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U.S. Attorney General Engages L.A.'s Muslim American Youths

July 18, 2009

Author: Paloma Esquivel

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-holder-muslim18-2009jul18,0,5378684.story

In a quiet event during an otherwise well-publicized visit to Los Angeles this week, U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder Jr. reached out to local Muslim American youths, calling on them to work with the government to fight violent extremism and pledging that the Justice Department would...

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A Shiite Schism On Clerical Rule

July 17, 2009

Author: Anthony Shadid

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/16/AR2009071604264.html

As Iran simmers over its disputed presidential election, Shiite clerics in Iraq are looking across the border with a sense of satisfaction that they have figured out a more durable answer to a question that has beset Shiite Islam for centuries: What role should religion play in...

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Court Reverses Ruling Dealing With Visa Of Muslim Scholar

July 17, 2009

Author: Benjamin Weiser

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/18/nyregion/18scholar.html?hpw

A federal appeals court in Manhattan on Friday reversed a lower-court ruling that had allowed the government to bar a prominent Muslim scholar from entering the United States on the ground that he had contributed to a charity that had connections to terrorism.

The scholar, Tariq Ramadan, 46, a Swiss academic, was to...

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The Baptist And the Mullah Launch a Faith-Based Attack On the Taliban

July 16, 2009

Author: Michael M. Phillips

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124544682085632447.html

In a country soaked with religion, it has fallen to an Oklahoma Baptist to turn Islam into a weapon against the Taliban.

The U.S. military, eager to hand the war over to the Afghan government, has placed mentors throughout the Afghan National Army. The Americans help commanders command, fliers fly and spies spy. U.S. Army...

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CAIR: Oregon Bill Reinforces Ban On Muslim, Sikh, Jewish Teachers

July 16, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: PRNewswire-USNewswire

http://www.examiner.com/p-375700~CAIR__Oregon_Bill_Reinforces_Ban_on_Muslim__Sikh__Jewish_Teachers.html

A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization oday joined America's Sikh community in expressing concerns about legislation awaiting the governor's signature in Oregon that purports to broaden religious freedom, but would...

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Sikhs Join Faith Trail In London Suicide Bombers' Town

July 15, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Sikh News

http://worldsikhnews.com/15%20July%202009/Sikhs%20join%20Faith%20Trail%20in%20London%20suicide%20bombers%20town.htm

Sikhs in Leeds have taken the initiative to invite members of other faiths to see their place of worship in step with similar reciprocal action by others.

Four years on from the 7/7 London bombings, Muslims, Sikhs and...

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Islamic Saudi Academy Expansion Waits for Fairfax Supervisors' Decision, Draws More Criticism

July 15, 2009

Author: Sarah Krouse

Source: Washington Business Journal

http://washington.bizjournals.com/washington/blog/breaking_ground/2009/07/saudi_school_expansion_draws_more_criticism_waits_for_fairfax_supervisors_decision.html

After a public hearing that blended curriculum and land development concerns, Fairfax County supervisors decided to wait until...

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Religious Row Flares In Malaysia

July 15, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8151352.stm

Police in Malaysia have said they will release nine Christians mistakenly accused of trying to convert Muslim university students to Christianity.

A university security guard wrongly thought they were handing Christian pamphlets to Muslims, police said.

Trying to convert Muslims to another religion is forbidden in Malaysia, though Muslims...

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Young Muslims Gather In D.C. for Leadership Summit

July 14, 2009

Author: Amanda Milkovits

Source: The Providence Journal

http://www.projo.com/news/content/muslim_conference_07-14-08_BUARKR5_v22.2f0fb1d.html

Dr. Naba Sharif, a former pediatric resident at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, in Providence, was one of 25 Muslim Americans selected to speak with national political leaders and public officials shaping national policy during last week’s Young Muslim American Leaders...

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Baghdad Church Bombings Leave Tiny Christian Minority Trembling

July 14, 2009

Author: Tim Cocks

Source: Reuters

http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/07/14/baghdad-church-bombings-leave-tiny-christian-minority-trembling/

A spate of bombs targeting churches in Baghdad this week has Iraq’s minority Christian community trembling at the prospect of being the next victim of militants trying to reignite war.

Iraqi Christians, one of the country’s...

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President Obama Addresses Jewish Concerns

July 14, 2009

Author: Peter Wallsten

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-obama-jews14-2009jul14,0,1886892.story

A private meeting Monday held to ease tensions between the White House and American Jewish leaders included a pointed exchange as President Obama said public disagreements between the U.S. government and Israel are useful in the pursuit of Middle East peace, several...

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Iraq Tightens Security Around Churches, Christian Towns After Wave of Attacks

July 14, 2009

Author: Nada Bakri

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/13/AR2009071302043.html

Iraqi authorities on Monday tightened security around churches across Baghdad and in two Christian towns in the northern province of Nineveh, amid fears that a series of attacks against them could escalate.

The security measures were imposed a day after bombings in and around...

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