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Faces of Somalia
Mogadishu, Somalia
By Noe Falk Nielsen
29 Apr 2015

A collection of pictures that shows many faces of Somali people, and how religion and culture affects them in their daily life. 

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ISIS Claims Responsibility for Suicid...
Sanaa
By Yousef Mawry
20 Mar 2015

March 20,2015
Sanaa, Yemen

According to Houthi spokesman, more than 135 Yemenis were killed and many more injured in a series of three suicide bomb attacks targeting two Shiite mosques during Friday prayers in the capital city of Sana’a.
In this video, shot at the al-Hushaish Mosque, witnesses said the first bomb exploded in the first row, right in front of the podium, while the second blast detonated outside of the mosque as worshipers fled.
Minutes after the attack ISIS claimed responsibility on Twitter.

(01:46-01:55)

This is the result of the accident. The biggest crime against humanity and God.

(01:56-02:06)

The infiltrators of America and Israel. We will not accept this, and we will not surrender because of the explosions they are doing in the house of God.

(02:36-03:03)

What happened is that after the Friday prayer, Dr. Taha Motawakel, the mosque Imam (preacher), gave his speech and we suddenly heard an explosion in the mosque. All you can see around you is injuries and corpses, it was filled with them, anywhere you look or step, it is all injuries and deaths.

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Inside Look: Peshmerga Advance on ISI...
Kirkuk
By mushtaq mohammed
16 Mar 2015

Kirkuk, Iraq
March 16, 2015

A Kurdish Peshmerga force of dozens of fighters, armored vehicles and tanks advanced on ISIS positions near the town Dakouk in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk in northern Iraq.

This video, shot by a fighter who took part in the operation, features Kurdish fighters taking control of a military position where an ISIS flag had been hoisted.

Kurdish tanks can be seen bombing ISIS positions, believed to be only about a few hundred meters away. Video also features Kurdish fighters neutralizing what appear to be improvised explosive devices placed on the side of the road, while an armored vehicle convoy advances slowly in a rural area.

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ISIS Execution in Deir Ezzor
Deir Ezzor, Syria
By Transterra Editor
05 Dec 2014

Deir Ezzor Province, Syria

December 5, 2014

This video shows a man’s public execution carried out by ISIS in the province of Deir Ezzor.

According to the verdict read by an ISIS fighter before the execution, Mohammad Mousa al-Jasem confessed to stepping on the Quran during a quarrel with his parents.
The man was executed because “he stepped on the Quran, not because he hit his mother,” the fighter says to bystanders.

Shot List

  1. Various of public execution.

2 .SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Unnamed ISIS fighter with covered face reading execution verdict

“He stepped on God’s Book [the Quran]. He took a knife and wanted to slip his mother’s throat. God’s verdict [has been taken] by the Islamic Court. The so-called Mohammad Mousa al-Jassem confessed that, [during] a quarrel with his mother and father, he beat them and tried to kill [his mother] by placing a knife on her throat.

“She held God’s Book to deter him, but he took the Book, threw it and stepped on it and cursed God almighty.

“We shall implement God’s verdict, not because he beat his mother, but because he stepped on God’s Book.

[reading a verse from the Quran] And if you ask them, they will surely say, “‘We were only conversing and playing. Say, ‘Is it Allah and His verses and His Messenger that you were mocking?’

“‘Make no excuse; you have disbelieved after your belief. If We pardon one faction of you - We will punish another faction because they were criminals.’”

[Another fighter addresses man to be executed]

“Ask God almighty for forgiveness, you have gravely sinned! Ask God for forgiveness! Testify [that there is no God but Allah and that Mohammad is His Messenger].”

[A fighter shoots the man with a pistol in the head amid shouts “God is greatest!” and shooting in the air.]

“The State of Islam shall remain! The state of Islam shall remain! This is the destiny of each apostate!”

3 Wide of man’s body being tied to a fence.

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Samir Patiently Waiting on Syria
Mafraq, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
13 Jul 2013

A Quran is placed above the entrance of the tent that Samir prays in, he cannot walk without assistance to the mosque built by the NGOs so he has made this area his devotion area.

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Iʿtikāf, a reconciliation 11
By Saber Alinejad
26 May 2013

Father due to illness cannot take a fast so he is eating in secret and his sons are reading Quran, holy book of Muslims.

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Defending the Prophet Mohammad
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
14 Sep 2012

One of the few woman in the crowd shakes her Koran at the U.S. Embassy in Amman. A protest of about 150 demonstrators gathered in front of the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan near dusk on September 14, condemning the now infamous YouTube video that insulted the Prophet Mohammad, and chanting anti-American slogans.

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Sheikh Dai al islam
Tripoli, Lebanon
By Randa Mirza
22 Dec 2011

Sheikh Dai al-Islam al-Chahal at his home in Tripoli. Dai al-Islam founded the Salafi Movement in Lebanon, the Islamic Association for Guidance and Charity and The Holy Quran Radio. He operates a wide number of mosques in North Lebanon where he preaches weekly in favor of the Syrian revolution.

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Faces of Somalia 10
Badoia, Somalia
By Noe Falk Nielsen
29 Oct 2009

School girl returning from school in Hargeisa.

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Faces of Somalia 07
Badoia, Somalia
By Noe Falk Nielsen
15 Jul 2009

Venerable male at a camp for displaced persons in Baidoa. The ginger beard is a sign of dignity.

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Faces of Somalia 08
Badoia, Somalia
By Noe Falk Nielsen
15 Jul 2009

Venerable male at a camp for displaced persons in Baidoa. The ginger beard is a sign of dignity.

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Faces of Somalia 09
Badoia, Somalia
By Noe Falk Nielsen
15 Jul 2009

Venerable female at a camp for displaced persons in Baidoa.

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Faces of Somalia 04
Badoia, Somalia
By Noe Falk Nielsen
13 Jul 2009

Young female attending a Quran school, Madrassa, in Baidoa. Verses from the Quran are printed on the boards used for teaching.

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Faces of Somalia 05
Badoia, Somalia
By Noe Falk Nielsen
13 Jul 2009

Boy attending a Quran school, Madrassa, in Baidoa. Verses from the Quran are printed on the boards used for teaching.

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Faces of Somalia 06
Badoia, Somalia
By Noe Falk Nielsen
13 Jul 2009

Little girl in a camp for displaced persons in Baidoa.

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Faces of Somalia 03
Badoia, Somalia
By Noe Falk Nielsen
14 Apr 2009

School girl looking out of the window of a school in Jowhar, Somalia

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Faces of Somalia 02
Badoia, Somalia
By Noe Falk Nielsen
29 May 2008

Little girl in a camp for displaced persons receives training in awareness of landmines and unexploded ordnance in a school in Baidoa

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Faces of Somalia 01
Badoia, Somalia
By Noe Falk Nielsen
12 May 2008

Students receive training in awareness of landmines and unexploded ordnance in a school in Baidoa