Category Archives: Mosques

Islamic call to prayer in Brooklyn is among things New Yorker’s hate most about the city

Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, should pray for peace and quiet. The 11208 ZIP code had the most complaints about noise from a house of worship, with 403. More than half of the complaints list the address of a mosque, Masjid-Al-Aman, where an imam issues a lyrical call to prayer five times a day via a loudspeaker that reaches a 20-block radius, according to Gothamist.

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Muslim Council of Britain launches scheme to train women for leadership in mosques and community bodies

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), Britain’s leading Muslim organisation, has launched a scheme, the ‘Women in Mosques Development Programme’, to train women for leadership in mosques and community bodies. The six-month scheme is currently being undertaken by twenty women, who are given one-to-one mentoring and visit “best-practice mosques”. They are also given public speaking training and training in media relations.

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CRA suspends, fines major Islamic charity over concerns it may have ‘provided resources’ to armed militants

A major Canadian Islamic organization has been suspended and fined by federal charities regulators following an audit that raised concerns it had “provided resources” that may have been used to support to armed militancy.

Someone sullied Islamic charities’ impeccable reputation? For shame.

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Austria to close seven mosques and deport imams in crackdown on ‘political Islam’

The country’s coalition government, formed of conservative and far-right figures, said the measures were “just the beginning” of a push against radical Islam and foreign funding of religious groups.

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Imam at Didsbury mosque where Manchester bomber and his family worshipped was recorded ‘calling for armed jihad’ in sermon six months before deadly attack

Mustafa Graf encouraged followers to ‘take action‘ at the Didsbury Mosque in Manchester on December 16, 2016.

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‘’This Is Not Mecca!’’ Residents of Irish Town Object to Plans for Mosque and Islamic Cultural Center

Explaining that his prayer meetings normally gather only a small number of people, one voice from the floor shouted “What the f___ do you need to build that monstrous building for then?!”

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Mosque owners breach planning laws as hundreds protest

The Zainabiya Welfare Foundation (ZWF) had been using a building on Bennet Road, in south Reading, as a mosque throughout 2017 before being informed by the local authority that its use was “unauthorised” and that they would fail to obtain planning permission. The Shia group subsequently purchased another building – over five miles away in north west Reading – which, by the group’s own admission, has been used as a mosque since 14th December 2017 despite having no planning permission to do so.

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