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  • Suicide bomber targets police in Pakistan mosque attack, dozens killed

    01/30/2023 12:08:05 PM PST · by csvset · 17 replies
    France24 ^ | 30 Jan 2023 | Staff
    The bombing drew nationwide condemnation from Pakistani opposition political parties and government officials. Ghulam Ali, the provincial governor in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where Peshawar is the capital, said there were fears the death toll could rise even further. Most of the casualties were policemen and police officers – the targeted mosque is located within a sprawling compound, which also serves as the city's police headquarters. Police said between 300 to 350 worshipers were inside the mosque when the bomber detonated his explosives. Sarbakaf Mohmand, a commander for the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack on Twitter. The main spokesman for...
  • Watch: Dome of Mosque in Indonesia Collapses in Massive Fire

    10/20/2022 1:33:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Indian Express ^ | October 20, 2022
    A dramatic video clip, which has since gone viral on social media, showed the Jakarta Islamic Centre Grand Mosque's dome collapsing amid a plume of smoke and dust. The Jakarta Islamic Centre Grand Mosque in Indonesia was destroyed Wednesday after its huge dome collapsed following a giant fire. A dramatic video clip, which has gone viral on social media, shows the dome of the mosque collapsing amid a plume of smoke and dust. Prior to the collapse, footage shows flames coming out of the grey dome and firefighters trying to bring the fire under control. The giant dome of the...
  • Bandits attack Zamfara mosque, kill 15 worshippers

    09/25/2022 7:47:36 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 11 replies
    Vanguard Nigeria ^ | 25 September 2022 | Ibrahim Hassan-Wuyo
    Bandits who hid AK 47 rifles in their clothes and pretended to be worshippers attacked a Juma’at mosque in Zamfara State, killing 15 worshippers. The attack on a Juma’a mosque in Ruwan Jema town of Bukkuyum Local Government Area of Zamfara State also left many injured while others were missing. Although there is no statement from the state government or the police, a source said the Friday attack “came three weeks after terrorists attacked a Friday mosque in Zugu town in the same local government area where 45 worshippers were kidnapped.” The source went on: “The bandits hid their AK-47...
  • Huge explosion hits Kabul mosque, many casualties feared

    08/17/2022 2:23:15 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 58 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8-17-22 | Reuters
    A huge explosion struck a mosque in Kabul during evening prayers on Wednesday, witnesses and police said, with many feared dead or injured. Police said there were multiple casualties but did not say how many. One Taliban intelligence official told Reuters that as many as 35 people may have been wounded or killed, and the toll could rise further. Al Jazeera quoted an unidentified official as giving a death toll of 20.
  • An Arab Muslim rioted, *defecated on the roof of the mosque* and was arrested

    06/08/2022 8:39:07 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 20 replies
    INN ^ | June 8, 2022 | O Harari
    Israeli police arrested an Arab on suspicion of violating the order, throwing stones and defecating last week on the roof of the mosque on the Temple Mount Orly Harari, 9 Sivan 5782 - 08.06.22 The Israel Police managed to get their hands on an Arab who rioted on Jerusalem Day on the Temple Mount. The suspect was documented throwing his water on the roof of the mosque and despising the place. The suspect (22) was arrested this morning at his home in Ein Rafa by detectives from the Harel station in the Jerusalem district, and he was taken for questioning...
  • Temple Mount: Molotov cocktail thrown mosque at police forces fell on a carpet inside mosque and fire broke out

    04/20/2022 4:18:29 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 12 replies
    Hamal ^ | Apr 20, 2022
    Temple Mount: A Molotov cocktail was thrown from one of the mosques at police forces. The bottle fell on a carpet inside the mosque and a local fire broke out. (Clip)
  • Canada mosque: Worshippers stop axe wielding attacker

    03/20/2022 4:17:52 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/19/22
    Worshippers at a Canada mosque have confronted and restrained a man who was allegedly wielding an axe and attacked them with bear spray during Saturday morning prayers, police say. One worshipper knocked the axe from the man's hands, and held him down until police arrived, local media reports. A 24-year-old man was arrested at the scene in the suburb of Mississauga, and he has since been charged. Some congregants had minor injures from the bear spray, the mosque's imam said. One of the worshippers said the experience was "terrifying" and described hearing a scream before turning around to see a...
  • At least 30 dead in suicide attack on Pakistan shiite mosque

