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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 2000 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO and STEPHANIE STASSEL
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.
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WORLD
November 5, 2002 | From Associated Press
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.
NATIONAL
December 12, 2009 | By Bob Drogin and Sebastian Rotella
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.
NEWS
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. .
NEWS
April 26, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
NEWS
December 1, 1998 | From Associated Press
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.
WORLD
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1999 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
WORLD
January 28, 2007 | Zulfiqar Ali and Laura King, Special to The Times
An apparent suicide bombing killed at least 13 people Saturday in this volatile frontier city, a day after a suicide attack killed a bomber and a hotel security guard in the Pakistani capital. It was not immediately clear whether the attack in Peshawar, which came at an event marking the year's most important Shiite Muslim holiday, was an act of sectarian violence or was aimed at police and paramilitary forces guarding the event.
WORLD
March 17, 2004 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
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.
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