Netherlands: Anti-Islam Dutch politician airs Muhammad cartoons on TV
25th Jun 2015

Netherlands: Anti-Islam Dutch politician airs Muhammad cartoons on TV

[Photo: Geert Wilders, leader of the Party for Freedom (PVV), is seen during a joint press conference with Marine Le Pen (not seen), president of the National Front, in Brussels, Belgium on June 16, 2015. Photographer: Dursun Aydemir/AA]   By Fatjon … Continued

4th Jun 2015

Netherlands: I’ll show Muhammad cartoons on TV, vows Dutch MP Wilders

  The Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders says he plans to show cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad on Dutch television. He had wanted to exhibit them in parliament, but was knocked back. Geert Wilders announced on his website that he … Continued

29th May 2015

US: Washington subway bans Prophet Muhammad ads

  The local transport authority in the US capital has prohibited all “issue” ads after an anti-Muslim group tried to place one depicting Muhammad in a cartoon. The move follows a similar ban in New York. The Washington transit authority … Continued

27th May 2015

India: No flat for her in Mumbai because she is Muslim

By Omar Rashid Maharashtra, (The Hindu): Growing up in Gujarat post-2002 riots exposed her to religious prejudice and forced ghettoisation. So when Misbah Quadri moved to Mumbai, she hoped the city, known for its cosmopolitan culture, would treat her better. However, … Continued

21st May 2015

India: Firm rejects MBA graduate’s job application because he is Muslim

  Mumbai, (Hindustan Times): A Mumbai-based diamond export company has allegedly rejected the job application of an MBA graduate because he is a Muslim, prompting the National Commission for Minorities to take up the case of religious discrimination, news reports … Continued

21st May 2015

Germany: Comedian can be called “hate preacher”: court

  Comedian Dieter Nuhr [see photo]  has failed in a court battle to stop a Muslim critic from calling him a “preacher of hate” because of his jokes about Islam. Nuhr argued before the state court in Stuttgart that Erhat … Continued

19th May 2015

US court allows YouTube to show ‘Innocence of Muslims’

  A US appeals court has ruled that YouTube should be allowed to show an uploaded film that sparked outrage in the Arab world. The video, “Innocence of Muslims,” depicted the Prophet Muhammad in a negative light. The 9th US … Continued

16th May 2015

France: Sarkozy party to expel mayor for ban Islam in France call

    The French mainstream right UMP party is to expel the mayor of a small southern town who has called for Islam to be banned in France. Former president Nicolas Sarkozy condemned the call on Friday. “The Muslim religion … Continued

11th May 2015

Denmark: Danish school fined $6,000 for forcing Muslim student to taste pork

    A Danish court has ordered a culinary school to pay around $6,000 in damages to its Muslim student after a woman was required to taste pork as part of her studies. The 24-year-old student, who arrived in Denmark … Continued

7th May 2015

Netherlands: Wilders wants Prophet’s caricatures in Dutch parliament

  Dutch politician Geert Wilders has proposed exhibiting caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in the Dutch parliament. The inflammatory suggestion follows a shooting at an anti-Islam event in the US state of Texas. Geert Wilders, who has built his political … Continued

4th May 2015

US: Two gunmen killed in shooting at Texas anti-Islam event

  Two people have been killed and a third injured near a contest in Texas to draw the Prophet Muhammad. It wasn’t immediately clear if the shooting was related to the event. Local media have reported that two people who … Continued

17th Apr 2015

Australia: Toowoomba mosque fire: ‘God forgive them,’ Islamic leader says

  [Photo: Inside the fire-ravaged Toowoomba mosque. Photo: The Toowoomba Chronicle]   By Jorge Branco [Sydney Morning Herald]: A Toowoomba mosque suffered extensive damage after another suspected arson attack early Friday morning. Toowoomba’s mayor has condemned the suspected arson attack … Continued

16th Apr 2015

Australia: Muslim woman who was being verbally abused on Sydney train defended

[Video still of a woman who carried on with a racist tirade against a Muslim woman on a Sydney train. Picture: Facebook / Stacey Eden Source: Facebook] WHEN Stacey Eden saw a Muslim woman being subjected to vicious verbal attack … Continued

13th Apr 2015

UK: Severed pigs heads found at Islamic community centre in Solihull

  [Photo: The site in Hermitage Road, Solihull, which has allegedly been turned into a mosque without permission]     By Mike Lockley   Four severed pigs heads have been dumped on the doorstep of a new community centre which … Continued

28th Mar 2015

France: Pregnant Muslim woman attacked in France

  By Oliver Gee   The 29-year-old woman, who was wearing a hijab, or Muslim headscarf, was hospitalized on Tuesday after being attacked on a street in Toulouse, southern France.   According to reports the heavily pregnant woman who is … Continued

13th Mar 2015

Germany: Court orders hijab ban softened

    The German Constitutional Court has ordered the state of North Rhine-Westphalia to review a ban on Islamic veils in its schools. The judges decided that veils do not pose a concrete threat to a school’s learning environment. The … Continued

5th Mar 2015

India: 5% quota for Muslims in the state scrapped

      By Sayli Udas Mankikar,   Mumbai, (Hindustan Times): The state government has finally decided not to give 5% reservation to the Muslim community in both jobs and education. With this decision, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government … Continued

26th Feb 2015

Palestine: Israeli settlers burn mosque near Bethlehem

    [Photos: Ma’an News]     BETHLEHEM (Ma’an):  Extremist Jewish settlers set fire overnight Tuesday to a mosque in the southern West Bank town of al-Jaba west of Bethlehem, locals told Ma’an. As worshipers arrived around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday to … Continued

13th Feb 2015

US: N Carolina Muslim students buried amid calls for hate probe

[Family mourn during funeral of 3 Muslim students murdered in North Carolina] Three young Muslim students shot dead this week in North Carolina have been buried at a funeral attended by thousands. Their families called for the case to be … Continued

12th Feb 2015

US: Chapel Hill murders sparks speculation of anti-Muslim bias

  [Photo: 23-year-old Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife 21-year-old Yusor Mohammad and her 19-year-old sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha]   The murders of three young Muslims in the United States has sparked speculation of a hate crime. The media’s coverage of … Continued

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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