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{FD} ‘Butcher of Kabul’ shows his face after 20 years in exile

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A former Afghan warlord who battled U.S. forces after the 2001 invasion and nursed bitter rivalries with other militant factions says he wants peace in Afghanistan. Continue reading

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{FD} Chechnya accused of trying to ‘eliminate’ gay population before Ramadan

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A British foreign minister has warned that the Chechen Republic government is planning to “eliminate” its entire gay population by the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Continue reading

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{FD} Germany moves forward on burqa ban for public servants

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A ban on full-face veils for public servants is inching closer to become legal. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope Francis in Egypt for historic visit to show Christian-Muslim unity for peace

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Pope Francis has arrived in Cairo, Egypt for a historic visit aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front to repudiate violence committed in God’s name.The visit comes after three suicide bombings since December on Coptic churches, including deadly twin Palm Sunday church attacks, killed at least 75 people. Continue reading

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{FD} China bans Muslim names including ‘Jihad,’ ‘Mohammad’

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China this month banned a series of Islamic names – including “Mohammad” and “Jihad” – in an attempt to help “curb” the “religious fervor” that has become prevalent in the Communist country’s western region of Xinjiang. Continue reading

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{FD} Burka ban, stopping female genital mutilation proposed by Britain’s UKIP

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Britain’s UKIP party is taking aim at a pair of Islamic practices in its recently released general election manifesto, an effort, leaders say, to promote cultural integration and curb the degradation of female Muslims. Continue reading

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{FD} Christian mom sentenced to hang for ‘insulting Islam’ in Pakistan may face final hearing

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Asia Bibi, the Christian mother of five in Pakistan who for seven years has been facing death by hanging for allegedly insulting Islam, could face her final Supreme Court hearing in June, her lawyer has said. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Islamic’ kindergartens in Austria raise eyebrows

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If new research is right, thousands of young children in Vienna are being exposed to more than parents and guardians think. Continue reading

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{FD} Netanyahu spokesman: Mideast peace requires ‘acceptance’ of Israel

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The spokesman for Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Fox News’ “Hannity” Thursday that peace between the Israelis and Palestinians requires “the fundamental acceptance of the Jewish State.” Continue reading

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{FD} Muslims to give birth to more babies than all other religious groups by 2035, report finds

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A new Pew Research analysis has found that more babies will be born to Muslim mothers than mothers of any other religious group, including Christianity, by the year 2035. Continue reading

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{FD} Swedish school’s gender-segregated bus ‘despicable,’ prime minister says

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Swedish prime minister called a Muslim school “despicable” after reports showed some of its students were separated by gender while riding the school bus. Continue reading

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{FD} Christian churches thrive in European countries with Islam on the rise

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Christianity is finding new outlets to survive and thrive in European countries where Islam in on the rise. Continue reading

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{FD} Muslim-American leaders support Australian imam’s rejection of radical Islam

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American Muslims are defending an Australian imam whose public opposition to radical Islam and attempts to impose sharia law has drawn criticism from other Muslim leaders in Australia. Continue reading

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{FD} Imprisoned Pakistani Christians offered release if they convert to Islam

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Pakistani Christians imprisoned on terrorism charges for the lynching of two men after the 2015 church bombings in Lahore were allegedly told that if they renounced their faith and embraced Islam, their acquittal would be guaranteed. Continue reading

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{FD} Why Islam may surpass Christianity as world’s largest faith

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By 2050, Muslims are expected to be nearly even in number with the Christian population. Continue reading

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{FD} Muslim converts breathe new life into Europe’s struggling Christian churches

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Muslims in Europe are converting to Christianity in soaring numbers, say experts in Islam and faith leaders. Continue reading

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{FD} Burkini takes center stage in fiery French presidential debate

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The first televised debate between France’s leading presidential candidates turned into a three-hour-plus sparring match over everything from refugees to terrorism to the burkini — the swimsuit for Muslim women that was banned from several beaches. Continue reading

