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Dozens hurt as Palestinians and Israeli police clash at Al-Aqsa Mosque
May 7, 2021 By Faith Matters

Dozens hurt as Palestinians and Israeli police clash at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Palestinian worshippers clashed with Israeli police on Friday evening at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City as tensions soared again. The Palestinian Red Crescent emergency service said 53 people, mainly Palestinians, were wounded in clashes with police there and elsewhere in Jerusalem, including 23 who were taken to hospital. It says most were wounded in […]

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Fishmongers’ Hall attacker had ‘hate in eyes’ and ‘evil intent’, inquest told
May 7, 2021 By Faith Matters

Fishmongers’ Hall attacker had ‘hate in eyes’ and ‘evil intent’, inquest told

Convicted terrorist Usman Khan exposed “hate in his eyes” and “evil intent” before he launched an attack on Fishmongers’ Hall, an inquest has heard. On November 29 2019, Khan, from Stafford, was shot dead after fatally stabbing Cambridge graduates Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, at a prisoners’ educational event in London. Six months […]

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Blast that hurt former Maldives president ‘act of terrorism’
May 7, 2021 By Faith Matters

Blast that hurt former Maldives president ‘act of terrorism’

Police in the Maldives said an explosion that injured former president Mohamed Nasheed was an act of terrorism. Mr Nasheed, 53, was wounded in the blast Thursday night outside his home and was being treated in a hospital in the capital, Male. Home minister Imran Abdulla told a local television that the former leader’s injuries […]

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Fishmongers’ Hall attacker ‘was influential inmate who talked to Rigby killer’
April 27, 2021 By Faith Matters

Fishmongers’ Hall attacker ‘was influential inmate who talked to Rigby killer’

The Fishmongers’ Hall attacker was an “influential” inmate who associated with Fusilier Lee Rigby’s killer before his release, an inquest has heard. Convicted terrorist Usman Khan, 28, spent eight years in prison where he was involved in a string of violent incidents and “extremist bullying”, the inquest jury at London’s Guildhall was told. Eleven months […]

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Fifth person held after deadly police station attack in France
April 25, 2021 By Faith Matters

Fifth person held after deadly police station attack in France

French authorities have detained a fifth person in an anti-terrorism investigation seeking to identify potential accomplices and motives after a police official was fatally stabbed at a police station outside Paris. French police killed the 37-year-old Tunisian attacker shortly after he stabbed the unarmed administrative employee on Friday at the entrance of her police station […]

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India’s crematoria overwhelmed as virus ‘swallows people like a monster’
April 25, 2021 By Faith Matters

India’s crematoria overwhelmed as virus ‘swallows people like a monster’

India’s crematoria and burial grounds are being overwhelmed by the devastating new surge of coronavirus infections tearing through the country, depleting the supply of life-saving oxygen to critical levels and leaving patients to die while waiting to see doctors. For the fourth straight day, on Sunday India set a global daily record of new infections, […]

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New charity aims to erect war memorials to recognise Muslim contribution
April 23, 2021 By Faith Matters

New charity aims to erect war memorials to recognise Muslim contribution

A new charity launched to recognise the sacrifices made by Muslims who fought in the British military in the past century is aiming to erect war memorials to commemorate their contributions. The National Muslim War Memorial Trust (NMWMT) said it also wants to educate both students and adults about the role of Muslims in the […]

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Dozens arrested after night of chaos in Jerusalem
April 23, 2021 By Faith Matters

Dozens arrested after night of chaos in Jerusalem

A total of 44 people have been arrested and 20 Israeli police officers were injured on a night of chaos in Jerusalem, as security forces clashed with Palestinians angry about Ramadan restrictions and Jewish extremists who held an anti-Arab march nearby. Tensions have risen in recent days in Jerusalem, which has long been a flashpoint […]

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Prison chaplain: I may have been ‘conned’ by ‘remorseful’ Fishmongers’ attacker
April 22, 2021 By Faith Matters

Prison chaplain: I may have been ‘conned’ by ‘remorseful’ Fishmongers’ attacker

There was intelligence that Fishmongers’ Hall attacker Usman Khan “might commit an attack” around the time he was released from prison for a terror offence, an inquest jury has heard. Jonathan Hough QC also told the inquests into the deaths of Cambridge graduates Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones there was a suggestion that their killer […]

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Rapping jihadi jailed for life for plotting lone wolf attack
April 13, 2021 By Faith Matters

Rapping jihadi jailed for life for plotting lone wolf attack

A rapping jihadi dubbed the Masked Menace has been jailed for at least 19 years for plotting a lone wolf knife attack during the coronavirus lockdown. Jobless Sahayb Abu, 27, bought an 18in sword, a knife, balaclavas and body armour online as he prepared to strike last summer. He was arrested on July 9 after […]

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