June 22, 1995 |
Politicians, foreign dignitaries and religious leaders, including the president of Italy, shared in the long-awaited opening Wednesday of Rome's first free-standing mosque, the largest such temple in Europe. Moroccan Ambassador Zine el Abidine Sebti hailed the center, in a suburb a few miles from St. Peter's Basilica, as a major step "toward demolishing the campaigns of information which paint Islam as a violent and extremist religion while Islam has proclaimed equality and peaceful coexistence."
May 31, 2008 |
A man angry about a land dispute opened fire outside a village mosque in northern Yemen, killing at least seven people, authorities said. Provincial police said they arrested the attacker. Twelve people were wounded, six of them seriously. The shooting took place in Kohal in Amran province, 40 miles north of Sana, the capital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 2000 |
The Mohammedi Center Anjuman-e-Burhanee congregation is proposing to build a 7,500-square-foot, two-story structure on its Platt Avenue property, officials said. Men would worship on one floor of the mosque, and women on the other, said Alain Bally of Bally / Taylor Associates, a land-use consulting firm that is representing the Islamic congregation. Currently, men and women take turns worshiping in the mosque's existing 4,500-square-foot building.
December 12, 2009 |
The bungalow-turned-mosque has no sign out front. It sits behind a Firestone tire store and across from a busy Dunkin' Donuts in a working-class neighborhood in suburban Virginia. Members of the mosque struggled Friday to understand how and why five well-liked members of its youth group went to Pakistan and were arrested on suspicion of seeking to join terrorist groups. "Those are our children," Essam Tellawi, the imam, said in an emotional sermon to about 30 worshipers after noontime prayers at the ICNA Center -- which is affiliated with the Islamic Circle of North America.
November 5, 2002 |
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's home state will soon install recording devices in mosques to monitor anti-government sermons, an official said Monday. All mosques in the northern state of Kedah will have voice-recording equipment installed, and video cameras will be placed in venues where imams are suspected of straying from religious texts, said Kedah's chief minister, Syed Razak Syed Zain.
January 26, 1991
Synagogues and mosques around the nation approached their SABBATHS under a heightened STATE OF ALERT. Security efforts were boosted as leaders sought to assure worshipers. "You can have many armed guards but if there is anxiety in the minds of the people, they will still stay away," said Rabbi Arthur Schneier of Park East Synagogue in New York. Abdul Rahman Raja, president of the Islamic Center of Kansas City, said: "We are concerned for our congregation because there have been verbal threats. .
April 26, 2002 |
A bomb ripped through a Shiite Muslim mosque in Pakistan's eastern province of Punjab, killing 12 female worshipers and wounding others, hospital officials said today. The device exploded near midnight Thursday in Bhakkar, about 185 miles southwest of the federal capital, Islamabad. The bomb was apparently planted near the section of the mosque where women pray, said Mohammed Nisar, a doctor at the only hospital in Bhakkar, where the victims were taken. Mosques are segregated.
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.