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Islamists Regain Ground and Strength in Somalia

December 7, 2008

Author: Edmund Sanders

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-somalia-islamists7-2008dec07,0,1139540.story

Two years after being routed from Somalia's capital, an anti-Western Islamic movement is poised for a comeback in the besieged Horn of Africa nation.

Although the movement is divided by competing ideologies and goals, it has nonetheless made many...

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Sydney Art Fuses Surf With Islam

December 6, 2008

Author: Nick Bryant

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7769028.stm

An Australian artist has produced a range of Islamic surfboards in an attempt to create a greater understanding between East and West.

Phillip George was inspired by his trips to the Middle East and by riots in 2005 when Lebanese Australians were targeted on a beach in Sydney.

He has called the range the Inshallah - or God Willing -...

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Building A Dialogue

December 5, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Boston Phoenix

http://thephoenix.com/Boston/News/73192-Building-a-dialogue/

In the November 21 edition of the Phoenix, reporter David S. Bernstein makes a number of assertions about the Muslim American Society of Boston (MAS Boston) and the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Roxbury, claiming they are indifferent to the welfare and pluralism of Roxbury, and Boston in general. (See “Menino...

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Report Finds Prejudice Against Muslims On Rise

December 5, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Detroit News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081205/NATION/812050398/1041/LIFESTYLE04

Discrimination and hate crimes against Arab-Americans have dropped in recent years after a spike following the 9/11 attacks, but such prejudice is still more common than in the 1980s and 1990s, according to a report by an...

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Muslims Will Meet in KC for Eid al-Adha

December 5, 2008

Author: Helen T. Gray

Source: KansasCity.com

http://www.kansascity.com/255/story/923863.html

Several thousand Muslims from the Kansas City area and surrounding cities are expected to gather for prayer Monday in observance of Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice.

Prayer will start at 9 a.m. at the Metropolitan Community College’s Business and Technology School, 1775 Universal Ave.

The festival is held each year in connection...

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Nigeria: Religious Leaders Meet in Abuja

December 4, 2008

Author: Ise-Oluwa Ige

Source: All Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200812040459.html

Religious leaders across the nation yesterday met in Abuja behind closed doors in search of peace for the crisis-ridden Jos, the capital of Plateau State.

The leaders who gathered under the name and style of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council of Nigeria, (NIREC) said the latest Jos mayhem which claimed hundreds of lives and property worth several millions of...

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The Muslims and Christians of Jos

December 4, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Economist

http://www.economist.com/world/mideast-africa/displaystory.cfm?story_id=12724903

The Katako market was still smouldering five days after it was razed to the ground by a mob of Christian youths. The bodies of ten people trapped in the fires that destroyed it had already been taken away and buried. Muslim men kicked up plumes of dust as they shuffled through the ashes of their...

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When Town Halls Turn to Mecca

December 4, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Economist

http://www.economist.com/world/international/displaystory.cfm?story_id=12724966

In cities all over Europe, mayors are fretting about the coming religious festivities. No, not just Christmas lights. They want to ensure hygiene and order in the slaughter of sheep for the feast of Eid al-Adha on December 8th. This remembers the readiness of Abraham—the patriarch revered by all...

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Muslim School Plan Provokes Anger in Australia

December 4, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: VOA News

http://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200812/200812040003.html

Hundreds of demonstrators have protested against plans to build a Muslim school on Australia's Gold Coast. Residents waving placards bearing slogans like "Muslim school - Hell no!" have gathered outside council offices to vent their frustrations. From Sydney, Phil Mercer reports.

Muslim schools have operated in the...

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