Arson blamed on New Haven Mosque fire

Arson blamed on New Haven Mosque fire

A Fire At A Mosque In New Haven Was Intentionally Set, Police Say

“NEW HAVEN — The fire that scarred the Diyanet Mosque of New Haven Sunday was intentionally set, Fire Chief John Alston said Monday. Continue reading Arson blamed on New Haven Mosque fire

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Islamophobia, Racism and Politics of Intolerance ‘injuring’ Australia and Australians

Islamophobia, Racism and Politics of Intolerance ‘injuring’ Australia and Australians

If the devil Fraser Anning still be a politician in Australia and sit in the parliament instead of going to jail, there is something severely wrong in Australian politics, law, and state-system.

One candidate ranted about the danger of the “homosexual lifestyle.” Another called for the genital mutilation of non-Muslim women who support Islam. A third made light of rape, and yet another boasted that he had “done more Asian than I know what to do with.”

Nearly every day in the brief run-up to the Australian election on May 18, voters have confronted a new revelation of toxic speech by politicians, propagated largely on social media. The offensive remarks have forced at least six candidates for Parliament to quit, while many more linger like zombies — most of them from the conservative governing coalition and other parties on the right. Continue reading Islamophobia, Racism and Politics of Intolerance ‘injuring’ Australia and Australians

Sri Lanka CHRISTIANS: ‘Save us from the Satans’; they pray after surviving attacks

Sri Lanka CHRISTIANS: ‘Save us from the Satans’; they pray after surviving attacks

Around 9 a.m. local time – roughly the same time a suicide bomber killed 29 of their fellow parishioners at the evangelical Zion Church two weeks ago – worshippers streamed silently into the hall.

Survivors of the attack on Easter Sunday ambled in on crutches or with an eye patch. Some clutched bibles. Many wiped away their tears.

Inside, several hundred worshippers knelt on the tile floor with their arms lifted toward the heavens, beseeching Jesus Christ to grant salvation.

“Come to our protection in this world where we are being hit by waves,” their voices sang out in Tamil.

More than 250 people were killed and nearly 500 wounded in the attacks by Islamist militants on churches and hotels across the Indian Ocean island on April 21. Continue reading Sri Lanka CHRISTIANS: ‘Save us from the Satans’; they pray after surviving attacks

Sri Lanka revises down terrorist attack death toll by ‘about 100’; BBC NEWS

Sri Lanka revises down terrorist attack death toll by ‘about 100’; BBC NEWS

Sri Lanka has revised down the death toll from last Sunday’s wave of bombings by more than 100, to “about 253”, the health ministry says.
It blamed a calculation error and the difficulty of identifying victims.
Scores were killed and hundreds injured when suicide bombers struck hotels and churches in Colombo, Negombo and the eastern city of Batticaloa.
Most of those killed were Sri Lankan but dozens of foreigners were also among the casualties.
Nine people are suspected of carrying out the attacks. Police have continued carrying out raids and have issued photographs of seven people wanted in connection with the attacks. Continue reading Sri Lanka revises down terrorist attack death toll by ‘about 100’; BBC NEWS