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Muslim Mayors Urge Muslims to Visit Jerusalem

October 15, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/10/15/africa/ME-GEN-Israel-Mayors.php

After praying at Jerusalem's main holy site, two Muslim mayors attending the annual Jerusalem mayors' conference are calling on Muslims to visit the holy city.

Al Haji Nasser Ntege Sebaggala from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, and Adam Kimbisa, from Kampala...

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Koran Tested After Claims Against US Troops in Afghanistan

October 15, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AFP

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hIIlLYZuw9R77ob_kfQ6WGqdcScA

Investigators have sent burnt pages of a Koran to Kabul for tests to verify when they were set ablaze after allegations they were torched by US soldiers, Afghan police said.

The US military has rejected that its soldiers burnt the Muslim holy book during a raid in the eastern province of Kunar early Saturday but said it would...

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Teen Plays Soccer in Scarf after Ban

October 15, 2007

Author: JASON GEARY

Source: The Tampa Tribune

http://news.tbo.com/news/metro/MGB7V2AGS7F.html

PALM HARBOR - Iman Khalil was just another girl taking the soccer field Sunday, running alongside teammates and keeping a close eye on the ball. Occasionally, the 15-year-old tucked the back of her white head scarf into her red and white jersey.

A day earlier, teammates, parents and even members of an opposing team had lobbied a referee to let Khalil...

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Khamenei Asks Muslims to Boycott ME Conference

October 14, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Dawn

http://www.dawn.com/2007/10/14/top10.htm

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has urged Muslim nations to boycott a Middle East peace meeting in the US.

“The United States took the initiative for this meeting to save the Zionist regime, which received a beating at the hands of Hezbollah,” he told a crowd of hundreds of thousands at Iran’s Grand Mosque on Saturday.

“...

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Egyptian Police Break up Muslim Brotherhood Prayer Meeting

October 14, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: VOA News

http://www.voanews.com/english/2007-10-14-voa4.cfm

Egyptian security sources say police fired tear gas and arrested more than 20 people to break up an open-air prayer meeting of the banned Muslim Brotherhood.

The clashes erupted when several hundred people gathered Saturday in the Nile Delta village of El-Salhiya for prayers to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of...

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Season of Charity: A Time of Scrutiny for U.S. Muslims

October 13, 2007

Author: Kim Vo

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/religion/ci_7168704?nclick_check=1

Chatting with visitors to her mosque during Ramadan, Bushra Burney mentioned to a married couple that her annual charitable donation - or zakat - went to the Islamic Relief Fund.

It's a respectable group, the Fremont woman hastened to add. "There's nothing fishy about it."

Such defensiveness reflects the quandary facing...

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Muslims Plead for Central Mosque

October 12, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/norfolk/7042684.stm

The Muslim population of a growing town has increased from several hundred to 10,000 from 28 different countries in the last 10 years.

Muslims celebrating the end of Ramadan on Friday in Northampton filled their four make-shift mosques.

Imams are asking the borough council for land to build a central mosque.

The Muslim...

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Putin Notes Religious Tolerance, Peace-Loving Character of Russian Muslims

October 12, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Interfax

http://www.interfax.ru/e/B/politics/28.html?id_issue=11885583

Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Russian Muslims on the Eid ul-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, the Kremlin said on Friday.

"This holiday of moral perfection and man's aspiration for piety is an integral part of a centuries-old spiritual legacy. It encourages friendship and creativity...

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U.S. House Passes Historic Ramadan Resolution

October 12, 2007

Source: Media-Newswire

http://media-newswire.com/release_1055501.html

(Media-Newswire.com) - Washington – A resolution recognizing the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and expressing the "deepest respect to Muslims in the United States and throughout the world" was adopted in the U.S. House of Representatives October 2 by a vote of 376-0.

The resolution acknowledging the importance of Muslims in America, the first of its kind, was introduced by Texas Representative...

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'Bomb Blast' near Afghan Mosque

October 12, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7041569.stm

A bomb blast near a mosque in the southern Afghan province of Helmand has killed at least two policemen and injured several others, officials say.

A landmine detonated under the police vehicle in Gereshk district, officials said. Some reports put the number of casualties higher.

Hundreds were at the mosque to mark the start of the...

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Malaysia Sets Flexible Religious Rules for Muslims in Space

October 11, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AOL News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.aol.com/story/_a/malaysia-sets-flexible-religious-rules/n20071011042309990001

he Malaysian government's Department of Islamic Development has prepared religious guidelines for the country's first astronaut, who is spending about 10 days at the international space station this month. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor is the...

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Blast at Famed Indian Sufi Shrine

October 11, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7039982.stm

At least two people have been killed in an explosion in one of India's most popular Muslim shrines west of the capital, Delhi, officials say.

It took place in the city of Ajmer, the site of a major Sufi shrine, as thousands of [worshipers] gathered for prayers during Ramadan.

Officials say at least 14 people have been injured, some...

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