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July 22, 2017 10:51 AM Al Aqsa Mosque Clashes: 6 Killed as Jerusalem Shrine Tensions Worsen

JERUSALEM — Three Palestinians died in clashes in Jerusalem and three Israelis were killed in a stabbing attack at a West Bank settlement as tensions turned into violence over the Holy Land's most contested shrine. A Palestinian sneaked into a home in the Israeli settlement of Halamish in the West Bank after nightfall on Friday and stabbed-to-death three 32

July 22, 2017 9:22 AM German runaway girl who converted to Islam found in Iraq

BERLIN – A prosecutor says that a German girl, who ran away from home after converting to Islam, has been found in Iraq. Dresden prosecutor Lorenz Haase told The Associated Press on Saturday that 16-year-old Linda W., whose surname wasn't given in line with German privacy law, is getting consular assistance from the German Embassy there. Haase wouldn't 19

July 21, 2017 10:18 AM Muslim worshipers confront police as Israel maintains metal detectors at holy site

JERUSALEM — Thousands of Muslim worshipers held prayer services at noon Friday outside the gates of Jerusalem’s Old City after being denied entry to the al-Aqsa Mosque, or refusing to enter in protest, as tensions mounted after the Israeli government decided to keep in place controversial security arrangements at the entrance to the sensitive holy site. Israeli 43

July 20, 2017 4:39 AM Jeff Flake sets an example for Donald Trump

Senator defends opponent attacked for being Muslim Dean Obeidallah, a former attorney, is the host of SiriusXM's radio's daily program "The Dean Obeidallah Show" and a columnist for The Daily Beast. Follow him @deanofcomedy. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his. (CNN)It's a tale of two Republicans. On one hand, there's President Donald Trump 20

July 19, 2017 9:28 AM Gunmen in Pakistan kill four Shi'ites in suspected sectarian attack

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Gunmen on Wednesday shot dead four members of the Shi'ite Muslim minority in Pakistan's southwestern province of Baluchistan, officials said, in what police suspect was a sectarian attack. Recent violence in Baluchistan has fueled concern about security for projects in the $57-billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor, a transport 13

July 17, 2017 4:08 PM Guardian Council marks 38th anniversary

TEHRAN – The Guardian Council marked its 38th anniversary of its establishment in an announcement on Monday. In the announcement the council renewed its pledge to work toward safeguarding the Islamic Republic. The Guardian Council is a constitutionally mandated 12-member council that wields considerable power and influence in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Iranian 18

July 7, 2017 10:43 AM Muslim activist Linda Sarsour’s reference to ‘jihad’ draws conservative wrath

Linda Sarsour, a lead organizer of the Woman’s March on Washington and one of the most high-profile Muslim activists in the country, gave an impassioned speech last weekend that at first gained little attention. Speaking to a predominately Muslim crowd at the annual Islamic Society of North America convention in suburban Chicago, Sarsour urged her fellow 37

June 25, 2017 9:49 PM Ohio sites hacked with IS message

A number of government websites in the US state of Ohio, including that of Governor John Kasich, have been hacked to display a pro-IS message. It said President Donald Trump would be held accountable for "every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries" and ended "I love Islamic state". The Ohio governor's website was down for maintenance for some time on Sunday 7

June 23, 2017 11:42 PM Saudi says suicide bomber killed in foiled Mecca plot

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi security forces foiled a terror plot targeting the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, exchanging gunfire with one of the suspects who blew himself up inside a home Friday, Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry said. Five people, including a woman, were arrested Friday in security operations in Mecca, the Saudi-owned 28

June 21, 2017 9:15 PM IS destroys iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul

IRBIL, Iraq – The Islamic State group destroyed Mosul's al-Nuri mosque and its iconic leaning minaret known as al-Hadba when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures Wednesday night, Iraq's Ministry of Defense said. The mosque — also known as Mosul's Great Mosque — is where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a so-called Islamic caliphate 24