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An imam abused children at a mosque in Swansea over a number of years, a jury at Swansea Crown Court has heard. Noor Alam, 34, denies 14 counts of sexual assault against children under the age of 13, with the last alleged incident in the summer of 2017. Jurors heard a recording of one of the children alleging the ...
Tashkent -- Uzbekistan plans to build numerous small mosques along roads and streets across the Central Asian country of 30 million. A senior imam in the capital, Tashkent, Anvar-qori Tursunov, told RFE/RL on January 15 that "mini-mosques" will be built to help practicing Muslims pray five times a day.

They say they're worried about traffic from the mosque and the impact on property values. Jerry Zehr is Pastor of Carmel Christian Church. "It is not about religion," he said after the meeting. "It's about the neighborhood changing. They are asking for a variance on the property to have a place or worship ...
As Carmel homeowners demanded on Sunday that a local Muslim foundation find a different place to build the city's first mosque -- preferably one farther than 30 feet from their homes -- religious leaders revealed why it isn't that simple. There aren't many property sellers willing to work with the Al Salam ...
RALEIGH, N.C. - They meet in a conference room on the second floor of the Islamic Association of Raleigh, a therapist and a member of the mosque experiencing emotional distress. Sitting around a table in the windowless room, they talk for an hour, during which the therapist draws up a list of referrals to ...

Speaking to ABC, the Somalian explained that he decided to open a mosque that would be welcoming of the LGBTQ people after he faced an "avalanche of misery" from Muslim teenagers. The imam is working closely with a number of philanthropists to build the mosque, which would also serve as a place ...
This photograph shows scaffolding for the ongoing conservation work at the ninth-century mosque Masjid-e Haji Piyada (mosque of the walking pilgrim) in ... In the white dusty plains of northern Afghanistan, archaeologists are seeking to unravel the secrets of one of the oldest mosques in the world, whose ...
MONTREAL -- Quebec's main opposition parties are coming out against a call to make the anniversary of Quebec City's deadly mosque shooting a day of action on Islamophobia. Last week, the National Council of Canadian Muslims wrote to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, asking for the Jan.
(AP) - Authorities say a man who pleaded guilty to a hate crime for vandalizing a Colorado mosque has killed himself. 36-year-old Joseph Giaquinto took his own life Saturday. His death came two days after he was sentenced to three years in wellness court and six months of work release for throwing rocks ...
... and came to Raleigh, NC in 2011,[1] and later applied for political asylum,[2] is principal of Cary masjid's IQRA Academy educational program,[3]and teaches at Islamic Centers, including, in the past, at the Islamic Association of Raleigh.[4] He is an active preacher in several mosques in the Raleigh area.
In the white dusty plains of northern Afghanistan, archaeologists are seeking to unravel the secrets of one of the oldest mosques in the world, whose structure is still standing after a thousand years of solitude. The Nine Domes mosque, named for the cupolas that once crowned its intricately decorated ...
Last January, six Muslim men were shot and killed and 19 others were wounded in an attack on the mosque during prayers. Alexandre Bissonnette of Quebec City is to stand trial in March on six charges each of first-degree murder and attempted murder. Gardee says Canadian Muslim communities are still ...
The organizers, mostly mosque committees reporting to the Hamas-controlled Ministry of religious Affairs, say they want to see the mosques as full at ... Ahmed Hammad, a volunteer in Gaza City's Tel al-Hawa neighborhood, said it is paying off, increasing the "rows" of worshippers at the local mosque.
The fine was paid by a cashier's check on December 11. The financial instrument named Sebastian County Courthouse as the beneficiary. Hisham Yasin, social director of the Al-Salam mosque paid the fine. According to Yasin, the mosque congregation paid the money as they do not want him to spend ...
The Conservatives' right-wing allies in EUrope have kicked off the New Year by calling for a ban on new mosques, urging military action against a fellow EU member state, and opposing moves to combat Domestic Violence. The European Conservatives and Reformists group was set up by David Cameron ...
Attorneys for three men accused of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali refugees urged a federal judge on Wednesday to include prospective jurors from rural western Kansas because they are more likely to have voted for President Donald Trump. But the government ...

