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48 homes of resistance fighters demolished by Israel

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SHAFAQNA - A number of 48 homes of Palestinian resistance fighters demolished by Israel.  Israeli occupation authorities have demolished and sealed 48 houses belonging to Palestinians under the pretext that one of their residents carried…

Minute's silence marks one-year anniversary of London mosque terror attack

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Shafaqna- Relatives of victim Makram Ali joined survivors, Muslim leaders and politicians gather for a moment of silence to mark London mosque attack anniversary , killing father-of-six Makram Ali and injuring 12 others when a man drove his…

Daesh Attack Near Shia Mosque in Western Afghanistan

SHAFAQNA - A suicide attack near a Shia mosque in the Western Afghan city of Herat killed at least one person and wounded eight others, police and health officials said on Sunday. The Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group claimed responsibility…

SHAFAQNA- "Our thoughts and prayers are, and will continue to be with Egypt"

SHAFAQNA - At least 235 people have been killed after suspected militants set off a bomb and opened fire at a mosque in Egypt's restive northern Sinai province. The attack on Friday targeted supporters of the security forces attending prayers…

Another woman stabbed in Karachi despite police claim of ‘important arrest’ in knife attacks

SHAFAQNA- As the city police chief on Thursday claimed to have made a key arrest in the mysterious ‘knifeman’ attacks in Gulistan-i-Jauhar and Gulshan-i-Iqbal, another woman was stabbed and injured in Gulistan-i-Jauhar in the evening despite…

World Muslims Condemn Daesh Terrorist Attack in Spain

SHAFAQNA- World Muslims, along with political and religious leaders of various countries denounced a terrorist attack in Spain on Thursday claimed by Daesh (ISIL or ISIS). The Islamic Commission of Spain condemned the attack in Las…

BREAKING: 'Car ploughs into people' on Newcastle street as armed police swoop

SHAFAQNA - Emergency services were scrambled to the site of the collision outside a community centre on Westgate Road. Up to seven people – potentially including children – were hit before medics rushed to the scene. A 42-year-old…

Terror Attack targets Muslims mosque-goers

SHAFAQNA - Police have arrested the 48-year-old driver of the van who ploughed into a crowd of pedestrians in north London, next to a Muslim center and close to a mosque. One man was pronounced dead at the scene and 10 people were injured,…

Egypt's Coptic churches hit by deadly blasts on Palm Sunday

SHAFAQNA - At least 26 people have been killed and more than 71 others injured in an explosion that hit an area near a church in the northern Egyptian city of Tanta, sources say. State television confirmed the explosion on Sunday but the…

4 dead in Stockholm truck attack, 1 person arrested - Swedish Police

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SHAFAQNA - Stockholm authorities have confirmed that four people have died and 15 are injured, following the truck attack that took place outside Ahlens department store in the city. Swedish police have also confirmed one person has been arrested. Police…

Witnesses speak of London Terror attack

SHAFAQNA - Witnesses to the attack on Westminster Bridge have told how one person was flipped over the edge and others were left with horrific head wounds. A witness told Shafaqna: "I was just walking up to Parliament just about to walk…

CNN admits that true victims of terror are Muslims - France Church Ataack

SHAFAQNA - Muslims are the true target of the latest terror attack on a Catholic church in France, according to CNN. In the name of Daesh, two Muslim men stormed a Catholic mass in Normandy Monday, took two parishioners and two nuns hostage,…

France church attack: Priest killed by two 'Daeshsoldiers'

SHAFAQNA - A priest has been killed in an attack by two armed men on his church in a suburb of Rouen in northern France. The attackers entered the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray during Mass, taking the priest, Fr Jacques Hamel, 84, and…

Violence against Muslims in Australia

SHAFAQNA - A mosque in Geelong, 75km south of Melbourne, Victoria, was destroyed in a suspicious fire on Wednesday morning. Police say the fire was reported at 2.15am after a nearby resident heard a loud bang. The resident went to investigate…

