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Christchurch mosque toll rises to 51 after man dies

Wellington - The death toll from the Christchurch mosque attacks has risen to 51 after a 46-year-old Turkish man succumbed to injuries sustained in the March 15 shootings, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Friday.

Sri Lanka's Muslims hold subdued prayers amid tight security

Colombo - Armed police and sniffer dogs guarded mosques in Sri Lanka as Muslims trickled to Friday prayers, with many staying away over fears of revenge attacks after the island's Easter suicide blasts.

New Zealand disarms police as terror threat level lowered

Wellington - New Zealand police on Wednesday ended the routine arming of frontline officers as the terrorism threat level was lowered a month after the Christchurch mosques massacre.

'Scared' Muslims avoid Christchurch mosques a month after attacks

Christchurch - Four weeks on from the New Zealand mosques massacre, the Christchurch Muslim community was struggling to get worshippers to overcome their fears and return to Friday prayers.

Kiwi women don headscarves in solidarity with Muslim victims

Christchurch - Women in Christchurch wore makeshift hijabs as a statement of peace and solidarity on Friday, a week after a white supremacist killed 50 Muslims at two mosques in the southern New Zealand city.

Australian PM blasts Erdogan for 'reckless', 'vile' Christchurch comments

Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday condemned "reckless" and "highly offensive" comments made by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the wake of the Christchurch massacre, warning he would consider "all options" in reviewing ties.

Erdogan remarks on N. Zealand massacre taken 'out of context': presidency 

Istanbul - Comments by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan following the massacre in New Zealand that sparked protest by Australia were taken "out of context", a senior aide said on Wednesday, after Canberra summoned Turkey's envoy over the remarks.

Syrian refugee father and son laid to rest as New Zealand burials start

Christchurch - A Syrian refugee and his son who fled the chaos of their homeland only to meet tragedy in New Zealand were buried on Wednesday in the first funerals of those killed in the mosque massacres.

Australian PM pillories Erdogan for 'reckless', 'vile' Christchurch comments

Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison condemned "reckless" and "highly offensive" comments made by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the wake of the Christchurch massacre, warning he would consider "all options" in reviewing ties.

NZ returns first shooting dead after delay angers families

Christchurch - The bodies of six of the Christchurch massacre victims have been released to their families, New Zealand police said Tuesday, but they warned only a fraction of the 50 people killed had been fully identified, with the delay angering anguished relatives...

New Zealanders give up guns after massacre, but some face blowback

Christchurch - New Zealanders have begun handing in weapons in response to government appeals following the Christchurch massacre, but the gesture has put some squarely in the social media firing line.

German Muslim groups ask for support after mosque attacks

Berlin - Islamic groups in Germany Thursday criticised a lack of solidarity and support over a spate of attacks on Muslims and mosques carried out by right-wing extremists and "terrorist" groups.

Hundreds of French mosques open their doors to the public

Paris - Hundreds of mosques across France are participating in a major open-house event this weekend, offering visitors the opportunity to come in for tea and a chat about Islam in a country shaken by jihadist attacks.

France closes 'radical' mosque after huge police raid

Conches - Police shut down a suspected radical mosque east of Paris in a huge security operation Wednesday, the third to be closed since France declared a state of emergency after last month's Paris attacks.

Trump says would consider closing some U.S. mosques

Washington - Billionaire Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump said Monday that the United States should "strongly consider" shuttering some mosques as part of its efforts to prevent extremist attacks in the country.

French Muslim leader calls for doubling of mosques

Le Bourget - One of France's top Muslim leaders has called for the number of mosques to double over the next two years to remedy a shortage of places of worship for the country's millions of faithful.

Several attacks on French Muslim targets after magazine killings

Paris - Muslim places of worship in two French towns were fired upon overnight, leaving no casualties, prosecutors said on Thursday.Three blank grenades were thrown at a mosque shortly after midnight in the city of Le Mans, west of Paris.

Kenya police seize weapons in fresh mosque raids

Mombasa - Kenyan security forces on Wednesday carried out fresh raids on a mosque in the port city of Mombasa searching for weapons and supporters of Somalia's Shebab militants, police said.

One dead, 200 arrested as Kenya police raid radical mosques

Mombasa - One man was killed Monday as Kenyan security forces arrested over 200 people and seized weapons in raids on mosques accused of links with Somalia's Al-Qaeda affiliated Shebab militants, police said.

New York police label mosques 'terrorism organizations'

New York - In a move angering countless Muslims and civil rights activists, the New York Police Department has labeled mosques as "terrorism organizations," allowing informants to spy on imams and anyone attending prayer services.

Op-Ed: Credulous America — The deception of Islam

Radical Islam making good on their promise to infiltrate America. However, very few are willing to speak out. This is the first of many articles geared to bring to light the tactics and intentions of the Jihad and the radical Islamic moment in America.

NGO's cite opposition to mosque building as Islamaphobic

The European Network Against Racism (ENAR) has called on the EU to recognise Islamophobia as a specific form of racism. ENAR claims that opposition to mosque building projects is a sign of hatred towards Muslims and is a manifestation of Islamophobia.

Paris places immediate ban on street prayers

The French government has introduced an immediate ban on public prayers in the streets of Paris, branding it against the principle of secularism. Every Friday the Muslim population causes traffic disruptions by blocking the roads as they pray.

Morocco has shut down over 1,200 mosques

After a minaret in Meknes collapsed in February killing 41 people during Friday prayers, Morocco is closing down 1,256 of the nation's mosques.

U.S. Moving to Seize Properties Tied to Iran

U.S. Federal Prosecutors are after an Iranian foundation that they claim is sending money, services and goods to Iran through its American network. Federal laws ban trade with Iran.

Jihad in Small Town America - six-part investigative report

Investigative reporter Laura Mansfield visits local mosques and uncovers a wealth of information regarding the brainwashing that is currently occurring under the name of freedom of religion.
 

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