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Catholic governor faces massive Islamist protest over Koran remarks

Protesters in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta called for the governor to be arrested Tens of thousands of hardline Muslims marched on Friday on the centre of the Indonesian capital to demand the arrest of its minority-Christian governor for alleged blasphemy. Fearing violence, police put on a show of force supported by soldiers and public










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12 killed as Islamist gunmen target Christians in Kenya shooting

Somalia’s al-Shabab rebels claimed responsibility for the attack on the Bishaaro Guest House Islamic extremist gunmen from neighbouring Somalia killed 12 people in an attack on non-Muslims in Kenya’s northern Mandera County, an official said on Tuesday. Somalia’s al-Shabab rebels claimed responsibility for the early-morning attack on the Bishaaro Guest House, saying its fighters targeted Christians,










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Iraqi forces launch military push to drive ISIS from Mosul

Iraq’s prime minister announced the start of the operations, backed by US-led coalition air and ground support, on state television Columns of Iraqi and Kurdish forces backed by US-led airstrikes slowly advanced on Mosul from several directions on Monday, launching a long-awaited operation to retake Iraq’s second largest city from ISIS group. As airstrikes sent plumes










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Pope Francis to celebrate Mass for Fr Jacques Hamel

The 85-year-old French priest was killed by two Islamists while celebrating Mass Pope Francis is to celebrate Mass for Fr Jacques Hamel, the French priest killed by two Islamist terrorists in July. The murder took place on July 26 in the church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray as Fr Hamel, 85, was celebrating Mass. According to Rome Reports, the










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Italian Priest shot

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Fr. Piero Arolari was shot on his bicycle on his way to a parish in Northern Bangladesh. Witnesses attested that the three shooters approached the Priest from behind using a motorbike to approach him as he pedaled his bicycle before shooting at the priest. The assailants fled after the attack. Fr Piero Arolari, 57, suffered bullet wounds to










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