Ashura is marked by Muslims with voluntary days of fasting, including one that commemorates the day Moses was saved from the Egyptians by God.
"What happened in Linköping and Norrköping is completely reprehensible and will never be accepted," the Swedish National Police Chief said in a statement.
The wife of the jailed opposition leader said in a social media post, "After meeting with Alexey, I worry about him even more."
Bibi had been accused of insulting Islam during an argument with neighbors in 2009.
More than 2.37 million pilgrims—mostly from outside Saudi Arabia—are taking part in the five-day ritual.
The incumbent governor is currently on trial for insulting the Koran.
Some who tried to return to the Syrian city were jailed and accused of backing ISIS.
In 2014, 23 percent of all U.S. residents raised in Muslim households had left their religion.
Muslim Americans are markedly more liberal than Muslims elsewhere.
Iran is the godfather of modern terrorism that until 9/11 had helped kill more Americans than the Saudis would ever care to.
Xing Xing Digital Corporation, the Beijing-based company that animates the British children's program, is hoping to dampen the flames of controversy.
His art is blasphemous, but respectfully so.
Just 12 days before the first anniversary of Farkhunda Malikzada's death, Afghanistan's Supreme Court reduced the sentences of 13 men convicted of her murder.
Many leading Muslim thinkers are going to some of Islam's earliest texts to promote reform.
Two Koran fragments in the University of Birmingham's collection have been dated to the era of Muhammad's life.
The Islamic manuscript has laid untouched in the University of Birmingham's Research Library for almost 100 years.
Prisons in England and Wales are a breeding ground for extreme Islamic views and radicalisation of inmates.
Those fighting against terrorists deserve better than bumper sticker slogans to guide their actions.
According to French journalist Didier François, his hostage-takers never offered him a Koran.
The Iranian-backed film, which will not show the Prophet's face, has led to a rival Qatari production.
Turmoil in the Middle East is fueled by an ancient schism between the followers of the Prophet Muhammad.