ISIS launches rocket attack on Turkish mosque

SHAFAQNA- Daesh terrorists have attacked a mosque in the southern Turkish border town of Kilis just one day after Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu vows to protect the region from constant attacks blamed on Takfiris. On Sunday, one person…
Pakistan terror attack

Pakistan: 65 dead in suicide blast in Lahore

SHAFAQNA - 65 people were killed and 314 injured in a blast in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, in Iqbal Town area of Lahore. The sound of the blast was heard around 6:30 pm today, with rescue teams dispatched to the site. These include 23 ambulances…

Al Khoei Foundation issues statement in relation to Brussels attack

SHAFAQNA - We share the grief and pain of the people of Brussels following this morning's terrorist attacks targeting innocent lives. Such attacks go against the basic values and tenants of all beliefs and religions, and are affront to civilisation…

Brussels airport becomes Terror target

SHAFAQNA - Fourteen people have been killed and dozens others injured after two blasts rocked Brussels’ Zaventem Airport. The terrorist link has been confirmed by the Belgian royal prosecutor. He has announced that the airport blast…

Attack on Canadian forces condemned by Muslim clerics

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SHAFAQNA- The head of a council of Canadian imams has condemned an attack on soldiers at a recruitment centre in Toronto. Dr. Mohammad Iqbal Al-Nadvi called the violence, which saw two soldiers injured and a third threatened, “disturbing.” Ayanle…

Attack in Egypt leaves tourists dead, others wounded

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SHAFAQNA - Gunmen have opened fire at the entrance to a hotel in the Egyptian city of Hurghada, before attacking and injuring three tourists with knives, security sources have said. Two assailants with knives wounded three tourists, including…

Harrowing attack against Muslim woman in the US ignites more fear

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SHAFAQNA - Asma Jama had been at the Coon Rapids Applebee’s for just 25 minutes when the beer mug smashed into her face. She was left with 17 stitches, a persistent headache and scars that may be lifelong. The 38-year-old Minneapolis resident…

Attacks on American Muslims are growing uglier by the day. It must stop.

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SHAFAQNA - Political opportunists running for president have been cooking up a heaping platter of anti-Muslim sentiment since the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris. They’ve geared us up for an epic Hategiving with their ugly proposals to…

Paris attacks: the Muslim victims of terrorist bullets

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SHAFAQNA - Houda Saadi, a 35-year-old waitress of Tunisian descent, was celebrating her birthday with her sister Halima and 10 other friends at La Belle Equipe in the 11th arrondissement when two terrorists sprayed the terrace with gunfire.…

Parisians throw open doors in wake of attacks, but Muslims fear repercussions

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SHAFAQNA - Ordinary citizens showed their support by giving blood at hospitals, offering shelter to people who had been displaced and by putting up rallying signs across the city. But others fear the atrocities will be exploited by rightwing…

An "act of war" says French President Hollande

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SHAFAQNA - French President Francois Hollande warned that Paris' attacks equated to an "act of war" against France and its people. While no one will deny that retaliation is indeed necessary, since no nation should ever cower before tyranny…

Ankara's explosion rocks Turkey

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SHAFAQNA - Mourners and protesters gather in Turkish capital, blaming Erdogan’s government for twin bomb attacks in which over 100 civilians died. Thousands of Turkish citizens gathered in central Ankara a day after twin bombings targeted…

Iran strongly condemns deadly bomb blasts in Ankara

SHAFAQNA - Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham strongly condemned the terrorist attacks in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Saturday, in which dozens of people were killed. “The news of the terrorist bombing in Ankara…

Muslim Lynched to Death Over Rumor of Eating Beef

SHAFAQNA - A fifty-year-old Indian Muslim has been beaten to death and his son severely injured after a Hindu mob attacked them over rumors of eating beef, ignoring pleas by his daughter who denied these rumors. “When our team reached…