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Closing Arguments Begin in Holy Land Retrial

November 10, 2008

Author: Paul J. Weber

Source: The Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6105353.html

Federal prosecutors made their closing arguments that a Muslim charity in Texas raised millions of dollars to finance international terrorism before again handing the case to a jury Monday.

Last year's trial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development ended...

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Row Over Jerusalem Muslim Cemetery

November 8, 2008

Author: Wyre Davies

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7715921.stm

Religious leaders in Jerusalem are warning of dangerous consequences after a decision by Israel's Supreme Court to allow the destruction of part of an ancient Muslim cemetery.

The graveyard has not been used for more than 50 years, but contains the bodies of some important Islamic figures.

Many of those bodies will now be disturbed to make way...

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American Muslims Relieved, Hopeful at Obama's Election

November 6, 2008

Author: Nicole Neroulias

Source: Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=16858

After months of balancing their support for the presidential candidate with concerns that their allegiance could do more harm than good, millions of relieved American Muslims cheered the election of the son of a Muslim immigrant whose middle name is Hussein.

Record numbers of U.S. Muslims had cast their votes, boosted by registration...

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Muslims And Jews Pack Rutgers Dialogue Event

November 6, 2008

Author: Debra Rubin

Source: The New Jersey Jewish News

http://www.njjewishnews.com/njjn.com/110608/njMuslimsJewsPackRutgers.html

In what both sides hope will be the first of many interfaith encounters, Muslims and Jews at Rutgers University packed a student lounge in New Brunswick to discuss how they view dating, religious holidays, and food prohibitions.

At the Oct. 30 program, arranged by Rutgers Hillel and the...

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Michigan Legislature Getting 1st Female Muslim

November 6, 2008

Author: David N. Goodman

Source: The Associated Press

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=16870

Michigan is getting its first female Muslim legislator, thanks in large part to her Jewish boss, the incumbent.

Rashida Tlaib, a lawyer, community activist and daughter of Palestinian immigrants, easily won a House seat in Tuesday's general election after emerging from an eight-way Democratic primary with 44 percent of the vote in August....

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Among Young Muslims, Mixed Emotions on Obama

November 6, 2008

Author: Paul Vitello

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/07/nyregion/07muslims.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

It was easy for them to love the candidate. With the same passion, and for the same reasons that millions of other young people did, they loved Barack Obama’s call to activism, the promise of change, the sheer newness of the guy.

What was hard was feeling they could not show it because...

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Muslim Place of Refuge Planned

November 5, 2008

Author: Marc Parry

Source: Times Union

http://timesunion.com/ASPStories/Story.asp?StoryID=736309

Amin Abdullah spreads the inmates' letters over his mosque's green rug.

The authors are imprisoned in Clinton. Fishkill. Marcy. Abdullah reads aloud from one who writes of "a problem with addiction."

"I will be homeless once I am released," he says. "So I am begging and pleading for your help."

Help may be coming. A...

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2 Plead Guilty to Firebombing Tennessee Mosque

November 3, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Associated Press

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hV2FY0VMPKnB60D7V3A11c6jyWYQD947QU7O0

Two men pleaded guilty Monday to firebombing a storefront mosque that was reduced to rubble with black swastikas spray painted on it.

A federal indictment said the two and a third defendant also tagged "White Power" on the outside of the mosque before torching the building with Molotov cocktails. No...

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Interfaith Unity Urged On Campus

November 3, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/7705413.stm

A cross-party group of Jewish and Muslim MPs are beginning a tour of English universities to promote better interfaith relations between students.

The Coexistence Trust will address tensions created on campuses by the Middle East conflict.

It aims to highlight similarities in the histories of the two communities and encourage unity...

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NCC Warns About Distorted Video On Islam

October 31, 2008

Author: Philip Jenks

Source: World Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2008/10/msg00188.html

The Interfaith Relations Commission of the National Council of Churches expressed alarm and protest over the recent mass distribution of 28 million copies of what it termed a "distorted and misleading" DVD entitled: "Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West."

The Commission charged that the DVD, distributed primarily in closely contested states in the last...

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More Muslim American Women Entering Politics

October 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/10/30/america/NA-US-Elections-Muslim-Women.php

Many things have changed for Muslim Americans in the seven years since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks: Interrogations from FBI and immigration officials. Additional screenings from airport security. The feeling of being targeted by new anti-terrorism laws.

And then there's this:...

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San Marcos: Hate Graffiti Found Along San Elijo Road

October 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The North County Times

http://www.northcountytimes.com/articles/2008/10/30/news/inland/san_marcos/zcc40a921cf5f6b36882574f20078cfad.txt

Vandals armed with red paint wrote threats and racial slurs, some attacking Muslims and presidential candidate Barack Obama, on property along San Elijo Road, officials said Thursday.

One scrawl included the phrase "...

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