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Feeling Unwelcome at Mosques, 2 Women Start Their Own in LA

Wall Street Journal: When Hasna Maznavi would show up to pray at her Southern California mosque, even during off hours, the few men in the main hall would gently point her upstairs to a separate area for women. 24 more words

Religion

Kargil protest Karachi Shia mosque blast

Thousands of people gathered at Jamia Masjid Kargil to condemn the recent Shia target killing in Karachi.

At least 60 people were killed and dozens injured in the bomb attack on a Shia mosque and religious center when people were performing Friday prayers in the town of Shikarpur, around 470 kilometers (300 miles) north of the port city of Karachi. 295 more words

Conflict Zones

Dolmabahçe Palace

The largest palace in Turkey, Dolmabahçe Palace was built between 1843-1856 under the order of the 31st Ottoman Sultan, Sultan Abdulmecid I. This palace is to replace Topkapi Palace which to Abdulmecid, was lacking in contemporary style, luxury and comfort as compared to other European monarchs palace. 140 more words

Istanbul

Regents Park Mosque Photography

Stranded in time between two appointments, I had four hours to kill in London. I walked in a bitterly cold Regents Park and as my walk approached its end, I spied the minaret of the Saudi-built mosque. 14 more words

Andrew Reid Wildman

Deadly blast hits Shia mosque in Pakistan

An explosion at a Shia mosque in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province has killed at least 49 people and left dozens more wounded, officials say.

Saqib Ismail Memon, a local police official in Shikarpur, told local media that the explosion occurred just before Friday prayers were due to begin, as a crowd was gathered outside the mosque. 156 more words

NEWS

The "Other"

The “other” is a term prevalent throughout history. It’s a sort of social label, used to define a certain group or representative of said group. 1,147 more words