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Self-proclaimed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed now says Koran ‘forbids’ violence to spread Islam

The self-proclaimed mastermind of the September 11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, has released a manifesto claiming that the Koran forbids the use of violence to spread Islam. The document, published Tuesday by The Huffington Post and Britain's Channel……

Sermon condemning sexual grooming goes out to 500 mosques

A sermon condemning sexual grooming will be delivered Friday in hundreds of mosques across Britain following recent child abuse cases. The speech will highlight how the Koran condemns all forms of sexual indecency and urge Muslims to protect children and vulnerable people in their communities. The move follows cases in…

Five killed in Afghan protests over Koran burning

At least five Afghans were shot dead and dozens wounded Wednesday in clashes between police and demonstrators protesting over the burning of the Koran at a US-run military base, officials said. In the capital Kabul and in provinces to the east, north and south of the capital, furious Afghans took to the streets screaming “Death to America”,…

Panetta apologizes over Koran mistreatment

WASHINGTON — US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta apologized Tuesday for the “inappropriate treatment” of copies of the Koran at an American base in Afghanistan and promised a swift investigation. Panetta’s statement came as protesters besieged the Bagram air base in Afghanistan shouting “Death to Americans” following reports that NATO troops…

Koran-burning pastor plans ‘armed’ Michigan rally, prosecutor files to stop him

DETROIT (Reuters) – A Detroit prosecutor has filed a petition in district court to stop a Florida fundamentalist Christian preacher, who recently caused riots in Afghanistan after he burned a Koran, from holding a rally outside a large Michigan mosque. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said the threat of violence…

Students chant ‘death to America’ during fifth day of Koran burning protests in Kabul

KABUL (Reuters) – Around 250 young Afghans gathered at Kabul University on Tuesday shouting “death to America” on the fifth day of protests against the burning of a Koran by a fundamentalist U.S. pastor. Thousands of people have taken to the streets in protests around Afghanistan. There has been deadly violence in two cities,…

Deadly Afghanistan Koran protests enter third day

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Two policemen were killed and more than 30 people wounded in the southern city of Kandahar on Sunday during the third day of violent protests across Afghanistan against the burning of a Koran by a radical fundamentalist U.S. pastor, officials said. Violence at earlier demonstrations claimed…

Ten dead on second day of Afghan Koran burning protests

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) – At least 10 people have been killed and 83 wounded in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, officials said on Saturday, on a second day of violent protests over the burning of a Koran by a radical fundamentalist Christian in the United States. A suicide attack…

Koran-burning pastor calls for holding Islam accountable

GAINESVILLE, Florida (AFP) – The US pastor, whose burning of a Koran sparked deadly violence in Afghanistan, has called for “immediate” US and UN action against its perpetrators, saying the whole religion of Islam must be held accountable. “Islam is not a religion of peace,” Dove World Outreach Center Pastor…

‘Ten UN workers killed’ at Afghan Koran protest

Update: As many as 20 U.N. workers killed Up to 20 U.N. workers were killed Friday when protesters overran a compound in Mazar-i-Sharif, according to Reuters. Two foreigners were said to be beheaded. Original report continues below… KABUL — Ten foreign UN workers were killed on Friday in an attack…

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