….Until this week, Sri Lanka didn’t have much history of Christian-Muslim violence. The two faiths are small minorities: The country is about 7 percent Christian, 10 percent Muslim, 13 percent Hindu and 70 percent Buddhist.
Religion was not a driving factor in Sri Lanka’s decades-long civil war, in which ethnic tensions between the majority Sinhalese and minority Tamils nearly tore the country apart….MORE NYTIMES
Before the blood-stained car accident, the killer listened to the music of the Balkan folk melosa. Serbian media claim it is a Chetnik song.
The attacker executed the massacre quietly, and the video was released on Facebook, but soon that social network was dislodged and blocked.
The man entered the mosque Al Nnoor on Friday about 13:30 local time, when Muslim worship prayers took place, and he opened fire. He fired more than 100 hits just inside the mosque.
The visit started with a car in the car and the phrase “Let the party start!” ……more: /dnevnik.hr
...John Oxford, professor of virology and bacteriology at the Queen Mary University in London, explained how the beautiful creatures get bacteria in the first place. He said: “It is not just what is carried in saliva.
“Dogs spend half their life with their noses in nasty corners or hovering over dog droppings so their muzzles are full of bacteria, viruses and germs of all sorts.” The strong bacteria have the power to cause a range of dangerous diseases, some deadly. Capnocytophaga Canimorsus is a bacteria that lives in a dog’s saliva….more: nypost.com/
The image, which shows the Bangladeshi American wearing a striking look of defiance and a hijab made from the Stars and Stripes, is by Shepard Fairey, an artist best known for his portrait of Barack Obama that came to symbolise the 44th president’s original message of hope.
“It’s about saying, ‘I am American just as you are,’” Ahmed told the Guardian after returning to New York from Washington, where she took part in Saturday’s huge protest march. “I am American and I am Muslim, and I am very proud of both.”..more: .theguardian
DENVER — A Denver man who spent more than a quarter-century in prison for an attack he denies committing walked arm-and-arm with his wife from the doors of the jail Tuesday to applause from his children and hugs from grandkids he had never met…MORE: nydailynews:
“Our religion means peace,” rising British pop star Harris J said in the video. “Islam comes from the word peace in Arabic. So a religion that means peace obviously wants to portray peace.” Many of the video’s subjects also spoke…
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