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New York bombing 'inspired by Islamic State'

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A man with a pipe bomb strapped to his chest caused chaos in New York after the device went off in a crowded subway tunnel near Times Square. The bomb exploded during morning rush-hour, at around 7.30am US time, in a busy passageway linking two subways underneath Port Authority terminal – the nation’s largest bus Read More

Iraq declares victory over Islamic State

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Iraq has announced the end of its war against Islamic State after declaring victory over the jihadist group. Prime Minister Haider al Abadi said the country’s armed forces were in “complete control” of the Iraqi-Syrian border which contained the last few areas held by IS. It comes two days after Russian Federation said its mission Read More

Bitcoin pronounced ‘un-Islamic’ by Turkish religious authority

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Published time: 29 Nov, 2017 17:13 As Bitcoin’s value shoots up, Turkey’s highest religious authority has declared that buying and selling the cryptocurrency is at odds with religion due to its lack of regulation and close connection to criminal activities, local media report. Following a meeting on Friday, Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs, also known Read More

Dirty scenario realized to split Islamic world – Erdogan lashes out at West

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Published time: 22 Nov, 2017 18:44 The West is exporting the worst elements to Islamic countries in an attempt to ensure its own future, the Turkish president has said. Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims that islamophobia, neo-Nazism and racism are replacing values such as democracy and human rights in the West. “Unresponsiveness to the violence that Read More

Islamic State mass grave filmed by drone

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Image:Local resident Mohammed Younis said he witnessed people being killed Drone footage has shown the site of what is thought to be an Islamic State mass grave south of the group’s former stronghold Mosul. Thousands of people are thought to have died at the sitein Iraq, known as the Khasfa, and their bodies disposed of Read More

Islamic or oriental? Berlin playground topped with crescent moon sparks controversy

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A newly built children’s playground in Berlin has caused quite a mixed reaction. With one of its playhouses featuring a dome crowned with a crescent moon, some say it represents a mosque, while others claim it’s simply an “oriental castle.” The park is located in Berlin’s municipality of Neukölln, which is known for its high Read More

Inside Islamic State's 'prison of death'

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In the centre of Raqqa is the main football stadium. They are holding victory celebrations here at the moment but throughout Islamic State’s reign of terror it was synonymous with death. People brought here rarely left. A group of soldiers told me to follow them over rubble into the bowels of the building to understand Read More

Islamic State is gone – but Raqqa lies in ruins

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Islamic State’s brutal reign of terror in Raqqa may be at an end, but as the liberation of the Syrian city is celebrated in the streets the shadow of the group remains. Sky News chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay has travelled into the heart of the extremists’ former capital – where little now remains but piles Read More

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman announces plan to set up Islamic anti-extremism center

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Saudi Arabia will monitor interpretations of the prophet Mohammad’s words to counter extremism, King Salman said in a decree issued Tuesday. The King will establish the “King Salman Complex” in Medina where elite scholars will monitor and examine religious teachings to “eliminate fake and extremist texts and any texts that contradict the teachings of Islam Read More

‘Allah’ NOT embroidered in Viking burial clothing – Islamic Art professor

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Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 17:34 Edited time: 17 Oct, 2017 17:35 Last week Swedish researchers made a startling claim they discovered the word ‘Allah’ embroidered into ancient Viking burial clothing. These findings have now been questioned by experts claiming the inscription “makes no sense in Arabic.” Annika Larsson’s findings, which concluded that the inscriptions Read More