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Carbon dating suggests early Quran is older than Muhammad

Carbon dating suggests that the Quran, or at least portions of it, may actually be older than the prophet Muhammad himself. If the findings are proven true, it could rewrite early Islamic history and shed doubt on the "heavenly" origins of the holy text.

In first, headscarf-wearing woman named minister in Turkey

Ankara - For the first time in the history of Turkey, a Muslim but secular country, a woman who wears an Islamic headscarf has been named as a government minister.

Iran premieres top-budget epic film 'Muhammad'

Tehran - Iran's most expensive ever movie, "Muhammad", which chronicles the childhood of the Muslim prophet, opened nationwide on Thursday, winning praise from early audiences.

Suspect held after arson attack on Copenhagen mosque

Stockholm - Danish police said Sunday they had arrested a man on suspicion of torching a mosque in Copenhagen earlier in the day. "At 11:31 am (0931 GMT), the police were informed that a man had started a fire by throwing a flammable liquid ...

Boy abused because he couldn't adequately read the Koran

Birmingham - A pair of Islamic school teachers have confessed to abusing a 10-year-old boy and beating him with a stick at a mosque in Birmingham.

French court to rule on pork school dinners for Jews and Muslims

Dijon - A French court will rule this week on the decision by a right-wing mayor to ban non-pork meals in schools for Muslims and Jews, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Married by a woman: A quiet Palestinian revolution

Ramallah - Holding the young couple's identity cards in one hand and the Koran in the other, the Palestinian justice of the peace pronounces Thaer and Rawan man and wife.

Rushdie says 'wrong lessons' learned from his Iran fatwa ordeal

Paris - More than a quarter century after being slapped with a fatwa from Iran calling for his murder over his book "The Satanic Verses", Salman Rushdie says the world has learned the "wrong lessons" about freedom of expression.

Kuwait DNA tests violate right to privacy: HRW

Kuwait City - A new Kuwaiti law imposing mandatory DNA tests on citizens and foreigners violates the right to personal privacy and should be amended, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

Hamas leader in landmark Saudi visit

Jeddah - The head of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, met Saudi King Salman during a pilgrimage to Mecca, in a rare encounter since a two-year rift, state news agency SPA reported Saturday.

Australian jailed over 12-year-old daughter's 'marriage'

Sydney - An Australian man who consented to an Islamic "marriage" ceremony between his 12-year-old daughter and a man more than twice her age was Friday jailed for at least six years.

Suspected Islamist hacker detained in Bulgaria

Sofia - A man suspected of belonging to a network of Islamist hackers responsible for attacks on more than 3,500 websites worldwide was arrested in Bulgaria, the interior ministry announced Wednesday.

Scores injured as mouse sparks Casablanca mosque crush

Rabat - A mouse triggered panic and a crush in a Casablanca mosque has left more than 80 injured, mostly women, the Moroccan news agency MAP reported.

Kuwait charges 29 over suicide bombing of Shiite mosque

Kuwait City - Kuwait charged 29 people Tuesday over the suicide bombing of a Shiite mosque last month, claimed by the Islamic State group, that killed 26 people and wounded more than 200.The attack, carried out by a Saudi, was the worst in Kuwait's history.

Ramadan festival breathes new life into Saudi's old Jeddah

Jeddah - Residents of the Saudi Red Sea city of Jeddah are slowly returning to its historic centre, where a Ramadan cultural festival and UN heritage status are giving new life to the old quarter.

Leader of French Islamist group jailed for nine years

Paris - A French court on Friday jailed the leader of a local Islamist group for nine years for "criminal association with a terrorist group.

Saudi joins Israel as target of Jerusalem Day protests

Tehran - Tens of thousands marched in Tehran and Baghdad Friday in annual Quds (Jerusalem) Day demonstrations in support of Palestinians, with Saudi Arabia joining arch-foe Israel as a target for protesters.

Kuwait tightens security as emir attends joint prayers

Kuwait City - Kuwait deployed unprecedented security measures around Shiite mosques for Friday prayers following last week's deadly bombing, as the emir attended rare Shiite-Sunni joint ceremony in a show of unity.

Kuwaitis show unity after Shiite mosque blast

Kuwait City - Kuwait has moved to ward off sectarian tensions following a deadly bombing at a Shiite mosque and taken measures to try to prevent another attack by the Islamic State group.Shiites, who make up about a third of the oil-rich Gulf state's 1.

Kuwait Shiite mosque bomber was Saudi national

Kuwait City - Kuwait on Sunday identified the suicide bomber behind an attack on a Shiite mosque as a Saudi national, after a series of arrests in connection with the blast that left 26 dead.

Kuwait buries IS attack victims as security boosted

Kuwait City - Thousands of Kuwaitis braved scorching summer heat on Saturday to attend the funerals of 18 out of 26 victims of a Shiite mosque bombing claimed by the Islamic State group.

