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Singapore allows hijab for Muslim nurses in public healthcare
1st Sep 2021

Singapore allows hijab for Muslim nurses in public healthcare

By Pizaro Idrus Gozali   JAKARTA, Indonesia (AA): Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong, on Sunday announced that female Muslim staff in Singapore’s public healthcare, including nurses, are allowed to wear hijab or “tudung” as an add-on to their … Continued

EU companies can ban employees from wearing headscarf, court rules
17th Jul 2021

EU companies can ban employees from wearing headscarf, court rules

By Busra Nur Cakmak   ANKARA (AA): EU’s top court has ruled that companies in the member states can ban employees from wearing a headscarf if they “need to present neutral image towards customers.” 
The European Court of Justice (CJEU) … Continued

Canadian police label attack against Muslim women ‘hate crime’
14th Jul 2021

Canadian police label attack against Muslim women ‘hate crime’

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA): Police in Ontario, Canada arrested a man Tuesday who almost hit a Muslim mother and daughter with his vehicle, then chased and threatened to kill them. The mother, 62, and daughter, 26, were … Continued

Muslim roles in Western films: Absent, distorted, insulted
12th Jun 2021

Muslim roles in Western films: Absent, distorted, insulted

By Merve Berker   ANKARA (AA): Although nearly a quarter of the world’s population is Muslim, their representation in key cinema markets is a paltry 1.6%, and their roles are often distorted in dangerous and insulting ways, according to a … Continued

Muslim roles in Western films: Absent, distorted, insulted
12th Jun 2021

Muslim roles in Western films: Absent, distorted, insulted

By Merve Berker   ANKARA (AA): Although nearly a quarter of the world’s population is Muslim, their representation in key cinema markets is a paltry 1.6%, and their roles are often distorted in dangerous and insulting ways, according to a … Continued

US lawmaker: ‘Freedom of speech doesn’t exist for Muslim women in Congress’
11th Jun 2021

US lawmaker: ‘Freedom of speech doesn’t exist for Muslim women in Congress’

By Servet Gunerigok   WASHINGTON (AA): Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib defended her fellow Congresswoman Ilhan Omar on Thursday after the House Democrat leadership criticized Omar over her tweet seemingly equating the US with the Taliban. “Freedom of speech doesn’t exist for … Continued

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity does not apply to Muslim women in France
14th May 2021

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity does not apply to Muslim women in France

COMMENT By Councillor Rabina Khan   London, (The Muslim News): When is the UK going to start talking about the fact that the mainstream, ‘centrist’ governing party of our oldest, closest ally and neighbour, has embraced bigotry to the extent … Continued

Nigerian school forces Muslim girls remove headscarves
6th Jul 2019

Nigerian school forces Muslim girls remove headscarves

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): Nigeria’s headscarf crisis festered Friday after footage emerged online of school guards and teachers ordering Muslim girls to remove their headscarves before entering a school compound in the southwestern town of Ibadan. The … Continued

Canada: Quebec passes religious symbols ban
18th Jun 2019

Canada: Quebec passes religious symbols ban

By Barry Ellsworth TRENTON, Canada (AA): The Quebec province passed its controversial religious symbols ban and critics say the government stuck in an amendment that creates “secular police,” Canadian media reported Monday. Bill 21 contains a clause that calls for … Continued

US: First two Muslim women elected to US Congress
7th Nov 2018

US: First two Muslim women elected to US Congress

By Umar Farooq   WASHINGTON (AA): Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib and Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar both made history Tuesday by winning their elections and becoming the first Muslim women to be elected to the U.S. Congress. Tlaib won the congressional seat for … Continued

Belgium: 76 pct of Islamophobic attacks target women in Belgium
10th Sep 2018

Belgium: 76 pct of Islamophobic attacks target women in Belgium

By Serife Cetin and Yusuf Hatip   BRUSSELS (AA): Around 76 percent of Islamophobic attacks in Belgium in 2017 targeted Muslim women, an anti-Islamophobia association in the country revealed on Saturday. The Belgian Association for the Prevention of Islamophobia (CCIB) … Continued

UK: Change the record Boris! The normalization of Islamophobia
14th Aug 2018

UK: Change the record Boris! The normalization of Islamophobia

By Dr. Katy Sian London, (The Muslim News): Boris Johnson’s Islamophobic remarks about Muslim women and the veil are somewhat unsurprising given that the Tories have been responsible for pushing an anti-Muslim agenda for years. From David Cameron declaring that Muslim … Continued

Germany: Anti-Muslim hate crime surges in Germany
4th Mar 2018

Germany: Anti-Muslim hate crime surges in Germany

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): There were 950 attacks reportedly on Muslims and mosques in Germany in 2017, according to new government figures. At least 33 Muslims were injured in the attacks, which included assaults against Muslim women wearing … Continued

Canada: Quebec law bans niqab, burka
19th Oct 2017

Canada: Quebec law bans niqab, burka

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): Muslim women will be forced to remove their face coverings and burkas to access public services, including riding a bus, under a new law passed Wednesday by the Quebec National Assembly. Bill 62, … Continued

France: Third town bans ‘burkinis’ from beaches
16th Aug 2016

France: Third town bans ‘burkinis’ from beaches

PARIS (AA): A Corsican village has become the third French town to issue a ban on the full-body swimsuit – known as ‘burkinis’ – worn by some Muslim women. Mayor of Sisco, Pierre-Ange Vivoni, told French television on Monday the … Continued

Brazil: Egypt’s hijab-wearing beach volleyballer raises eyebrows in Rio
13th Aug 2016

Brazil: Egypt’s hijab-wearing beach volleyballer raises eyebrows in Rio

[Photo: Women beach volleyball qualifying: Italy-Egypt showing Doaa Elghobashy on 9 August 2016. Photographer: Salih Zeki Fazlioglu/AA] By Yasin Tuncer RIO DE JANEIRO (AA): As the standard uniform of female beach volleyball players at the Summer Olympics currently underway in … Continued

Indonesia: Motorbike taxis launched for Muslim women
23rd Nov 2015

Indonesia: Motorbike taxis launched for Muslim women

By Ainur Rohmah   JAKARTA, (AA): A new motorcycle-taxi service has been launched in Indonesia to cater to Muslim women who have reservations about riding with men they are not married to, while also helping those fed up with sexual harassment … Continued

Canadian gov’t loses appeal to ban Muslim face covering
16th Sep 2015

Canadian gov’t loses appeal to ban Muslim face covering

 By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): The Canadian government on Tuesday lost its appeal to ban the niqab, meaning the faces of Muslim women can be covered when they’re sworn in as new Canadian citizens. The three justices of … 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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