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Muslim Man Burns Brussels Mosque, Imam Dies

Posted March 13th, 2012 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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An axe-wielding man burst into a mosque outside Brussels Monday and started a fire that resulted in the death of the imam. Police have not identified the suspect other than saying he claims to be a 34 year-old Muslim. Witnesses say he ran into the building in a Brussels suburb and threatened worshippers with an […]

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Muslims Clash with Chinese Police at Mosque Demolition

Posted January 2nd, 2012 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Police and a rights group in northwest China said Monday that hundreds of Muslims fought with police, when authorities declared a newly-built mosque illegal and moved in to destroy it. The Hong Kong-based Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy said two people were killed and 50 injured when police used tear gas, knives and […]

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US Charges Oregon Man in Mosque Burning

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. man accused of setting fire to a mosque in Oregon has been charged with committing a hate crime. In the indictment Thursday, the Justice Department says Cody Crawford took action to intentionally damage, deface, and destroy religious property. Authorities allege Crawford set fire to the Oregon mosque in November 2010 because of the […]

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Tajikistan Bans Minors From Entering Mosques

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rakhmon has approved a law barring minors from praying in mosques, as his secular government seeks to minimize the rising influence of Islam in the Central Asian nation. Mr. Rakhmon signed the so-called “parental responsibility” law Wednesday despite criticism from rights activists, religious leaders and the opposition party. The law, which holds […]

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