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Erdogan opens Turkey’s largest mosque in Istanbul

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan inaugurated Turkey’s largest and newest mosque on Friday. Construction on the Camlica Mosque Complex began in 2013 and has a capacity of 63,000 worshippers. The previous Turkish record holder in capacity was a mosque in the southern province of Adana. Sabanci Central Mosque, which opened in 1998, can host 28,500 worshippers The Camlica…

Turkish man wounded in Christchurch mosque attack dies

A Turkish man wounded in the Christchurch mosque shootings seven weeks ago has died in Christchurch Hospital, raising the death toll to 51. The 46-year-old had been in intensive care since being shot at the Al Noor mosque in March. Brenton Tarrant, 28-year-old Australian, has been charged with 50 counts of murder and 39 counts of…

Pakistanis form human image of Christchurch mosque

Thousands of Pakistanis clad in white have gathered in the central city of Jhang to make a human image of New Zealand's Al Noor mosque in Christchurch city, where 50 people were killed by a white supremacist four weeks ago. Drone images showed worshippers standing in formation on Friday, their snow-white traditional shalwar kameez and…

Steven Bishop jailed for plotting to bomb London mosque

An extremist who became fixated on the youngest victim of the Manchester Arena terror attack has been jailed. Steven Bishop, 43, has been jailed for four years at Kingston Crown Court. Bishop had instructions on how to build explosives when he was arrested by counter terror police after he revealed his plans to his key…

In 1994, 100s took shelter in this Rwanda mosque. Only 8...

Mabare, Rwanda - It was the first week of April 1994 and a month after the start of the long rainy season. The mountain slopes were a lush green, the fields brimming with bananas, maize and sorghum plants. Mabare, a village in Rwanda's Eastern Province, was an oasis of calm - but trouble was brewing.…

New Zealand attack note left at fire at California mosque

A note referencing the recent terrorist attacks in New Zealand was found at the scene of a possible arson fire at a Southern California mosque, police said Sunday. Nobody was hurt, and members of the Islamic Center of Escondido were able to extinguish the small blaze before firefighters around 3:15 a.m., officials said. The incident…

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