Islam

Migrants 'Seek Jobs not Conquest'

September 7, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: MSNBC / The Financial Times

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20644145/

On the cobblestones outside the great 8th century mosque in Córdoba, once the largest mosque in the western world, Mansur Escudero, a Spanish convert to Islam, unfolds his prayer mat and kneels down to pray.

Muslims are not allowed to pray inside. The Roman Catholic Church, custodian of the building since the 13th century, says it would "confuse" Christians to...

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A Mosque in America's Heartland

September 6, 2007

Author: Jane Lampman

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0906/p13s01-lire.html

Perrysburg, Ohio - From Interstate 75, the sight is striking: A gleaming white mosque with twin minarets in the classical Islamic style rises out of the Ohio countryside.

A visit to the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo during Friday prayers offers another remarkable scene. Inside the mosque's domed prayer hall, as light streams...

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Radical Books in London Libraries

September 5, 2007

Author: Richard Watson

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6980888.stm

Public libraries serving the densest population of Muslims in London have been inundated with extremist literature, according to a report.

Multiple copies of books were found in Tower Hamlets that would feature on any jihadist reading list, the report obtained by the BBC said.

Tower Hamlets Council said their Islamic collections had been imbalanced, but they...

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Muslim Sues O.C. Over Right to Wear Head Scarf

September 5, 2007

Author: Genaro Molina

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-hijab5sep05,0,7687235.story?coll=la-home-center

A Muslim whose religious practice requires that she cover her head in public sued the Orange County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday, alleging her rights were violated when jail officials forced her to remove a head scarf while locked up for about eight hours.

Souhair...

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Germany Foils 'Massive' Bomb Plot

September 5, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6979295.stm

Three men have been arrested in Germany on suspicion of planning a "massive" attack on US facilities in the country, officials have said.

Federal prosecutor Monika Harms said the three had trained at camps in Pakistan and procured some 700kg (1,500lbs) of chemicals for explosives.

She said the accused had sought to target facilities visited by Americans...

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Swedish Muslim Group Plans to Sue Newspaper for Prophet Muhammad Drawing

September 4, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/09/04/europe/EU-GEN-Sweden-Prophet-Drawing.php

STOCKHOLM, Sweden: A Swedish Muslim group on Tuesday said it plans to sue a local newspaper for publishing a drawing of the Prophet Muhammad with a dog's body.

The Nerikes Allehanda newspaper in Orebro printed the cartoon...

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Denmark Arrests 8 Alleged Islamic Militants Linked to Al Qaeda

September 4, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP/Reuters

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/09/04/news/denmark.php

COPENHAGEN: Danish intelligence agents early Tuesday arrested eight alleged Islamic militants with links to Al Qaeda and said the suspects were plotting an attack involving explosives.

"With the arrests, we have prevented a terror attack," said Jakob Scharf, head of...

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March in Solidarity With Islamic Community

September 4, 2007

Author: Simon Read

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_6796983?nclick_check=1

The Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County is inviting all congregations to march in support of the East Bay's Islamic community later this month in Antioch.

The event is a chance for outreach organizations to encourage tolerance after a fire this month destroyed an Antioch mosque, organizers said. The march and rally...

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Hamas Bans Gaza Outdoor Prayers

September 4, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6978540.stm

Hamas has banned outdoor prayer gatherings in the Gaza Strip, just days after supporters of the rival Fatah group used them to mount mass protests.

About 20 people were injured on Friday when Hamas security forces broke up the biggest show of opposition to the group since it took control of Gaza in June.

The thousands of protesters accused the...

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New York Public School Accused of Radical Islamist Agenda

September 4, 2007

Author: Richard Roth

Source: CNN

Wire Service: AP

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/09/04/arabic.school/index.html

NEW YORK (CNN) -- A public school in New York that will teach Arabic language and culture opened Tuesday amid accusations that it will impose a radical Islamist agenda in its classrooms.

About a dozen security guards and police officers were on patrol Tuesday when the Brooklyn school opened,...

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Thailand's Frenzy for Amulets

September 3, 2007

Author: Jonathan Head

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6976705.stm

For advertisers in Thailand, the most spectacular location to promote their products is on the side of the country's tallest building, the Baiyoke Tower in Bangkok.

But the image that appeared there a few weeks ago was not the usual logo for shampoo or a mobile phone company.

It depicted the statuesque head of a mythical Hindu figure,...

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Mosque Targeted in Urine Attack

September 3, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/somerset/6976289.stm

Shoes, clothes and a carpet in a mosque in Bath were urinated on during prayers, police have said.

Avon and Somerset Police are treating the incident at the mosque on Pierrepont Street as a hate crime.

Younus Alzaabi, who was in the mosque when the crime took place, said: "We were praying at the time and heard...

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Muslim Clinic Helps Those in Need, Regardless of Religion

September 3, 2007

Author: Elizabeth Bassett

Source: Fort Worth Business Press

http://www.fwbusinesspress.com/display.php?id=6443

Dr. Nikhat Qureshi says that providing free health care is something that runs in her family.

Qureshi’s grandfather had a successful career as a physician in Pakistan. He drew a pension when he retired, but decided to open a free clinic where he treated anyone who came by from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. He died in 1936, in...

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