13, those in need are invited to visit the mosque and accept new winter clothing, purchased via donations from the mosque's members. The last such donation event was held in 2015 and roughly 70 items were given to local community members, according to event organizers, who say they hope to exceed ...
BULLHEAD CITY -- A reality TV show production crew is apparently behind rumors regarding the supposed sale of a local shopping center in order to build a mosque. Clear Meadow films recruited people interested in participating in a focus group through local facebook pages; attendees signed a ...
The Urban police claimed to have solved the mystery behind the December 29 murder of the 'Muezzin' (caretaker) of Noorani mosque, Mohammad Farook (61), in Lalacheruvu area in Rajahmundry. The police arrested Armugam Maniratnam (34) alias Mani of Guntakal in Anantapur District and produced ...
An Arkansas mosque has paid off the remaining court fines of a man who helped vandalize their sacred space ― doing its part to make sure he doesn't ... Hisham Yasin, social director of the masjid Al Salam in Fort Smith, told HuffPost on Tuesday that his congregation had forgiven the convicted vandal, ...
A suicide bomb attack on a mosque in northeastern Nigeria has killed at least 11 people, according to reports. The incident took place in the town of Gamboru, in Nigeria's Borno State near the border with Cameroon, an area where the armed group Boko Haram has previously carried out a number of ...
Vandalism at mosques across the country is a regular headline, but in one case in Arkansas, the outcome of the vandalism would certainly set it apart. Back in October 2016, KARK TV reports the Masjid Al Salam mosque in Fort Smith was vandalized. The man who did it, Abraham Davis, was caught ...
Abraham had vandalized the mosque with two friends more than a year before. It was an act of bigotry that he deeply regretted. His expression of remorse -- written in a letter from jail -- and the mosque's forgiveness and subsequent advocacy for him, inspired my Aug. 26 article, "The Two Americans.".
We could find no corroboration for any recent raid on any mosque in the state of Michigan, least of all one disrupting a plot to launch a series of suicide attacks. The article includes a fabricated quote from the "Department of refugee Affairs," an agency that does not exist in the United States at the federal ...
Something that didn't happen was a raid on a mosque near Dearborn, Michigan, that led to the arrest of 11 would-be terrorists. But a website that describes itself as satirical posted a story claiming that "11 'very dangerous men' who aren't supposed to be in America at all have been apprehended plotting ...
Yet the proposed mosque also faces opposition from residents of the upscale neighborhoods nearby, where homes can sell for more than $700,000. Concerns .... Aside from Al Salam, the nearest mosques for Carmel residents are in Fishers, Plainfield and Cold Spring Road on Indianapolis' northwest side.
In recent years, public opposition has delayed or permit the construction of a number of proposed mosques in Australia. Last year, permission for a new mosque in the Gold Coast suburb of Currumbin was denied on the grounds that it was "too big" following a high-profile opposition campaign in which a ...
While this was happening, two women peeked through the windows of the mosque, curious about the commotion. ... John Stewart, 72, said he came to the mosque because he felt "a sense of wanting to push back against what seemed to be a fairly growing and callous approach to refugees in the United ...
She nearly got a ticket for it, until the security man at the mosque stepped in. While this was happening, two women peeked through the windows of the mosque, curious about the commotion. When they learned ... "Our neighbors at the mosque are our friends at the mosque now," Zobel said. It's a friendship ...
More than $175,000 (£103,000) has been raised for a man shot seven times protecting worshippers during a shooting at a mosque. Aymen Derbali was praying at the Quebec City Islamic cultural Centre on 29 January when a gunman walked in and opened fire, killing six people. Witnesses said instead of ...
Abraham had vandalized the mosque with two friends more than a year before. It was an act of bigotry that he deeply regretted. His expression of remorse -- written in a letter from jail -- and the mosque's forgiveness and subsequent advocacy for him, inspired my Aug. 26 article, "The Two Americans.".
The Anti-Defamation League expressed "deep concern" Tuesday over a sermon by a Houston imam that included references to killing Jews, but in a statement, the imam expressed remorse for the language he used. He said in no way does he support violence. Local Muslim religious leaders also called ...
Attaullah Khogyani, the governor's spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in Gardi Ghaus area early in the morning. He accused the "enemies of Islam" of planting explosives inside the mosque. The device went off at 5am, destroying mosque and damaging a nearby shrine.
