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Muslim Father Fights Custody for Hindu Daughter

October 13, 2008

Author: Vivek Vijayapalan

Source: DNA India

http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1197516

This is straight out of a Bollywood tearjerker. A Muslim man who has no family finds an abandoned Hindu girl at a railway station and ‘adopts’ her. The father-daughter duo is living a happy life but by a quirk of fate, the police land at the man’s door and take away the girl, accusing him of keeping her illegally.

Now, at 60,...

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Islam Novel Delayed in Wake of Firebombing

October 12, 2008

Author: Gregory Katz

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.buffalonews.com/nationalworld/international/story/461234.html

A British company has delayed publication of a controversial novel about one of the Prophet Muhammad’s wives after its offices were firebombed, a magazine reported Saturday.

The Bookseller magazine said on its Web site that Gibson Square publishing has decided to postpone the publication of...

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The Man Behind the Whispers About Obama

October 12, 2008

Author: Jim Rutenberg

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/13/us/politics/13martin.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin

The most persistent falsehood about Senator Barack Obama’s background first hit in 2004 just two weeks after the Democratic convention speech that helped set him on the path to his presidential candidacy: “Obama is a Muslim who has concealed his religion.”

That...

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Israel Religious Rioting Enters Fifth Day

October 12, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: United Press International

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2008/10/12/Israel_religious_rioting_enters_fifth_day/UPI-20021223824494/

Sporadic rioting hit the northern Israeli city of Acre for a fifth day Sunday despite a massive police presence, officials said.

With 700 police in place, religious clashes were diminishing as leaders of the city's Arab community agreed...

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Trafalgar Square Hosts Eid Event

October 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/7665154.stm

Thousands of people have attended an event in central London marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

The third annual Eid in the Square was held in Trafalgar Square on Saturday from 1255 BST.

Organised by the mayor Boris Johnson and Muslim groups, the event featured Asian music, food and goods, and displays...

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Muslims, Buddhists Getting to Know Each Other

October 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: MCOT English News

http://enews.mcot.net/view.php?id=6728

The southern region of Thailand is home to both Muslims and Buddhists, with the majority of ethnic Malay Muslims in provinces bordering Malaysia. An activity encouraging better understanding among the young followers of the two religions has been initiated and appears to be enjoying very pleasant feedback.

Prakru Sunthornkitjanuyok, deputy abbot of Tamod temple in...

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County Seeks Exclusion from Law on Autopsies

October 11, 2008

Author: Liz Austin Peterson

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6053570.html

Orthodox Jews and others whose religion forbids most autopsies no longer would be able to contest the need for such a procedure under a proposal the Harris County Medical Examiner's Office would like to submit to the Texas Legislature.

A Harris County district court judge barred the coroner from performing an...

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Dial M for Mufti and You Can Quiz the World's First Islamic Helpline

October 10, 2008

Author: Sonia Verma

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article4916648.ece

One of the most distinguished muftis in the Gulf switches on his computer, dons a headset and prepares to issue yet another fatwa.

Abdulrahman Ammoura, 48, usually dispenses his religious advice to the faithful at a nearby mosque but today he is in a cramped cubicle in Abu Dhabi, answering the telephone at the world's first...

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Obsession's Secret Producer Revealed, Republican Jewish Coalition Ties to Clarion Uncovered

October 10, 2008

Author: Richard Silverstein

Source: Tikun Olam

http://www.richardsilverstein.com/tikun_olam/2008/10/10/obsessions-secret-producer-revealed-republican-jewish-coalition-ties-to-clarion-uncovered/

Thanks to investigative reporting of Will Evans and reader Robin McLaren, we’ve uncovered the identity of one of the formerly secret producers of Obsession (you...

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CAIR Asks FBI to Probe Vandalism at Chicago Mosque

October 10, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: PR Newswire

http://au.sys-con.com/node/706427

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on the FBI to investigate a recent incident of vandalism targeting a local mosque as a possible hate crime.

Officials of the Islamic Foundation Mosque in Villa Park told CAIR that the facility was vandalized Thursday, which was the fourth such incident in less than two months. A mosque employee reportedly discovered two...

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Ohio Judge Lifts Terror Tag On Muslim Charity Group Suing Treasury Department

October 10, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AHN

http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7012603668

A U.S. District Court here issued Thursday a temporary restraining order barring the government from designating a local charity group as a terrorist organization while a lawsuit to unfreeze its assets is pending.

The Kindhearts for Charitable Humanitarian Development sought the injunction in support of a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (...

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Obama's Staff Slips Up With Muslim Outreach

October 10, 2008

Author: Susan Schmidt

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://wsj.com/article/SB122360316634321799.html

The Obama campaign said it was a mistake for an outreach coordinator to join a meeting last month attended by leaders of two controversial Muslim groups as it seeks votes from large Muslim populations in swing states.

Minha Husaini, newly named as head of the campaign's outreach coordinator to Muslims, attended a discussion session Sept. 15...

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Student Attacked: I Was Victim of Hate Crime Last Week

October 10, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/news/24-7/1214233,101008attack.article

A student who says she was attacked by a masked gunman at Elmhurst College Thursday night was the target of anti-Muslim graffiti a week ago, authorities say.

The west suburban campus was placed on lock-down after the attack, which occurred between 8:30 and 8:45 p.m. in a basement bathroom of the Schaible Science...

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