Islam

Republicans Slam Islamic Society Convention

August 31, 2007

Author: Audrey Hudson

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070831/NATION/108310061/1001

Republican lawmakers are urging the Justice Department not to participate in a convention held by the Islamic Society of North America — a group named as an unindicted co-conspirator in an ongoing terrorism-financing case.

In a letter to Attorney General...

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Islamic Leaders Dispute Claim Pompano Mosque Would be a Nuisance

August 31, 2007

Author: Melissa Hoyos

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinal

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-flbmosque0831nbaug31,0,2300953.story

Islamic leaders resurrected an ongoing court battle Thursday to protect their right to build a mosque in Pompano Beach's predominantly black northwest area.

The Islamic Center of South Florida went to Broward County Circuit Court to respond to allegations made by...

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Muslim Group Focuses on Civic Involvement

August 31, 2007

Author: Manya A. Brachear

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/northwest/chi-isnaaug31,0,5786990.story

"Get Out the Vote" is so 2006. Or as Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, prefers to say: It's kindergarten.

The recently elected congressman will say as much when he addresses the 30,000 members of the Islamic Society of North America at its annual convention in...

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Sweden 'Regrets' Prophet Cartoon

August 31, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6972093.stm

Sweden's embassy in Pakistan has expressed regret over the publication of a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad in a Swedish newspaper.

Pakistan had complained about the cartoon, which depicted the head of the Prophet on the body of a dog.

Sweden's government said it regretted any hurt but could not apologise as it was not responsible for the drawing...

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Arabic Spoken? Plane Grounded

August 30, 2007

Author: NORMAN PARISH

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/534860,CST-NWS-air30.article

A woman who complained that some fellow passengers spoke Arabic and "had odd behavior" prevented a Chicago-bound American Airlines flight from departing San Diego, police said Wednesday.

Flight 590, scheduled to depart at 11 p.m. Tuesday, left its gate about 11:15 but returned to the boarding area after the woman, who...

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Belgian Protesters to Fight Ban

August 30, 2007

Author: Alix Kroeger

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6970862.stm

The organisers of a march against Islam say they will appeal against a decision to refuse them a permit.

The mayor of Brussels refused permission for the 11 September march by Stop the Islamisation of Europe, saying it would disturb public order.

His decision has been upheld by a Belgian court, but now the marchers plan to appeal to the highest court in...

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Muslim Sect Causes Stir in Walkersville

August 30, 2007

Author: Rona Marech

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-te.md.walkersville30aug30,0,682115.story?coll=bal_tab01_layout

WALKERSVILLE - This small town of shady porches and green fields saw its last murder in 1929. The mayor runs a feed and seed store, where on Monday nights he presides over a long-running dominoes game. Many people live here because their parents and...

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Man Admits he 'Pulled Off' Hijab

August 30, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/6970761.stm

A woman felt "violated" when a man pulled off her religious headscarf - hijab - as she walked along a north Wales street pushing a pushchair.

Mold Crown Court heard that Damien French, 21, of Rhyl, had a previous conviction for animal cruelty when he fed a live zoo rabbit to an alligator.

French admitted racially aggravated common assault...

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Council OKs Mosque in South County

August 30, 2007

Author: MIKE SHERWIN

Source: Jewish Light

http://www.stljewishlight.com/news/289658090096936.php

St. Louis Muslims will be able to build a new mosque in St. Louis County, thanks in part to advocacy by Jews and local religious leaders.

Last week, the St. Louis County Council reversed a previous decision, and voted unanimously in favor of a zoning change that will allow a mosque to be built in Lemay.

In April, the Council voted...

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Sweet Calendars Set for Ramadan

August 29, 2007

Author: STAFF WRITER

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/manchester/6968214.stm

Young Muslims will be able to celebrate Ramadan next month with an advent-style calendar - designed by a Jewish food entrepreneur from Manchester.

Neville Finlay came up with the idea after being approached by a national supermarket chain.

A halal chocolate lies under each of the 30 flaps, marking the duration of...

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Accident Triggers Riots, Curfew in Taj Mahal City of Agra

August 29, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/08/29/asia/AS-GEN-India-Rioting.php

NEW DELHI: Police imposed a curfew Wednesday in parts of Agra, the northern Indian city that is home to the Taj Mahal, and advised tourists and residents to stay indoors after angry mobs set fire to 20 vehicles and blocked roads, officials said.
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Muslim Patrol Quiets Crime in Shaw

August 28, 2007

Author: Omar Fekeiki

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/27/AR2007082701527.html

On a sidewalk in Shaw, a dozen Muslim men wearing red T-shirts gather an hour before sundown.

Half line up quietly behind an imam. Facing southeast toward Mecca, they bow their heads and read aloud verses from the Koran. The other half spread themselves out and look up and...

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Washington Post, Other Newspapers Won't Run 'Opus' Cartoon Mocking Radical Islam

August 28, 2007

Author: Catherine Donaldson-Evans

Source: FOX News

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,294779,00.html

A popular comic strip that poked fun at the Rev. Jerry Falwell without incident one week ago was deemed too controversial to run over the weekend because this time it took a humorous swipe at Muslim fundamentalists.

The Washington Post and several other newspapers around the country did not run Sunday's installment of Berkeley Breathed's "...

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Insurgents Target Thai Civilians

August 28, 2007

Author: Amy Kazmin

Source: Financial Times

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/3dcb853a-54c8-11dc-890c-0000779fd2ac.html

Separatist insurgents in southern Thailand are deliberately targeting Muslim and Buddhist civilians in their brutal campaign for an independent Islamic state, undermining their claims to legitimacy, a new report by Human Rights Watch says.

While the Thai armed forces have committed serious and widespread abuses...

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