Tag Archives: Islam

01May/17

Israel says Hamas trying to fool the world with new policy paper

JERUSALEM (MAY 1, 2017) (REUTERS) – The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas will drop its long-standing call for Israel’s destruction as well as its association with the Muslim Brotherhood in a new policy document to be issued on Monday (May 1), Gulf Arab sources said.
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25Apr/17

Cameroon journalist jailed for 10 years under anti-terrorism law

Cameroonian journalist Ahmed Abba was sentenced to 10 years in jail, accused of collaborating with Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamist militants. Lawyers for Abba, who has been jailed since 2015 say he is innocent and claim he has been tortured by security agents. Amnesty International has called for his immediate release. Continue reading

02Nov/16

Nigerian soldiers, police sexually abuse Boko Haram victims: Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch has released a report accusing Nigeria’s police and troops of raping women and girls displaced by conflict in the northeast. An Islamist campaign by Boko Haram has driven more than two million people from their homes and killed some 15,000 in the region. Abuses are also said to have been carried out by camp leaders and local militias meant to help the military fight the insurgents.

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01Aug/15

Bin Laden relatives reportedly killed in private jet crash in Britain

British and Saudi media say that members of Osama Bin Laden’s family were on board private plane that crashed in Southern England on Friday.

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18Jul/15

Local mosque cancels Eid celebrations, devastating suspect’s father

The Islamic Society of Greater Chattanooga (ISGC), where reportedly the suspect in the fatal shootings of four Marines in Tennessee worshipped, canceled all activities to celebrate Eid – the father of the suspect tells ISGC president he’s devastated.
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03Jul/15

Rockets land in Israel, Egypt’s IS affiliate claims responsibility

ESHKOL, ISRAEL (JULY 3, 2015) (ISRAELI POLICE HANDOUT) – Militants in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula fired rockets into southern Israel on Friday (July 3) in an incident that caused no casualties but appeared to be linked to fighting between Islamist insurgents and Egyptian security forces.
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24Jun/15

Dutch far right politician airs Mohammad cartoons on TV

Anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders airs cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad on Dutch television as part of public broadcast time allocated to political parties to generate publicity.

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24Jun/15

Obama says U.S. will not prosecute families for paying hostage ransom

U.S. President Barack Obama says the U.S. government will no longer threaten to prosecute families who try to pay ransom to win the release of American hostages held overseas.

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