Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas publicly proclaimed three terrorists who murdered a Jewish father of seven children to be â€œshaheedsâ€ â€“ holy martyrs, according to a report by the PA media watchdog, Palestinian Media Watch.
The would-be bomber of the airplane en route to Detroit, Michigan last Friday is from a wealthy family and stayed in Yemen in an area heavily populated by the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization, which said it was behind the bombing.
As the family of terrorism victim Rabbi Meir Chai continues to â€œsit shivaâ€ â€“ during which they remain at home for seven days while friends and family visit and try to console them or listen to their pain â€“ a recording of the funeral tribute delivered by his 16-year-old son Eliyahu has been publicized.
MARSEILLE, France â€” The minaret of the new Grand Mosque of Marseille, whose cornerstone will be laid here in April, will be silent â€” no muezzin, live or recorded, will disturb the neighborhood with the call to prayer. Instead, the minaret will flash a beam of light for a couple of minutes, five times a day.
Romulus, Michigan (CNN) -- Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed responsibility for the attempted Christmas Day terrorist attack on a plane about to land in the United States, saying it was in retaliation for alleged U.S. strikes on Yemeni soil.
Millions of Pakistani Shiites commemorated Ashura on Monday, with security forces braced for possible sectarian clashes and militant bombings after a suicide attack killed seven people at a mosque.
Iran security forces killed several protesters including opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi's nephew on Sunday as officers arrested 300 people during mass anti-government demonstrations to mark the Shiite ritual of Ashura.
A Malaysian government-backed campaign to popularise a well-known ethnic Chinese soup by making a version that avoids pork and fulfills Islamic dietary rules sparked criticism by activists who fear it will confuse Muslims.