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Protesters Burn Indonesian Mosque

April 28, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7370650.stm

Hundreds of protesters in Indonesia have set fire to a mosque belonging to the minority Muslim Ahmadiyya sect.

Police in the town of Sukabumi in western Java say nobody was injured but that many members of the Ahmadiyya community have fled the area.

The hardline Islamist demonstrators believe the Ahmadiyya practice to be a deviant form of...

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Pakistani Islamic Women Protest 'Anti-Islam' Film, Cartoons

April 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AFP

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hcQZPE1-vK9jfezmm2eWw3C1zREw

Thousands of Pakistani women rallied here Saturday to protest against Danish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed and a Dutch film said to insult Islam, witnesses said.

The women shouted "death to Denmark and death to Netherlands," as they marched about a kilometre (less than a mile) on a busy street.

Police said up to 4,000...

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Muslim Scholar's Discourse on Ramayana, Geeta Hit Among Hindus

April 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Economic Times

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ET_Cetera/Muslims_Geeta_discourse_a_hit/articleshow/2987528.cms

Every Thursday, the Kothanda Rama Swamy Temple here is packed to capacity by devotees to listen to the discourse on Kamba Ramayana, not by a Hindu teacher but by a Muslim scholar, M Abdul Salaam, whose secular lectures are popular in local mosques and...

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Dutch Muslims Reject Debate with Islam Critic Wilders

April 25, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: DPA/Earth Times

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/201333,dutch-muslims-reject-debate-with-islam-critic-wilders.html

Attempts by Dutch legislator Geert Wilders to engage in public debate with Muslims about his controversial film Fitna have so far not been successful, reports said Friday. Dutch media reported that Imam Fawaz Jneid from the As-Sunnah- mosque in The...

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Ethiopian Denies Mosque Killings

April 24, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7364543.stm

Ethiopia has denied accusations from Amnesty International that its troops killed 21 people at a mosque during the recent fighting in Somalia's capital.

Government spokesman Zemedkun Tekle dismissed their report as "mere hearsay and propaganda" coming from Islamists.

Amnesty International said the soldiers also took away 40 children during the raid on...

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Govt Scores Derogatory Short Film About Islam

April 24, 2008

Author: Katrice R. Jalbuena

Source: The Manila Times

http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2008/apr/24/yehey/metro/20080424met2.html

As one of the major advocates of religious tolerance through interfaith dialogue, the Philippines is denouncing as “offensive” the the recently released short film, Fitna, which attempts to explore the Que’ranic motivation for terrorism, Islamic universalism and Islam in the...

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U.S. Islamic Group Argues Against Warrantless Wiretaps

April 24, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: KMTR-TV

Wire Service: AP

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24293684/

Lawyers for the Oregon chapter of the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation say the Bush administration is using the so-called state secrets privilege as a "killer bullet" to shut down warrantless wiretapping cases.

The defunct Islamic charity was based in Saudi Arabia but had a chapter in Ashland, Oregon.

Last year, the 9th U.S...

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Ordinary Lives of Muslims on Show

April 23, 2008

Author: Frances Harrison

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7361614.stm

A storytelling exhibition called Peace by Piece has opened at the Menier Chocolate Factory in Southwark in south London that aims to challenge some of the stereotypes about Muslims.

A recent study by the Institute of Community Cohesion found Britain is home to the most diverse range of Muslim communities in the western world, but too often they are...

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