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UF Refuses to See Threat From Radical Islam

December 10, 2007

Author: Ashley Emans

Source: www.humanevents.com

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=23866

On November 13, several student groups at the University of Florida (UF) held a viewing and a panel discussion of the documentary Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West. Fliers advertising the event (which had been repeatedly torn down by free-speech-loving liberals) contained the phrase “Radical Islam Wants You Dead.” Now the...

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Team Wrapped up in Headscarf Debate

December 9, 2007

Author: DANIEL MACISAAC

Source: Edmonton Sun

http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Edmonton/2007/12/09/4715542-sun.html

Sixteen-year-old Sheena Alami calls the flap over Islamic hijab headscarves that has sidelined her Edmonton soccer team shocking.

"I was really disappointed that this whole issue was taking place in Canada because we're supposed to be a multicultural society accepting of different cultures and religions," she...

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Muslim Woman Sues for Being Forced to Remove Headscarf in US Jail

December 6, 2007

Source: International Herald Tribune

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/12/06/america/NA-GEN-US-Muslim-Headscarf-Lawsuit.php

LOS ANGELES: A Muslim woman arrested for riding a commuter train without a valid ticket has filed a federal lawsuit in the United States, claiming her religious freedom was violated when she was forced to remove her headscarf when she was taken to jail.

Jameelah Medina also said she was intimidated by a...

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Pilgrims' Progress Upsets Israel

December 6, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7131457.stm

Israel has protested to Egypt over the opening of a border crossing to allow Muslim pilgrims from Gaza to make their way through Egypt to Saudi Arabia.

The Israelis say they are concerned that militants may leave Gaza and go for training in Iran.

Gaza has been largely sealed off since June, when Hamas took control in Gaza. Some 2,000...

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British Imam's Daughter Under Police Protection after Converting to Christianity

December 5, 2007

Author: Ruth Gledhill

Source: Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article3006561.ece

A British imam's daughter is living in fear of her life under police protection after she received death threats from her family for converting to Christianity.

The young woman, aged 32, whose father is a Muslim imam in the north of England, has moved house 45 times to escape detection by her family since she became a...

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Islamic Leader Writes a Story for Tolerance

December 5, 2007

Author: Gregg Krupa

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071205/METRO/712050392

DEARBORN -- When Imam Sayid Hassan al-Qazwini and other religious leaders met at the White House with Bill Clinton in 1999, something the president said encouraged Qazwini's conviction that Americans needed to know more about Islam.

It was only when his daughter, Chelsea, took a class in world...

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Muslims Search Uptown to Find Havens for Prayer

December 5, 2007

Author: Tim Funk

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/175/story/532991.html

A small group of Muslims working for Charlotte's biggest banks have been spearheading efforts to find space uptown where Muslims can gather to say their daily prayers.

For Muslims, praying five times a day - including two or three times during work hours - is one of the pillars of their faith.

Right now, many uptown Muslims...

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Clinton Volunteer Quits over Obama Email

December 5, 2007

Author: NEDRA PICKLER

Source: The Associated Press

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071205/ap_on_el_pr/clinton_obama_religion

WASHINGTON - A volunteer Iowa county coordinator for Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign has resigned after forwarding a chain e-mail that suggests Barack Obama is a Muslim who wants to destroy the United States by being elected to its highest office.

Obama is a member of the United Church...

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Demand to Ban Muhammad Picture

December 4, 2007

Author: Subir Bhaumik

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7126217.stm

A minister in India's West Bengal state has called for a ban on a book carrying a picture the Prophet Muhammad.

Minority affairs minister Abdus Sattar said the picture on the cover could lead to "religious tensions".

The book, published six months ago, is on former Indian president and philosopher S Radhakrishnan.

The demand to ban...

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Does U.S. Tolerate Anti-Muslim Speech?

December 4, 2007

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/1204/p02s02-usgn.html

Lu Gronseth listens regularly to WWTC, a conservative talk-radio station in Minneapolis, and even advertises his mortgage-loan business on the station. But when he learned that a nationally syndicated radio show host had told WWTC listeners that Muslims should be deported and made rude comments about what they could do with their religion,...

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