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Reports: After Years of Bulldozing Churches, China Begins Targeting Mosques

Hawk-eyed social media users and international outlets confirmed this week, using satellite images from services such as Google Earth, that several iconic mosques in China’s Muslim-majority province of Xinjiang no longer exist, suggesting that the communist government has launched a campaign to raze some of the region’s most culturally significant architecture.

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Saudi Academic: End Gender Segregation In Islam

TEL AVIV – A Saudi academic has called on Muslims to adapt themselves to the modern age by reforming mosques to be more like churches, with mixed prayers, seating and dim lighting, and to change the “fanatical and sexualized” perception

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Israeli-Arab Pundit: Mosque Loudspeakers Disturb Muslims Just As Much As Jews

TEL AVIV – Following the Knesset’s initial approval of the “muezzin bill,” a piece of legislation prohibiting loud noise at places of worship, a Druze Israeli-Arab came out in support of the bill, saying that mosque muezzin speakers disturbs the Arab and Muslim public as well.

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‘Children of Satan’: CAIR Claims Pro-Trump Hate Mail Hits Mosques

On Saturday, the Greater Los Angeles Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) called for extra police protection at local mosques after three letters referring to Muslims as “Children of Satan,” and which referenced President-elect Donald Trump, were allegedly sent to three California mosques.

A report titled "Confronting Fear," about Islamophobia in the US released by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), is seen at their headquarters in Washington, DC, June 20, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Police May Lift Ban On Israeli Lawmakers Visiting Temple Mount

TEL AVIV – Israel Police’s most recent security assessment may allow Israeli lawmakers and cabinet ministers to resume visits to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem a year after a ban was implemented, although no final decision has been made.

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Egyptian Media: Country’s Religious Authority Is Cultivating Extremism

TEL AVIV – Elements of the Egyptian press are slamming the country’s supreme religious authority, Al Azhar institutions, for continuing to cultivate extremism despite the authority’s claim that it welcomes President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s call for a religious revolution to combat extremist Islamist ideology.

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Donald Trump: ‘We Have to Maybe Check, Respectfully, Mosques’

Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump repeated his suggestion to ban Muslims from entering the United States until a proper vetting system is put into place and the need to surveillance mosques in order to prevent terrorism during his campaign rally on Wednesday in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Trump Calls on Clinton Foundation to Return $25M+ in Saudi Arabia Money

GOP presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump on Monday called on Democrat Party presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton to return the many millions the Clinton Foundation received from Saudi Arabia, in light of Clinton’s claims that she is supportive of women and gays.

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Bill Barring Mosques From Blasting Call To Prayer Withdrawn

The Times of Israel reports: A bill that would bar mosques from broadcasting the call to prayer on loudspeaker systems was withdrawn by its sponsor. Knesset member Moti Yogev of the Jewish Home party withdrew the bill on Sunday before

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