Islam

Muslim Immigration Likened to Bird Flu

August 23, 2007

Author: Nick Ralston

Source: Herald Sun

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,22294676-5005961,00.html

A NSW Senate candidate has compared the immigration of Muslims to Australia to the bird flu and says it should stop.

Christian Democratic Party (CDP) Senate candidate Paul Green called today for a moratorium on Muslim immigration while a study on its social impacts was carried out.

He said it would...

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Charity Raided by Feds Seeks Files

August 23, 2007

Author: Paul Egan

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070823/METRO/708230362/1003

When FBI agents raided the Muslim charity Life for Relief and Development last September, they carted away computers and records but charged nobody and allowed the agency to continue operating.

Nearly one year later, the charity is today asking U.S. District Judge Nancy G. Edmunds to order...

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Third Attack on Mississauga Mosque Alarms Muslims

August 23, 2007

Author: Ashifa Kassam

Source: The Star

http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/249041

Minutes before prayers were set to begin on Sunday, a foot-wide slab of concrete came crashing through a window of a Mississauga mosque.

It was the second time in less than a month that the mosque has been targeted by vandals, and Muslim groups are asking police to treat the incident as a hate crime.

There were 100 people inside the mosque when the...

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Fury Over Talks With Anti-Islam Thinker

August 22, 2007

Author: Richard Kerbaj

Source: The Australian

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,,22286266-2702,00.html

MODERATE Islamic leaders have attacked Howard Government ministers for meeting anti-Muslim thinker Wafa Sultan, accusing Attorney-General Philip Ruddock and Foreign Minister Alexander Downer of endorsing her view that Islam isevil.

The nation's most senior spiritual Muslim woman, Aziza Abdel-Halim, yesterday also...

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Foreign Policy Link to Extremism

August 22, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/6956699.stm

The majority of Scotland's Islamic leaders believe UK foreign policy is why Muslims are turning to extremism, a study has found.

Researchers questioned 31 mosque leaders and found that almost half of them thought extremist behaviour existed in Scotland.

Many cited the UK Government's foreign policy as the reason.

A lack of parental...

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Mosque Project Stirs Concerns About the Integration of Islam in Germany

August 22, 2007

Author: TOM HUNDLEY

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070822/NEWS07/708220432/1001/NEWS#article_comments

COLOGNE, Germany -- Never mind that a local brothel claiming to be Europe's largest calls itself the Pasha and sports an ersatz arabesque theme.

Some residents of this ancient city on the banks of the Rhine see the brothel as a shining example of...

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Rome Halts Mosque Conversion Plan

August 22, 2007

Author: David Willey

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6958299.stm

Authorities in Rome have refused to allow a building next to a Catholic church to be converted into a mosque.

The planned mosque, in a densely populated and multi-ethnic quarter in the centre of the Italian capital, was supposed to open next month.

Municipal police said the community of Bengali Muslims who were carrying out the building works did not...

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Muslim Cemetery Plan Objections

August 22, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/6957379.stm

Plans to create a 31-acre Muslim cemetery on land surrounding the conservation village of Carmunnock have been met with local opposition.

Villagers have launched a campaign to stop green belt land around the area being used for the new cemetery.

Glasgow Central Mosque insists the new site would be kept as a green...

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Turkish PM Attacked For Telling Gul Critics to Leave

August 22, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The New York Times

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/world/international-turkey-president-erdogan.html

ANKARA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan came under fire on Wednesday for calling on Turks who refused to accept Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul as their next president to leave the country.

Turkey, a Muslim country with a...

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Rochdale Girl to Give Muslim Youth a Voice

August 22, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Asian News

http://www.theasiannews.co.uk/news/s/1014/1014208_rochdale_girl_to_give_muslim_youth_a_voice.html

A Rochdale student is to set up and chair the town's first Young Muslim Advisory Panel after taking part in a two-week intensive leadership programme.

Atifa Shah, a former member of the UK Youth Parliament, hopes the panel, which is being supported by her...

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