» 05/25/2017, 18.20
ISRAEL – PALESTINE
On its day of reunification, Jerusalem is more divided than ever
Israelis march to mark the conquest of the city’s eastern section during the Six Day War. Police stopped Israeli activists and Palestinians who tried to stop the march. Clashes break out in and around the Esplanade of the Mosques. For Peace Now, using the Temple Mount for political reasons is another form of colonisation. Most Israelis oppose these celebrations.
Gujarat government to rebuild mosques destroyed during 2002 anti-Islamic pogrom
Authorities will present the financing and restoration plan by October 1. Over 2 thousand Muslims and Hindu extremists destroyed about 535 places of worship during massacre. Local Islamic community sees plan as move by chief minister Narendra Modi to ingratiate himself with them ahead of elections.
Central Asian mosques supplying young Muslims for Syrian war
Some parliamentarians demand greater clarity on the alleged recruitment of young Islamist volunteers for the Syrian conflict. Mosques in the south of the country inspected.
Friday passes uneventfully at Temple Mount
A handful of youth were arrested on a day that saw 3,000 officers deployed after last week’s clashes. To calm tensions, Olmert has accepted an “investigation” by Turkey of the controversial works.
Sanaa: Islamic State attacks Houthi mosques, 28 dead and dozens wounded
The jihadist group has claimed responsibility for the double attack on the place of worship of the minority Shiite. First a suicide bomber, then a car bomb resulting in the slaughter of civilians. Fifth mosque attack in two months in the Yemeni capital. In recent days two International Red Cross workers killed.
Jakarta tells Muslim religious leaders to lower volume of minaret loudspeakers
In a meeting with more than a thousand representatives of the Mosque Council (DMI), Vice President Boediono called for an unwavering fight against fundamentalism. Islam, he said, is a "religion of peace". In his address, he also called for mosques to lower the volume of their loudspeakers, a request rejected by the Ulema Council.
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