Category: mosque

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‘Now we enjoy got to plod’: Survivor recalls Quebec mosque attack

Ahmed Ech-Chahedy first thought he was hearing fireworks. The father of six had just finished evening prayers at the Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec, Canada, and was chatting with his eight-year-old son and two of his son’s friends. It was January 29, 2017, and Ech-Chahedy’s back was to the main door of the mosque. He heard…

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Decapitated, bloodstained doll left at Amsterdam mosque

A decapitated doll was left at a mosque in Amsterdam, police said, in an Islamophobic act that has shocked the Muslim community in the Netherlands. The head was hung by a rope from a fence above the doll’s “bloodstained body”, pictures showed, and a note was left warning against “Islamisation” in the Netherlands. An employee…

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Al-Aqsa mosque: Five issues it’s likely you’ll perchance well perchance perchance honest believe gotten to take hold of

The following is a breakdown of why the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem is a constant point of contention in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. INTERACTIVE: Inside al-Aqsa: A 360 tour of Jerusalem’s holiest mosque 1. Why al-Aqsa is so important Al-Aqsa is the name of the silver-domed mosque inside a 35-acre compound referred to as al-Haram…

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Egyptian air strike kills ‘terrorist’ mosque attackers

The Egyptian army says an air strike killed some of the attackers involved in Friday’s massacre when at least 235 people died in a bomb-and-gun attack on a mosque.  In a statement late on Friday, army spokesman Tamer Rifai said the Egyptian air force chased down the assailants who, according to officials, arrived in four 4WD…

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Sinai mosque massacre: What we know

Armed attackers killed at least 235 people in a mosque in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, according to state media. The attack, which took place in the town of Bir al-Abed, about 40km west of the provincial capital of North Sinai, El Arish, happened shorty after Friday prayers. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi called the attack “criminal”…

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Suicide bomber kills worshippers at mosque in Mubi

A blast at a mosque in Mubi, northeastern Nigeria, has killed at least 20 people, local media reports have said.  Police said a teenage bomber targeted the mosque as people arrived for morning prayers. No group has yet claimed responsibility, but Boko Haram carries out regular attacks in the region. The death toll reported varied…