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'We will have none of it:' fear, optimism among US Muslims

Chicago - In a sprawling banquet hall, Ahmed Rehab walked to a lectern facing a glittering group of diners and launched into a searing speech excoriating the Donald Trump administration.

Iran pre-nups land thousands of men in jail

Tehran - When Sadegh married his college sweetheart, he never thought he'd end up as one of those Iranians facing ruin and even prison because of huge sums demanded by his wife's family.

Dutch debate role of Islam as key polls loom

Rotterdam - Hundreds of Dutch citizens packed into a Rotterdam mosque Friday for an animated debate on the role of Muslims in the country, a central theme as key elections loom.

Britain says 13 terror attack plots foiled since 2013

London - Security services have foiled 13 potential terror attacks in Britain since 2013, its most senior counter-terrorism policeman said Monday, with more than 500 active investigations at any one time.

Bangladesh arrests cafe attackers' 'spiritual leader'

Dhaka - Bangladesh police said Friday they had arrested the "spiritual leader" of a banned Islamist outfit alleged to have carried out a series of deadly attacks in the country.

NY museums wage cultural war against Trump prejudice

New York - Museums across New York are waging a cultural war on prejudice in Donald Trump's America, flexing the soft power of art and photography to compound the city-wide climate of protest.

Indonesian Islamist leader testifies at Jakarta governor trial

Jakarta - The head of an Indonesian Muslim hardline group insisted Tuesday that Jakarta's Christian governor had committed blasphemy as he gave evidence at the city leader's trial.

Indonesian Islamist leader testifies at Jakarta governor trial

Jakarta - The head of an Indonesian Muslim hardline group insisted Tuesday that Jakarta's Christian governor had committed blasphemy as he gave evidence at the city leader's trial.

Indonesian Islamist leader testifies at Jakarta governor trial

Jakarta - The head of an Indonesian Muslim hardline group insisted Tuesday that Jakarta's Christian governor had committed blasphemy as he gave evidence at the city leader's trial.

Indonesian collapses after caning for breaking Islamic law

Banda Aceh - An Indonesian man collapsed while being publicly caned Monday for spending time with a woman who is not his wife in contravention of strict Islamic laws in a staunchly Muslim part of the country.

Jakarta's Christian governor heads for tough run-off

Jakarta - Jakarta's Christian governor was heading for a tough run-off against a Muslim opponent in city elections seen as a test of religious tolerance in Muslim-majority Indonesia after a tight first round Wednesday.

Jakarta's Christian governor heads for tough run-off

Jakarta - Jakarta's Christian governor was heading for a tough run-off against a Muslim opponent in city elections seen as a test of religious tolerance in Muslim-majority Indonesia after a tight first round Wednesday.

Jakarta's Christian governor heads for tough run-off

Jakarta - Jakarta's Christian governor was heading for a tough run-off against a Muslim opponent in city elections seen as a test of religious tolerance in Muslim-majority Indonesia after a tight first round Wednesday.

Muslim Indonesia's capital to vote in tolerance test

Jakarta - Jakarta's Christian governor will fight to cling on to his job at polls this week despite standing trial for blasphemy, in a saga that has fuelled concerns about religious intolerance in the Muslim-majority nation.

'Islamophobia' fuelling terrorism: UN chief

Riyadh - "Islamophobia" in parts of the world is fuelling terrorism, the head of the United Nations said on a visit to Saudi Arabia Sunday, as anti-immigrant sentiment rises in some countries.

Swiss back new citizenship rules in defeat for rightwing

Geneva - Swiss voters on Sunday approved a measure to make it easier for third-generation immigrants to become citizens, crushing rightwing nationalists who had stoked fears about granting nationality to more Muslims.

Anti-Muslim poster clouds Swiss citizenship vote

Geneva - The woman's shadowed eyes stare out from a black niqab with the poster's tagline urging Swiss voters to reject "uncontrolled naturalisation.

Belgian alarm over spread of Saudi-backed hardline Islam

Brussels - Belgium's terror monitoring centre has expressed concerns about the spread of Saudi- and Gulf-backed fundamentalist Islam in the country's mosques, according to an official report published in local media Wednesday.

Play about IS tackles Muslim teen radicalisation

Li - Two actors on a darkened stage, playing an erudite Muslim father and his beloved daughter who has left home to join the Islamic State jihadists, read the heartrending letters they have exchanged.

Play about IS tackles Muslim teen radicalisation

Li - Two actors on a darkened stage, playing an erudite Muslim father and his beloved daughter who has left home to join the Islamic State jihadists, read the heartrending letters they have exchanged.

Play about IS tackles Muslim teen radicalisation

Li - Two actors on a darkened stage, playing an erudite Muslim father and his beloved daughter who has left home to join the Islamic State jihadists, read the heartrending letters they have exchanged.

Funeral held for Quebec City mosque shooting victims

Montr - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined fellow Canadians Thursday to mourn three of six men killed in a mosque shooting, seeking to pull together a nation shaken by the hate crime.

Italy's Muslims sign anti-extremism pact

Rome - Italy's Muslim community signed a pact with the government Wednesday pledging to "reject all forms of violence and terrorism", with prayers in mosques to be held in Italian.

Mosque shooting a challenge to Canada pluralism

Montr - The Quebec City mosque shooting was a brutal blow to Canada's multicultural, open and tolerant society, revealing cracks in what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says is the nation's biggest strength.

Trudeau official rips Fox News over 'false' tweet on shooting

Ottawa - A senior official in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government blasted US television network Fox News for a "false" tweet claiming a Moroccan was the suspect in the Quebec mosque mass shooting.

Accused Quebec mosque killer quietly embraced far-right ideology

Quebec City - Alexandre Bissonnette cut a low profile as a shy, withdrawn political science student, keen on far-right ideas.

Student charged with murder in Quebec mosque attack

Quebec City - A Canadian political science student known to have nationalist sympathies was charged Monday with six counts of murder over a shooting spree at a Quebec mosque -- one of the worst attacks ever to target Muslims in a western country.

Motive a mystery after 'terror' attack on Quebec mosque

Quebec City - Canadian police sought Monday to piece together the motive for a shooting attack on a Quebec mosque that left six worshippers dead and eight wounded in one of the worst attacks ever to target Muslims in a western country.

Dutch mosques shut doors at prayers after Canada attack

Den Haag - Four of the largest mosques in The Netherlands said Monday they will shut their doors during major prayer meetings after six people were killed in attack on a Canadian mosque.

Jihadist rule in Mosul sparked backlash against religion

Mosul - In recaptured areas of Mosul, the extreme interpretation of Islam that jihadists forced on the local population for more than two years has sparked a backlash against religious observance.
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