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{FD} Syria airstrike killed Al Qaeda fighters but didn’t hit mosque, Pentagon says

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A U.S. airstrike in Syria killed “dozens” of Al Qaeda fighters — and may have eliminated some of the terror network’s “high value” leaders — but did not directly strike a mosque, a Pentagon spokesman told reporters Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Islamic headscarves can be banned by employers, EU court rules

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Employers across Europe can now ban staff from wearing visible religions symbols including the Islamic headscarf as it would not constitute “direct discrimination,” the European Union’s top court ruled on Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Muslim headscarves in Europe: The battle heats up

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Veils worn by Islamic women might not make it to next year’s Fashion Week Continue reading

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{FD} Germany raids target sites linked to radical mosque

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German police are searching dozens of sites across Berlin linked to a mosque visited by the truck attacker Anis Amri, who killed 12 people in December. Continue reading

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{FD} Half of Americans say Islamist militants aren’t really Muslims

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While the majority of Americans think self-described Christians who commit acts of violence in the name of Christianity aren’t really Christian, only half of the public says the same about those who claim to be Muslims and are violent. Continue reading

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{FD} Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, mastermind behind 1993 World Trade Center attack, has died

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Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, the blind firebrand Islamist cleric behind the World Trade Center bombing in 1993, has died in federal prison, Fox News has learned. He was 78. Continue reading

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{FD} Not feeling the love: Pakistan’s capital says ‘no’ to Valentine’s Day

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Pakistan is still not a fan of Valentine’s Day. Continue reading

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{FD} Marine vet speaks out about viral video supporting Trump travel ban

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A Facebook video of a Marine Corp veteran supporting President Trump’s executive order temporarily pausing immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries has gone viral, with over one million views and shares. Continue reading

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{FD} ATTACK AT THE LOUVRE: Machete-wielding man shouting ‘Allahu akbar’ stopped by soldier, police say

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A machete-wielding man shouting “Allahu akbar” three times attacked four French soldiers inside a shopping mall beneath the Louvre Museum in Paris — in a suspected act of terror — before one soldier shot him Friday, investigators said. Continue reading

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{FD} Fundraiser for families of Quebec terror attack victims nets more than $160G

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A group in Canada has raised more than $161,000 to help the families of the victims killed in a mosque shooting in Quebec on Sunday night. Continue reading

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{FD} Mosque shooting suspect in Canada known for far-right views

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The French Canadian university student charged with killing six Muslim men during evening prayers at a mosque was known for far-right, nationalist views and his support of the French rightist party led by Marine Le Pen. Continue reading

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{FD} Austria bans use of full-face veils in ‘public places’

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Austria is set to prohibit the use of Islamic full-face veils in courts, schools and other “public places,” as part of a program aimed at countering the rise of the far-right party in the country. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect charged with murder in Quebec mosque terror attack

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The lone suspect accused of opening fire at a Quebec City mosque was charged with six counts of first-degree murder on Monday evening, one day after the massacre that killed six men. Continue reading

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{FD} At least five killed in shooting at Quebec City mosque

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At least five people were killed when gunmen opened fire at a mosque in Quebec City during evening prayers, its director told reporters. Continue reading

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{FD} Top Saudi cleric calls for ban on music, movies fearing they lead to ‘mixing of sexes’

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The highest-ranking cleric in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia said music concerts and movies shouldn’t be allowed in the country as they could lead to immorality and mixing between the sexes. Continue reading

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{FD} Morocco reportedly bans burqa over security fears

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In an apparent attempt to foster more moderate expressions of Islam, the African country of Morocco reportedly banned the burqa, the full-body veiled often used by conservative Muslim women. Continue reading

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{FD} Thousands of Muslims reportedly turning to Christ in Middle East

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Thousands of Muslims are turning to Jesus Christ and what they view as the “religion of freedom” amid ongoing bloodshed in the Middle East, reports indicate. Continue reading

