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Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Hate Crime in Connection with Mosque Arson in Arlington, Texas

| February 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON—Henry Clay Glaspell, of Arlington, Texas, pleaded guilty today to a hate crime charge stemming from the ethnically motivated arson of a children’s playground at the Dar El-Eman Islamic Center in Arlington in July 2010, the Justice Department announced today. Glaspell, 34, pleaded guilty to damaging religious property in violation of federal hate crime laws […]

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Extremists Abduct Daughter of Church Contractor in Egypt

| February 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Muslim extremists on Saturday abducted the daughter of a church building contractor who is involved in the controversial building of a church in northern Egypt, reports a Coptic rights organization. Nesma Sarwat, 18, the daughter of the building contractor for the controversial St. Mary and St. Michael church in Talbiya, within Egypt’s third largest city […]

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Police probe into child beatings at mosques

| February 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

POLICE have launched child assault probes at three of Scotland’s most prominent mosques, The Herald can reveal. Detectives last night confirmed they are investigating claims boys have been beaten in madrassas – or Islamic schools – in Glasgow. Their probe is understood to be focusing on madrassas at Glasgow Central Mosque, Scotland’s biggest place of […]

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Man arrested with explosives at Michigan mosque

| February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

DETROIT – A 63-year-old Southern California man who had explosives in his vehicle was arrested outside one of the nation's largest mosques in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, authorities in Michigan said. Dearborn police said Roger Stockham was arraigned Wednesday on one count of making a false report or threat of terrorism and one count […]

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Amsterdam Police investigate theft of Buddha statues

| September 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

Amsterdam Police are investigating a case of stolen statues from a Buddhist temple being set up in a former Catholic church in the city. Members of the group discovered the items were missing after they'd been away for a few days, and they are hoping someone them can help get back the things they say […]

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Vandalism at Madera mosque one of several incidents under investigation by Justice Department

| September 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

Vandalism at a mosque in Madera, Calif., is one of several apparently anti-Muslim incidents being investigated by the Justice Department in four states, including the stabbing of a Muslim cab driver in New York City, officials said Tuesday. Other incidents the FBI and civil rights division investigators are looking into involve mosques or mosque construction […]

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Religious Hate Crimes On the Rise in the United States

| March 28, 2010 | 1 Comment

Washington, D.C. – The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced on Friday that two religious hate crime incidents in Tennessee and Alabama were moving to resolution. In Mobile, Alabama, Christian Rodney Ice pled guilty to covering a Jewish synagogue with anti-Semitic messages in support of Hitler. The 19-year-old, who was charged with violating the Church Arson […]

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63 die, dozens injured in Indian temple stampede

| March 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

LUCKNOW, India – A stampede broke out in at a temple in northern India as thousands of people jostled each other to get free clothes and utensils being distributed during a religious ceremony, leaving at least 63 people dead and dozens more injured, officials said. The crush of people also knocked down a gate at […]

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Malaysian youth held for threatening to vandalise Hindu shrine

| January 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police have nabbed a youth who posted on a website that he was ready to vandalise a Hindu shrine at Batu Caves near here. The youth, who claimed to have prepared crude bombs that were hurled at some churches last week, was held and his "seditious" postings removed after he said he […]

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Ceres Buddhist temple fire claims life of monk

| September 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

CERES — A 52-year-old man died Friday after he inhaled smoke as he was trying to put out an accidental electrical fire at the Buddhist temple just east of Ceres Christian Church, fire officials said. The man was critically injured and taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, said Ceres Fire […]

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Buddhist temple burns in Fort Worth

| August 25, 2009 | 0 Comments

FORT WORTH — Fire heavily damaged a Buddhist temple in northwest Fort Worth late Monday night. The two monks who live at the Wat Lao Thepnimith complex at 7129 Marvin Brown Street said they heard a noise outside around 11:30 p.m. When they went outside, they found fire coming through the roof of the ornate […]

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Pig’s head hung on defaced French mosque

| August 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) – A mosque in eastern France was sprayed with racist graffiti and defaced with pieces of pork overnight, a public prosecutor said on Wednesday. The mosque in town of Toul was daubed with inscriptions saying "France for the French", "Here it’s Nazi" and "Don’t touch my pig," along with Nazi swastikas. "These […]

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Vandalized West Kendall mosque reaches out to other faiths

| July 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

First it was a spray-painted swastika on a sign out front. Then bricks through the windows. Then a shower of 51 bullets. Now, after a tire-slashing and more broken windows — this time by teens who told police they think ”all Muslims are terrorists” — how can members of a mosque protect themselves and educate […]

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Gasoline found at mosque site in Arlington spurs fears

| June 15, 2009 | 0 Comments

ARLINGTON – Vandalism at construction sites is fairly common; but when a crescent moon sits atop the site, any incident can be viewed through the prism of fear. Mouffa Nahhas is president of the mosque being built at Cooper Street and the Road to Six Flags in north Arlington. He was called to the mosque […]

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