A blast at a mosque in southwest Pakistan killed four people on Friday and wounded more than 20, police said, adding the death toll could rise. The imam of the mosque, located 25 km (15 miles) from the city of Quetta, was killed in the explosion, police said. “The blast[…]
A murdered young woman whose body was found in a house following a shooting in a mosque near Oslo is the suspected gunman’s stepsister, Norwegian police said on Sunday. “Police are confirming that it is the suspect’s 17-year-old stepsister that was found murdered yesterday,” police said in a statement. The[…]
Mohamed Bahi’s computer mouse on the screen jumped from one room to the other. It was one day until the start of Ramadan, and he was finalising the new security equipment at the Brooklyn mosque where he expected 200 to 300 attendees every night during the month. Up until last Ramadan[…]
South Africa’s major Islamic theological bodies have united under one banner to take a strong position against any form of religious intolerance and violence. This was the outcome of a teleconference amongst the ulema bodies this morning, in response to yesterday’s unprecedented attack on the Al Hussein masjid in Verulam,[…]
Gunmen who attacked a mosque on Friday in Egypt’s North Sinai brandished an Islamic State flag as they opened fire through doorways and windows, killing more than 300 worshipers, including two dozen children, officials said on Saturday. No group has claimed responsibility, but Egyptian forces are battling a stubborn Islamic[…]
Thousands of people have gathered in Montreal to mourn and honour the memory of three of the six Muslim men who were killed as they prayed at a mosque in Quebec City on Sunday evening. The families of Khaled Belkacemi, Abdelkrim Hassane and Aboubaker Thabti were joined by members of[…]
In the worst series of attacks targeting the peaceful Sweden Muslim minority, a third mosque arson was reported on Thursday in Sweden’s fourth largest city Uppsala, as police launched a manhunt for perpetrators. “Someone threw a firebomb, a Molotov cocktail at the building,” Torsten Hemlin a spokesman for Uppsala police[…]
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