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  • Teen is accused of orchestrating hundreds of swattings — including against his own home

    02/01/2024 5:30:46 PM PST · by lowbridge · 28 replies ^ | February 1, 2024 | Michael Kosnar and Zoë Richards
    A California teenager accused of being behind a flurry of swatting incidents across the country targeting schools and the homes of FBI agents has been arrested in connection with a swatting attempt at a Florida mosque last year, according to court documents filed by state prosecutors. Alan Winston Filion, 17, was arrested last month at his home in Lancaster, California, and extradited to Florida on Tuesday, court documents say. He was charged as an adult on four felonies, including charges related to false reporting that triggered law enforcement response. Filion entered a not guilty plea to the charges. He is...
  • Imam in critical condition after being shot outside Newark mosque

    01/03/2024 8:42:22 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/03/2023 | Melissa Koenig
    An imam is in critical condition after he was shot early Wednesday outside a mosque in Newark. The imam of Masjid Muhammed was reportedly preparing to engage in the first of his daily prayers when an unidentified gunman approached him and opened fire outside the mosque around 6:15 a.m., near the intersection of Camden Street and South Orange Avenue, according to RLS Media. A motive for the shooting remains unclear, and it is also unclear whether any students were inside the attached Clara Mohammad School-Newark at the time.
  • The Jewish aspect of the destroyed Great Mosque in Gaza

    12/10/2023 11:24:34 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/12/23 | Haggai Huberman
    Hamas, in their desire to erase every trace of Jewish features in Gaza, erased the historical embossment in the mosque with the painting of the temple menora, shofar and the four species, as well as the inscription 'Hanania bar Jacob'. Their murderous attacks meant that all the pillars of the mosque are now destroyed. During the war in Gaza, last week the great mosque in Gaza al-Masjid Ghazza al-Kabīr, also known as " al-Masjid al-ʿUmarī al-Kabīr ", "the Great Omari Mosque", was almost completely destroyed. This is the oldest and largest mosque in Gaza in the old city of Gaza...
  • Muslim man is shot while setting up table to sell goods outside mosque in Rhode Island: Imam says suspect stood across the street 20 minutes before firing shots

    11/17/2023 4:06:35 PM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | November 17, 2023 | Dolores Chang
    A Muslim man was shot outside a mosque in Rhode Island as he set up a table to sell Islamic clothing on Friday morning. He was bending down to arrange his table outside the Islamic Center of Rhode Island around 11.40am when a suspect in a vehicle opened fire on him and quickly fled the scene. The man, who remains unidentified, sustained a non-life-threatening injury and was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment, according to authorities. Imam Abdul-Latif Sackor said that the shooter lingered across the street for approximately 20 minutes before discharging a gunshot. He believed that the...
  • Dozens of Hamas rockets found inside youth center, mosque

    11/06/2023 3:04:22 PM PST · by Conservat1 · 36 replies
    INN ^ | 6 Nov 2023
    Dozens of Hamas rockets found inside youth center, mosque Over 50 rockets found inside youth center in Gaza together with launchers, rocket launching sites found inside mosque.Israel National News, Nov 6, 2023, 6:32 PM (GMT+2)
  • Man Rolls a Severed Pig's Head into a Mosque

    05/06/2011 9:02:35 PM PDT · by Windflier · 35 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 5, 2008 | Unknown
    Men at middle of praying at an Islamic center in LEWISTON, Maine were shocked when a man tossed a a severed pig's head into the mosque.
  • Israel Levels Secret Hamas Terrorist Cell Hidden in an Unexpected Location [Guess Where It is Located?]

    10/23/2023 8:48:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/23/2023 | Jeff Charles
    Israel Defense Forces (IDF) launched an airstrike Sunday on a compound beneath the al-Ansar Mosque in the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank after receiving intel that indicated "terrorists...were organizing an imminent terror attack," the military said in a statement. While most of Israel’s offensive against Hamas has been targeted at Gaza, which is fully under Hamas control, this is the second Israeli air strike on a West Bank target in recent days. The IDF & ISA just conducted an aerial strike on a Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorist compound in the Al-Ansar Mosque in Jenin.Recent IDF intel revealed...
  • Israel Foils ‘Significant And Imminent Terror Attack’ By Striking Terror Tunnels Under Mosque

    10/23/2023 1:48:24 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | Oct 21, 2023 | Ryan Saavedra
    Israeli officials say that they executed an aerial strike on a mosque inside Gaza that was being used as a command center for terrorists who were preparing to carry out “a significant and imminent terror attack.” The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said it launched the attack on the command center located under the Al-Ansar Mosque early Sunday local time in conjunction with Shin Bet, an Israeli intelligence agency. “In a joint IDF and ISA activity, the IAF conducted an aerial strike on an underground terror compound in the Al-Ansar mosque in Jenin,” the IDF said in a statement. “The mosque...
  • Museum of Lost Objects: Aleppo's Minaret

