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‘Shameless’ scammers seek to cash in on Christchurch massacre

Christchurch, New Zealand | AFP | Scammers are trying to cash in on the Christchurch mosque massacres, using phishing emails with links to fake bank accounts to ensnare people keen to donate, New Zealand’s cyber security body said Monday. The attack on two mosques in which 50 worshippers were killed, allegedly by a white supremacist, …

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‘Ordinary white man’? Picture of New Zealand accused emerges

Christchurch, New Zealand | AFP |  A one-time gym trainer from rural Australia who became steeped in neo-fascist ideology during travels in Europe, Brenton Tarrant described himself as an “ordinary white man” — until he became anything but ordinary. The gunman behind the massacre of 49 people in two New …

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NZealand mosque killings spark global horror

Paris, France | AFP |  Attacks on two mosques in New Zealand which left at least 49 people dead on Friday have sparked horror, revulsion and dismay around the world. One of the gunmen – believed to be an Australian extremist — apparently livestreamed the deadly assault. “It is clear …

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Why Muslim profiling could backfire

Why Muslim profiling could backfire Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | It was a nondescript mosque only noticeable because of its makeshift mabati walls in the congested Kisenyi slums, a notorious suburb of Kampala city. But when police raided Usafi Mosque on April 27, allegedly while pursuing a criminal on its …

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Two suicide bombers kill three in north Nigeria mosque

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | Two suicide bombers killed three Muslim worshippers in a mosque in a northeast Nigerian town still being rebuilt after virtual destruction by Boko Haram in 2014, sources told AFP Sunday. The bombers, a man and a woman, detonated their explosives inside the mosque during morning …

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Knife attacker kills three in Sudan mosque: police

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | A man attacked worshippers with a knife inside a mosque in Sudan’s eastern state of Kasala on Tuesday, killing three people and wounding several others, a police officer told AFP. Kasala police chief Yahi Sulayman said it took place when worshippers had gathered for evening …

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US official calls on Sudan to stop ‘church demolitions’

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | A top US official Friday called on Sudan to stop demolitions of “mosques and churches” as alleged by campaign groups, insisting that Washington will push for human rights and religious freedom in the country. US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan also said that how …

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Tabliq sect sues govt over mosque raids

The leadership of the Jamu-iyyat Daawat Ssalafiyyah Muslim Community has dragged government to the High Court in Kampala, challenging the manner in which its security operatives raided Nakasero Mosque at dawn on December 27, 2016. Led by the Nakasero Mosque Publicity Secretary Habib Buwembo, the man behind the ongoing Rubaga South …

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