Prayer

Law enforcement officials investigate an explosion at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minn., on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Bloomington police Chief Jeff Potts said Saturday that investigators are trying to determine the cause of the blast. Authorities say the explosion damaged one room but it didn't hurt anyone. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)
August 05, 2017 - 5:17 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Someone apparently threw a bomb through the window of a suburban Minneapolis mosque on Saturday as people were preparing for morning prayers, damaging the imam's office but not causing any injuries, authorities said. Minneapolis police said a preliminary investigation...
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Palestinians pray outside the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City Friday, July 28, 2017. Muslim prayers at a major Jerusalem shrine ended peacefully Israeli police said Friday but violence continued in the West Bank where a Palestinian was killed attacking soldiers as forces were on high alert following two weeks of violence over the sacred site, holy to both Muslims and Jews. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
July 28, 2017 - 2:19 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque ended peacefully on Friday amid two weeks of unrest over security devices at the major holy site in Jerusalem, Israeli police said, but violence flared in the West Bank, where a Palestinian was killed after he attacked soldiers and another died in...
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An Israeli police officer aims his weapon at Palestinians during clashes at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, Thursday, July 27, 2017. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered police reinforcements deployed to Jerusalem following clashes at a flashpoint holy site. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
July 28, 2017 - 12:59 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on developments at a contested shrine in Jerusalem (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Jordan's religious body that administers a major Jerusalem holy site at the center of recent tensions says Israeli police have lifted all restrictions on Muslim worshippers there. The Waqf...
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An Israeli police officer aims his weapon at Palestinians during clashes at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, Thursday, July 27, 2017. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered police reinforcements deployed to Jerusalem following clashes at a flashpoint holy site. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
July 28, 2017 - 2:22 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police were on high alert Friday ahead of Muslim prayers at a major Jerusalem shrine at the center of recent tensions. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said men under 50 would be barred from the site Friday following security assessments indicting Palestinians plan protests...
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Palestinians are seen inside the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City Thursday, July 27, 2017. Thousands of Muslims flocked to a major Jerusalem shrine Thursday for the first organized prayers at the site in nearly two weeks, following Israel's removal of security devices installed after a deadly attack. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
July 27, 2017 - 12:52 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Clashes erupted Thursday at a sacred shrine in Jerusalem as thousands of Muslims rushed to pray at the site for the first time in nearly two weeks following Israel's removal of security devices installed there after a deadly attack. Israeli police fired tear gas and rubber bullets...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 19, 2017 file photo, Palestinians pray outside the Lion's Gate in Jerusalem's Old City . Thousands of Palestinian Muslims have been praying in the streets of Jerusalem every evening _ creating a new, surprisingly effective form of protest in their long conflict with Israel. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
July 27, 2017 - 11:22 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on developments on a contested shrine in Israel (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Clashes have erupted between Israeli police and Palestinians worshippers at a contested Jerusalem shrine, shortly after the site reopened following an 11-day Muslim prayer boycott. Police fired...
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Officers from Hamas national security force hold their rifles while marching during a parade against Israeli arrangements in the contested Jerusalem shrine, in front of the Palestinian Legislative Council in Gaza City, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. A senior Muslim official in Jerusalem said Wednesday that worshippers would not return to the contested shrine until Israel removes the new railings and cameras it installed after a deadly attack there. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
July 27, 2017 - 6:15 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Muslim leaders told the faithful to return to pray inside a major Jerusalem holy site on Thursday after Israel removed security devices it installed outside entrances to the shrine following a deadly Palestinian attack at the compound. Thousands of Palestinians had been praying in...
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Officers from Hamas national security force hold their rifles while marching during a parade against Israeli arrangements in the contested Jerusalem shrine, in front of the Palestinian Legislative Council in Gaza City, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. A senior Muslim official in Jerusalem said Wednesday that worshippers would not return to the contested shrine until Israel removes the new railings and cameras it installed after a deadly attack there. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
July 27, 2017 - 3:09 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel removed an overhead metal bridge and the railings it had recently installed near a contested Jerusalem holy site following Palestinian outrage over the security measures installed after a deadly Arab attack there, but Muslim leaders told worshippers Thursday to continue...
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Officers from Hamas national security force hold their rifles while marching during a parade against Israeli arrangements in the contested Jerusalem shrine, in front of the Palestinian Legislative Council in Gaza City, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. A senior Muslim official in Jerusalem said Wednesday that worshippers would not return to the contested shrine until Israel removes the new railings and cameras it installed after a deadly attack there. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
July 27, 2017 - 2:10 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on developments on a contested shrine in Israel (all times local): 8:50 a.m. Muslim leaders are telling worshippers to continue praying outside a contested Jerusalem holy site until they decide how to proceed after Israel removed some security measures it installed...
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Officers from Hamas national security force hold their rifles while marching during a parade against Israeli arrangements in the contested Jerusalem shrine, in front of the Palestinian Legislative Council in Gaza City, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. A senior Muslim official in Jerusalem said Wednesday that worshippers would not return to the contested shrine until Israel removes the new railings and cameras it installed after a deadly attack there. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
July 27, 2017 - 1:10 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel removed an overhead metal bridge and the railings it had recently installed near a contested Jerusalem holy site, meeting a demand by Muslim protesters and causing thousands of Palestinians to celebrate in the streets early Thursday. Muslim leaders said they would decide...
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