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Recent Examples of mosque from the Web
The local mosque did not return calls for comment, and an email was returned as undeliverable.
The suicide bomber first sprayed gunfire at the private guards who were protecting the mosque, before running inside firing until his rifle jammed, according to witnesses.
Fidler reported to the City Council on July 10 that there had been an offer of $200,000 cash made to his firm by a group that wanted to build a mosque on the property.
Mr Hapilon is now thought to be injured and sheltering in Marawi’s biggest mosque (which the army is reluctant to attack, fearing a propaganda disaster).
Ms. Hodges said in an interview after her State of the City speech at a Minneapolis mosque, a site that served as a response to President Trump’s remarks about Islam.
Linah Mohammad KERA News special contributor Faith Forward Dallas was established in 2015 after armed protesters took to local mosques across North Texas, and two gunmen opened fire in Garland outside an anti-Islam cartoon contest.
Al-Aridi said the clearing of the mosque will likely require specialized engineering teams since the militants have likely rigged the site with explosives.
In the first three months of 2017, similar bomb threats were made to mosques in at least seven states.
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Did You Know?
Mosques were known to the English-speaking world long before we called them mosques. In the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries, we used many different variations of the word - moseak, muskey, moschy, mos’keh, among others - until we finally hit on mosquee, emulating Middle French. The Middle French word had come by way of Italian and Old Spanish from the Arabic word for "temple," which is masjid. In the early 1700s, we settled on the present spelling, and mosque thus joined other English words related to Muslim worship: mihrab, for the special niche in a mosque that points towards Mecca; minaret, for the tall slender tower of a mosque; and muezzin, for the crier who, standing in the minaret, calls the hour of daily prayers.
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