December 1, 1998 |
A protest by thousands of Christians in eastern Indonesia turned into a riot Monday, and mobs angry about the recent burnings of churches set fire to four mosques. The rampaging crowds also burned a market, a Muslim school and a hostel for Islamic pilgrims in Kupang, a Christian-dominated city of 120,000, the military said. Several Muslim prayer rooms and other places of Islamic worship also were attacked, the official Antara news agency reported.
November 19, 2005 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1999 |
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.
March 17, 2004 |
Muslims in the Greek capital can pray in a small room at a crowded cultural center, wedged between a clinic and a schoolroom, or in one of several makeshift basement venues. But government promises to build an official mosque for the city's growing Islamic community remain unfulfilled, sidelined by opposition from the powerful Christian Orthodox Church and a small group of neighborhood activists.
April 8, 2001 |
Boarded over and trash-strewn, the Great Mosque that served the once thriving Muslim population of this desert town has become another battleground in the Israeli-Palestinian war over memory and land. To Muslims, the sandstone building, with its graceful minaret and dome, arched windows and interior courtyard, is a holy site, a cherished remnant of the Arab Beersheba that existed before the 1948 birth of the Jewish state.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2005 |
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 |
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 |
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.
February 23, 2003 |
Attackers stormed into a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan on Saturday and sprayed worshipers with automatic weapons fire, killing at least nine people -- one a 7-year-old boy -- and wounding nine others, police and hospital officials said. The gunmen jumped off motorcycles and rushed into the Imam Bargha Mehdi mosque shortly after the call to evening prayers in this southern port city, witnesses said.
July 12, 2003 |
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.