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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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Police arrest leader of radical Islamist party in Lahore
April 12, 2021 By Faith Matters

Police arrest leader of radical Islamist party in Lahore

Police in Pakistan have arrested the leader of a radical Islamist political party a day after he threatened the government with protests if it did not expel France’s ambassador over depictions of Islam’s Prophet Mohammed. Saad Rizvi was arrested in the eastern city of Lahore to “maintain law and order”, said Ghulam Mohammad Dogar, chief […]

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Police officers ‘deeply regret’ upset caused by shutting down church service
April 11, 2021 By Faith Matters

Police officers ‘deeply regret’ upset caused by shutting down church service

Police officers have said they “deeply regret” the upset caused by shutting down a Good Friday church service for breaching coronavirus rules. Two Metropolitan Police officers attended a service at Christ the King in Balham, south London, on Sunday to address worshippers about the incident. Officers had halted the Friday service when they found some […]

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Woman, 18, arrested in France over ‘plot’ targeting church
April 8, 2021 By Faith Matters

Woman, 18, arrested in France over ‘plot’ targeting church

French anti-terrorism investigators said that an 18-year-old woman arrested over the Easter weekend was suspected of planning an attack on a church. New details have emerged about the teen, who was living in Beziers, in southern France, and is suspected of plotting an attack targeting nearby Montpellier over Easter. On Thursday, anti-terrorism officials said that […]

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5 women arrested in southern France in suspected attack plot
April 4, 2021 By Faith Matters

5 women arrested in southern France in suspected attack plot

Police in southern France have arrested four women and a girl as part of an anti-terrorist investigation into a suspected attack plot targeting the city of Montpellier. A police official in the Herault region confirmed the overnight arrests in the city of Beziers, and said the DGSI domestic intelligence service and national anti-terrorist prosecutor’s office […]

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Rohingya camp fire in Bangladesh kills three
April 2, 2021 By Faith Matters

Rohingya camp fire in Bangladesh kills three

A fire has destroyed more than 20 shops in a makeshift market near a Rohingya refugee camp in southern Bangladesh, killing at least three people. Local police chief Ahmed Sanjur Morshed said they recovered the bodies from the debris after it took firefighters several hours to bring the blaze under control. The fire broke out […]

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