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Indonesian Buddhist woman imprisoned for complaining mosque too loud

Indonesian Buddhist woman imprisoned for complaining mosque too loudAn Indonesian court sentenced a Buddhist woman to 18 months in prison for blasphemy on Tuesday, after she was accused of insulting Islam for complaining that neighborhood mosque was too loud. Meiliana, a 44-year old ethnic Chinese Buddhist had complained the Muslim call to prayer, repeated five times a day, was being played too loudly at the mosque near her house in North Sumatra. Indonesia has the world’s largest population of Muslims and sizable Buddhist, Christian and other religious minorities.



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Religion must obey Chinese law, paper says of mosque protest

Religion must obey Chinese law, paper says of mosque protestWEIZHOU, China (AP) — A newspaper of the ruling Communist Party said Saturday that no religion is above the law in China, urging officials to stay firm while dealing with a rare protest over the planned demolition of a massive mosque in the northwest.



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Thousands in China mosque standoff over demolition plan

Thousands in China mosque standoff over demolition planBEIJING (AP) — Thousands of Muslims gathered at a mosque in northwestern China on Friday to protest its planned demolition in a rare, public pushback to the government's efforts to rewrite how religions are practiced in the country.



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The Latest: Soldiers pull man alive from collapsed mosque

The Latest: Soldiers pull man alive from collapsed mosqueMATARAM, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on an earthquake that struck Indonesia's Lombok island (all times local):



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Afghans bury victims of mosque attack as toll rises to 35

Afghans bury victims of mosque attack as toll rises to 35Hundreds of mourners Saturday buried the victims of a twin suicide attack on a Shiite mosque in eastern Afghanistan, as the death toll rose to 35, officials said. Two suicide bombers dressed as women struck a Shiite mosque in Gardez, capital of Paktia province, Friday as it was crowded with worshippers for weekly prayers. The burqa-clad attackers shot at the mosque’s security guards before opening fire on worshippers then detonating their explosives.



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Prince William visits flashpoint Jerusalem mosque compound

Prince William visits flashpoint Jerusalem mosque compoundPrince William visited Jerusalem’s super-sensitive Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Thursday as he wrapped up a landmark Middle East tour during which he has tiptoed through the region’s diplomatic minefield. William wandered through the Al-Aqsa compound accompanied by a large Israeli security detail and members of the Jordanian-run religious trust that administers it. British officials said it was the first time a member of the royal family had ever visited the compound, which houses the Al-Aqsa mosque and the iconic golden-topped Dome of the Rock.



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Manhunt after 'extremist' S.Africa mosque attack

Manhunt after 'extremist' S.Africa mosque attackSouth African police hunting for three men who stabbed worshippers at a mosque outside Durban said on Friday that the attackers’ motive was unknown but “elements of extremism” were involved. Three attackers killed one worshipper, reported to be an imam, and seriously injured two others after midday prayers on Thursday at a mosque in Verulam town, on the outskirts of the eastern port city. “There are elements of extremism because the incident happened in a place of worship and the manner in which it was conducted,” Simphiwe Mhlongo, spokesman for the Hawks police unit, told AFP.



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Imam dead in S.Africa mosque attack, 2 others injured

Imam dead in S.Africa mosque attack, 2 others injuredArmed attackers struck a mosque outside the South African city of Durban on Thursday, stabbing to death an imam and injuring two others in a country known for its peaceful religious relations. Three men entered the large mosque after midday prayers, carrying guns and attacking the victims with knives and then releasing a petrol bomb that set fire to the building. Police said the attackers remained at large after escaping in a Hyundai car from the Imam Hussain mosque in Verulam town, on the outskirts of the eastern port city.



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Mosque Terror Attack Suspect Put In Detailed Bid To Build Trump A ‘Great’ Border Wall

Mosque Terror Attack Suspect Put In Detailed Bid To Build Trump A ‘Great’ Border WallAn Illinois contractor bidding to build President Donald Trump's wall on the



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Arkansas Mosque Pays Fines For Man Who Helped Vandalize Its Building

Arkansas Mosque Pays Fines For Man Who Helped Vandalize Its BuildingHisham Yasin, social director of the Masjid Al Salam in Fort Smith, told HuffPost on Tuesday that his congregation had forgiven the convicted vandal, Abraham Davis, long ago. The back is gone,” Yasin said.



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