PARIS (AP) The latest on the deadly attacks in Paris. (All times local): 10:20 p.m. Australia’s most senior Muslim cleric has clarified a statement by saying there is no justification for terrorist violence after he came under fire for linking the Paris attacks to racism and Islamophobia. The Grand Mufti of Australia, Ibrahim Abu Mohammed, and the Australian National Imams Council said in a statement on Wednesday that they had ”consistently and unequivocally condemned all forms of terrorist violence.” Critics had demanded a clarification after some said an initial statement Sunday could be interpreted as a justification for the coordinated attacks in Paris that killed at least 129 people. That statement said current strategies to deal with terrorism had failed and it is ”therefore imperative that all causative factors” such as racism and Islamophobia be addressed. — 10:05 p.m. A German security official has denied reports that explosives were found outside the stadium where Germany had been due to play a soccer match against the Netherlands. Boris Pistorius, the interior minister for Lower-Saxony state, also told reporters late Tuesday that there had also been no arrests in the case. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said the friendly match in the… Read full this story
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