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Because Pluralism Is Our Fundamentalism

December 12, 2010

Author: Robert Kolker

Source: The New York Magazine

http://nymag.com/news/articles/reasonstoloveny/2010/70056/

The Anti-Defamation League called the plan to build a Muslim community and prayer center two blocks from ground zero “counterproductive to the healing process.” Catholic Archbishop Timothy Dolan suggested the mosque’s developers find another site. But while some in the religious world equivocated, the leaders...

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2 Accused Of NY Subway Station Hate Attack On Imam

December 9, 2010

Author: Jennifer Peltz

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/09/AR2010120905779.html

Two men attacked a Muslim religious leader in a hate-fueled assault in a subway station, with one hurling slurs along with a fist, prosecutors and Muslim advocates said Thursday.

But defense lawyers said the incident was a...

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Imam Behind NYC Mosque Plan Sees Hope After Fury

December 9, 2010

Author: David Caruso

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/09/AR2010120901079.html

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf saw his plans for an Islamic center near ground zero derided as a victory mosque for terrorists, exploited as campaign fodder and used as a bargaining chip by a Florida pastor who vowed to burn the Quran.

...

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Superstar Muslim Preacher Amr Khaled Battles al-Qaeda

December 7, 2010

Author: Matt Prodger

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/9264357.stm

President Ali Abdullah Saleh does not give many interviews at the moment. The man who has governed Yemen for 32 years is fed up with the press characterising the country as a "cradle of terrorism".

 

But for Amr Khaled he was willing to make an exception. The Egyptian Muslim televangelist is, in the words of the president a "...

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In This Show, an Islamic World Brimming With Innovation

December 6, 2010

Author: Clyde Haberman

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/07/nyregion/07nyc.html?_r=1&ref=religion_and_belief

In David Lean’s majestic film “Lawrence of Arabia,” the beleaguered Arab leader Prince Feisal reminds his British Army adviser, T. E. Lawrence, of a glory that once was.

 

“You know, Lieutenant,” he says, “in the Arab city of C...

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Germany's Angst About Islamists Goes Mainstream

December 5, 2010

Author: Kirsten Grieshaber

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/05/AR2010120500060.html

The 200 robed and bearded men gathered at dusk on the market square, rolled out their prayer rugs and intoned Allah's praises as dismayed townspeople looked on.

 

It was Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month, and the group that calls itself "Invitation to Paradise...

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Mosque Gains Commission's Approval

December 2, 2010

Author: Jeff Horseman

Source: The Press-Enterprise

http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_D_mosque02.48a1845.html

The Temecula Planning Commission voted unanimously late Wednesday to approve a plan to build a mosque on the city's outskirts.

The 5-0 vote followed a 5 ½-hour public hearing in which more than 80 speakers testified for and against the Islamic Center of Temecula Valley mosque...

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