Swedish police are investigating an attack on a mosque with a homemade bomb as a hate crime, officers said Monday. The attack on the Islamic cultural Center in Saffle, a town 45 kilometers (28 miles) southwest of Karsltad, left ball-bearings lodged in the walls of the center's prayer room. Broadcaster SVT ...
A Titusville man was sentenced to prison for committing a hate crime against an Islamic mosque. ... According to FBI statistics, religion-based hate crimes show that Jews and synagogues are victimized 54.4 percent of the total, while Muslims and mosques are a distant second place at 24.5 percent.
The Anti-Defamation League expressed "deep concern" Tuesday over a sermon by a Houston imam that included references to killing Jews. The ADL said that in a sermon posted on YouTube, Imam Raed Saleh Al-Rousan of the Tajweed Institute in west Houston stated:"Judgment Day will not come until ...
Footage has emerged revealing a Muslim man being attacked in a mosque in Adelaide, Australia on Friday after an unknown man approached him to discuss religion and Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. According to the Islamic Society of South Australia president, Ahmad ...
Some 25 mosques in the city of Bukhara were told to collect 30 million soms (around $3,680) for the decorations, a Bukhara mosque employee said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly on the topic. The source, who oversees the finances at the mosque, described the ...
The senior management of Jama masjid wants Members of Parliament to raise the need for help in restoring the 361-year-old mosque in the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament. An imposing Mughal-era mosque in Old Delhi, Jama Masjid is getting weakened under the burden of cracks that have scarred ...
The Chief Executive Officer of the Lancashire Council of mosques, Abdul Hamid Qureshi, said: "The council is bound to consult before making any decisions and there was no consultation. "This adds to huge community tensions on our society." Mr Qureshi said that he would call for a region -wide "boycott" ...
"People have thrown eggs and rubbish at the mosque and yelled out to our hijabi women. This time we captured it on the CCTV and we felt that we had to show it to the public because it is unacceptable." The masjid Omar Bin Al-Khattab mosque on Marion Rd, Park Holme. Mr Zreika said the victim was ...
The masjid al Latiff and Interfaith Community or "MALIC" Center held its first Friday prayer service last week. Coley said Tuesday he received a letter from the city in which he was given three weeks to complete paperwork requesting the change of use for the building. Coley maintains he called the city and ...
The source, who oversees the finances at the mosque, described the officials' request for funds as "compulsory-voluntary" and said it had "upset us." But local officials insisted to RFE/RL that the donations from mosques -- and other institutions -- were purely voluntary. "All local organizations, including ...
One of the last things Aymen Derbali remembers is standing in the Quebec City mosque as a gunman opened fire on worshippers all around him. But the father of three did not panic. Instead, he drew the attacker's focus on himself, in the hopes of saving his fellow congregants. "I tried not to panic or flee," ...
Tariq Bukhari, general secretary, Jama Masjid Advisory Council (JMAC), suggested that before initiating any plan for the mosque's renovation, a comprehensive study should be carried out to assess the ... The Jama Masjid, originally named 'Masjid-i Jahan Numa', is one of the largest mosques in India.
TVA news reported Tuesday that officials from two mosques asked a manager of one of the companies to halt construction work on Fridays. When the contractor ... Moayed Altalibi, speaking for the Ahl-ill Bait mosque - which faces one of the sites - denied making such a request. The mosque "has had good ...
Savannah, GA. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A federal grand jury in Savannah indicted Preston Q. Howard of Wright City, Missouri for threatening members of the Islamic Society of Augusta. The indictment against the 49-year-old man alleges he made numerous calls to the mosque threatening to "kill", "shoot", ...
The indictment says Howard phoned in a series of threats to "blow up the mosque" and "shoot and kill Muslims," as well as to "behead" worshippers and set them on fire after dousing them with gasoline. U.S. Attorney Bobby Christine is prosecuting the case in the Southern District of Georgia. Court records ...
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- An Ada woman convicted of threatening to blow up a Kentwood mosque in January has been sentenced to three years of probation. On Jan. 2, Kari Moss, 34, arrived at At-Tawheed Islamic Center, at 3357 E. Paris Ave. SE wearing a bulky coat. "Moss threatened that she had a gun ...


 

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