islam Headlines

  • FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show Muslims Being Herded Into a Mobile Gas Chamber?

    A truly horrifying scene, but fortunately one that was staged for cameras and not captured in real life.

    Snopes.com
  • Revealed: Iranian plot to bomb Hajj in 1986

    JEDDAH: Damning new evidence has emerged of an Iranian plot to detonate bombs during the Hajj pilgrimage in 1986, using explosives planted in the baggage of innocent pilgrims before they flew to Saudi Arabia. The pilgrims, about 100 elderly men and women from Iran, were unaware that their bags contained bombs. The explosives were detected, removed and made safe by Saudi authorities during the regular screening process, then returned to the visitors to continue their pilgrimage unhindered.

    Arab News
  • China’s Muslim Detention Camps Spark Protests in Islamic World

    Pakistan expressed concern to China about its mass detention of Muslim Uighurs, a rare indication of official concern about the issue within the Islamic world and part of a growing backlash.

    WSJ
  • Rep. Duncan Hunter's campaign denies he implied campaign rival is a radical Muslim

    U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, the Alpine Republican fighting charges of misusing campaign funds, appeared to suggest in a speech to a women’s group that his election opponent is a “radical Muslim” and part of an attempt by Islamists to infiltrate the federal government. “He changed his name from Ammar...

    latimes.com
  • Saudi Royals Turn to Flag Waving and Fireworks to Marshal Support

    Saudi Arabia’s ruling monarchy is promoting a robust patriotism to foster support for the social changes and muscular foreign policy championed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

    WSJ
  • 400-year-old shipwreck ‘discovery of decade’ for Portugal

    CASCAIS, Portugal: Archaeologists searching Portugal’s coast have found a 400-year-old shipwreck believed to have sunk near Lisbon after returning from India laden with spices, specialists said on Monday. “From a heritage perspective, this is the discovery of the decade,” project director Jorge Freire said. “In Portugal, this is the most important find of all time.”

    Arab News
  • Brazil Police Arrest ‘Hezbollah’ Financier

    Brazilian police arrested on Friday a financier of the Lebanese “Hezbollah” group who had been accused by US officials of terrorism. Police took Assad Ahmad Barakat into custody in the border city of Foz do Iguacu, which is home to the famous Iguazu

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