Tag: Mosques

Norway Police Investigate Mosque Attack as Attempted ‘Act of Terrorism’

OSLO — The police in Norway said on Sunday that they were investigating a foiled attack at a mosque near Oslo as an attempted act of terrorism, after a white gunman in a helmet and body armor opened fire but was overpowered before injuring anyone. They also said that a young woman found dead in […]

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After Attack on Norway Mosque, Body Found at Home Tied to Assailant

OSLO — A worshiper thwarted an attack on a mosque Saturday by a young man wearing a helmet and body armor, according to Norwegian authorities and a witness. Hours later, police said they found a dead woman at a home linked to the assailant and they believed it was a relative. Police described the suspect […]

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Shooting in Norway Mosque Halted by Worshipers, Police Say

OSLO — One person has been injured in a shooting inside a mosque in Norway, police said on Saturday, adding that one man had been apprehended. The suspected shooter at the al-Noor Islamic Centre near the country’s capital was described as “a young white man” who appeared to have acted alone, the police added. The […]

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New Zealand Plans New Round of Gun Restrictions, Including Registry

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand on Monday announced plans for sweeping new restrictions on gun ownership, the second such wave of changes since a deadly shooting at two mosques in Christchurch earlier this year. The changes, which include a mandatory gun registry and a ban on gun purchases by […]

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Under Modi, Hindus Find Hope for a Temple on Disputed Speck of Land

AYODHYA, India — The barefooted pilgrims passed by watchtowers, checkpoints and walls topped with barbed wire. They emptied their pockets, stepped through four metal detectors and lined up, single file, to enter a path enclosed by a narrow cage. At the end of the walkway was a tent with a golden idol at its entrance. […]

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Christchurch Victims Say New Zealand Has Fallen Short of Lofty Promises

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — Temel Atacocugu is fed up. Forced to spend most days on the couch in his Christchurch home, he is beginning a long recovery from the nine gunshot wounds he suffered in March when a terrorist fired on Muslim worshipers in this New Zealand city. Again and again, Mr. Atacocugu has asked […]

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