IS suicide bomber kills 25 at Kuwait Shiite mosque

Kuwait City - A suicide bomber struck a Shiite mosque in the Kuwaiti capital during Friday prayers, killing at least 25 people and wounding many in an unprecedented attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

Key Muslim body Al-Azhar condemns 'sick' Mohammed cartoons

Cairo - The leading Sunni Muslim seat of learning, Al-Azhar, on Thursday denounced the "sick imagination" behind cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed that were aired on Dutch national television.

Dutch populist airs Mohammed cartoons on national TV

Den Haag - Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders on Wednesday aired cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed on national television, claiming "freedom of speech must always prevail over violence.

Court quashes mum's bid to sue France for letting son join jihad

Paris - A French court on Tuesday threw out a case brought by a mother trying to sue the government for failing to stop her teenage son from leaving to join jihadists in Syria.

Chad's ban on Islamic veil after attacks divides Muslims

Ndjame - Chad's decision to ban women from wearing the Islamic veil, which came two days after bloody suicide bombings hit the capital, has divided Muslims but the government defends it as part of an anti-terror strategy.

Dutch populist blames 'misunderstanding' as Mohammed cartoons not aired

Den Haag - Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders blamed a "misunderstanding" for the failure Saturday of his planned airing of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, insisting they would now be broadcast next week."I have just spoken to NPO boss (Henk) Hagoort.

Thousands pray at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa for Ramadan

Jerusalem - Tens of thousands of Muslim worshippers streamed through Jerusalem's Old City to one of Islam's most revered sites Friday as Israel eased restrictions for the fasting month of Ramadan.

Chad bans full veil after deadly Boko Haram attacks

Ndjame - Chad on Wednesday banned the full-face Muslim veil and ordered security forces to seize burqas from markets and burn them after 33 people were killed in suicide bombings blamed on Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram this week.

Hate and extremism 'not Islam', says French PM

Paris - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls stressed on Monday there was no link between extremism and Islam, as he opened a conference aimed at improving ties with France's large Muslim community."We must say all of this is not Islam," said Valls.
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Woman walking between the suqs of the Holy City, Jerusalem. One day before Ramadan
A woman of Turkish origin in Germany.
A woman of Turkish origin in Germany.
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Aga Khan s collection for the first time in Berlin - Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum
Aga Khan's collection for the first time in Berlin - Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum
The “Mohammed VI Center for the Dialogue of Civilizations” in the city of Coquimbo  Chile.
The “Mohammed VI Center for the Dialogue of Civilizations” in the city of Coquimbo, Chile.
The “Mohammed VI Center for the Dialogue of Civilizations” in the city of Coquimbo  Chile.
The “Mohammed VI Center for the Dialogue of Civilizations” in the city of Coquimbo, Chile.
The “Mohammed VI Center for the Dialogue of Civilizations” in the city of Coquimbo  Chile.
The “Mohammed VI Center for the Dialogue of Civilizations” in the city of Coquimbo, Chile.
Colourful light decoration in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. Getting prepared for ...
Colourful light decoration in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. Getting prepared for Ramadan
13 August 2010. Palestinian kids playing in East Jerusalem because they are happy for Ramadan.
13 August 2010. Palestinian kids playing in East Jerusalem because they are happy for Ramadan.
Angola s President Jose Siphiwe Sibeko (C) addresses the media in the capital Luanda
Angola's President Jose Siphiwe Sibeko (C) addresses the media in the capital Luanda
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Masked Sunni Muslim gunmen take position with their weapons during a patrol in the city of Falluja, 70 km (44 miles) west of Baghdad, February 8, 2014.
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Banner of Hizb ut-Tahrir
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 Cheering for Osama: How jihadists use internet discussion forums  aims to re-focus attention on the...
'Cheering for Osama: How jihadists use internet discussion forums' aims to re-focus attention on the ideological content of these websites and to show how pro-jihadist individuals interact on the sites’ forums in order to share religiously-framed justifications for violence.
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All-American ex-Egyptian girl and  Arab Zionist  Nonie Darwish.
All-American ex-Egyptian girl and "Arab Zionist" Nonie Darwish.
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One of the still picture of Osama bin Laden shown on a jihadist website.
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Iraqi security forces take part during clashes with al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Le...
Iraqi security forces take part during clashes with al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the city of Ramadi, 100 km (62 miles) west of Baghdad, February 6, 2014
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A mosque in Queens, New York
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The “Mohammed VI Center for the Dialogue of Civilizations” in the city of Coquimbo  Chile.
The “Mohammed VI Center for the Dialogue of Civilizations” in the city of Coquimbo, Chile.
Aga Khan s collection for the first time in Berlin - Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum
Aga Khan's collection for the first time in Berlin - Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum
Ayman al-Zawahiri  leader of al-Qaida  in a propaganda video produced by the terrorist organization.
Ayman al-Zawahiri, leader of al-Qaida, in a propaganda video produced by the terrorist organization.
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Muslims protest against insults to Islam.
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