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Kabul mosque blast during evening prayers kills 21, say police

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A blast that tore through a Kabul mosque during evening prayers has killed 21 people, Kabul police have said. Khalid Zadran, a police spokesperson, said another 33 people had been injured in the explosion. Witnesses s...

Many feared dead after huge explosion rips through Kabul mosque

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A huge explosion has struck a mosque in Kabul during evening prayers, witnesses and police said, with many feared dead or injured. Police said there were multiple casualties but did not say how many. One Taliban intel...

‘Islamophobia worse’ five years after deadly van attack at London mosque

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The chair of the Finsbury Park mosque in north London has warned that Islamophobia has intensified since the 2017 terror attack in the area, as dozens gathered to remember the man who was killed five years ago. Makram...

Blast at Kabul mosque kills more than 50 worshippers

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A powerful explosion has killed more than 50 worshippers after Friday prayers at a Kabul mosque, the latest of a series of attacks on civilian targets in Afghanistan during Ramadan. The blast hit the Khalifa Sahib mos...

Dozens wounded in Israeli-Palestinian clashes at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque

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Israeli police have clashed with Palestinian protesters in the latest violence at Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound, as the UN voiced deep concern at spiralling unrest. The Palestinian Red Crescent said 5...

Anti-Islam rhetoric in French election risks ‘spiral of hatred’, says Paris mosque rector

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A rise in anti-Islam rhetoric in the French presidential election campaign risks creating a “spiral of hatred”, scapegoating law-abiding Muslims in a similar way to the discourse against Jews in the 1930s, the rector ...

Toronto mosque worshippers tackle man ‘brandishing a hatchet’

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Worshippers at a mosque in Toronto subdued an allegedly axe-wielding man who police say attacked people with bear spray during a dawn prayer service. Police said the 24-year-old man walked into the Dar Al-Tawheed Isla...

Christchurch mosque shooter claims guilty plea obtained under duress, expected to appeal

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The Christchurch mosque terrorist has filed complaints alleging that his treatment in New Zealand custody – including the refusal to refer to him by name – constituted a violation of his human rights, and that his gui...

Shia mosque bombing kills dozens in Afghan city of Kunduz

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At least 100 worshippers have been killed or injured in a suicide bombing that targeted a packed Shia mosque in Afghanistan during Friday prayers. The blast took place in Kunduz, the capital city of Kunduz province in...

Sci-fi script and a cage-shaped mosque: Islamic art gets subversive

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Words have had outsize importance in Muslim culture since the beginning. The Qur’an, which literally means “recitation”, was of course revered as the word of God. But, crucially, images of human beings and animals wer...

Militia leader behind Minnesota mosque bombing asks for new gender identity to be recognized

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A militia leader convicted of orchestrating the bombing of a Minnesota mosque has asked a judge to legally acknowledge her transgender identity. Emily Claire Hari was found guilty last year of civil rights and hate cr...

Man attempts to stab Mali’s interim leader at Grand Mosque

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A man has tried to stab Mali’s transitional president, Col Assimi Goïta, during Eid al-Adha celebrations at the Grand Mosque in Bamako. Witnesses said the incident happened after the imam went to slaughter sheep at th...

India mosque demolition: officials accused of filing false report on Muslim leaders

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A local government administration in Uttar Pradesh has been accused of filing a “false and unfounded” police report against eight Muslim leaders who had opposed the “illegal” demolition of their mosque, in a case file...

India mosque demolition: report filed on Muslim leaders false, court finds

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An Indian court has ruled that a local government administration in Uttar Pradesh filed a “false and unfounded” police report against eight Muslim leaders who had opposed the “illegal” demolition of their mosque. The ...

Palestinians and Israeli police clash at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque hours after Gaza truce – video

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Israeli police fired stun grenades towards Palestinians who threw rocks and petrol bombs at officers outside Jerusalem’s flashpoint al-Aqsa mosque on Friday, hours after Israel and Hamas reached a ceasefire in Gaza. P...

Indian mosque bulldozed in defiance of high court order

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A local administration in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has defied a state high court order and bulldozed a mosque, in one of the most inflammatory actions taken against a Muslim place of worship since the demolit...

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