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Muslims Say F.B.I. Tactics Sow Anger And Fear

December 17, 2009

Author: Paul Vitello and Kirk Semple

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/18/us/18muslims.html?_r=1&hp

The anxiety and anger have been building all year. In March, a national coalition of Islamic organizations warned that it would cease cooperating with the F.B.I. unless the agency stopped infiltrating mosques and using “agents provocateurs to trap unsuspecting Muslim youth.”

In September, a...

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Minister Says Burqa-Style Veils Impede Citizenship

December 16, 2009

Author: Elaine Ganley

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ggXAWnaIOk6lYbwkZzxJceFqaIHgD9CKKK701

France's immigration minister said Wednesday that he wants the wearing of Muslim veils that cover the face and body to be grounds for denying citizenship and long-term residence.

Eric Besson said he planned to take "concrete...

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Informational Billboards On Islamic Faith Are Going Up

December 15, 2009

Author: Bob Von Sternberg

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/faith/79306142.html?elr=KArks7PYDiaK7DU2EPaL_V_9E7ODiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUUr

Hoping to encourage interfaith dialogue, an Islamic organization will unveil a pair of billboards in Minneapolis this week.

The Minnesota chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America plans to unveil the billboards Friday, the eve of...

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New Protest Statement Builds In Iran -- Men In Head Scarves

December 14, 2009

Author: Eve Bower

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/12/14/iran.headscarf.protest/index.html

A new anti-government movement has sprung up among protesters in Iran -- and now among their supporters in other countries -- with men posting pictures of themselves on the Internet wearing women's head scarves as a political statement.

The movement began in recent days as an online backlash after the arrest of...

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Malaysia Hearings Start In Catholic 'Allah' Fight

December 14, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iBsivc5w3lwu3BlDOW-WCA4b01cgD9CJ2H081

Lawyers for the Roman Catholic Church urged a court Monday to let Christians use "Allah" as a translation for God and overturn a government ban that has become a symbol of religious grievances in Muslim-majority Malaysia.

The High...

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Immigration Delays Top Complaint From Oklahoma Muslims, Report Says

December 11, 2009

Source: NewsOK

http://www.newsok.com/immigration-delays-top-complaint-from-oklahoma-muslims-report-says/article/3424218#comments

Government agencies accounted for more than half of civil rights complaints from Oklahoma Muslims last year, according to a report released Thursday by a state advocacy group.

Most of the complaints reported were regarding immigration delays, said Razi Hashmi,...

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Carrollton Program Lets Ismaili Muslim Parents, Kids Share Learning Experience

December 10, 2009

Author: Dianne Solis

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/121009dnmetismaili.3c42e82.html

Class springs to attention with the Pledge of Allegiance. Five-year-old Saniya Khoja takes the lead, twirling a red-white-and-blue flag the size of a napkin. Little ones with hands over hearts recite "... one nation under God, with liberty and justice for all...

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Muslim Ex-Inmates to Get Mentors On Release

December 10, 2009

Author: Catrin Nye

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8403245.stm

A charity is offering one-to-one support for Muslim criminals on their release from jail in a bid to cut reoffending.

The scheme is being run by Mosaic, which runs programmes to support young Muslims living in deprived areas.

A study of Muslim prisoners found many were rejected and stigmatised by their communities on leaving custody.

About 12% of...

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U.S. Muslims Fight Domestic Extremism

December 10, 2009

Author: Aisha Qidwae

Source: Muslim American Society/Islam Online

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=5452

Leading American Muslim organizations and community leaders are planning to launch a website and organize a summit where young Muslims can ask mainstream scholars questions as part of renewed efforts to combat extremism.

"The idea is really to refute and counter the misuse of certain ayahs [verse of the Qur'an] and hadith [sayings of...

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Sarkozy Delivers a Mixed Message to France's Muslim Immigrants

December 9, 2009

Author: Edward Cody

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/08/AR2009120802018.html?sub=AR

Faced with swelling unease over the place of Muslim immigrants in France, President Nicolas Sarkozy called Tuesday for tolerance among native French people but warned that arriving Muslims must embrace Europe's historical values and avoid "ostentation or provocation...

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Philippines, Muslim Rebels Resume Peace Negotiations In Malaysia After More Than a Year

December 8, 2009

Author: Julia Zappei

Source: The Baltimore Sun

Wire Service: AP

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-as-philippines-muslim-rebels,0,2399940.story

The Philippine government and a Muslim separatist group Tuesday resumed peace talks that collapsed 16 months ago, restoring formal efforts to end a decades-long rebellion that has claimed at...

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Muslim Prayers And Renewal Near Ground Zero

December 8, 2009

Author: Ralph Blumenthal and Sharaf Mowjood

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/09/nyregion/09mosque.html?hp

On that still-quiet Tuesday morning, the sales staff was in a basement room eating breakfast, waiting to open the doors to the first shoppers at 10 a.m.

There was no immediate sign of the fiery cataclysm that erupted overhead starting at 8:46. But out of a baby-blue sky suddenly stained with smoke, a...

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