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Muslim Clerics Angered by Religious Edict

August 3, 2007

Author: Ramadan Al Sherbini

Source: Gulfnews

http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/07/08/03/10143839.html

Cairo: Egypt's top Muslim cleric has recently angered fellow clerics for allegedly permitting a Muslim to choose his own faith without fear of worldly punishment.

Ali Juma, the country's Grand Mufti, was quoted as saying in a posting on a Washington-Post-Newsweek forum that Muslims are free to change their religion without being...

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Islamic Creationist Group Launches Glitzy, Global Blitz

August 3, 2007

Author: Yigal Schleifer

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0803/p01s10-woeu.html

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - On a recent afternoon inside Istanbul's busiest subway station, a young man beckoned commuters into a subterranean "fossil exhibit" full of skulls and insects dating back millions of years.

But this was no mainstream scientific display. One colorful poster advertised the "myth" of the evolution of the horse....

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Religion Hurdle Stops TV Actor from Getting Flat

August 3, 2007

Author: Mayura Janwalkar

Source: DNA India

http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1113413

Amir Ali moves high court, saying he is being denied a house in Lokhandwala because he is a Muslim

Actor Aamir Ali may be a popular face on TV, but like many others finding a home in Mumbai has not been pleasurable for him — religiously speaking.

Alleging discrimination, Ali, in a PIL filed before the Bombay High Court, urged the...

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Race Crime Up After Terror Attack

August 2, 2007

Author: Stephen Stewart

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/6924745.stm

Racist crime in the west of Scotland had increased after the suspected terror attack on Glasgow Airport, BBC Scotland has learned.

Strathclyde Police have released figures on racist crime and a senior officer confirmed that there had been a noticeable rise.

Community and political leaders were quick to call for...

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Republican Candidate Advocates Threat to Bomb Islamic Holy Sites as Response to Terrorist Attack on U.S.

August 2, 2007

Source: PR-Inside.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.pr-inside.com/republican-candidate-advocates-threat-to-r193291.htm

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Tom Tancredo says the best way he can think of to deter a nuclear terrorist attack on the U.S. is to threaten to retaliate by bombing Islamic holy sites. The Colorado congressman on Tuesday told about 30 people at a town hall meeting in the state of Iowa...

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Imams Drop Passengers from Lawsuit over Removal from Flight

August 1, 2007

Author: Gregg Aamot

Source: Minnesota Public Radio

Wire Service: AP

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2007/08/01/imams/

Minneapolis — (AP) The six imams who were removed from a US Airways flight after passengers reported they were acting suspiciously won't include those passengers in their lawsuit against the airline and police, an attorney for the imams said Wednesday.

Attorney...

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Ellison Returns from Trip to Iraq

August 1, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2007-07-30-ellison-iraq_N.htm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Keith Ellison made a weekend trip to Iraq, where a pair of sheiks urged Congress' only Muslim lawmaker to help in countering al-Qaeda's vision of Islam.

Ellison, D-Minn., said he met in Ramadi in Anbar province with the two sheiks, who oversee several hundred thousand congregants.
...

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Pork at Issue in Doughnut Franchise Row

August 1, 2007

Author: Ameet Sachdev

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-wed_dunkin_0801aug01,0,119660.story

Every day for nearly 30 years, Walid Elkhatib has sold doughnuts. Glazed, chocolate frosted, Bavarian Kreme and other varieties. As a Dunkin' Donuts franchisee, he expanded the menu to include breakfast sandwiches, such as egg and cheese bagels.

But he drew the line at serving sandwiches...

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Nigerian Shia Base Knocked Down

August 1, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/6926119.stm

Nigeria's security forces have demolished the headquarters of a Shia sect, whose members were accused of killing a rival Muslim cleric.

The security forces destroyed a school, a clinic and the living quarters of the sect in the north-western Sokoto state.

Although no official explanation was given for the demolition, it is being suggested...

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Police Investigate Vandalism of Mosque

August 1, 2007

Author: Loresha Wilson

Source: Shreveport Times

http://www.shreveporttimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007708010324

A faded green marijuana leaf remained on the outside of a Shreveport mosque late afternoon Tuesday, despite efforts to wash off the graffiti. The imam of the Islamic Association of Arabi Inc. arrived for prayers about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday and found the drug symbol spray painted on one side and profanity on the other,...

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Arab Boy Bound & Beaten in Class, Suit Says

July 31, 2007

Author: JOHN MARZULLI

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime_file/2007/07/31/2007-07-31_arab_boy_bound__beaten_in_class_suit_say.html

Two Brooklyn schoolgirls allegedly bound a boy of Arab descent with tape, locked him in a classroom closet and bombarded him for eight minutes with ethnic slurs before their substitute fourth-grade teacher did anything.

The...

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First Muslim US Congressman Meets with Muslim Women Leaders

July 30, 2007

Author: Mohamed Elshinnawi

Source: VOA News

http://www.voanews.com/english/2007-07-30-voa29.cfm

Keith Ellison comes from most diverse district in Minnesota, and he advised the Muslim women to be inclusive in their pursuit of public office. "Do not go to the Muslim community and tell them I am Muslim, vote for me. Do not do that. Figure out what the people need and speak to that and make sure to be universal enough to also appeal to the Christian...

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Dressed In Hijab: More Muslim Girls Playing Soccer

July 30, 2007

Source: WCCO.com

Wire Service: AP

http://wcco.com/sports/local_story_204133117.html

(AP) For a couple hours every morning, Muna Sanyare steps away from her duties as baby sitter, caretaker and student. On a St. Paul practice field, she becomes a soccer star.

Never mind that Muna, 15, plays in bare feet under a flowery red skirt. She can kick the heck out of that ball.

Organized soccer is luring more Muslim girls like Muna to...

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