Germany: 188 Islamophobic crimes in 3 months, 15 mosques attacked
9th Oct 2020

Germany: 188 Islamophobic crimes in 3 months, 15 mosques attacked

BERLIN (AA) – German police recorded 188 Islamophobic crimes in the second quarter of this year, the country’s Interior Ministry has said. At least 15 mosques were attacked between April and June, and dozens of Muslims were physically assaulted or … Continued

COVID-19: Mosques, churches in Greece resume services
18th May 2020

COVID-19: Mosques, churches in Greece resume services

By Mehmet Hatipoglu   KOMOTINI, Greece (AA): Mosques and churches in Greece have resumed services as part of the normalization process following the government’s decision to ease coronavirus restrictions with worshippers required to follow social distancing guidelines. Most mosques reopened … Continued

Canada: Indian man fired for Islamophobic tweet
7th May 2020

Canada: Indian man fired for Islamophobic tweet

By Vakkas Dogantekin   (AA): An Indian man has lost his role as school council chair and his job at a real estate company in Ontario, Canada, over an Islamophobic tweet he posted last week. Ravi Hooda protested Brampton city’s … Continued

Iran to reopen mosques in low-risk coronavirus areas
4th May 2020

Iran to reopen mosques in low-risk coronavirus areas

TEHRAN (AA): Iran will reopen mosques in districts that saw a decline in the number of coronavirus infections as of Monday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said. Addressing a virus task force meeting on Sunday, Rouhani said mosques will be reopened … Continued

Germany: Mosques preparing to reopen next weekend
2nd May 2020

Germany: Mosques preparing to reopen next weekend

BERLIN (AA): Mosques in Germany will reopen their doors to worshippers next weekend, following a government decision to ease coronavirus restrictions in the country. Germany’s Muslim Coordination Council (KRM) has announced on Friday that most of the mosques will reopen … Continued

Zimbabwe: Challenges for Muslims in Ramadan
26th Apr 2020

Zimbabwe: Challenges for Muslims in Ramadan

By John Cassim   HARARE, Zimbabwe (AA): Muslims in Zimbabwe have ushered in Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, amid a pandemic that has brought life to a halt in the country and around the world. For the first … Continued

COVID-19: Pakistan to allow mosque congregational prayers in Ramadan
19th Apr 2020

COVID-19: Pakistan to allow mosque congregational prayers in Ramadan

By Islamuddin Sajid   ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AA): The government in Pakistan decided to conditionally allow congregational prayers in mosques during the holy month of Ramadan, official media said Saturday. The decision was made during a meeting that involved religious scholars … Continued

Myanmar Muslims offer mosques to help fight coronavirus
25th Mar 2020

Myanmar Muslims offer mosques to help fight coronavirus

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, Myanmar (AA): The Muslim community in Myanmar on Wednesday called for a unity in fighting the coronavirus as the country reported three positive cases of COVID-19, so far. Tin Maung Than, secretary of Islamic … Continued

India: 34 die, 200 injured as pro BJP supporters rampage Muslim areas in Delhi
27th Feb 2020

India: 34 die, 200 injured as pro BJP supporters rampage Muslim areas in Delhi

By Abdul Adil   (The Muslim News): The death toll in the Indian capital New Delhi from the violence rose to 34, officials said Wednesday. More than 200 people were also injured in the deadliest violence North East Delhi has … Continued

Germany: Terror cell planned attacks on mosques, 12 arrested
18th Feb 2020

Germany: Terror cell planned attacks on mosques, 12 arrested

BERLIN (AA):   A far-right terror cell planned attacks on six mosques across Germany but was dismantled by the police last week following a tip from an informant, local media reported on Monday. The group’s leading figure Werner S. made concrete … Continued

Germany: 3 mosques attacked in 2 days
12th Jun 2019

Germany: 3 mosques attacked in 2 days

By Mesut Zeyrek   COLOGNE, Germany (AA): Three mosques in Germany have suffered assaults over the past two days, a local Turkish Muslim community leader said on Tuesday. At the Eyup Sultan Mosque in Kamen, North Rhine-Westphalia, a right-wing group … Continued

Spain: Islamophobia is on rise
19th Mar 2019

Spain: Islamophobia is on rise

By Senhan Bolelli MADRID (AA) – There is an increase in religious discrimination and hate crimes in Spain, mostly against Muslims according to a report issued by the country’s Interior Ministry. “We have observed an increase, even though not at … Continued

Austrian court axes decision to shut down mosques
16th Feb 2019

Austrian court axes decision to shut down mosques

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA (AA): A court in Austria annulled a government plan to shut down six mosques belonging to the Arab community, a Muslim body said late on Thursday. In a statement, Umit Vural, head of the Islamic … Continued

Austrian politics sees significant rise in Islamophobia
23rd Jan 2019

Austrian politics sees significant rise in Islamophobia

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA (AA): A study by an NGO revealed that in 2018 senior politicians in Austria participated in 20 campaigns against Muslims. SOS Mitmensch in a news conference on Tuesday shared with journalists its study on Islamophobic … Continued

Germany aims to control foreign donations to mosques
28th Dec 2018

Germany aims to control foreign donations to mosques

By Cuneyt Karadag   BERLIN (AA): Germany wants to regulate foreign donations to the country’s mosques to “prevent the spread of fundamentalist ideologies”, a local daily said Thursday. The federal government has asked Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries to … Continued

Sweden: Sharp rise in attacks on mosques across Sweden
13th Jun 2018

Sweden: Sharp rise in attacks on mosques across Sweden

By Atila Altuntas   STOCKHOLM (AA):- Attacks on mosques and Muslim gatherings increased by 10 times in 2017 in Sweden compared to previous year, according to a new report. The Uppsala University report by Mattias Gardell said 38 mosques or … Continued

Switzerland: Swiss Upper House rejects foreign fund ban on mosques
1st Jun 2018

Switzerland: Swiss Upper House rejects foreign fund ban on mosques

By Bayram Altug GENEVA (AA & The Local): The Upper House of Switzerland on Tuesday rejected a bill prohibiting foreign funding to mosques affiliated with the Swiss Turkish Religious Foundation. The motion had been put forward by Lorenzo Quadri, a … Continued

Germany sees 1,075 Islamophobic crimes in 2017
9th May 2018

Germany sees 1,075 Islamophobic crimes in 2017

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): German police recorded 1,075 Islamophobic crimes in 2017, according to new government figures announced on Tuesday. Far-right extremists or groups carried out some 994 attacks against Muslims and mosques, which made up 92.5 percent … Continued

Netherlands: Far-right groups attack 3 mosques
13th Apr 2018

Netherlands: Far-right groups attack 3 mosques

By Abdullah Asiran   THE HAGUE (AA): Far-right groups have attacked three mosques in the Netherlands, a Muslim charity fund official said Thursday. The extreme right-wing Rechts in Verzet group early Thursday put up banners with Islamophobic content in the … Continued

Myanmar: 5 years on, Meiktila Muslims still facing hardships
28th Mar 2018

Myanmar: 5 years on, Meiktila Muslims still facing hardships

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, Myanmar (AA): The Muslim community in a central Myanmar town is still facing hard times even five years after they had suffered a Buddhist mob rampage. Meiktila in central Mandalay region had seen a … 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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