On Ashura, Muslims recall how faith in God overcomes tyrants
(RNS) — On Ashura, the promise of Paradise is divine assurance even when the world shows its vilest cruelty. No pharaoh, tyrant or terrorist can take any of those things away.
In Tel Aviv, Jews join with Muslims in vigil mourning New Zealand dead
TEL AVIV (RNS) — Dozens gathered outside the New Zealand embassy in Tel Aviv Sunday night for a somber candlelight vigil to commemorate the victims of Friday’s (March 15) mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Mosque attacks spark outrage, fuel concern over Islamophobia
BRUSSELS (AP) — Amid an outpouring of condolences, some Muslim countries’ leaders said the mass shooting was evidence of a rising tide of violent Islamophobia.
To battle the hate that invaded two New Zealand mosques, start in the schoolroom
(RNS) — We need to re-lay our foundations with values that prioritize love and oneness.
Egypt raises death toll in Sinai mosque attack to 305
ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) — Military and security forces have already been waging a tough campaign against militants in the towns, villages and desert mountains of Sinai.
Egypt: Militants kill at least 235 in attack on Sinai mosque
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) —The attack was the largest single targeting of Egyptian civilians and the first on a large mosque congregation since the Islamic State affiliate began its campaign of violence against the state.
Nigeria police say at least 50 killed in mosque bombing
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — While there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing in Mubi town in Adamawa state, suspicion immediately fell on the Boko Haram extremist group.