    03/03/2016 2:53:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 March 2016 | Kanishk Tharoor and Maryam Maruf
    For nearly 1,000 years the minaret of the Great Mosque of Aleppo soared above Syria's largest city. But it now lies in ruins - one of the many victims of Syria's civil war. The minaret of Aleppo's Great Mosque was unusual - unlike traditional cylindrical minarets, it was square in cross-section. At 45m high, its pinkish-beige stone, wrapped in intricate Arabic inscriptions, stood out on the city's skyline. It tells the story of Aleppo - or Halab as it's called in Arabic - one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The mosque was said to hold the...
  • Chinese Muslims Clash with Police to Defend Mosque

    06/02/2023 6:37:00 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    UCANews ^ | 5/31/23
    Authorities were seeking to remove the dome and minarets of a 13th-century Arabic-style mosque in Yunnan provinceThe Najiaying mosque in Yunnan province of China. (Photo: Wikipedia)Thousands of Muslims from the ethnic Hui community in southwest China clashed with police and surrounded a mosque to stop the authorities from removing its dome and four minarets as part of a state campaign known as ‘sinicization of religion’ in the communist country, reports say. An altercation over the partial demolition of the mosque between Muslim residents and police in Najiaying village, Yunnan province led to clashes last weekend, prompting the authorities to deploy...
  • MN Freedom Fund Previously Bailed Out Man Now Charged In Mosque Arson

    05/22/2023 1:52:09 PM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    Patch ^ | May 2, 2023 | William Bornhoft
    Jackie Rahm Little, 36, was federally charged over the week in fires at two Minneapolis mosques. MINNEAPOLIS — The man who was federally charged over the weekend in fires set at two Minneapolis mosques was previously bailed out by the Minnesota Freedom Fund, court records show. Jackie Rahm Little, 36, was apprehended Saturday night in Mankato by the Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office and taken into federal custody. In addition to setting fires at the Masjid Omar Islamic Center and Mercy Islamic Center last month, Little was also identified as the suspect who vandalized the Minneapolis district office of U.S....
  • Man Converts to Islam After ‘Noise Complaint’ From Mosque

    05/03/2023 11:26:40 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    The Kashmir Walla ^ | 1 May 2023
    An elderly Australian went to a mosque to complain about ‘loud noises’ during prayers. However, he converted back to Islam after conversing with the Muslims present in the mosque. The heartwarming incident was captured on footage and showed the man declaring his new faith in English and Arabic before breaking down in tears. Haj Hussain Goss, an active Muslim preacher in Australia, shared the clip on his Facebook account, writing: “Welcome to Islam our brother on this day of Eid. This brother came this morning for Eid to complain about the noise and went home as a Muslim. Allah is...
  • The Muslims in Moscow are planning to construct a huge new mosque on the shores of the Holy Lake

    04/04/2023 8:55:58 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 19 replies
    @OCanonist ^ | 4/4/2023 | Orthodox Canonist
    The Muslims in Moscow are planning to construct a huge new mosque on the shores of the Holy Lake. It is planned to be built large enough to fit more than 60,000 Muslims during prayer time. The initial blueprints show a size 4 times larger than Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral. This has upset many local Orthodox Christians, who live and have lived near the shores of the Holy Lake for many generations. They do not agree with the majority migrant population of Moscow’s Muslims purchasing vast amounts of property nearby, building up the area and turning it into the...
  • Did you hear about the 'stabbing' of the San Diego imam?

    03/27/2023 6:10:47 AM PDT · by Widget Jr · 10 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | March 24, 2023 | Lt. Col. James Zumwalt
    Chances are you did not hear about the stabbing of an imam in San Diego because, despite his claim to followers the incident occurred at the hands of an "Islamophobic" attacker on March 23, 2022, neither the police nor the district attorney have any record of it....Sheikh Uthman ibn Farooq is a Muslim scholar and iman known to preach on the streets of San Diego, inviting people to convert to Islam. A video ibn Farooq recorded, apparently after a public appearance, shows a man approaching his car, calling him a "f***ing terrorist," before the imam was allegedly stabbed by the...
  • Another Catholic Church Becomes a Mosque in Buffalo, New York

    02/19/2023 3:49:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 02/19/2023 | Thom Nickels
    While Dearborn, Michigan is home to the largest Muslim population in the United States, Buffalo, New York, is fast becoming a serious contender for that title. Why Buffalo, with its horrendous, inhospitable winter weather? Wikipedia tells us that there has been a large influx of inhabitants to Buffalo of Arab descent, mainly from Yemen. This has caused the Muslim population of the city to skyrocket. Wikipedia also informs the reader that, “Since the 1950s and 1960s, the greater portion of the Jewish population has moved to the suburban areas outside of the city, or to the city’s upper West Side.”...
  • 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...