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Ralph Northam Slams ‘Muslim Ban’ At Mosque, Insists He’s Running A Positive Campaign

Ralph Northam Slams ‘Muslim Ban’ At Mosque, Insists He’s Running A Positive Campaign― Democrat Ralph Northam visited a mosque in northern Virginia on Friday, urging worshippers there to vote in next week’s gubernatorial election to reject the “hatred and bigotry” coming from Washington, D.C. “I want to remind all of you that the U.S. is a country of immigrants,” Northam, Virginia’s lieutenant governor, told the men, women and children attending Friday prayers at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society.



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Death toll in Kabul Shiite mosque attack jumps to 56: officials

Death toll in Kabul Shiite mosque attack jumps to 56: officialsThe death toll in the Shiite mosque attack in Kabul has jumped to 56, officials said Saturday, as the Afghan capital reels from the latest deadly violence. “The toll from yesterday’s Imam Zaman mosque attack has increased to 56 killed, including women and children, and 55 wounded,” an interior ministry spokesman told AFP. Officials had previously put the number of dead at 39 and 45 wounded in the attack claimed by the Islamic State group, which belongs to the rival Sunni branch of Islam.



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Man 'raped and killed Muslim teenage girl' on way to mosque

Man 'raped and killed Muslim teenage girl' on way to mosqueDarwin Torres, 22, attacked 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen and a group of her friends in Sterling, Virginia, after they had eaten a meal together following a day-long fast during Ramadan. Torres was indicted on charges of the abduction with intent to defile, first degree murder and rape of Hassanen in June. Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Raymond Morrogh told reporters he intended to seek the death penalty, but declined to talk further as the case was pending, according to The Washington Post.



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Fires rage in Rakhine as Myanmar army blames Rohingya for mosque blast

Fires rage in Rakhine as Myanmar army blames Rohingya for mosque blastMyanmar’s army chief on Saturday blamed Rohinyga militants for an explosion outside a mosque in Rakhine state, as a rights group accused the military of starting fires in the region to prevent refugees from returning. The unrest comes days after Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi declared troops had ceased “clearance operations” in the border area that have forced more than 430,000 Rohingya refugees to flee for Bangladesh in under a month. The army claims it is targeting Rohingya militants who attacked police posts on August 25.



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Minnesota mosque explosion: FBI says it is investigating possible hate crime

Minnesota mosque explosion: FBI says it is investigating possible hate crimeThe FBI is looking for suspects in an explosion at a Minnesota mosque where worshippers had assembled for morning prayers. Officials are investigating whether the explosion was a hate crime. The blast went off early Saturday morning at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in the Minneapolis suburb of Bloomington, according to Bloomington Police Chief Jeff Potts.



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Minnesota mosque blast

Minnesota mosque blastA bomb was thrown through the window of the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Ind., as people were preparing for morning prayers, damaging the imam's office but not injuring anyone.



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Someone Threw a Bomb Through a Mosque Window in Minnesota

Someone Threw a Bomb Through a Mosque Window in MinnesotaThe Muslim American Society of Minnesota says that someone threw an explosive device that started a fire in the imam's office at a mosque near Minneapolis



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The Latest: FBI: Investigation ongoing into mosque blast

The Latest:  FBI: Investigation ongoing into mosque blastBLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on a reported explosion at a Minnesota mosque (all times local):



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Embassy, mosque attacks fuel fears ISIS bringing Iraq war to Afghanistan

Embassy, mosque attacks fuel fears ISIS bringing Iraq war to AfghanistanBy Hamid Shalizi KABUL (Reuters) – Attacks on the Iraqi embassy and a Shi’ite mosque in Afghanistan have reinforced fears that Islamic State militants are seeking to bring the group’s Middle East conflict to Central Asia, though evidence of fighters relocating from Iraq and Syria remains elusive. Islamic State said it carried out Monday’s attack against the embassy in Kabul, which began with a suicide bomber blowing himself up at the compound’s main gate, allowing gunmen to enter the building and battle security forces. The group also claimed responsibility for an attack Tuesday that killed at least 29 and wounded more than 63 at a Shi’ite mosque in Herat, an area in western Afghanistan that had previously escaped Islamic State’s sectarian attacks.



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Israel says Jerusalem mosque metal detectors to stay

Israel says Jerusalem mosque metal detectors to stayBy Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel said on Sunday it would not remove metal detectors whose installation outside a major Jerusalem mosque has triggered the bloodiest clashes with the Palestinians in years, but could eventually reduce their use. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened his security cabinet on Sunday evening. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he would halt security ties with Israel until it scraps the walk-through gates installed at entrances to Al-Aqsa mosque plaza after two police guards were shot dead on July 14.



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