Islam

Men Arrested in Iran Religious Clash

November 12, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: TVNZ

http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/536641/1442595

Police detained 180 people in a western Iranian city after unrest involving Sufi Muslims, the semi-official Fars News Agency reported.

Details about Saturday night's incident were unclear and could not be independently confirmed.

Sufi Muslims have in the past clashed with the authorities in predominantly Shi'ite Muslim Iran.

Sufism, a form of mystical...

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US Congress Recognizes Islamic Faith Through Ramadan Bill

November 11, 2007

Author: Mujeeb Osman

Source: IndiaPost.com

http://indiapost.com/article/usnews/1386/

CHICAGO: After a decade of hard work and efforts of several organizations, US Congress has formally recognized Islam as one of the great world religions and agreed that it rejects "hatred, bigotry and violence directed against Muslims, both in the United States and worldwide" This was part of a House resolution # 635 that was passed with a 376-0 votes recently.

The...

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Evangelicals' Issue: Radical Islam

November 10, 2007

Author: ERIC GORSKI

Source: The Associated Press

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jDF1ivqtmmy6a4-IIOz4FOvNMtFAD8SQUOUG0

Following last month's Values Voter Summit in Washington, conservative Christian power-broker Gary Bauer sent an e-mail to supporters.

He ticked off the issues dear to activists in attendance. Opposition to "abortion-on-demand" and preservation of traditional marriage led the way.

Then the...

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Carbondale Muslim Food Pantry Helping to Feed the Less Fortunate

November 10, 2007

Author: Marleen Shepherd

Source: The Southern

http://www.southernillinoisan.com/articles/2007/11/10/lifestyles/faith_and_values/22116464.txt

CARBONDALE - Anad Salem's Muslim faith makes reaching out to those in need a priority for the Carbondale physician.

"Our faith is littered with commandments to feed the hungry, to help the unfortunate, the sick, the orphans," said Salem, a member of Masjid An-...

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LAPD Defends Muslim Mapping Effort

November 10, 2007

Author: Richard Winton, Teresa Watanabe and Greg Krikoria

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lapd10nov10,0,3960843.story?coll=la-home-center

The LAPD's plan to map Muslim communities in an effort to identify potential hotbeds of extremism departs from the way law enforcement has dealt with local anti-terrorism since 9/11 and prompted widespread skepticism Friday.

In a...

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UK Terror Tactics 'Create Unease'

November 10, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7088325.stm

The government's approach to terrorism is creating an atmosphere of suspicion and unease, the head of the Muslim Council of Britain has said.

Muhammad Abdul Bari told the Daily Telegraph the amount of debate relating to Muslims was disproportionate.

He cited Nazi Germany in the 1930s as an example of how people's minds could be poisoned against a community....

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Norwegian Court Upholds Expulsion of Mullah Krekar

November 8, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/11/08/europe/EU-GEN-Norway-Mullah-Krekar.php

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a government order to expel the founder of Ansar al-Islam, a suspected Islamic terror group in Iraq, as a threat to Norwegian national security.

Two lower courts had also upheld a...

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15,000 Want off the U.S. Terror Watch List

November 8, 2007

Author: Mimi Hall

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2007-11-06-watchlist_N.htm

WASHINGTON — More than 15,000 people have appealed to the government since February to have their names removed from the terrorist watch list that delayed their travel at U.S. airports and border crossings, the Homeland Security Department says.

The complaints have created such a backlog that members of Congress are...

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Court Allows Protesters To Sue Columbus

November 7, 2007

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.wlwt.com/news/14537538/detail.html

CINCINNATI -- Three men who sought permits to burn ceremonial items in public, including the rainbow-colored flag of the gay rights movement, can continue with a lawsuit against the city of Columbus, a federal appeals court ruled. The plaintiffs include Charles Spingola and Thomas Meyer, who were convicted in Franklin County Environmental Court and fined $100 each for the misdemeanor charge of open burning...

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One Dead in Clash Between Hamas, Islamic Jihad in Gaza

November 7, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Haaretz

Wire Service: AP

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/921402.html

A funeral for a dead militant turned violent in Gaza on Wednesday when Hamas men opened fire at supporters of the rival Islamic Jihad faction, leaving one person dead, medical officials said.

The Hamas men began shooting after Islamic Jihad members threw stones at a Hamas police station during the funeral of an...

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