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March 16, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An explosion tore through a mosque in Rennes in western France, apparently the latest in a series of attacks against Muslim immigrants from North Africa. No one was injured in the blast, which came hours before the governing Socialist Party was to open a four-day congress in the city. The blast, apparently caused by an explosive planted against a wall, heavily damaged the building, police said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 2009 | Associated Press
FBI Director Robert Mueller says his agency will continue to use informants inside American mosques despite complaints from Muslim organizations. Mueller told reporters Monday in Los Angeles that investigations in places of worship will be respectful of 1st Amendment rights but will continue if warranted by evidence of possible wrongdoing. A Muslim organization has asked the Justice Department to investigate complaints that the FBI is asking followers of the faith to spy on Islamic leaders.
NEWS
January 18, 1988 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
Police Minister Chaim Bar-Lev on Sunday vehemently denied widespread reports that Israeli security forces fired tear-gas grenades into mosques after last Friday's Muslim services. The former head of the armed forces told a Cabinet meeting that the tear gas was used only outside the Temple Mount and was directed against crowds assaulting police forces.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1997 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Muslims today begin a month of daytime fasting, a $2.2-million mosque--the first in Southern California to be built solely with local money--nears its long-delayed opening in the San Fernando Valley. During Ramadan, the holiest month on the Islamic calendar, able-bodied Muslims are expected to abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn to sunset as an act of spiritual self-discipline. At mosques, the Koran, the sacred scripture of Islam, is recited in its entirety during the lunar month.
WORLD
March 27, 2006 | Richard Boudreaux, Times Staff Writer
At least 17 Iraqis were killed Sunday night when U.S. and Iraqi special forces stormed a mosque and clashed with Shiite Muslim militiamen, police officials said, further inflaming the country as its leaders struggled to form a new government and stem sectarian violence. An Iraqi police official said the dead were Shiite worshipers at the Mustafa mosque in northeast Baghdad.
WORLD
August 28, 2007 | Carol J. Williams, Times Staff Writer
baghdad -- A suicide bomber detonated a vest packed with explosives in a Sunni Arab mosque in Fallouja on Monday, killing 10 worshipers, including the imam, and shattering what had been a period of relative calm for a region that was once the most volatile hotbed of Iraq's insurgency. The attack at the end of evening prayers was blamed on the militant group Al Qaeda in Iraq by American military officials and a Fallouja police official.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 2000 | MARGARET RAMIREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Beneath the gleaming blue minaret of the new King Fahd Mosque that towers over Washington Boulevard in Culver City, more than 1,200 Muslims gathered Friday to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the joyful festival marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. At the morning Eid service, Muslim men in flowing robes and women wearing bright, colorful hijabs over their heads prostrated themselves in prayer under the mosque's grand dome.
NEWS
February 20, 1993 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The mosque had been closed, its imam exiled by Israeli authorities and the muezzin ordered not to call the town's Muslims to prayer. Yet, 10 minutes before noon, the men of Bir Nabala began to arrive for the midday Friday prayers, lining up quickly across the front lawn and spreading burlap bags and nylon sacks to serve as small prayer rugs. "We have come to pray," Ayoub abu Nada, a pensioner in a brown tweed jacket, said as he took his place with his grandsons.
WORLD
February 11, 2006 | Richard Boudreaux, Times Staff Writer
A bomb exploded in a car parked 10 yards from a Sunni Muslim mosque Friday, killing eight worshipers in Iraq's deadliest attack during a week otherwise marked by conciliatory words between leaders of feuding religious sects. The midday blast hit people leaving Iskan Shaabi Mosque after the main weekly prayer service in Baghdad's Dora neighborhood. Witnesses said bodies flew through the air and nearby cars went up in flames, sending smoke through the mosque's shattered windows.
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