    03/04/2022 5:28:46 AM PST · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    yahoo ^ | 3-4-22 | Lehaz Ali
    At least 30 people were killed and 80 wounded in a suicide attack at a Shiite mosque on Friday in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, where rescuers frantically ferried the dead and wounded from the scene. One witness saw the attacker enter the mosque before Friday prayers and open "fire with a pistol", picking out the worshippers "one-by-one". He "then blew himself up", Ali Asghar said. The attack comes on the first day of a cricket Test match in Rawalpindi -- around 190 kilometres (120 miles) to the east -- between Pakistan and Australia, who haven't toured the country...
  • The Forgotten Suicide Bomber

    11/19/2021 3:03:50 AM PST · by hamburger hill · 1 replies
    WF ^ | Nov 18,2021 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Now you see him, now you don't. [5 min video]
  • Suicide bombers kill nearly 50 at a Shiite mosque in Afghanistan

    10/15/2021 2:43:32 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    NPR ^ | October 15, 2021 | scott neuman
    The attack came only a week after a similar blast killed dozens of Shiite worshippers in the country's north. Friday's explosion occurred at the Fatimiya mosque in central Kandahar, a Taliban spokesman told the AP. Local officials described it as a Shiite mosque. The cause of the blast isn't yet clear, and there was no immediate claim of responsibility. A witness, Murtaza, who goes by one name as many people in Afghanistan do, told the AP by phone that four suicide bombers entered the mosque — two detonating explosives at a security gate to clear the way for the other...
  • Blast at Shi'ite mosque in Afghan city of Kandahar causes heavy casualties

    10/15/2021 6:18:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 15, 2021 | Gibran Naiyyar Peshimam
    A large explosion tore through a Shi'ite mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar during Friday prayers, killing at least 33 people and wounding 73, officials said, the second massive attack in a week targeting worshippers from the minority sect. A local reporter in Kandahar told Reuters that eyewitnesses had described three suicide attackers, one of whom blew himself up at the entrance to the mosque with the two others detonating their devices inside the building. ... The blast took place just days after an attack claimed by Islamic State militants, which killed scores of Shi'ite worshippers at a...
  • Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 55 at Shiite Mosque in Afghanistan

    10/08/2021 8:28:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 09 Oct 2021
    A suicide bomb attack on worshippers at a Shiite mosque in the Afghan city of Kunduz killed at least 55 people on Friday (Oct 8), in the bloodiest assault since US forces left the country. Scores more victims from the minority community were wounded in the blast, which was claimed by the Islamic State group and appeared designed to further destabilise Afghanistan in the wake of the Taliban takeover. The extremist group, bitter rivals of the Taliban, has repeatedly targeted Shiites in a bid to stir up sectarian violence in Sunni-majority Afghanistan.
  • Afghanistan: Deadly blast hits Kunduz mosque during Friday prayers

    10/08/2021 4:48:27 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    yahoo ^ | 10-8-21 | BBC via yahoo
    A powerful explosion has hit a mosque in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz during Friday prayers, killing at least six people, officials say. Images posted on social media said to be of the aftermath of the blast show extensive damage in the mosque, used by the minority Shia Muslim community. The death toll is expected to rise. Sunni Muslim extremists have often targeted members of the Shia community in the past because they consider them to be heretics.
  • Blast targeting Kabul mosque leaves 'a number of civilians dead,' Taliban spokesman says

    10/03/2021 11:14:05 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 10:02 AM ET, Sun October 3, 2021 | Clarissa Ward, Tim Lister and Ehsan Popalzai,
    The blast targeted the gates of the Eidgah Mosque in the Afghan capital, where a funeral service was being held for the mother of Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Muhajid, who tweeted that the blast had claimed the lives of civilians. It was not immediately clear how many people were killed or injured in the attack. Emergency NGO, an Italian nonprofit that runs a hospital in Kabul, said on Twitter that it was treating four people wounded in the explosion. Reports on social media described a large detonation and emergency services rushing to the scene. No one has claimed responsibility for the...
  • ADL CEO: We ‘apologize without caveat’ for opposing Islamic center near Ground Zero

