» 09/18/2017, 14.53
Melani Manel Perera
‘Open Mosque Day’ in Colombo to bridge gap between Muslims and others
The initiative succeeded with Christians, Buddhists and Hindus. The Centre for Islamic Studies allowed guided tours of one of the capital’s historic mosques. For Buddhist monk, the visit dispelled “certain beliefs about Islamic traditions. Today many act and think badly about Muslims."
An “Islamic revolution” for Pakistan
A wish expressed yesterday during the funeral of Abdul Rashid Ghazi, killed in the assault on Lal Masji; by his brother: "the blood of the martyrs will bear fruit”. From Afghanistan arrives the support of the warlords “to overthrow the US backed government” in the region. Nation-wide demonstrations against Musharraf are expected.
West Java, for the first time a suicide bomber blows himself up inside a mosque. 28
The explosion occurred just before the Friday prayer inside the mosque located Taka in the Ciberon police headquarters. According to authorities the attack was planned by an Indonesian Islamic extremist group and is a revenge against the recent anti-terrorist police operations.
“Taleban” violence spreads to Islamabad
Three women captured by female students of a madrassah were freed today, one of them forced to “immoral behaviour”. There is increased concern that the entire country may become prey to a form of Taleban violence. The president of Pakistan Minorities Alliance tells AsiaNews: “It is wrong to leave justice in the hands of small groups and not in the hands of the law”.
03/07/2017 13:44:00 IRAQ
Mosul: The miracle of the church of St. Thomas, spared of Isis bombs
It is the oldest church in the city, located two streets from the destroyed al-Nouri mosque. Outside it has only "a few scuff marks", while the interior was devastated during its occupation. St Thomas's relics were saved three years ago when the city fell into the hands of Isis. Courtesy of L'Orient Le-Jour.
Mosque attacked in Pakistan. At least 70 dead
A suicide attacker blew himself up shortly after the start of Friday prayers. There were more than 400 faithful present at the place of worship. The tribal areas on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan are the theater of a massive offensive by rebel groups, and of a sectarian struggle between Sunnis and Shiites.
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