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German Muslims Call Mosque ID Checks "Humiliating"

January 11, 2010

Author: Jane Yager

Source: Global Post

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/germany/100108/islam-terrorism-security-islamophobia

In the wake of the Christmas Day terror attempt aboard an American airplane, countries on both sides of the Atlantic have turned their attention to places within their borders where potential terrorists may be radicalized or recruited. But in one part of Germany, heavy...

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Press Release On Recent Church Bombings In Malaysia

January 10, 2010

Author: Anwar Ibrahim

Source: Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding

http://cmcu.georgetown.edu/86516.html

We are outraged by the tragic attacks on our Christian brothers and sisters and reiterate our unequivocal condemnation of the bombing of churches in Malaysia. Today’s attack on the oldest standing church in Malaysia, the All Saints Church in Taiping, is an attack on our nation’s heritage.

As a nation we...

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Christians And Muslims In Egypt Trade Attacks After Fatal Shootings

January 9, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The New York Times

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/10/world/middleeast/10egypt.html

Muslims and Christians set fire to one another’s homes and shops near the southern Egyptian town of Nagaa Hamady on Saturday, three days after a gunman killed six Coptic Christians in drive-by shootings, security officers said.

“Four houses and a shop...

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Malaysian Churches Fire-Bombed As 'Allah' Row Escalates

January 8, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8447450.stm

Three churches have been attacked in Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur, ahead of protests by Muslim groups.

The administrative offices of one church were destroyed by a firebomb attack and one of the other two churches attacked was slightly damaged.

Some Muslim groups are angry at a court decision allowing non-Muslims to use the word Allah to refer...

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Massachusetts College Alters Policy Banning Face Coverings

January 8, 2010

Author: Cassie Spodak, Jamie Guzzardo and Yvonne Kalawur

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/01/08/massachusetts.security.policy/index.html

A Massachusetts college has modified a controversial security policy after criticism it infringed on the religious rights of students, a school official said Friday.

The policy originally banned any head covering that obscured the student's face while engaged in student...

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France Expels 'Dangerous Imam' for Inciting Violence

January 8, 2010

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8447993.stm

France has deported a Muslim preacher to Egypt for making public speeches inciting violence against the West.

Announcing the move, Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux described Ali Ibrahim el-Soudany as a "dangerous individual".

Mr Soudany, who had for months been preaching at a mosque near Paris, was expelled on Thursday, officials said.

Mr Hortefeux said the Egyptian citizen had been "calling for...

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Muslims Question Full-Body Search Of Woman In Head Scarf

January 7, 2010

Author: Oralandar Brand-Williams

Source: The Detroit News

http://detnews.com/article/20100107/METRO01/1070413/Muslims-question-full-body-search-of-woman-in-head-scarf

A national Muslim civil rights group is asking the Transportation Security Administration for clarification on whether Muslim women wearing Islamic head scarves, or hijabs, will be singled out for additional security checks...

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