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Christian-Muslim Dialogue: Experts Demarcate Common Ground

October 22, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2008/10/msg00124.html

Christian communities should improve their knowledge of Islam, be good neighbours to Muslims and bear witness to their faith in an appropriate manner, according to an international group of church leaders and experts on Christian-Muslim dialogue.

These were some of the recommendations put forward at an 18 to 20 October consultation aimed at developing an ecumenical...

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Sour Note for American Muslims in Election Campaign

October 21, 2008

Author: Michael Conlon

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE49K6LW20081021

These are uneasy times for America's Muslims, caught in a backwash from a presidential election campaign where the false notion that Barack Obama is Muslim has been seized on by some who link Islam with terrorism.

The Democratic White House candidate, who would be the first black U.S. president and whose middle name is Hussein, is a...

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Republican's Anti-Muslim Letter Sparks Outrage

October 21, 2008

Author: Tim Korte

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/Local%20News/Republican-s--anti-Muslim-letter-sparks-outrage

The chairwoman of an Otero County Republican women's group on Tuesday defended a letter to the editor in which she wrote, "I believe Muslims are our enemies."

Marcia Stirman, a 56-year-old interior decorator, also called Democratic presidential candidate...

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Tercentenary of Guru Granth Sahib Coronation

October 20, 2008

Author: I P Singh

Source: Times of India/TNN

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Tercentenary_of_Guru_Granth_Sahib_coronation/articleshow/3616597.cms

Lakhs of Sikhs as well as people from other faiths participated in the celebrations in connection with the tercentenary — 300 years — of Guruta Gadi Diwas (coronation) of Guru Granth Sahib on Sunday. The Guru Manyo Granth Jagriti...

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Game Delayed Over Koran Phrases

October 20, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7679151.stm

Sony has postponed the global release of a much-anticipated video game due to concerns that it may offend Muslims.

Copies of LittleBigPlanet are being recalled from shops worldwide after it emerged that a background music track contained two phrases from the Koran.

Sony issued an apology for any offence that its use of the backing track might...

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Muslim McCain Fans Confront Intolerance At Rally (Video)

October 20, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Huffington Post/ANP

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/20/muslim-mccain-fans-confro_n_136203.html

At a John McCain rally in Woodbridge, Virginia, three people handed out "Obama for Change" bumper stickers with the Communist sickle and hammer and the Islamic crescent, saying Obama was a socialist with ties to radical Islam. Several moderate McCain supporters, Muslim and Christian alike,...

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MPAC Commends Secretary Colin Powell for Remarks on Muslim Americans

October 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=720

The Muslim Public Affairs Council today commended Fomer Secretary of State Colin Powell, who addressed the issue of Islamophobia in the current election cycle on NBC's "Meet the Press" this morning. Secretary Powell, who served both as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President George H.W. Bush and Secretary of State under President George W. Bush...

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Met’s Most Senior Muslim Woman ‘Ostracised Even From Coffee Run’

October 19, 2008

Author: Daniel Foggo

Source: The Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article4969448.ece

A Muslim woman responsible for upholding racial and religious diversity within the Metropolitan police claims she was so marginalised that she was not even allowed to make the coffee.

Yasmin Rehman, 42, the force’s director of partnerships and diversity, is taking her bosses to an employment tribunal claiming...

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Liberia: Religious Group Writes MOE to Ban Bible Teaching

October 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Analyst

http://allafrica.com/stories/200810220870.html

The Ministry of Education is under pressure to put an end to the teaching of Bible in public schools across the country as evidence[d] by a call from a religious advocacy institution which has been praying for religious tolerance.

The group, Muslim and Christian United for Peace and Reconciliation in Liberia (MUCUL) says it has written the authorities of the...

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More on the Soldier Kareem R. Khan

October 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The New York Times

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/10/19/more-on-the-soldier-kareem-r-khan/

On “Meet the Press” today, Colin L. Powell concluded his endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama by referring to the death of a Muslim soldier, Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan of Manahawkin, N.J., who was killed in Iraq on Aug. 6, 2007, and whose remains were buried in Arlington.

He and...

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Nation of Islam Invites the Public to its Mosque

October 18, 2008

Author: Sophia Tareen

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6066367.html

The Nation of Islam, a secretive movement generally closed to outsiders, has planned a rare open-to-the public event at its Chicago-based headquarters in what the Minister Louis Farrakhan deemed a "new beginning" for the group.

Hundreds of religious leaders of different faiths have been invited to the event planned...

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Islamic Students’ Right to Pray

October 18, 2008

Author: Trent Hawkins

Source: Green Left Online

http://www.greenleft.org.au/2008/771/39782

One hundred students and staff at RMIT attended an information session on October 14 organised by the Islamic Students Society (ISS).

Muslim students at RMIT have been campaigning for eight months to hold the university administration to its promise to provide a dedicated prayer facility for Muslims on campus. A university survey found that the previously...

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