Tuesday 24 April 2018

New York man charged in slaying of imam

A New York man was charged on Monday with second-degree murder in the deaths of a New York Muslim imam and his assistant, who were gunned down at the weekend, a police spokesman said. The charges against Oscar Morel, 35, of Brookl


Thousands mourn slain New York imam

Hundreds of mourners gathered in New York City on Monday for the outdoor funeral for a Muslim imam and his associate who were gunned down over the weekend, as police questioned a man about what many in their Bangladeshi community believe was a h


Saudi probes imams who failed to condemn attack

Saudi Arabia's Islamic Affairs Ministry is investigating 17 mosque imams in the capital Riyadh for not using their Friday sermons to denounce an Al Qaeda attack this month, the English daily Arab News reported on Saturday. The


Paris imam backs France's proposed burqa ban

A French imam active in Muslim dialogue with Jews has backed a law against full face veils, parting ways with most Muslim leaders in France urging parliamentarians not to vote for a planned "burqa ban". Hassen Chalghoumi, whose mosque stan

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