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Beirut Skyline Captures Religious Rivalry and Harmony

By Tom Perry BEIRUT, Nov 23  – In Beirut’s rapidly evolving skyline, a newly built cathedral bell tower has risen next to the soaring minarets of a landmark mosque, symbolising both religious coexistence and competition in a city split by sectarian war from 1975 to 1990. The new bell tower of the 19th century Saint

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Iraqi Lawmaker, Rights Group Urge Inquiry Into Mosque Attack

BAGHDAD, Oct 24  – An Iraqi lawmaker has called on her government to investigate a suspected air strike at a Shi’ite mosque during fighting in nearby Kirkuk last week, saying U.S.-led forces could have been involved – a suggestion dismissed by the coalition. Human Rights Watch echoed the call from Shi’ite Muslim MP Hanan al-Fatlawi

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Islamophobia: The Outsiders

American Muslims are on edge By Zahir Janmohamed In the time it takes you to read this piece, it is possible that another anti-Muslim incident might have occurred in the United States. I began reporting this piece on February 11, after news broke that a 68-year-old Afghan American Muslim man, Abdul Jamil Kamawal, was beaten

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UK Opposition Leader Invites Trump to Visit London Mosque

LONDON, Jan 17 – Britain’s opposition leader invited U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who sparked an outcry by calling for a ban on Muslims from entering the United States, to join him on a visit to a London mosque. The comments from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, a socialist who represents a multi-ethnic district of

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Man Drives Car at Troops Protecting Mosque in Southern France

PARIS, Jan 2 – A soldier and an elderly Muslim man were slightly injured when a man drove his car at troops protecting a mosque in Valence in southern France on Friday, officials said. The driver was seriously wounded when the soldiers shot at him but his injuries are not life-threatening, the government said in

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U.S. Authorities Look For Militant Links to California Shooters

By Tim Reid and Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Dec 4 – The couple suspected of killing 14 people at a holiday party in California amassed thousands of rounds of ammunition and a dozen pipe bombs, authorities said on Thursday as they sought clues to the pair’s motives and whether they had links to Islamist

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Leaders of California Mosques Say Shooter’s Rampage Betrayed Islam

By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN BERNARDINO, Dec 4 – California shooter Syed Rizwan Farook was a devout Muslim who made a pilgrimage to Mecca in 2013 and prayed regularly at a mosque in Riverside, California and later at one in nearby San Bernardino, officials at the mosques said on Thursday. And that has left them all

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France Calls for “Enlightened Islam” Against Jihadist Ideology

By Tom Heneghan PARIS, Nov 30 – Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve urged French Muslim leaders on Sunday to develop an “enlightened Islam” to confront what he called the obscurantist views of Daesh that lead young Muslims into violence. At their first meeting since the Nov. 13 killings of 130 people, he told about 400 Muslim

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