Islam

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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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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Virginia County to Review Textbooks at Islamic Saudi Academy

October 29, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/10/29/america/NA-GEN-US-Saudi-Academy.php

School officials in a Virginia county neighboring Washington, D.C. are reviewing Arabic-language textbooks at a private Islamic school to see if it is espousing radical Islamic views following a federal panel's recommendation that the...

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Linking Terror on the Trail

October 29, 2007

Author: ELIZABETH HOLMES

Source: Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB119361727562474380.html

A divide is emerging on the presidential campaign trail over battling terrorists: how exactly to label the fight. While Democrats tend to talk about terrorism in general, Republicans increasingly pin the threat directly on Islam.

All the major Republican candidates regularly weave some form of the phrase "Islamic...

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Indian Islamic Group Attacks BBC Film for Bin Laden Link

October 29, 2007

Author: Randeep Ramesh

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/india/story/0,,2201026,00.html

A BBC documentary shown last night came under attack from one of India's largest Islamic groups for linking their movement to Osama bin Laden and "extremist" Muslim groups around the world.

The Deoband school, whose main madrassa Darul Uloom (House of Knowledge) lies 90 miles north-east of Delhi, said it had allowed a television crew...

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What Happened to Fremont Mechanic Hamid Sayadi after 9/11?

October 29, 2007

Author: Chris Colin

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2007/10/29/onthejob.DTL

In the beginning, 9/11 was a local story — it was the intimate grief and shock and incomprehension that so profoundly shook us those first days and weeks. Over time it morphed into something political, and we came to see the tragedy through the wide-angle lenses of foreign policy and law and the other...

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Project Downtown Gives a Lift to Fort Lauderdale Homeless Residents

October 28, 2007

Author: Jennifer Gollan

Source: Sun Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-flbprojectdowntown1028nboct28,0,6896652.story

Fort Lauderdale - It began with a few turkey sandwiches. Sohaib Khan grew tired of watching drivers whiz past a clutch of beggars on a corner near his home. So last year, he and some friends delivered 40 sandwiches to homeless residents who hang out at Stranahan Park...

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Much of Kashmir Shuts Down as Separatists Mark 60 Years of Indian Army Presence

October 27, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/10/27/asia/AS-GEN-Kashmir-Strike.php

Police fired tear gas Saturday at rock-throwing protesters as a general strike called to mark 60 years of India's military presence in Kashmir shut down much of the Indian-controlled portion of the divided Himalayan territory, police said.
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Patriot Act Faulted in Denial of Visa for Muslim Scholar

October 26, 2007

Author: JOHN ELIGON

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/26/nyregion/26visa.html

A lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal judge yesterday to declare unconstitutional a part of the Patriot Act that he says allowed a prominent Muslim scholar to be denied a visa.

The lawyer, Jameel Jaffer, told Judge Paul A. Crotty of Federal District Court in Manhattan that the provision, allowing the federal...

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Report: Hindu Extremists say they Killed Muslims with Consent of Top Indian Officials

October 26, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AOL News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.aol.com/story/_a/report-hindu-extremists-say-they-killed/n20071026101809990032

Hindu extremists accused of killing hundreds of Muslims claim they had the support of a top official long suspected of quietly directing the slayings during riots in western India, according to a news magazine report published this week....

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Board Draws Back From Mosque Fray

October 26, 2007

Author: Philip Rucker

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/25/AR2007102501135.html

The Walkersville Town Commission has postponed a decision on an amendment to zoning laws that could have blocked a Muslim sect's proposal to build a retreat and prayer center on a farm in the Frederick County town.

In a 3 to 2 vote Wednesday, the commission decided to delay...

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In Search of 'Truth over Fear'

October 24, 2007

Author: Matt Gunderson

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/10/21/in_search_of_truth_over_fear/

Anti-Islamic sentiment in the country swelled in the aftermath of the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. But for Mary Lahaj, Muslim chaplain at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, those energies had been taking root on US soil for decades prior.

She remembers the telephone calls...

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Spain Arrests 6 In Alleged Islamic Cell

October 24, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CBS News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/10/24/ap/europe/main3402747.shtml

Spanish police broke up an Islamic cell suspected of using the Internet to recruit fighters for the Iraq insurgency, arresting six people Wednesday in raids in northern Spain, authorities said.

The five men and a woman, all from Algeria or Morocco, were arrested in or...

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