Turkey: Greek Archbishop’s insulting remarks on Islam slammed
18th Jan 2021

Turkey: Greek Archbishop’s insulting remarks on Islam slammed

By Havva Kara Aydin (AA): The head of Diyanet, Turkey’s directorate of religious affairs, on Sunday slammed the Greek archbishop’s insulting remarks against Islam and Muslims, calling on Christians to oppose this “sick mentality.” Ali Erbas strongly condemned Archbishop Ieronymos … Continued

Germany: Muslims concerned about rise of Islamophobia
6th Jan 2021

Germany: Muslims concerned about rise of Islamophobia

By Mesut Zeyrek COLOGNE (AA): Germany’s Turkish-Muslim community is alarmed by the increase in Islamophobic hate crimes, senior figures told Anadolu Agency Monday. Kemal Ergun, president of the Turkish-Muslim association IGMG, said more and more mosques have become the targets … Continued

Germany: Mosque attacked twice in 2 weeks in southwest
2nd Jan 2021

Germany: Mosque attacked twice in 2 weeks in southwest

By Mesut Zeyrek COLOGNE, Germany (AA): A mosque in Germany’s southwestern Baden-Wurttemberg city on Friday was attacked for the second time in two weeks, according to an official. In the early hours of New Year’s Day, Fatih Mosque in the … Continued

UK finally exits EU
1st Jan 2021

UK finally exits EU

LONDON (AA): A new era in the UK-EU relationship has started on New Year’s Eve with an 11-month-long transition period that followed Brexit coming to an end. With the transition period ending, freedom of movement between the UK and the … Continued

Germany: Police cuff Muslim woman for not wearing mask
25th Dec 2020

Germany: Police cuff Muslim woman for not wearing mask

By Mesut Zeyrek COLOGNE, Germany (AA) – Police in a Western German city handcuffed a woman in a Muslim headscarf in front of her toddler and put her on the ground for not wearing a mask, as seen in video … Continued

EU upholds Belgian ban on halal kosher slaughter
18th Dec 2020

EU upholds Belgian ban on halal kosher slaughter

By Busra Nur Bilgic Cakmak (AA): Europe’s top court on Thursday backed a ban on the halal and kosher slaughter of animals in Belgium, triggering a backlash from Muslim and Jewish communities. The European Court of Justice ruled that “the … Continued

Austrian court annuls headscarf ban in primary schools
12th Dec 2020

Austrian court annuls headscarf ban in primary schools

By Askin Kiyagan VIENNE (AA): The Constitutional Court in Austria on Friday declared “unconstitutional”  and “discriminatory” the ban on headscarves in primary schools and annulled the decision taken by the far-right government in 2019. The law prevented girls younger than … Continued

UK, EU to continue trade talks until Sunday
10th Dec 2020

UK, EU to continue trade talks until Sunday

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal LONDON (AA): British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen have agreed to continue negotiations on a post-Brexit trade deal until Sunday, according to a statement from Downing Street. Johnson said … Continued

Azerbaijan slams Western concerns of Christian heritage but not Islamic ones
25th Nov 2020

Azerbaijan slams Western concerns of Christian heritage but not Islamic ones

By Jeyhun Aliyev ANKARA, Turkey (AA): Azerbaijan’s leader on Monday criticized the leaders of some Western countries who “remained silent” over the destruction by Armenian forces of Azerbaijani cultural and religious monuments in the occupied territories. Addressing the nation in … Continued

Austria: Do not link religion with terror, faith leaders warn
24th Nov 2020

Austria: Do not link religion with terror, faith leaders warn

By Askin Kiyagan VIENNA (AA): As racism and discrimination against Muslims in Austria soars, particularly after a terror attack on Nov. 2, clerics in the European country warn the authorities not to associate terrorism with any religion. After a hijab … Continued

Bosnia marks anniversary of Mostar Bridge’s demolition
10th Nov 2020

Bosnia marks anniversary of Mostar Bridge’s demolition

BELGRADE, Serbia (AA): Bosnia and Herzegovina on Monday commemorated the 27th anniversary of the demolition of Mostar Bridge, one of the most important Ottoman monuments in the Western Balkans. A memorial ceremony on the historic bridge began with sirens ringing … Continued

France: 4 Muslim children ‘terrorized’ by police for 11 hours
8th Nov 2020

France: 4 Muslim children ‘terrorized’ by police for 11 hours

By Umit Donmez PARIS (AA): This week four elementary school children were “terrorized” and grilled during more than 11 hours of detention by French police over false allegations of “justifying terrorism,” according to the children’s parents. The police “clearly wanted … Continued

Denmark: Mutated variety of coronavirus found in Danish mink
5th Nov 2020

Denmark: Mutated variety of coronavirus found in Danish mink

By Peter Kenny   GENEVA (AA): Denmark will kill its entire mink population after a mutated version of the coronavirus was found in the Nordic country, the prime minister said Wednesday. Mette Frederiksen said at a virtual news conference that … Continued

Austria: Palestinian saves Austrian policeman in Vienna terror attack
4th Nov 2020

Austria: Palestinian saves Austrian policeman in Vienna terror attack

BERLIN (AA) – A Muslim immigrant was hailed as a hero in Austria on Tuesday after he helped a wounded police officer during Monday’s terrorist attack. Osama Joda, a 23-year-old Palestinian, risked his life to help a police officer who … Continued

Austria: Turkish man recounts brush with death in Vienna terror attack
3rd Nov 2020

Austria: Turkish man recounts brush with death in Vienna terror attack

By Askin Kiyagan   VIENNA (AA): A Turkish man who was wounded in Monday’s terrorist attack in the Austrian capital told Anadolu Agency how he barely escaped death at the hands of one of the gunmen.  At least four, and … Continued

France: Arson attack targets mosque
1st Nov 2020

France: Arson attack targets mosque

By Yusuf Ozcan   PARİS (AA) – An unidentified arsonist attempted to set fire to a mosque in Chateaudun, France, the head of the mosque said Saturday. The General Secretary of Islamic Confederation National Opinion (CİMG), Fatih Saikir said someone … Continued

France: Mosque in Vernon receives death threats
28th Oct 2020

France: Mosque in Vernon receives death threats

By Alaattin Dogru   PARIS (AA): A mosque in Vernon district in northern France received a threatening notice Tuesday, according to a post on Twitter by the Islam & Info website. The notice, left in the mosque’s mailbox, contained death … Continued

Bosnia commemorates 1st president Izetbegovic’s 17th death anniversary
21st Oct 2020

Bosnia commemorates 1st president Izetbegovic’s 17th death anniversary

By Talha Ozturk   BELGRADE, Serbia (AA): Bosnia and Herzegovina this week commemorates the 17th death anniversary of Alija Izetbegovic, independent Bosnia’s first president and one of the most important Muslim thinkers of the last century. Izetbegovic — a politician, … Continued

France: Police arrest Muslim NGO head in raid
15th Oct 2020

France: Police arrest Muslim NGO head in raid

By Alaattin Dogru   PARIS (AA): French police raided Wednesday the home of Muslim NGO BarakaCity’s founder and arrested him, the organization, which broadcast the raid live on its social channels, said. Idriss Sihamedi, the NGO’s president, was beaten up … Continued

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

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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