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EXCLUSIVE - Barcelona Muslims stand against terrorism, but worry about racist backlash

SHAFAQNA - "We denounce terrorists! We feel sad for Barcelona!" Among the crowd mourning at Las Ramblas on Saturday stood a woman holding a white board reads so. She and her three companions, all in hijabs and robes, seemed quite eye-catching…

At least one killed in two bomb attacks in Mogadishu, Somalia

SHAFAQNA - A government official was killed by a bomb planted in his car in Somalia's capital on Monday and a second suicide bomb attack struck a military training camp, officials said. No one claimed responsibility for the car bomb, but…

British Muslim leaders condemn 'cowardly' London attack

SHAFAQNA - British Muslim leaders have condemned the terrorist attack in Westminster, with many imams expected to express shock and horror at Friday prayers. More than a dozen faith leaders – Muslims, Hindus, Christians, Sikhs and Jews…

Terrorism aspires to fragment communities through fear and mistrust

SHAFAQNA - "Terrorism aspires to fragment communities through fear and mistrust," Dr Alexander Lamb told Shafaqna in exclusive comments this Wednesday when referring to the horrific attack which took place near Parliament in London on Wednesday. "Terrorism…

Our heartfelt prayers are with the victims: the Al-Khoei Foundation denounces the cowardly terror attacks in Westminster

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Shafaqna (International Shia News Agency)  - Al-khoei Foundation, a leading Shia organisation based in London issued a statement on Thursday following Westminster terror attack and said "We wish to reaffirm that terrorism in all its forms…

US Muslims Condemn Ohio State Attack; Interfaith Leaders Denounce Hate Mail Sent to Mosques

SHAFAQNA - US Muslim leaders are strongly condemning this week’s attack at Ohio State University, where nearly a dozen people were injured. The attacker was killed by university police. He was identified as Abdul Razak Ali Artan, who was…

Mourning in France

SHAFAQNA - French President Francois Hollande declared three days of national mourning after deadly truck attack in Nice on Thursday's night. "The president decided to declare a period of national mourning for the 16, 17 and 18 of July…

Death toll rises in France following Nice terror attack

SHAFAQNA - A Bastille Day fireworks celebration was shattered by death and mayhem Thursday night in the southern French city of Nice when a large truck barreled for more than a mile through an enormous crowd of spectators, crushing and maiming…
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Dutch Police Arrest Frenchman Suspected of Terrorist Plot

SHAFAQNA - Dutch prosecutors say police have arrested a French citizen in Rotterdam on suspicion of involvement in the planning of a "terrorist attack" against France. The 32-year-old man was arrested March 27 at the request of the French…
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US President reacts to Brussels' attack, calls for unity against Terror

SHAFAQNA - US President Barack Obama addressed the bomb blasts that hit Brussels Tuesday morning from Havana, Cuba. "The thoughts and prayers of the American people are with the people of Belgium, and we stand in solidarity with them in…

Let's not give to hysteria following Brussels' attack by radicals

SHAFAQNA -Once more terror has come to shatter peace and throw civilian life into the throes of fear and hysteria. At such a time when nefarious elements of society are working to divide communities alongside ethnic, religious and political…

Terror attack against holy shrine of Lady Zaynab in Damascus

SHAFAQNA - A triple bombing killed at least 50 people in a predominantly Shiite suburb south of the Syrian capital on Sunday even as a UN mediator held his first meeting with members of the main opposition group that seeks progress on humanitarian…

Muslims denounce Jakarta terror attack

SHAFAQNA - Following Jakarta terror attack scholars, clerics, and politicians have come out to denounce such an act of violence, stressing that Islam is not an advocate of violence. The public also came to reject terror militants' ideology,…

ISIL claims responsibility of Jakarta bombing

SHAFAQNA - The Indonesian capital of Jakarta has been rocked by multiple explosions and gunfire that have killed several people and injured dozens more in suspected suicide attacks reportedly carried out by Islamic State militants. At about…

Iran condemns terror attack on Turkey, offers support and assistance

SHAFAQNA - Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari on Tuesday strongly denounced Tuesday’s terrorist attack in the Turkish city of Istanbul that claimed at least 10 lives and wounded several others. Jaberi Ansari condemned…

Paris attack survivor speaks of compassion not hate - Exclusive Interview

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SHAFAQNA - Shafaqna conducted a very special interview this week as we talked to Claire Santana, a young French woman who, on November 13, witnessed first hand the terror preached by the Wahhabi clergy. Rather than burden Claire with our…

Wahhabism is the enemy lurking in the shadows not Islam

SHAFAQNA EDITORIAL - Late on Friday the French capital was hit by a series of terror attacks. As a result France declared a state of emergency, its security services scrambling to understand how their country and their people became murderous…