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Arizona Mosque Targeted in "Acid Bomb" Attack

August 8, 2007

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSN0833871920070808

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Police in Arizona said two unidentified men tossed a bottle filled with acid at a Phoenix area mosque early on Monday, splashing a caustic chemical near a Muslim cleric involved in a high-profile discrimination suit.

A Glendale Police Department spokesman said two men driving in a red car threw a soda bottle filled with acid and a reactant at the...

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Hamas Takeover of Gaza Strands Americans, Including Tennessee Family

August 8, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: International Herald Tribune/The Associated Press

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/08/08/america/NA-GEN-US-Stuck-in-Gaza.php

NASHVILLE, Tennessee: An American family from Tennessee is stuck in the Gaza Strip, unable to leave since the Islamic militant group Hamas took over in June — and advocacy groups say they are not the only ones.

Hossam Bahour, of Nashville, said his wife...

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Agents Target Charity Offices

August 7, 2007

Author: NIRAJ WARIKOO

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070807/NEWS05/708070390

Federal agents were looking for information on terrorist operations and Hizballah activity when they raided two Muslim charities last month, court records show.

The agents hauled away computers, files, money and other items from the Dearborn offices of Al-Mabarrat Charitable Organization and...

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"Europe Confronts Islam," a Commentary by Andrew Tillman

August 7, 2007

Author: Andrew Tillman

Source: Center for American Progress

http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2007/08/exclusion.html

Germany is home to 3.2 million Muslims, yet last month a small but vocal group staged a protest in Cologne to try to block plans for a Mosque. This kind of Muslim exclusionism has become a disturbing but growing trend in Western Europe.

Leading opponents of the mosque in Cologne—Manfred Rouhs, leader of a...

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Thai Buddhist Vigilante Squads Suspected

August 7, 2007

Author: RUNGRAWEE C. PINYORAT

Source: Guardian Unlimited

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6833183,00.html

KOLOMUDO VILLAGE, Thailand (AP) - The black-uniformed raiders roared into this Thai Muslim village, firing assault rifles and hurling grenades from a pickup truck at a group of teenagers relaxing near the mosque. When the attack was over, five of the youths lay dead.

As they have done in the past, authorities...

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Universities Install Footbaths to Benefit Muslims, and Not Everyone Is Pleased

August 7, 2007

Author: TAMAR LEWIN

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/07/education/07muslim.html?_r=1&ref=education&oref=login

DEARBORN, Mich. — When pools of water began accumulating on the floor in some restrooms at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and the sinks pulling away from the walls, the problem was easy to pinpoint. On this campus, more than 10 percent of the students are Muslims, and as...

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Young Imam Serves as Islam's Face to Community

August 6, 2007

Author: Barbara Bradley Hagerty

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12532168

All Things Considered, August 6, 2007 · The day is sunny and hot, the hamburgers are on the grill, the kids are jumping on the moon bounce and about 400 people are milling around the brand new Dar Al Noor mosque in Manassas, Va.

Neighbors and members of the congregation are here — even Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine is coming...

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London Gathering Defends Vision of Radical Islam

August 6, 2007

Author: JANE PERLEZ

Source: New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/06/world/europe/06hizb.html?ex=1344052800&en=4721683df293cdef&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

LONDON, Aug. 4 — An international radical Islamic party that has been the focus of increasing concern in Britain launched a frontal attack on its critics at a carefully stage-managed conference in London this...

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Tancredo Stands Ground on Mecca - GOP Candidates Go on Attack Over Bombing Remark

August 6, 2007

Author: M.E. Sprengelmeyer

Source: Rocky Mountain News

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_5660547,00.html

DES MOINES, Iowa - Fellow Republicans repudiated Rep. Tom Tancredo on Sunday over his controversial comments threatening to target Muslim holy sites as a deterrent to Islamic terrorism.

During a Republican presidential debate from Drake University in Des Moines, Tancredo, R-...

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European Mosque Plans Face Protests

August 5, 2007

Author: Tom Heneghan

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSL3145702520070806?pageNumber=1

Petitions in London, protests in Cologne, a court case in Marseille and a violent clash in Berlin -- Muslims in Europe are meeting resistance to plans for mosques that befit Islam's status as the continent's second religion.

Across Europe, Muslims who have long prayed in garages and old factories now face...

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