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Santorum’s Speech on Muslims Sparks Anger

October 22, 2007

Author: BRETT LIEBERMAN

Source: The Patriot-News

http://www.pennlive.com/politics/national/article251694.ece

Ten months after leaving office, former Sen. Rick Santorum is back in the thick of controversy over whether he and other conservatives’ “hate speech” is stirring up anti-Muslim sentiments.

Santorum is headlining an event on the campus of Penn State University Tuesday night that is part of a controversial...

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Muslim Stars Sing to Help Darfur

October 22, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7054948.stm

Thousands of people attended a charity concert in London to raise money for war-torn Darfur.

The event on Sunday at Wembley Arena was to highlight the crisis in the Sudanese region and featured some of the Muslim world's biggest stars.

Among them was Sami Yusuf - dubbed the Islamic Bono - and Texan country and western singer Kareem Salama.

The...

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Maldives Fears Foreign Terror Cells as Religious Tensions Rise

October 22, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AFP

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gXNPA_8j70Z3tKt9tNqn9tm6o6RA

The Maldives has begun a crackdown on Islamic militant groups in an effort to prevent international terror networks from setting up cells here, President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom told AFP.

The president said a small minority of the Indian Ocean archipelago's 330,000 Sunni Muslims had begun preaching an extremist form of Islam that...

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Local Muslims Upset by UW Campus Event

October 20, 2007

Author: Janet I. Tu

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003963479_islam20m.html

A controversial week of events, billed as Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week, launches at the University of Washington and some 100 other colleges next week — drawing condemnations from Muslim groups here and across the country.

The UW College Republicans, organizer of the local events, say the week is...

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After Seven Months, Man has Freedom but not Answers

October 20, 2007

Author: REBECCA CATALANELLO and ABBIE VANSICKLE

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2007/10/20/Hillsborough/After_seven_months__m.shtml

TAMPA -- Iyad Abuhajjaj walked out of jail last week with as many questions as he had when he went in 7-1/2 months earlier.

Over those weeks, he had been questioned by police detectives, FBI agents, newspaper reporters and attorneys. Every part of his life from birth...

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University of Columbia Students Oppose Hatred Week in US

October 20, 2007

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

http://www2.irna.com/en/news/view/line-22/0710214785005447.htm

US-Campus-Hatred Week When David Horowitz returns to Columbia University next Friday to mark his organization's much-hyped "Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week" (IFAW), he will find a determined opposition, coming from a coalition of concerned students and up to nine of Horowitz's "101 Most Dangerous Professors."

"The week of October 22-26, 2007, the nation will...

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Muslims to Wear Pink Hijabs for Breast-Cancer Awareness

October 20, 2007

Source: Star-Telegram

http://www.star-telegram.com/religion/story/274522.html

After years of watching non-Muslims warily eye her religious attire, Hend El-Buri joked with some veiled friends that it might finally break the ice if they all wore bright pink hijabs to their University of Missouri classes one day.

The wardrobe whim has evolved into a national campaign involving thousands of other Muslim students, aiming to tear down social barriers and raise money...

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Several U.S. Congressmen Apologize to Arar

October 19, 2007

Author: PAUL KORING

Source: The Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071019.ARAR19/TPStory/International

A clutch of U.S. congressmen apologized publicly yesterday to Maher Arar, the man Canada's Mounties once fingered as a terrorist and who was later shipped by the Bush administration to Syria where he was tortured.

"Let me personally give you what our government has not - an...

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State Dept. Urged to Shut Saudi School in Fairfax

October 19, 2007

Author: Jacqueline L. Salmon and Valerie Strauss

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/18/AR2007101800024.html

A federal panel yesterday urged the State Department to shut down a Saudi government-supported private school in Northern Virginia unless it can prove it is not teaching religious intolerance.

In a report released yesterday, the U.S. Commission on...

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Iran Backing Terror, says Blair

October 19, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7052080.stm

UK ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair has accused Iran of backing terrorism and warned the world faces a situation akin to "rising fascism in the 1920s".

Mr Blair told a charity event in New York that Iran was prepared to destabilise peaceful countries.

In his first major speech since leaving office, Mr Blair again defended the decision to go...

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Thousands Cheer Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan in Atlanta

October 17, 2007

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/10/17/america/NA-GEN-US-Farrakhan-Speech.php

ATLANTA: In a rare public appearance, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan urged black Americans to separate from mainstream culture to establish and support their own community.

Nearly eight months after delivering what was thought to be his farewell speech, a smiling...

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