in his southern French town to decide how many were Muslim.
When an employer is going through a disciplinary process with an employee, it is not uncommon for an employee to raise a grievance about other aspects of their employment, or about persons associated with the disciplinary process, at the same time.
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One of the hallmarks of the Coalition Government has been its austerity rhetoric. Since May 2010, we have been told incessantly that the Labour Government left a huge deficit and that we must tighten our belts to reduce it.
A toxic chemical spill off the coast of Costa Rica that took place on May 3 left tourists and residents unable to swim, or fish in the ocean for 72 hours.
Results from a 14 year trial to assess if regular blood tests could help detect ovarian cancer has reported encouraging results, with twice as many cases of the cancer detected compared to conventional methods.
The Pakistan Cricket Board announced on May 9 it expects bilateral series with India to resume in the UAE in December but there was no confirmation.
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.