Cafe built over Jerusalem graves sparks anger

The opening of a cafe in Jerusalem built over a revered Islamic cemetery has sparked condemnation and anger from the Muslim community. The Aqsa Foundation for Endowment and Heritage said on Tuesday that the construction of the site was part of an Israeli plan that aims to demolish “everything related[…]

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#illridewithyou goes viral amidst backlash fears

Australians have taken to social media in solidarity with the country’s Muslim community to counter concern about an anti-Muslim backlash, after a gunman took an unknown number of people hostage at a cafe in Sydney’s financial and shopping district. Amid uncertainty about the hostage-taker’s motives and fears of reprisals after[…]

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Sydney gunman named as Iranian refugee

A gunman holding about 15 hostages in a Sydney cafe is a fringe radical with a criminal record, news reports say. The 49-year-old named Man Haron Monis came to Australia as a refugee from Iran in 1996, The Australian newspaper reports. The man reportedly came to police attention after he[…]

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