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Islamic State opens ‘marriage bureau’ for militants – Watchdog
The Islamic State (IS), which controls large parts of Syria and Iraq, has opened an office for registering women willing to marry its militants, a human rights monitoring group reports.

29.07.2014 05:24

Germany’s biggest tabloid under fire for criticizing local Muslims
An opinion article in Germany’s biggest tabloid which criticized the country’s Muslim community for "honor killings" and "disproportionate criminality" among Muslim youths sparked fierce criticism from adepts of Islam and opposition politicians alike.

28.07.2014 09:58

Britain First leader resigns over 'unchristian' mosque invasions
The founder of the far-right Britain First organization has resigned, cut funding and closed the group’s Belfast offices over its “unchristian” paramilitary-style “mosque invasions.”

28.07.2014 14:06

‘Moscow needs more mosques!’ – Muftis
A senior spokesperson for Russia’s Council of Muftis has urged Moscow authorities to build more mosques in the city, saying this would prevent the overcrowding of city streets on major holidays.

28.07.2014 12:58

Kiev shells Ukraine Orthodox Church compound in Gorlovka
Ukrainian Orthodox Church facilities in Gorlovka, in the Donetsk region have come under artillery fire from Kiev forces. The attack caused casualties in nearby streets and damaged some church buildings, according to the Gorlovka diocesan administration.

28.07.2014 13:29

100 hate crimes: UK Jews targeted following Israel offensive in Gaza
Jews in the UK are suffering a stark rise in discriminatory abuse in the wake of Israel’s military assault against Hamas, with police and community groups noting a fifty percent increase in anti-Semitic acts over the past month.

28.07.2014 11:33

Pakistani Facebook blasphemy case sparks mob riot, 3 killed
Two children and their grandmother, who belonged to a religious sect, have been killed in Pakistan by an Islamist mob, after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook. Four others are in a critical condition.

28.07.2014 10:50

ISIS ‘beheads scores of Syrian soldiers’ after daring assault on army base (GRAPHIC)
Jihadist group ISIS published photos of the beheadings of soldiers and officers at a Syrian government base near the eastern city of Raqqa after rebel forces reportedly breached a stronghold that had not been captured since the start of the conflict.

26.07.2014 19:45

​Sanctity of copying: Imprisoned Pirate Bay co-founder demands Kopimist priest
The incarcerated co-founder of torrent tracker site The Pirate Bay, Peter Sunde, has found a new way to be a thorn in the back of Swedish authorities holding him. He demands that his religious needs are met with a visit from a Kopimist priest.

26.07.2014 13:41

ISIS militants blow up Prophet Jonas’ tomb in Iraq – video
The shrine of Jonas – revered by Christians and Muslims alike – has been turned “to dust” near Iraq’s Mosul. Footage of the event was posted online, and witnesses said it took ISIS militants just an hour to stuff the mosque with explosives.

25.07.2014 15:39

​‘Saddest photo yet’: Astronaut photographs Gaza offensive from space
A German astronaut managed to capture the Gaza war zone from space while aboard the International Space Station. He called it his “saddest photo yet.”

24.07.2014 04:59

Israel has right to completely destroy Gaza, right-wing rabbi says
A right-leaning Israeli rabbi has issued a religious ruling stating that the total destruction of Gaza is justified if military leaders consider it necessary. Rabbi Dvor Lior is considered to be one of the most extreme far-right religious leaders.

23.07.2014 19:13

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