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Imam of Mecca Under Fire for Saying Trump Leading the World to Peace

TEL AVIV — The president and chief Imam of the Grand mosque in Mecca, considered the holiest mosque in Islam, Abed al-Rahman Sudais, has stirred up controversy on social media after an interview in which he praised U.S. President Donald Trump, saying, “Trump and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz are leading the world to peace.”

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Two Million Muslims Gather Near Mecca for Peak of Hajj Pilgrimage

With their palms facing the sky in supplication, and many with tears in their eyes, around 2 million people from around the world gathered Thursday in an effort to start anew, erase past sins and beg God for forgiveness and guidance in the peak day of the hajj pilgrimage.


Four Outrageous Temple Mount Lies Being Pushed by Muslim Leaders  

JERUSALERM — The Temple Mount, one of the most sensitive sites in the world, has been utilized by Arab states and Muslim leaders the past few days to spew wild accusations against Israel following events triggered by last Friday’s deadly Palestinian terrorist attack at the site.

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Israel MPs Give Initial Approval to Bills Quieting Mosques

Israel’s parliament gave preliminary approval Wednesday to two measures that would limit calls to prayers from mosques, including one prohibiting the use of loudspeakers at all hours, a parliament statement said.

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Iran and Saudi Arabia at Odds Over Mecca Pilgrimage

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei renewed criticism of Saudi Arabia over how it runs the haj after a crush last year killed hundreds of pilgrims, and suggested Muslim countries think about ending Riyadh’s control of the annual pilgrimage.


Muslims Worldwide To Begin Ramadan Fast Monday

Millions of Muslims around the world will mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan on Monday, a time marked by intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts.

Indonesian Muslims hold prayers to mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan at the Al Akbar mosque in Surabaya on June 5, 2016. Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority country will begin observing the fasting month of Ramadan.

Bill Barring Mosques From Blasting Call To Prayer Withdrawn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


Greek Catholic Patriarch: No One Defends Islam Like Arab Christians

TEL AVIV – The head of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church declared that Christians love Muslims and no one defends Islam more than Arab Christians, MEMRI reported.  In an interview earlier this month with the official Egyptian daily Al-Ahram, Gregory

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