Islam

Thai Insurgency Takes Toll On Both Buddhists, Muslims

May 24, 2009

Author: Denis D. Gray

Source: USA Today

Wire Service: AP

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2009-05-23-buddhist-muslim_N.htm

The young Muslim man says he watched helplessly as soldiers broke his father's bones and punctured his lungs with vicious kicks. After seven hours of relentless torture the Muslim religious leader died cradled in his lap.

In a nearby village, a 7-year-old Buddhist...

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Bomb Case Raises Issue Of Islam In Jails

May 23, 2009

Author: Gary Fields and Suzanne Sataline

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124303841574048865.html

The possibility that the alleged New York bomb plotters converted to Islam in prison and adopted radical views could provide evidence of how the criminal-justice system can be fertile ground for terrorist recruitment.

Authorities said they believed all four men charged in the attack were Muslim and that some...

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Muslims Hope Mosque ‘Sheds Light On Islam’

May 23, 2009

Author: Erin Wisdom

Source: St. Joseph News-Press

http://www.stjoenews.net/news/2009/may/23/muslims-hope-mosque-sheds-light-islam/?local

Shamsuddin Rager had never been a Muslim in a city without a mosque until he moved to St. Joseph two years ago.

Mr. Rager, who is originally from Boston, came here from Florida and before that lived in a city in Germany not much larger than St. Joseph — one with...

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Muslim Chef Loses Tribunal Case

May 22, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/8064474.stm

A Muslim chef who accused the Metropolitan Police of religious discrimination when told he must handle pork has lost his tribunal case.

Hasanali Khoja was told he would be expected to handle pork products at his new job at the Empress State Building in Earls Court, west London.

The 60-year-old from Edgware, north-west...

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N.Y. Synagogue Hosts Diverse Meeting After Bomb Threat

May 22, 2009

Author: Shawn Cohen

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-05-22-bomb-plot-diverse-meeting_N.htm

Muslim, Jewish and Christian leaders this morning gathered to denounce religious hatred and express solidarity two days after a Riverdale terrorist plot was foiled.

They spoke in a joint news conference at the Riverdale Jewish Center, one of two sites targeted by four men who had allegedly planned...

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MPAC Outraged Over NYC Synagogue Plots

May 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=817

The Muslim Public Affairs Council is outraged over the alleged plan of four men to carry out attacks against Jewish houses of worship in New York City. The four men were arrested after planting what they thought were explosives near a synagogue and community center. MPAC applauds the FBI for foiling the group's plot to bomb New York City synagogues and use surface-to-...

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NYC Police: Terror Suspects Wanted to Commit Jihad

May 21, 2009

Author: Tom McElroy

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/21/AR2009052100424.html?hpid=moreheadlines

Four men arrested after planting what they thought were explosives near a synagogue and community center and plotting to shoot down a military plane were bent on carrying out a holy war against America...

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Lease Plan Agreed for New Mosque

May 19, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/berkshire/8057067.stm

A 125-year lease has been agreed for a £4m mosque to be built in Berkshire with fund-raising schemes under way.

Reading council has agreed the lease with the trustees of the Jamme Masjid to build the mosque on the corner of Wokingham Road and Green Road.

Planning permission was given in 2007 and money is being...

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Muslim Plan for U.S. College Moves Ahead

May 18, 2009

Author: Rachel Zoll

Source: USA Today

Wire Service: AP

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2009-05-18-islamic-college_N.htm

A group of American Muslims, led by two prominent scholars, is moving closer to fulfilling a vision of founding the first four-year accredited Islamic college in the United States, what some are calling a "Muslim Georgetown."

Advisers to the project have scheduled a...

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Now a Free Man, Houston Imam Clings to Hope

May 15, 2009

Author: Lindsay Wise

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/special/immigration/6426603.html

Sheikh Zoubir Bouchikhi stepped out of a friend’s car as twilight fell over his southeast Houston neighborhood this week, an electronic monitor blinking on his ankle.

The last time the 39-year-old spiritual leader of Abu Bakr Siddqui mosque had stood in his own driveway, he’d been in handcuffs...

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Muslims Struggle to Erect Minarets Next to Steeples

May 14, 2009

Author: Elizabeth Bryant

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/muslims_struggle_to_erect_minarets_next_to_steeples/

The dusty patch of weeds and litter may not look like much now, but the site nonetheless carries the hopes and a sense of sweet victory for Muslims in this hardscrabble Paris suburb.

The short story of the construction site is of a years-...

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