Posts Tagged ‘Islamic groups’

Islamic Women’s Council not surprised by attack on mosque

Monday, March 18th, 2019
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Anjum Rahman, a spokesperson of the Islamic Women’s Council New Zealand (IWCNZ), says she was not surprised by the attack on the Masjid Al Noor and the Linwood Masjid mosques. She said IWCNZ has been engaging with both the previous and current government for several years, asking for support. Rahman said she did not think the council’s Read more

Indonesian authorities close down nine churches

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Authorities in Banda Aceh have closed down nine churches and six Buddhist temples in the past week following mounting pressure from local Islamic groups, quoted rights groups as saying. All the religious sites are in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam province in Sumatra where sharia law is implemented. “Priests were forced to sign a document agreeing Read more