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Group Works to Counter Negative View Of Muslims

January 14, 2010

Author: Stefano Esposito

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/1990227,CST-NWS-muslim14.article

It's hard to deny the power of an Osama bin Laden taped message to foment anti-Muslim sentiment in America.

But a Chicago-based coalition wants to blunt that sort of message by sharing the real-life stories of Muslims living, working and praying in America.

"It's about humanizing our respective stories...

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Inter-Faith Meet Condemns Swiss Mosque Minarets Ban

January 14, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Thaindian News

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/uncategorized/inter-faith-meet-condemns-swiss-mosque-minarets-ban_100303961.html

Religious scholars and intellectuals Thursday condemned the Swiss government’s recent ban on minarets of mosques in their country and decided to approach the United Nations and Amnesty International in the matter.
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Three Killed, 17 Wounded In Attacks In Thai South

January 14, 2010

Author: Surapan Boonthanom, Ambika Ahuja and Alan Raybould

Source: Reuters

http://in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-45385320100114

A series of drive-by shootings and bombings killed three people and wounded 17 in Thailand's restive Muslim south, police said on Thursday.

Unknown assailants shot dead and burned the bodies of a Buddhist couple who were riding to work on a motorcycle on Thursday morning in Pattani province...

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Message From ISNA President Dr. Ingrid Mattson On the Haitian Earthquake

January 14, 2010

Author: Dr. Ingrid Mattson

Source: Islamic Society of North America

http://www.isna.net/articles/News/Message-from-ISNA-president-Dr-Ingrid-Mattson-on-the-Haitian-Earthquake.aspx

It has been reported that a prominent Christian leader, Pat Robertson, has said that Haiti has been “cursed” by a “pact with the devil.” Fortunately, this is not the mainstream Christian...

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Conyers: Review FBI Case On Imam

January 14, 2010

Author: Ben Schmitt and Todd Spangler

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/article/20100114/NEWS02/1140430/1001/News/Conyers-Review-FBI-case-on-imam

While federal prosecutors were trying to protect vital evidence in a case against a group they described as Islamic extremists, U.S. Rep. John Conyers asked the U.S. Attorney General on Wednesday for a thorough investigation into the shooting death...

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Threats Against Muslims In Chicago On the Rise

January 14, 2010

Author: Mike Puccinelli

Source: CBS 2 Chicago

http://cbs2chicago.com/local/muslims.chicago.threats.2.1427330.html

Islamic rights advocates say there's been a rise in the number of threats directed at local Muslims. And some of these threats are being delivered right to their doors. CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports. 

When Ahmed Rehab walks up to his suburban home these days it's with a new sense of awareness. That's...

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UK Poll Finds Profound Anti-Muslim Sentiment

January 14, 2010

Author: David Sapsted

Source: The National

http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100115/FOREIGN/701149928/1135/WEEKENDER

Mistrust of Muslims living in Britain has reached unprecedented levels, a survey to be published this month will show.

There is concern over the growing influence of Islam on the British way of life with 52 per cent of those surveyed believing that the country...

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Stones Thrown At Malaysian Sikh Temple Following Religious Row

January 13, 2010

Author: January 13, 2010

Source: The Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6985866.ece

Malaysian Sikhs have become the latest group to be dragged into a violent controversy about the use of the word Allah, with the stoning of Sikh temple following a series of arson attacks on Christian churches.

Vandals damaged a mirror, but caused no injuries, when they threw stones into the courtyard of the...

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Dutch Lawmaker Tries to Avoid Hate Speech Charges

January 13, 2010

Author: Toby Sterling

Source: The Austin-American Statesman

Wire Service: AP

http://www.statesman.com/news/nation/dutch-lawmaker-tries-to-avoid-hate-speech-charges-176228.html

Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders asked judges on Wednesday to drop or reduce charges against him of criminal incitement, arguing that his anti-Islam message falls within the boundaries of freedom of...

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Muslim And Sikh Boxers Fight to Overturn Beard Ban

January 13, 2010

Author: Catrin Nye

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/8451615.stm

Muslim and Sikh groups are challenging a ruling which bans amateur boxers from the ring if they have a beard.

The Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAE) recently ruled that all fighters had to be clean shaven to allow cuts to the face to be seen.

It came after Mohammed Patel, a 25-year-old bearded Muslim boxer from Bolton, was stopped...

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Fords Protest Swiss Minaret Ban

January 13, 2010

Author: Robin Riskin

Source: The Bi-College News

http://www.biconews.com/?p=22375

A wooden minaret capped in a green cloth stood outside of Founders starting at 8 a.m. Friday.

Edin Fako ‘11 erected it to protest Switzerland’s recent ban on the construction of minarets—tower-like structures featured in Islamic architecture from which the call to prayer is made.

Fako broadcast the call to prayer—or adhaan—from...

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