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US airstrike on Syria mosque that killed nearly 40 was ‘likely unlawful’, finds human rights watchdog

US airstrike on Syria mosque that killed nearly 40 was 'likely unlawful', finds human rights watchdog

. Report details failure by authorities to take ‘adequate precautions’ to avoid civilian casualties A US air strike on a Syrian mosque that left nearly 40 people dead was “likely unlawful”, a damning new report by Human Rights Watch has found. “Adequate precautions” to avoid civilian casualties were not taken by American authorities before they dropped two bombs in western …

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US denies carrying out Syria mosque air strike near Aleppo which killed at least 46 people

US denies carrying out Syria mosque air strike near Aleppo which killed at least 46 people

. US Central Command says it carried out strike targeting al-Qaeda militants nearby but did not hit house of worship At least 46 people – most of them civilians – have been killed, and dozens more injured, after warplanes struck a mosque in rebel-held Aleppo province during prayer time, Syrian war monitors have reported. More than 300 people were gathered …

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Three California mosques receive hateful letters mentioning Trump

Three California mosques receive hateful letters mentioning Trump

By Alex Dobuzinskis | LOS ANGELES Hateful letters sent anonymously to three mosques in California with a warning that President-elect Donald Trump would “cleanse” the United States of Muslims have stirred fears among congregants, a community leader said on Saturday. Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Los Angeles chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said the letters were identical …

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Mosque hit by bomb attack in Germany’s capital of islamophobia

Mosque hit by bomb attack in Germany's capital of islamophobia

A mosque has been hit with a bomb attack in Dresden, Germany along with the city’s international conference centre. The two sites were reportedly attacked with improvised devices and no injuries have been reported, according to local police cited by CNN. The first explosion, which hit the mosque, was reported just before 10pm and the second was reported around 20 …

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Bomb attacks target mosque, conference hall in Dresden, Germany

Bomb attacks target mosque, conference hall in Dresden, Germany

Two improvised explosive devices have gone off in the eastern German city of Dresden, targeting a mosque and an international conference center. No one was injured, according to police, although the mosque was severely damaged. Both explosions took place on Monday evening. Police first responded to an emergency call informing them of an explosion at a mosque on Hühndorfer Street. …

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Firebomb attack on Edinburgh central mosque being treated as racist hate crime

Firebomb attack on Edinburgh central mosque being treated as racist hate crime

Police in Edinburgh treating a firebomb attack on Edinburgh central mosque as a racist hate crime. Police said an object was thrown at the building, which caused ‘minor fire damage to the door and a small bush within the garden area.’ Officers also released a description of a suspect as they appealed to the public for information. The individual is …

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Arson: Florida mosque ‘attended by Orlando shooter’ set ablaze

Arson: Florida mosque ‘attended by Orlando shooter’ set ablaze

A huge fire that broke out overnight at the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce – known as a place where Orlando shooter Omar Mateen used to pray – is now believed to have been set on fire intentionally. “Videotape captured an individual approach the east side of the building. Immediately after the individual approached the flash occurred and the individual …

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Far-Right blamed as entrance to mosque in Germany bricked up

Far-Right blamed as entrance to mosque in Germany bricked up

Muslims living in a small town in northern Germany were shocked to find someone had bricked up the entrance to their mosque during the night. Those gathering for prayers last Friday in the town of Parchim found the door to the mosque jammed with concrete breeze blocks, on which crude flyers with anti-Muslim slogans had been stuck. “You call yourselves …

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A Muslim Man Was Beaten Outside a Mosque in NYC

A Muslim Man Was Beaten Outside a Mosque in NYC

Mohamed Rasheed Khan, a 59-year-old Muslim man, was viciously attacked outside a mosque in Queens, New York, according to WNBC. Khan — who is of Guyanese descent — was riding his bicycle late Wednesday night when three unidentified men assaulted him, beating him so brutally that he was left with a concussion, multiple bruises and rib and face fractures. The …

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