September 4, 1994 |
More than six months after a Jewish settler shot dead about 30 Muslim worshipers in a mosque here, the site remains closed to Jews and Arabs, and both sides are crying foul. Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is under growing pressure from Orthodox Jews and rightist Israeli politicians to reopen what Israelis call the Cave of the Patriarchs by sundown Monday, when the Jewish High Holy Days begin with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New year.
September 10, 2005 |
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.
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August 12, 2006 |
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.
October 11, 2004 |
A suicide bombing at a Shiite Muslim mosque Sunday in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore killed four people -- the bomber, two security guards who confronted him and a passerby. The guards were credited with preventing far more deaths. Up to 80 people were in the mosque when a man carrying a briefcase tried to enter Husainia Hall but was blocked by the security guards, officials said. A bomb in the briefcase exploded after a scuffle, during which one of the guards opened fire.
March 23, 1996 |
Denver authorities filed misdemeanor charges against two radio station employees who barged into a mosque and began blaring the national anthem on a trumpet and bugle as part of a live, on-air stunt. A KBPI producer and sound engineer were charged, along with two deejays who were at the station during the prank. This follows Denver Nuggets star's Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf's refusal to stand during the pregame national anthem.
November 24, 1999 |
Thousands of triumphant Muslims on Tuesday unveiled a cornerstone for a mosque next to a major Christian shrine in the heart of Jesus' boyhood town--a ceremony that set off bitter recriminations between the Vatican and Israel. The Vatican said Israel, by allowing the mosque to be built, was "laying the foundation" for division. Israel hinted that the Holy See's protests were motivated in part by anti-Semitism.
January 3, 1987 |
Archeologists have discovered the ruins of a 1,000-year-old mosque on the Kenyan coast, the oldest known trace of Islamic culture in East Africa, Richard Wilding, head of coastal archeology at the National Museum of Kenya, said Friday. The mosque, believed to date from around AD 950, was found among the ruins of a small trading community on Pate Island, near the Somali border, he said by telephone from the port city of Mombasa.
October 31, 1990 |
More than 15,000 militant Hindu pilgrims stormed a disputed 16th-Century mosque here Tuesday, and those who managed to break through a police cordon began demolishing the Muslim shrine in an outbreak of religious violence that quickly spread nationwide. The incident triggered Hindu-Muslim clashes in other parts of the country, leaving at least 32 dead, and pushed India closer to the brink of religious war.
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September 12, 1990 |
Los Angeles City Council members approved the San Fernando Valley's first mosque Tuesday after requiring that the $1.8-million house of worship in Granada Hills have Spanish-style architecture, forgoing the traditional domes and minarets. In a 10-0 vote, the City Council approved the mosque but imposed so many conditions on its operations and construction that Valley Muslim leaders and their lobbyist, Robert Wilkinson, an ex-councilman, complained of prejudice.
May 12, 1995 |
A 15th-Century mosque went up in flames Thursday during a gun battle between Muslim separatists and Indian troops in Kashmir, igniting a wave of unrest and threatening India's plans to seek a political end to the 5-year-old insurrection in the Himalayan state. At least 21 people were killed in the fighting.