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U.S. Intelligence Officials: Muslim Backing Of Al-Qaeda Wanes

February 8, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/07/AR2008020703686.html

The violent attacks by al-Qaeda and by the Sunni insurgent group al-Qaeda in Iraq have led people and religious groups in the Muslim world to reduce their financial support for Osama bin Laden's terrorist network and to question its leadership, senior U.S. intelligence officials told...

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Jewish Center Seeks to Mend Ties with Muslims

February 7, 2008

Author: JOHN CHADWICK

Source: The Record

http://www.northjersey.com/news/religion/Jewish_Center_seeks_to_mend_ties_with_Muslims.html

Jewish congregations don't routinely devote a Sabbath to studying Islam.

But come sundown Friday, the Glen Rock Jewish Center will begin an unusual and possibly pioneering two-day program aimed at understanding Islamic history and beliefs.

And despite...

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Christian, Muslim, Jewish Leaders Urge U.S. Leadership to End Israeli-Palestinian Violence

February 7, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/faith/15399626.html

American Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders say there is an urgent need for U.S. leadership to negotiate a lasting cease-fire in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

In a statement released Monday, the National Interreligious Leadership Initiative for Peace in the Middle...

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Muslim Students to Fight Stereotypes in First 'Faithbusters' Installment

February 7, 2008

Author: Wesley Yonts

Source: The Kentucky Kernel

http://media.www.kykernel.com/media/storage/paper305/news/2008/02/07/Features/Muslim.Students.To.Fight.Stereotypes.In.First.faithbusters.Installment-3194099.shtml

Despite its name, the Faithbusters discussion series isn't about disproving religion.

Instead, organizers of the series...

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UK to Extradite Islamic Preacher

February 7, 2008

Author: RAPHAEL G. SATTER

Source: Herald-Leader

Wire Service: AP

http://www.kentucky.com/524/story/311261.html

Britain's Home Office on Thursday approved the extradition of an Islamic preacher who is accused of trying to establish a terrorist training camp in Oregon, a spokesman said.

Abu Hamza al-Masri once led London's Finsbury Park Mosque, which was attended by both Sept. 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui and "...

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Muslim Cleric not Allowed into UK

February 7, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7232398.stm

The controversial Muslim cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi has been refused a visa to visit Britain.

The Home Office said the UK would not tolerate the presence of those who seek to justify acts of terrorist violence.

During his last visit in 2004, Dr Al-Qaradawi defended suicide attacks on Israelis as "martyrdom in the name of God", during a BBC interview....

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Muslim Prayer at Legislature Challenged

February 7, 2008

Author: JASON CLAYWORTH

Source: The Des Moines Register

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080207/NEWS10/802070398/1001/NEWS

A Muslim imam's opening-day prayer at the Legislature has sparked controversy over statements he made that some say are similar to terrorists' calls to harm Americans.

But Rep. Ako Abdul-Samad said the imam's words were being taken out of context....

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Islamic Society Appeals Rejection of Mosque

February 6, 2008

Author: Jim DeBrosse

Source: Dayton Daily News

http://www.daytondailynews.com/n/content/oh/story/news/local/2008/02/06/ddn020608mosqueweb.html

Attorneys for the Islamic Society of Greater Dayton are appealing in court a zoning appeals board decision to disallow the construction of a mosque on South Alpha-Bellbrook Road in Sugarcreek Twp.

The Sugarcreek Twp. Zoning Board of Appeals voted 5-0 on Jan...

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Bali Survivor Slams Islam Matriarch

February 6, 2008

Author: Nicola Berkovic

Source: The Australian/AAP

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23167127-2702,00.html

A SURVIVOR of the first Bali bombing said the "star" of last night's ABC documentary Jihad Sheilas would be hunted down after her hardline comments about the victims.

Peter Hughes said Rabiah Hutchinson, the so-called matriarch of radical Islam in Australia, was uninformed and utterly insensitive....

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Inquiry: British Police Bugged Muslim MP

February 6, 2008

Author: Simon Montlake

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0205/p99s01-duts.html

Britain has launched an official inquiry into allegations that police officers eavesdropped on meetings between a Muslim member of Parliament and a detained suspect sought by US prosecutors on terror-related charges. A former police officer has admitted bugging Sadiq Khan, a member of the ruling center-left Labour Party, during a prison...

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Morgan Stanley Says it Will Offer First Islamic Bond Sale by a Multinational Corporation

February 6, 2008

Author: Leslie Wines

Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/business/20080206-1304-islamicbond.html

Morgan Stanley plans to bring to market what it believes will be the first sale of an Islamic bond by a multinational corporation, a spokesman for the firm said Wednesday.

The bond sale is being coordinated by Morgan Stanley's Dubai office....

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