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U.S. investigates IS link to Texas shooting

Garland - U.S. investigators look into the background of two slain gunmen after the Islamic State group claimed it had ordered an attack targeting an exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed.

Pamela Geller, anti-Islam crusader behind attacked Mohammed cartoon showcase

New York - Pamela Geller, the anti-Islam crusader behind a cartoon contest of the Prophet Mohammed that was attacked by two gunmen in Texas, says her controversial show was meant to demonstrate freedom of expression.

IS claims Texas shooting, first attack on US soil

Garland - The Islamic State jihadist group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for its first attack on US soil, a shooting at an event in Texas showcasing cartoons mocking the Prophet Mohammed that left the gunmen dead.

U.S. struggles to counter 'homegrown' terror threat

Washington - An attempted attack by two suspected Islamist gunmen in Texas underscores the persistent threat posed by "homegrown" extremists and the difficulties U.S. authorities face in trying to thwart them, experts said Monday.

Danish editor slams US 'political correctness' on cartoons

Copenhage - The Danish editor who commissioned the Mohammed cartoons that triggered deadly protests a decade ago said Monday the failed attack on a Texas cartoon exhibition won't change how "politically correct" Americans feel about the drawings.

Dutch lawmaker Wilders on mission to stop 'Islamisation'

Den Haag - Far-right Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders, who addressed participants at a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in Texas before a shooting erupted outside the event, believes he is on a mission to stop the "Islamisation" of the West.

Timeline of Mohammed cartoons controversy

Paris - The Texas police shooting of two suspected Islamist extremists who opened fire outside an exhibition of Prophet Mohammed cartoons is the latest in a series of deadly incidents linked to such caricatures.

Police kill two gunmen at US Mohammed cartoon event

Police shot dead two gunmen Sunday outside a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in Texas attended by Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders, authorities said.

Malaysia: Islamic leader warns comedians not to make people laugh

An Islamic mufti has warned Malaysian comedians against telling jokes that cause excessive laughter. According to the mufti, Islam urges emotional moderation and to refrain from excessive laughter, crying, or other emotional expressions.

Top ISIS recruit turns out to be Seattle college student

A top-recruiting agent for the terrorist organization ISIS has surprisingly been identified as a 20-something journalism student from the northwestern United States.

Top Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Luz says will no longer draw Mohammed

Paris - Cartoonist Luz, who drew Charlie Hebdo's front cover picture of Mohammed following the massacre of the satirical weekly's editorial team by jihadists in January, has told a French magazine he will no longer draw the prophet.

Devout Muslims claim crackdown in Tajikistan amid Syria fears

Dushanbe - Rustam Gulov was walking in Khudzhand, a city in Central Asia's Tajikistan, when police detained him and took him to the station. By the time he came out, his beard had been shaved clean -- against his will.

Nobel writer Vargas Llosa backs Islam critic Hirsi Ali

Madrid - Nobel-winning writer Mario Vargas Llosa on Sunday praised Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a women's rights advocate and leading critic of Islam, calling her "one of the most valuable" adversaries of "Islamic fanatics".

Muslim-majority Indonesia bans some beer sales

Jakarta - Indonesia on Thursday banned small retailers from selling beer, despite an outcry from the booze industry and in tourism hotspots over the Muslim-majority country's latest offensive against drinking.

Calgary imams fight back against Islamic State recruitment

Calgary - A group of Calgary imams is marking the first line of defense at the foot of the Rocky Mountains against the Islamic State group's recruitment of Canadians as fighters.

Dutch anti-Islam MP Wilders rallies German PEGIDA protesters

Dresden - Dutch far-right populist lawmaker Geert Wilders rallied thousands of PEGIDA followers in eastern Germany Monday to counter society's "Islamisation" but failed to draw the record crowds organisers had hoped for.

U.S. prosecutors seek death in Muslim college student murders

Washington - A judge in North Carolina ruled Monday that prosecutors could seek the death penalty for a man accused of fatally shooting his three Muslim neighbors, U.S. media reported.

Hundreds protest Islamic law in Australia

Sydney - Protesters waving Australian flags and carrying signs such as "Yes Australia. No Sharia" rallied around the country on Saturday in events organisers said were against Islamic extremism.

Australian convicted for marrying off 12-year-old daughter

Sydney - An Australian man was convicted Wednesday of procuring his 12-year-old daughter for sex by letting her marry a man more than twice her age in an Islamic ceremony.

European anti-Islam group's Canadian protest fizzles

Montr - A planned protest by the new Canadian branch of anti-Islam group PEGIDA failed to materialize in Montreal as around 500 opponents gathered to rally against the demonstration.

Sweden 'feminist' policy sparks major Saudi spat

Stockholm - Sweden is seeking to quell an unprecedented diplomatic spat over human rights with Saudi Arabia which has seen ambassadors recalled and arms sales cancelled, drawing comparisons with Denmark's Mohammed cartoons controversy.

Scores killed in attacks on two mosques in Yemen

Sanaa - Bombers tentatively linked to the Islamic State fighters marauding through eastern Iraq and western Syria killed more than a hundred worshipers Friday in attacks on two mosques in Yemen.

Sydneysiders queue for reopening of siege cafe

Sydney - The Sydney cafe where a gunman inspired by the Islamic State group staged a bloody 16-hour siege reopened Friday, with scores queuing to enter the site where two hostages died.

Mohammed cartoons editor honoured in Denmark

Copenhage - The Danish editor who commissioned the caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed that sparked international protests was late Thursday awarded a prize by Denmark's national press club.

Islamic law push strains Malaysian opposition's unity

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian Muslim party on Wednesday launched a push to implement Islamic criminal punishments such as flogging and amputations in a state it governs, a move that threatens to tear apart the country's opposition.

Italy seeks to block regional 'anti-mosque law'

Rome - The Italian government has moved to block new building regulations for Lombardy which would make it virtually impossible to build any new mosques in the northern region, officials said Friday.

Germany says Muslim teachers can wear headscarf unless disruptive

Berlin - Germany's top court said Friday that Muslim teachers can wear the Islamic headscarf in class as long as it doesn't disrupt school activities, in a ruling likely to revive emotional debate.

Trial of suspected Boston Marathon bomber begins

Boston - Trial began March 2 for surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who could faces the death penalty if convicted of killing three people and injuring 264 with bombs planted near the finish line of the famous race in 2013.

'Hell awaits' Tajiks fighting in Syria: Leader

Dushanbe - Post-Soviet Tajikistan's authoritarian President Emomali Rakhmon said Friday that Tajiks fighting in the ranks of ISIS and other extremist organisations in Iraq and Syria would burn in hell.

Op-Ed: Religion and the war against ISIS

New York - Stomach turning levels of barbarism perpetrated as religiously sanctioned behavior have changed the rules on public conversation about religion in media and the public square.
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