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{FD} Muslim girls can be ordered to swim with boys, European court finds

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A Muslim family must allow its teenage daughters to take part in their school’s mixed-sex swimming classes — even though their parents object, the European Court for Human Rights ruled Tuesday, deciding that Swiss authorities had not violated the family’s religious liberties. Continue reading

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{FD} Hundreds of Christians, Muslims killed in recent Islamic terror spree in Nigeria

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The Fulani herdsmen terrorists reportedly killed over 800 Christians and moderate Muslims, as well as destroyed at least 16 churches, in the last few months of 2016 in Nigeria, representing a rising Islamic threat. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspected Muslim rebels storm Philippines jail, 158 inmates escape

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More than 100 suspected Muslim rebels stormed a jail in the southern Philippines before dawn Wednesday, allowing 158 inmates to escape in what officials said was the biggest jailbreak in the country. Continue reading

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{FD} Saudi woman who faced death threats for removing hijab could get lashed instead

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A young woman who received death threats after going out without her full-body dress in Saudi Arabia now faces being lashed after she was arrested. Continue reading

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{FD} Italian priest nixes Nativity scene to avoid offending Muslims

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An Italian priest has decided to break with tradition and not set up a nativity scene in his town’s cemetery this Christmas — in order to avoid offending Muslims, Milan’s Corriere della Sera reported on Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Germany considers law to invalidate Muslim refugees’ underaged marriages

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The legislation reflects a larger cultural clash between western democratic values and those of traditional Muslims. Some Germans see their core beliefs coming under siege. Continue reading

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{FD} Merkel’s call for burqa ban in Germany draws backlash

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel signaled support Tuesday for a nationwide ban on full-face veils worn mainly by Muslim women – a move that had an American Islamic advocacy group crying foul, claiming it impedes freedom and increases “Islamophobia.” Continue reading

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{FD} Merkel calls for burqa ban in Germany

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Angela Merkel has called for a burqa ban wherever “legally possible” and says the full Islamic veil is “not appropriate” in Germany. Continue reading

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{FD} Reporter becomes Canada’s first hijab-clad news anchor

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A Toronto television journalist is believed to be Canada’s first anchor to don a Muslim head scarf at one of the city’s major news broadcasters. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Pure hatred’: Translator reveals how Muslim refugees want to ‘Islamize’ Germany

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A translator at refugee camps in Germany has claimed Muslim migrants hate Christians and want to Islamize the country. Continue reading

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{FD} Tourist who claimed she was raped in Dubai is charged with extramarital sex

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A British tourist allegedly raped by two men in Dubai faces jail after cops accused her of sex outside marriage. Continue reading

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{FD} Germany bans Islamic organization, police raid 190 sites

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Hundreds of German police officers searched about 190 offices, mosques and apartments of members and supporters of the Islamic group “The true religion” as the government announced a ban of the organization Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Girl, 2, killed in Molotov cocktail attack on Indonesian church

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Indonesian police said Monday that one of four young children injured by an Islamic militant’s attack at a church on the island of Borneo has died. Continue reading

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{FD} Muslim woman reportedly raped by husband after seeking divorce through Sharia court

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A young British-Pakistani woman reportedly was raped by her husband and left fearing for her and her children’s lives after a Sharia court forced to her reveal her address and to try and get back with him. Continue reading

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{FD} No justice 2 years after Muslim mob burned Christian couple alive in kiln

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Even though last Friday marked the second anniversary of the day that a blasphemy-accused married Pakistani Christian couple was burned alive in a brick kiln by a mob of hundreds of Muslims, no justice has yet been served for those responsible for the … Continue reading

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{FD} Christian boy, mother claim they were tortured in Pakistan on accusations of burning Quran

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Human rights activists and politicians in Pakistan have banded together to successfully secure the release of a 9-year-old Christian boy and his mother who were jailed last week and could have faced the death penalty after they were accused of burning … Continue reading

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