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Manchester bomber likely traveled to Syria

International | ISIS promises further attacks on ‘worshipers of the Cross’
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/24/17, 12:55 pm

BRITAIN’s threat level has been raised to “critical” after a suicide bombing at a Manchester concert killed 22 and wounded at least 59. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack and promised further attacks “on the worshipers of the Cross and their allies.”

An explanation of the ISIS claim of responsibility.

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Associated Press/Photo by Oded Balilty

Trump lands in Israel

International | The president continues his landmark Mideast tour
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/22/17, 08:44 am

ISRAEL: Officials increased the pomp for President Donald Trump’s arrival in Tel Aviv this morning, and I saw the preparation on the tarmac at Ben Gurion Airport, where I arrived hours ahead of the president (and have spent the day out of range of his high-security visit, and instead I’m headed to the Golan Heights to begin a close look at Israel’s 1967 borders in conjunction with Philos Project).

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Associated Press/Photo by A.M. Ahad

Saudi Arabia exports extreme Islam to Bangladesh

Islam | U.S. ally pledges $1 billion to spread conservative Muslim ideology blamed for rise in terrorist violence
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 5/08/17, 12:39 pm

Saudi Arabia is financing the creation of hundreds of new mosques in Bangladesh, sparking fear among the nation’s religious minorities.

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s cabinet approved the mosque project on April 26. The Saudis plan to spend almost $1 billion, according to BenarNews.

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