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Reports: Muslim Malaysia is not a Secular or an Islamic State, PM Says

August 5, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/08/05/asia/AS-GEN-Malaysia-Islamic-State.php

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Muslim-dominated Malaysia is neither a secular nor a theocratic state, the prime minister said in an apparent bid to make amends after his deputy upset minorities by describing the country as Islamic.

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Iran Arrest Dozens of Youth in Illegal "Satanic" Rock Concert

August 5, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/08/05/africa/ME-GEN-Iran-Rock-Arrests.php

TEHRAN, Iran: Iran has arrested more than 200 western music fans attending a rock concert on grounds they were breaking the country's strict Islamic Sharia law, local media and witnesses said Sunday.

A witness said police raided the concert as it was going to end late Wednesday night near...

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Guard Your Utterances, Maccido Urges Muslim Clerics

August 5, 2007

Author: Mohammed Aminu

Source: allAfrica.com/ This Day

http://allafrica.com/stories/200708060756.html

Son of late Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muham-madu Maccido and Senator representing Sokoto Central Senatorial District , Alhaji Ahmed Muhammadu Maccido, has called on religious clerics in the state to shun unguarded statements capable of inciting violence and threatening the peaceful co-existence among members of various sects in the state.

Maccido...

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Britons Released After Saudi Row

August 5, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6932127.stm

A group of British Muslims who were held after an incident at the Great Mosque in Mecca have been released by Saudi religious police.

A British Islamic group says seven Britons and one American were detained.

A spokesman for Islamic group SAVEIT said the arrests were made after police became involved in a debate over religious practice.

The UK...

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In Search of Islam in America: Students Visit Metro Detroit to Learn More

August 4, 2007

Author: DAVID CRUMM

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070804/COL15/708040317/1081

Often, the best way to learn about the mystery of faith is to hit the road and go see for yourself. That's a timeless spiritual truth and it's precisely what nine young Midwestern journalists, ages 12 to 18, did last week in their quest to explore Islam in the United States.

Five were from...

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Cleric 'Not Preaching' to Inmates

August 4, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/6931175.stm

The lawyer for a Muslim preacher fighting extradition from the UK has denied her client has been preaching hate to fellow inmates.

Abu Qatada, who once preached at the Finsbury Park mosque in north London, is being held at a specialist unit at Long Lartin jail in Worcestershire.

A prison union has said he could be radicalising other...

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Judge Orders Prison to Meet Religious Diet Needs

August 3, 2007

Author: CLARENCE MABIN

Source: The Lincoln Journal Star

http://www.journalstar.com/articles/2007/08/03/news/local/doc46b2757e970cf806390274.txt

Tecumseh State Correctional Institution officials and a Muslim inmate are attempting to revise food service at the prison so the inmate can have access to kosher foods.

U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon ordered the revision after the inmate, Mohamed El-...

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Israeli Troops Kill West Bank Islamic Jihad Leader

August 3, 2007

Author: Imad Saada

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070803/ts_afp/mideastunrest

NABLUS, West Bank (AFP) - Israeli troops have shot dead a leader of the radical Islamic Jihad group in the West Bank and wounded three people during an incursion into the Gaza Strip, Palestinian security sources and witnesses said on Friday.

Meanwhile, Palestinian militants fired three...

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Tajik Universities Bar Hijab-Wearing Girls From Exams

August 3, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2007/08/B6C95CD6-4F04-4AE5-8FD8-4C4CDCCA982C.html

August 3, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Officials in Tajikistan's State Teacher Training Institute have told RFE/RL's Tajik Service that female applicants are no longer allowed to take university entrance exams there wearing Islamic head scarves.

Today's remarks come after...

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Mothers of Missing in Russia's Islamic Region of Dagestan Stage Protest, Declare Hunger Strike

August 3, 2007

Author: Arsen Mollayev

Source: The Union-Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20070803-1036-russia-dagestan.html

MAKHACHKALA, Russia – About 50 women occupied a central square in this provincial Russian capital on Friday, declaring a hunger strike and vowing not to leave until authorities tell them what happened to their missing children.

Police tried...

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Thailand Seeks Closer Ties with Muslim Nations

August 3, 2007

Author: Ron Corben

Source: VOA News

http://www.voanews.com/english/2007-08-03-voa11.cfm

The Thai Government is seeking closer links with Muslim countries, part of a two-pronged strategy to end separatist violence in three of its southern provinces. Even as the government was announcing the plan, at least 13 more people died in the area this week in bombing and shooting attacks. Ron Corben reports from Bangkok.

A security report released by...

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