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On Ashura, Muslims recall how faith in God overcomes tyrants

By Omar Suleiman — August 28, 2020

(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

By Jonathan Harounoff — March 18, 2019

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

By Mike Corder — March 15, 2019

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

By Simran Jeet Singh — March 15, 2019

(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

By Yonat Shimron — November 25, 2017

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

By Yonat Shimron — November 24, 2017

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

By Yonat Shimron — November 21, 2017

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.

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