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November 19, 2005 | Solomon Moore, Times Staff Writer
Two suicide attackers simultaneously detonated bomb vests inside a pair of Shiite Muslim mosques in an Iraqi town near the Iranian border Friday, killing at least 80 people and injuring 150. The attacks in the largely Kurdish community of Khanaqin were the deadliest by insurgents since Sept. 29, when a series of blasts killed 95 people in Balad, another city north of Baghdad.
The line of cars that forms outside the Muhammad Mosque in South-Central Los Angeles on Saturdays is there for physical, not spiritual, nutrition. The line, which sometimes snakes down Vermont Boulevard for three blocks, is for members of a new, fast-growing food cooperative that offers fresh fruit, vegetables and other staples at less than half the cost of big chain supermarkets.
June 29, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Lodi Muslim Mosque has fired a religious leader who has been accused by U.S. government officials of speaking out against the United States and supporting Osama bin Laden in the wake of the September 2001 terrorist attacks. Shabbir Ahmed is one of two imams detained on immigration charges as part of an FBI investigation into alleged terror activities in Lodi's Islamic community. One imam's son also faces deportation to Pakistan. A father and son, both U.S.
May 5, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A bomb exploded outside an ancient mosque in western Afghanistan, killing an exiled Iranian cleric and at least seven other people and injuring scores more, a Taliban official said. Maulvi Mohammed Mussa, a Sunni Muslim cleric, was killed in Herat, along with another Iranian believed to be the bomber, provincial Gov. Khairullah Khaikhwa said. The Taliban regime accused Iran of being behind the bombing. Iran, however, denied any involvement.
April 8, 2006 | John Johnson Jr., Times Staff Writer
Three suicide bombers blew themselves up Friday in a coordinated attack against worshipers at an influential Shiite mosque in the Iraqi capital, killing at least 78 people and injuring 154. The carnage left witnesses and relatives angry and shaken. Security forces vowed to avenge the deaths.
July 12, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Chanting slogans against Afghanistan's ousted Taliban regime and an extremist Sunni Muslim leader, more than 1,000 people rallied in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, to protest an attack on a mosque last week that left at least 50 Shiite Muslims dead. About 100 policemen blocked the march route and kept an eye on the rally, which ended peacefully. The three men who attacked the mosque in the southwestern city of Quetta died in the incident.
July 1, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A bomb ripped through a mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar as worshipers gathered for the final prayer of the day, wounding 16 people, four of them seriously, a religious leader said. No one took responsibility for the explosion, which was caused by a remote-controlled bomb.
September 18, 1990
An Islamic mosque should be allowed to have exotic domes and minarets, Mayor Tom Bradley said Monday as he condemned as "outrageous" a recent City Council decision to require a proposed mosque in Granada Hills to alter its design to conform with the neighborhood. Bradley made the comments in a press release while traveling in Europe. Mohammed Mohuiddin, president of the Islamic Center of Northridge, said he was encouraged by the remarks.
September 10, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Police arrested 38 supporters of an Islamist party attempting to demonstrate at a mosque where Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was participating in Friday prayers, the state-run Anatolian news agency said. The party Hizb ut-Tahrir is banned in Turkey, a predominantly Muslim nation with a secular government.
August 12, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 77-year-old man accidentally drove his car into a crowd of people leaving Friday afternoon prayers at a mosque, police said. Eleven people were injured, one seriously, when the unidentified driver lost control while making a turn in the parking lot of the Afghan Refugee Islamic Center, police said. The driver was going to the mosque and police do not believe the crash was intentional. No charges were pending against him, Sgt. Corey Quinn said.
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