joplin mosque http://kbia.org en Man confesses to Joplin mosque fire http://kbia.org/post/man-confesses-joplin-mosque-fire <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 24.96875px;"><a href="http://columbiafavs.com/2013/08/28/moving-on-joplin-muslim-community-moves-forward-after-mosque-burns-to-groun/" style="color: rgb(0, 159, 209);" target="_blank">More than one year after</a>&nbsp;the Islamic Society of Joplin was burned to the ground, an arrested man has confessed to setting the fire.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:30:16 +0000 Kellie Moore 42522 at http://kbia.org Man confesses to Joplin mosque fire Moving on: Joplin Muslim community moves forward after mosque burns to ground http://kbia.org/post/moving-joplin-muslim-community-moves-forward-after-mosque-burns-ground <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>This week, Columbia Faith &amp; Values and its partner sites explored what happens when violence crosses thresholds in churches, synagogues and mosques. You can <a href="http://columbiafavs.com/politics/law-crime-and-court/series-wrap-up-from-bullets-to-burnings-religion-violence-in-america" target="_blank">read the whole series on ColumbiaFAVS.com.</a></strong></em></p> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Kellie Moore 39726 at http://kbia.org Moving on: Joplin Muslim community moves forward after mosque burns to ground Hundreds turn out for Joplin mosque rally http://kbia.org/post/hundreds-turn-out-joplin-mosque-rally <p>Hundreds of people turned out for a rally aimed at showing solidarity with area Muslims whose mosque was destroyed in a suspicious fire. Mon, 27 Aug 2012 12:32:18 +0000 Associated Press 20077 at http://kbia.org Hundreds turn out for Joplin mosque rally Enough money raised for Joplin rally for Muslims http://kbia.org/post/enough-money-raised-joplin-rally-muslims <p>Donors have stepped forward to make sure a rally to support Muslims in Joplin will be held.</p><p>The Neighbors — Joplin Mosque Rally will be held Saturday at Landreth Park.</p><p>Organizer Ashley Carter said several people contributed about $2,500 this week to fund the rally, which will feature speakers and entertainment.</p><p>The event was planned after a suspicious fire destroyed the Islamic Society of Joplin's mosque on Aug. 6. A reward totaling $25,000 has been offered for information on the fire. The FBI is investigating.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 13:20:45 +0000 Associated Press 19519 at http://kbia.org Rally to support Joplin Muslims lacking funds http://kbia.org/post/rally-support-joplin-muslims-lacking-funds <p>A rally to support Muslims after a fire destroyed a mosque in Joplin is still planned, although the organizer says more money is needed to finance the event.</p><p>A fire that destroyed the Islamic Society of Joplin mosque Aug. 6 has been called suspicious but a cause has not been determined.</p><p>Organizer Ashley Carter says the rally is scheduled for Saturday at Landreth Park. She is seeking nearly $3,000 by Wednesday for insurance and rent. But she says speakers and entertainment are lined up and she expects the event to be held.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 13:27:45 +0000 Associated Press 19368 at http://kbia.org Fire destroys Joplin, Mo. mosque http://kbia.org/post/fire-destroys-joplin-mo-mosque <p>The only mosque in Joplin, Mo., has burned to the ground.&nbsp; The cause of the fire is still unknown.&nbsp;</p><p>The loss of property leaves the Islamic community without a place of worship in its most sacred time of the year:&nbsp; Ramadan.</p><p>The imam of the mosque, Dr. Lahmuddin Lahmuiddin, had only&nbsp; finished leading the special &ldquo;Taraweeh&rdquo; night prayers a few hours before he was awakened by a phone call from the Jasper County Sheriff&rsquo;s Department.&nbsp; That prayer takes place every night at about 10:00 during the month of Ramadan.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 23:25:38 +0000 Jennifer Davidson 18869 at http://kbia.org Fire destroys Joplin, Mo. mosque Newscast for August 6, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-august-6-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Fire destroys Joplin mosque</li><li>Republican Senate primary heats up</li><li>'Right to pray' amendment on primary ballot</li></ul><p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 22:46:00 +0000 Kristofor Husted 18865 at http://kbia.org $15K reward for info on Mo. mosque fire http://kbia.org/post/15k-reward-info-mo-mosque-fire <p>The FBI announced Monday they were offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to charges in a fire at a Joplin mosque.</p><p>The fire was reported July 4 at the Islamic Society of Joplin. No injuries were reported, and firefighters extinguished the blaze on the roof of the center before it caused any interior damage. It was the second fire in two years at the center.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 13:29:06 +0000 Associated Press 17688 at http://kbia.org