Islam

Targeting Islamist Extremism

November 1, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7071258.stm

The government wants to stop violent Islamist extremism - and is looking at ways to do it at grassroots level.

A £70m fund to build resilience to violent extremism among the Muslim community has been promised by Communities Secretary Hazel Blears.

It is designed to fight extremism in schools and colleges, using drama, media, arts and sport; as well...

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Campaign Flyer Offends Muslim Community

November 1, 2007

Author: Lila Carney

Source: www.whec.com

http://www.whec.com/article/stories/S244193.shtml?cat=566

ROCHESTER - There is a new debate in Monroe County related to Governor Spitzer's plan to give driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. The debate has worked its way into the county legislature races. It has to do with a campaign mailing sent out by the Republican Party.

It is not so much what it says but what it shows that has members of...

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Terror Training for Senior Police

November 1, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/tayside_and_central/7071504.stm

Police in Tayside are to be trained how to tackle terrorism without alienating the Muslim community.

A number of the force's senior officers are attending a seminar at the Al-Maktoum Institute for Islamic and Arabic Studies.

The one-day course will explain key elements of the religion and...

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Ellison Presses for Answers on Cameraman Held at Guantanamo

November 1, 2007

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/10223/story/1523374.html

A campaign to free a journalist imprisoned at Guantanamo gained support Thursday from the first Muslim member of Congress, who urged authorities to prosecute or release him after more than five years without charges.

Sami al-Haj, a Sudanese cameraman for Al Jazeera, was captured in 2002 as he tried to enter Afghanistan to cover the war. His lawyer says he denies any connection to terrorism and...

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African Fishermen Find Way of Conservation in the Koran

October 31, 2007

Author: Eliza Barclay

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/1031/p01s04-woaf.html

For years, Salim Haji was told by government officials and international groups that his methods of fishing were destroying the coral and weren't sustainable. But few fishermen on this small island off Tanzania's coast paid much heed.

Then, the local imam told him that using dragnets to fish and spears to catch octopuses was wrong...

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"The U.S. Blacklisted Me. Let's Talk," a Commentary by Tariq Ramadan

October 31, 2007

Author: Tariq Ramadan

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/1031/p09s02-coop.html

Living in a democratic society that grants an individual's right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is the cherished privilege and pride of Western citizenry and the dream longed for by the rest of the world.

Countless have fought and died to secure these rights in the West, and millions the world over are dying for...

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Cherie's Cautious Criticism

October 31, 2007

Author: Emily Buchanan

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/7071731.stm

Cherie Blair has dedicated much of her career as a barrister to the field of human rights, and has long campaigned on the issue of women's equality.

Her lecture though was an unusual one for her in arguing so forcefully against the role religion can play in perpetuating prejudice. Mrs Blair is herself a committed Roman Catholic.

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US Airport Holds Minister after Terrorism Talks

October 30, 2007

Author: Natalie Paris

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/10/29/nmalik128.xml

Britain's first Muslim minister was detained at a US airport for almost an hour on his way back from attending talks on tackling terrorism.

Shahid Malik, the International Development Minister and MP for Dewsbur, was "deeply disappointed" to be taken aside at Dulles Airport in Washington DC...

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Panel says Americans Suffer from "Islamophobia," Muslims Suffer from Anti-Americanism

October 30, 2007

Muslims Take Pride in Oklahoma's Rich History

October 30, 2007

Author: MARJAN SEIRAFI-POUR

Source: The Norman Transcript

http://www.normantranscript.com/opinion/local_story_303012346

Alongside Oklahomans of all faiths and traditions, Muslims in Oklahoma take pride in the rich history of our state and the many accomplishments of its citizens. To honor the historic milestone of Oklahoma's 100th year of statehood, the Governor's Ethnic American Advisory Council of Oklahoma commissioned the printing of...

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Hindus Jailed over Gujarat Riots

October 30, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7069809.stm

A court in India's Gujarat state has sentenced eight people to life in jail for murder and other crimes committed during religious riots in 2002.

The men, all Hindus, were found guilty of burning seven Muslims to death. Three were also found guilty of rape.

Three others were convicted of lesser crimes and jailed for three years each...

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Shock over Mosque 'Hate Leaflets'

October 30, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/7068809.stm

Worshippers at an Edinburgh mosque have refuted suggestions it is promoting extremism after a study claimed to have found "hate literature" there.

Researchers claimed to have found a booklet which indicated it was permissible to kill lapsed Muslims.

The material was said to be found at the...

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