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Swiss Citizenship System 'Racist'

September 13, 2007

Author: Imogen Foulkes

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/6992670.stm

An official report into the process of naturalisation in Switzerland says the current system is discriminatory and in many respects racist.

The report, from Switzerland's Federal Commission on Racial Discrimination, recommends far-reaching changes.

It criticises the practice of allowing members of a community to vote on an individual's...

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Lawsuit Filed On Behalf Of Muslim Woman Fired From Job

September 13, 2007

Author: Casey Nolen

Source: KSDK

http://www.ksdk.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=129452

A Florissant woman said she was fired for the way she dressed and now a lawsuit has been filed on her behalf.

The company, St. Charles-based Client Services, Inc., said it has a dress code.

The woman, Mariam Soultan, said it's a matter of religious freedom.

"I felt really comfortable during the interview," Soultan said...

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Terror Jury Islamophobia Warning

September 12, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/tayside_and_central/6991074.stm

A jury in a three-week terror trial has been warned not to convict the accused through a "fear or alarm" of Islam.

Donald Findlay QC, defence counsel for Mohammed Atif Siddique, told the High Court in Glasgow that his client was merely researching Islamic terrorism.

The 21-year-old, from Alva in...

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With Holidays, a Vow for Better Jewish, Muslim Relations

September 12, 2007

Author: Michael Paulson

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/09/12/with_holidays_a_vow_for_better_jewish_muslim_relations/

A group of local Jewish and Muslim leaders have signed a joint statement urging better relations between the two communities, which have suffered a serious rift over each other's response to controversial remarks by onetime leaders of a...

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Seeking Terror’s Causes, Europe Looks Within

September 11, 2007

Author: JANE PERLEZ

Source: New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/11/world/europe/11europe.html

LONDON, Sept. 10 — Since the terror attacks on the United States on Sept. 11 six years ago, Europe has faced far more new attacks and reported plots than the United States.

Train bombings in Madrid three years ago killed 191 people, the London transit attack two years ago killed 52 commuters, and a string of plots have been...

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Islam's Up-to-Date Televangelist

September 11, 2007

Author: Robin Wright

Source: Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/10/AR2007091002312.html

The rhythmic clapping began the minute Amr Khaled stepped through the door of the packed Crystal City ballroom. Surrounded by security guards, the Egyptian preacher had to weave his way through the crowd -- men both cleanshaven and bearded, women both fashionably coifed and dressed in...

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Satire in Video on Islam Upsets

September 11, 2007

Author: Melissa Ludwig

Source: Express-News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/religion/stories/MYSA091107.1B.muslim.video.341300f.html

What began as an attempt to educate students about Islam has turned into a fiasco for the University of Texas at San Antonio's Muslim Student Association, causing a stir on campus and becoming hot fodder for bloggers, who have accused the association of harassing women and Jews at...

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Mentally Unstable Muslim Convert Alleged to Plot to Kill Mayor

September 11, 2007

Author: ALISON GENDAR, KERRY BURKE and MICHAEL WHITE

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2007/09/11/2007-09-11_mentally_unstable_muslim_convert_alleged.html

A mentally unstable Muslim convert tried to recruit help at a Brooklyn mosque to kill Mayor Bloomberg, prompting the NYPD to beef up security around the mayor, law enforcement sources said.

American-born Edwin...

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Scholar Held in Iran Returns to Work in D.C.

September 11, 2007

Author: Michele Kelemen

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=14300623

All Things Considered, September 10, 2007 · After months in an Iranian jail, Haleh Esfandiari was back at work Monday at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. Esfandiari, 67, who runs the Middle East program at the center, told reporters how she kept her spirits up while in solitary confinement after being accused of trying to promote a...

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'Ex-Muslims' Demand Right to Leave Islam

September 11, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Express India

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=92044

The Hague, September 11: A 22-year-old Dutch-Iranian will launch a campaign on Tuesday for Muslims to have the right to renounce their faith and find support from peers, a view which has made him the victim of three physical attacks.

Although similar initiatives have started elsewhere in...

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Canada PM Opposes Muslim Veil Decision

September 10, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Guardian Unlimited

Wire Service: AP

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6909414,00.html

OTTAWA (AP) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Sunday he disagrees with a decision to allow Muslim women to wear veils covering their faces when they vote.

Elections Canada - an independent body that oversees national elections - said last week that Muslim...

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Clampdown on Ramadan Crime Surge

September 10, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/bradford/6986706.stm

Police in Bradford have joined forces with local mosques to clamp down on a rise in crime during Ramadan.

Officers in the north of the city will for the first time be joined by mosque committee members on street patrols.

"In previous years there has been a marked increase in reports of low-level damage and youth nuisance during...

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Muslims Parade in NYC, Face Protestors

September 10, 2007

Author: EMERSON CLARRIDGE

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/manhattan/am-muslim0910,0,6017954.story

Thousands of Muslims from across the New York region marched down Madison Avenue in Manhattan Sunday, waving flags and flashing peace signs to protesters.

The 22nd annual United American Muslim Day parade was a peaceful affair on a warm, bright day that drew hundreds of beaming children. Though few people...

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Brawl Over Islam on Facebook

September 10, 2007

Author: NOAM COHEN

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/10/technology/10facebook.html

The social networking site Facebook from afar can look a lot like college, with cliques and the familiar range of personalities. In another imitation of college life, the Facebook campus is wrestling with the contentious issue of speech codes.

The latest concern centers on a group with a crude title denouncing Islam that had...

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