Islam

July 21, 2017 - 5:43 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police are investigating the mailing of a Quran submerged in a tub of what appeared to be pork lard to a Northern California Islamic center. The Sacramento chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations received the package in June, and it follows two other incidents...
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July 21, 2017 - 1:00 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli police spokesman says police are banning Muslim men under the age of 50 from a contested Jerusalem shrine ahead of feared mass protests over the installation of metal detectors there. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Friday that reinforcements are being deployed in...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2011 file photo, members of Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia hold posters during a rally in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Indonesian government on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 banned Hizbut Tahrir, an organization that wants to establish a global caliphate, under a new presidential decree criticized as draconian by rights groups. Writings on the posters read "No to dictatorship or democracy, Yes to caliphate" and "Overthrow dictatorship, uphold the caliphate." (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim, File)
July 19, 2017 - 2:01 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Indonesian government on Wednesday banned Hizbut Tahrir, an Islamic organization that wants to establish a global caliphate, under a new presidential decree criticized as draconian by rights groups. Hizbut's legal status had been revoked to protect national unity, said...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2011 file photo, members of Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia hold posters during a rally in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Indonesian government on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 banned Hizbut Tahrir, an organization that wants to establish a global caliphate, under a new presidential decree criticized as draconian by rights groups. Writings on the posters read "No to dictatorship or democracy, Yes to caliphate" and "Overthrow dictatorship, uphold the caliphate." (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim, File)
July 19, 2017 - 1:14 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Indonesian government on Wednesday banned Hizbut Tahrir, an organization that wants to establish a global caliphate, under a new presidential decree criticized as draconian by rights groups. Hizbut's legal status had been revoked to protect national unity, said Freddy...
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This 2009 handout photo released by a friend of Xiyue Wang, shows Xiyue Wang at his apartment in Hong Kong, China. Princeton University professor Stephen Kotkin, who advised Wang, a Chinese-American researcher sentenced to prison in Iran, defended his former student as innocent of all charges against him. Kotkin told The Associated Press by email that Xiyue Wang is a "remarkable, linguistically gifted graduate student" who studied governance in 19th and early 20th century Muslim regions. (Friend of Xiyue Wang via AP)
July 17, 2017 - 11:10 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Chinese-American graduate student sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran for allegedly "infiltrating" the country and sending confidential material abroad is innocent of all charges against him, his professor at Princeton University said on Monday. Xiyue Wang's...
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In this Monday, July 10, 2017 photo, Clifford Kang, father of soldier Ikaika E. Kang, poses with photo of his son in Kailua, Hawaii. Ikaika E. Kang, an active-duty U.S. soldier, was arrested over the weekend on terrorism charges that accuse him of pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group and saying he wanted to "kill a bunch of people." (Bruce Asato/The Star-Advertiser via AP)
July 12, 2017 - 3:14 am
HONOLULU (AP) — The Army knew Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang had shown support for Islamic State years ago. It even took away his security clearance for a while. But he stayed in the service, deploying to Afghanistan in 2013. Then, last weekend, the FBI arrested the 34-year-old on terrorism charges...
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Red evidence tape covers part of the door leading to the condo where Ikaika Kang, a sergeant first class in the U.S. Army, lives in Waipahu, Hawaii, Monday, July 10, 2017. Kang is being held on terrorism charges after the FBI claims he tried to get secret military documents to the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)
July 11, 2017 - 2:39 am
HONOLULU (AP) — An active duty soldier based in Hawaii pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State group, helped purchase a drone for it to use against American forces and said he wanted to use his rifle to "kill a bunch of people," according to an FBI affidavit. Ikaika Kang, a sergeant first class...
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Paul Delacourt, the FBI special agent in charge of the Hawaii bureau, right, speaks at a news conference as Acting United States Attorney Elliot Enoki, left, listens outside federal court in Honolulu, Monday, July 10, 2017. An active duty soldier based in Hawaii pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State group, helped purchase a drone for it to use against American forces and said he wanted to use his rifle to "kill a bunch of people," according to an FBI affidavit. Ikaika Kang, a sergeant first class in the U.S. Army, made an initial appearance Monday in federal court in Honolulu. He was arrested Saturday on terrorism charges. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
July 10, 2017 - 11:52 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — An active duty soldier based in Hawaii pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State group, helped purchase a drone for it to use against American forces and said he wanted to use his rifle to "kill a bunch of people," according to an FBI affidavit. Ikaika Kang, a sergeant first class...
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July 06, 2017 - 5:14 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Muslim groups in Malaysia and Indonesia have called for a boycott of Starbucks because of the coffee chain's support for LGBT rights. Malaysian group Perkasa this week called on its more than 500,000 members to stay away from Starbucks coffee shops. This week and last,...
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Fleeing Iraqi civilians walk past the heavily damaged al-Nuri mosque as Iraqi forces continue their advance against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. As Iraqi forces continued to advance on the last few hundred square kilometers of Mosul held by the Islamic State group, the country's Prime Minister said Tuesday the gains show Iraqis reject terrorism. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
July 05, 2017 - 2:26 am
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — An Iraqi commander says he believes some 300 Islamic State fighters remain in the small patch of territory still controlled by the group in Mosul's Old City. Lt. Gen. Sami al-Aridi of Iraq's special forces said Wednesday that the militants are confined to a 500 square meter (600...
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