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Bomb Attacks Kill 4, Wound 5 in Thai Muslim South

November 7, 2007

Author: Nopporn Wong-Anan

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSBKK9380

Suspected separatist rebels launched two bomb attacks in Thailand's rebellious Muslim south, killing four people and wounding five, including a Muslim boy, police said on Wednesday.

Three members of a bomb squad were killed and one wounded when they went to check out what turned out to be a remote-controlled bomb on a bridge in Pattani, one...

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Azerbaijan's Leaders Fear Spread of Radical Islam, Especially in Military

November 7, 2007

Author: Fariz Ismailzade

Source: Eurasia Daily

http://jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2372570

On October 27 Azerbaijani law-enforcement agencies announced they had foiled a terrorist plot targeting the U.S. and British embassies, as well as the Baku offices of several major oil companies.

The plot was discovered following a theft in a Defense Ministry military unit. Lieutenant Kamran Asadov allegedly stole four guns, 20 hand...

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‘US Still a Great Place to Practice Islam’

November 7, 2007

Author: Sameen Tahir-Khan

Source: Arab News

http://arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=103284&d=7&m=11&y=2007&pix=world.jpg&category=World

COLUMBUS, Ohio, 7 November 2007 — The Interfaith Association of Central Ohio held a public forum on the “Many faces of Islam” at the Ohio State House. A large number of people from different religions attended. Four panelists shared their...

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Gay Muslims Find Freedom, of a Sort, in the U.S.

November 7, 2007

Author: NEIL MACFARQUHAR

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/07/us/07gaymuslim.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

SAN FRANCISCO — About 15 people marched alongside the Muslim float in this city’s notoriously fleshy Gay Pride Parade earlier this year, with various men carrying the flags of Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine and Turkey and even Iran’s old imperial banner.

While other floats featured men...

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Muslim Former Employees at I-95 Service Station Sue Exxon

November 7, 2007

Author: SEAN O’SULLIVAN,

Source: The News Journal

http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071107/NEWS/71107021

WILMINGTON – Three Muslim former employees of the Exxon Mobil gas station on I-95 in Delaware have filed a $12 million federal civil rights suit against the petroleum giant, alleging discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

The suit charges that the three Delaware...

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U of L Hosts Muslim Peace-Building Trip

November 6, 2007

Author: Peter Smith

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071106/NEWS01/711060443/1008/NEWS01

The University of Louisville is playing host to 14 Asian Muslim scholars and activists on a three-week trip designed to launch projects that will build bridges between the United States and predominantly Muslim nations.

The program, "Religion and Society:...

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Historic Saudi Visit to Vatican

November 6, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7080327.stm

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has met Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican - the first audience by the head of the Roman Catholic Church with a Saudi monarch.

The Vatican described the private meeting as "warm" and said the two men discussed the presence and hard work of Christians in Saudi Arabia.

An estimated 1.5m Christians live in Saudi Arabia but are...

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Islamic Extremists have Plan to Dominate World, Air Force General Says

November 6, 2007

Author: WES FERGUSON

Source: Longview News-Journal

http://www.news-journal.com/news/content/news/stories/2007/11/06/11062007_veterans_ceremony.html

BIG SANDY — Islamic extremists have a 100-year plan for world domination, and Americans must be prepared for the long fight, a U.S. Air Force general told East Texans on Monday.

Speaking during a Veterans Day banquet in Big Sandy, Mike McClendon...

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Weak Case Seen in Failed Trial of Charity

November 4, 2007

Author: Greg Krikorian

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/asection/la-na-holyland4nov04,1,7903830.story

While the U.S. Justice Department ponders how it will retry its troubled terrorism finance case against a now- defunct Muslim charity, debris from the recent mistrial here shows signs of piling up at the White House doorstep.

The nation's biggest terrorism finance case...

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A Battle Rages in London Over a Mega-Mosque Plan

November 4, 2007

Author: JANE PERLEZ

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/04/world/europe/04megamosque.html

Disputes over mosques have broken out across Europe. Residents from Belgium to France to Germany have expressed unease at minarets competing in the urban landscape with the spires and stones of centuries-old cathedrals.

But the fight raging over an abandoned lot in London’s East End is of an altogether grander...

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Writing the Book on Islam in America

November 3, 2007

Author: Rich Barlow

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/11/03/writing_the_book_on_islam_in_america/

During the Middle Ages, Muslim scholars played a key role in the development of the encyclopedia, attempting to pool all knowledge in one accessible place. Among others, the Brethren of Purity, a group of scholars in what is modern Iraq, compiled an encyclopedia of Greek and...

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Apology for 'Mean' Hijab Offence

November 2, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/north_east/7074756.stm

A 21-year-old man who pulled a head scarf - or hijab - from the head of a Muslim woman has publicly apologised.

Damien French, 21, of Rhyl, was given an 18-week prison sentence, suspended for two years, and sent on probation service courses at Mold Crown Court.

He admitted racially aggravated common assault and public...

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A View to Transcend Religious Borders

November 2, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Australian

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,22687268-16947,00.html

KHALID Khreis is an optimist. Sort of. The Jordanian artist and museum director is confidently talking up the power of art to transcend borders, promote understanding between cultures and allow potential enemies to see each other as dignified fellow humans worthy of respect, even admiration. Is he optimistic, then...

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Michigan Men Sue American Airlines

November 1, 2007

Source: PRNewswire

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/071101/clth085.html

DETROIT, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Michigan men who in August were escorted off an American Airlines flight and then detained filed a race discrimination lawsuit Wednesday against the airline, saying the incident was a clear case of racial profiling, false imprisonment and a violation of civil rights.

Filed in U.S. District Court by Allen Brothers PLLC of Detroit, the lawsuit seeks hundreds of thousands...

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