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Issue 314 – Friday 19th June  2015

Persecution of Rohingyas in Myanmar is Genocide, say Nobel Peace laureates

A two-day conference in Oslo focusing on ending the persecution of Myanmar’s (Burma) Rohingya Muslims concluded with a call from seven Nobel Peace Laureates describing the plight of one of the world’s most oppressed groups as nothing less than a genocide.

Issue 314 – Friday 19th June  2015

United Airlines passenger subjected to Islamophobic treatment

United Airlines is facing a boycott campaign after a Muslim passenger said she was subjected Islamophobic treatment by a flight attendant. Tahera Ahmad said a United attendant on the flight from Chicago to Washington on May 29 refused to give her an unopened can of coke, telling her it could be used “as a weapon.”

Editorial

  • Adrift at sea without hope or help

    More than one million Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar (Burma) have long been labelled as among the world’s most severely persecuted ethnic groups. The Myanmar Government has gone to extraordinary lengths to pretend they do not even exist.

Home News

  • Exclusive: Almost 200 Muslim councillors elected in local elections

    187 Muslim councillors were elected (out of 589 Muslim candidates) in the local elections one on May 7.

  • Exclusive: Muslims swung seats to Labour

    Research by The Muslim News indicates that Muslims helped Labour win 8 seats from the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats by voting Labour in unprecedented numbers in the May General Elections.

  • Cage to take legal action against Charity Commission

    Cage to take legal action against Charity Commission

    The advocacy group CAGE announced it has started legal action against the Charity Commission on June 3, for what it called an unlawful exercise of powers in the wake of the Mohammed Emwazi row and the subsequent pressure exerted by the Commission on charities associated with CAGE.

  • New counter-extremism powers will be well-balanced, insists Javid

    New counter-extremism powers will be well-balanced, insists Javid

    "..the policies we actually come up with and try to legislate for and those will be well balanced policies and at its heart will be the protection of freedom of speech,” Javid insisted.

  • Ramadan Messages

    Ramadan messages from PM David Cameron, Harriet Harman, Nicola Sturgeon, Baroness Brinton and Carwyn Jones

  • Reflections on Ramadan

    Millions of Muslims across the world will observe fasting during the month of Ramadan. Fasting from dawn to sunset each day will coincide with some of the longest days in the year for those living in northern hemisphere as Ramadan falls in mid June and July. For those fasting in the UK this will result in approximately 18-19 hours without food and water.

  • Ramadan Radio Guide

    Ramadan Radio Guide

  • Sikh pensioner assaulted for looking like a Muslim

    An 82-year-old Sikh man who was brutally assaulted outside a Gurudwara in 2013 is still awaiting justice with a third delay in sentencing of the accused who reportedly mistook him to be a Muslim.

  • Muslim Aid launches Ramadan campaign

    Launching the Ramadan campaign, ‘You Give We Serve’, Chairman of Muslim Aid, Dr Manazir Ahsan, said they would be “empowering and uplifting communities across the world during Ramadan.”

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  • Sport Brief

    England’s Adil Rashid put in a record-breaking performance in the defeat of New Zealand. Rashid scored an impressive 69 runs to break the all-time seventh stand partnership with Jos Buttler on June 9.

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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