Finley wrote that, After due consideration of these facts, the Sultan, as Caliph caused a message to be sent to the Mohammedans of the Philippine Islands forbidding them to enter into any hostilities against the Americans, inasmuch as no interference with their religion would be allowed under American rule. As the Moros have never asked more than that, it is not surprising, that they refused all overtures made, by Aguinaldo's agents, at the time of the Filipino insurrection. President McKinley sent a personal letter of thanks to Mr. Straus for the excellent work he had done, and said, its accomplishment had saved the United States at least twenty thousand troops in the field.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to attend the opening ceremony, expected to take place on Tuesday, of the 3,capacity house of worship, with its four minarets and built in classic Ottoman style.
While many have welcomed it, the mosque has fueled concern among some Turkish Cypriots that Ankara is increasing its dominance over the north of the divided island. We are not a fundamentalist Islamist community.
Turkey is the only country to recognize the unilaterally declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, whose administration it bankrolls and where it has some 35, soldiers stationed. Outside the towering new structure with its four meter foot minarets, local resident Ayhan Ankurt was ecstatic.
The year-old spent months collecting signatures from other residents in the area in favor of building the mosque. It is also not to be confused with the Hala Sultan Tekke shrine on the Greek Cypriot side of the island, a pilgrimage destination revered by Muslims as the burial site of a companion of the Prophet Mohammed.
And why so many? The school is more important for me. We want to send our kids to good schools.
Official figures on its cost were unavailable. To occupy the northern part of the island.Jews and Armenians have a lot in common in their grievances caused by historic persecution and genocides.
However, two main impediments prevent a closer relationship. Israel's new ambassador to Turkey arrives in Ankara Israel's new ambassador to Turkey, Eitan Naeh, arrives in the capital, becoming Israel's first envoy to Turkey since “Israel is a state in the region; we all understand this,” Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Oman’s minister of foreign affairs told the Manama Dialogue summit on Oct.
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NICOSIA, Cyprus (AFP) — In the flat sunbaked fields north of the Cypriot capital Nicosia, a huge Turkey-funded mosque opening this week has caused a stir in the largely secular Muslim society.