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Protesters Denounce Oregonian's Decision to Include Controversial DVD in Sunday Paper

September 29, 2008

Author: Noelle Crombie

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2008/09/noelle_crombie_the_oregoniando.html

Dozens of people gathered in front of The Oregonian building this morning to protest the inclusion of an hourlong DVD that some consider anti-Islam propaganda in the Sunday paper.

Dozens of protestors gathered in front of The Oregonian building Monday morning to denounce the...

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Film on 9/11 Aftermath Moves Audience

September 29, 2008

Author: Luz Lazo

Source: The Times-Dispatch

http://www.inrich.com/cva/ric/news.apx.-content-articles-RTD-2008-09-29-0134.html

Some shed tears yesterday while watching "Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath," a film that evoked differing emotions and memories of Sept. 11, 2001.

The documentary, shown to a diverse group of about 100 people at the Virginia Holocaust Museum, ignited a conversation about a...

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Muslim Graves Damaged at Cemetery

September 29, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/7641259.stm

Nearly 40 Muslim graves have been vandalised at a west London cemetery.

Several headstones were damaged or pushed over, and flower pots and ornamental fencing were broken at the cemetery in Bridge Road, Southall.

Most of the vandalism is in the Muslim area of the cemetery, but there is also damage to the Christian area, a...

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Devout Muslim Sues Tesco for Making Him Carry Alcohol

September 29, 2008

Author: David Wilkes

Source: Daily Mail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1063590/Devout-Muslim-sues-Tesco-making-carry-alcohol.html

A Muslim who claims he did not know Tesco sold alcohol is suing the store for religious discrimination after having to carry crates of drink as part of his job.

Forklift truck driver Mohammed Ahmed, 32, worked in a distribution depot for eight months before...

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China's Muslims Say Ramadan a Time of Repression

September 29, 2008

Author: William Foreman

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-china-uighurs-websep29,0,4434753.story

All that was left on the chin of the Muslim man praying at the huge brownstone mosque was a small patch of stubble. He said officials had forced young men in China's far western Xinjiang region to cut off their beards at the start of the holy month of Ramadan.

"If I didn't shave, they...

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Attack May Be Tied to Book About Muhammad

September 28, 2008

Author: Sarah Lyall

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/29/world/europe/29jewel.html?ref=books

Early this month, Gibson Square publishers here announced that it would publish “The Jewel of Medina,” a novel about the early life of A’isha, one of the wives of the Prophet Muhammad. It was a bold decision: the book’s United States publisher, Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, had...

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Letter: Local Muslims Criticize Paper's Inclusion of 'Obsession' DVD

September 28, 2008

Author: M. Saeed Dar

Source: The Daily Reflector

http://www.reflector.com/opinion/letter-local-muslims-criticize-papers-inclusion-of-obsession-dvd-156172.html

I am writing to you on behalf of the Eastern North Carolina Muslim Community to express our deep displeasure with your decision to distribute several thousand DVDs titled, “Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West,” on...

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Events Showcase Muslim Culture, History

September 28, 2008

Author: Lawn Griffiths

Source: East Valley Tribune

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/126910

When Hafez Turk moved to the Valley in 1965, there was only a scattering of Muslims. At times, only two or three gathered for Friday prayers in space provided at First Congregational Church of Phoenix.

"I hoped some more would show up," said the Tempe real estate agent and native of Palestine. "It was lonesome, but I felt if I stopped holding them,...

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FBI Investigating Burning of Mosque Sign

September 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Fort Mill Times

http://www.fortmilltimes.com/124/story/305136.html

The FBI is investigating the burning of a mosque's sign in Joplin as a potential hate crime.

The sign for the Islamic Society of Joplin was set aflame early Thursday morning. Fire investigators say there's no doubt the fire was deliberately set.

The Jasper County Sheriff's Department initially investigated the arson but the FBI has...

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