    09/08/2021 3:27:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | September 4, 2021 10:37 PM | Philissa Cramer
    Eleven years ago, the Anti-Defamation League surprised many by opposing an Islamic center planned for Lower Manhattan, blocks from the World Trade Center site the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, even as its leader denounced anti-Muslim bigotry. Now, the ADL’s CEO says the position, taken four years before he joined the civil rights organization, was a mistake. “We were wrong, plain and simple,” Jonathan Greenblatt wrote in an op-ed published Saturday morning on CNN. […] The apology comes days before the 20th anniversary of the 2001 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania It...
  • Manassas Mosque can import Iranian tiles with Koranic verses, Treasury rules

    08/17/2021 3:24:56 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 21 replies
    The Manassas Mosque, an Islamic worship center in Northern Virginia, will be able to claim 750 pounds of ceramic tiles inscribed with Koranic verses, the Treasury Department decided in a letter revealed Tuesday. ***** Imam Abolfazl Nahidian, spiritual leader of the Manassas Mosque, is a native of Qom who was offered the tiles during a visit to his hometown. He said, “Thank God the tiles were not re-exported and the verses of the Quran were not destroyed, and they were instead released for delivery to our mosque.”
  • Sheikh Yussef al-Baz, the Muslim religious leader in Lod [inciting for bigoted Jihad]

    05/14/2021 1:02:44 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 2 replies
    Shilo Freid on twitter [translated] ^ | 11:51 AM · May 13, 2021
    11:51 AM · May 13, 2021 Meet Sheikh Yussef al-Baz, the Muslim religious leader in Lod. This morning he gathered hundreds of young people in a mosque in Lod and told them "to fight even if every day someone becomes a martyr", and "you have proved that your love for al-Aqsa is rooted in you". "The Jews are t...." Yesterday he called on the muezzin "to come and fight for the mosque". The city has 8 border companies, and he is not arrested.
  • Al-Aqsa mosque: Dozens hurt in Jerusalem clashes

    05/08/2021 4:52:04 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | May 8 | Staph
    At least 163 Palestinians and six Israeli police officers have been hurt in clashes in Jerusalem, Palestinian medics and Israeli police say. Most were injured at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, where Israeli police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades as Palestinians threw stones and bottles. Tensions have been rising over the potential eviction of Palestinians from land claimed by Jewish settlers.
  • ‘One Mosque Is Erected Every 15 Days in France, While One Christian Building Is Destroyed At the Same Pace’

    05/07/2021 8:26:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/07/2021 | Robert Spencer
    Edouard de Lamaze, president of the Observatoire du Patrimoine Religieux (Observatory of Religious Heritage) in Paris, is sounding the alarm about the rapid erosion of France’s cultural heritage. “One mosque is erected every 15 days in France,” he said recently, “while one Christian building is destroyed at the same pace. It creates a tipping point on the territory that should be taken into account.” Yes, it should be taken into account by anyone, Christian or non-Christian, who is concerned about the future of France. But it isn’t.According to the Catholic News Agency, “Lamaze’s appeal for increased awareness came after a...
  • Nigeria: Muslims Needed a Mosque. The Catholic Church Built One for Them.

    04/14/2021 7:45:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/14/2021 | Robert Spencer
    Although this happened in Nigeria, it is emblematic of what is happening all over the West today, including in the U.S. Non-Muslims are being generous, welcoming, and kind, without any particular concern for the possibility that not all of the recipients of their largesse might be interested in reciprocating their kindness. Bishop Stephen Mamza of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Yola, is building houses in Yola for people who have lost their homes due to jihad terror activity by the Islamic group Boko Haram, whose official name is People Committed to the Prophet’s Teachings for Proselytizing and Jihad. Since many...