Islam

In Europe, Skylines Reflect the Rise of Islam

July 26, 2007

Author: Isabelle de Pommereau

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0726/p01s08-woeu.html

Wiesbaden, Germany - In the Rhine Valley city of Mannheim, the glittering minaret of Germany's biggest mosque overshadows what was once the region's most vibrant church, testifying to Muslims' new confidence as Christian churches are closing down.

Years ago, 180 sisters of the Catholic order of the Sisters of the Divine...

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Jail Guard Could Face Charges For Aiding Muslims in Lawsuit

July 26, 2007

Author: JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN

Source: New York Sun

http://www.nysun.com/article/59244

The federal government is threatening an official at a Brooklyn jail with imprisonment if he gives legal assistance to several Muslim men who are suing over their detention following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The guard who received the unusual warning, Steven Barrere, is currently a defendant in a prison abuse suit brought by six Muslim men and a Hindu once held at the...

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School Bus Driver Fired After Alleged Hate Crime

July 26, 2007

Author: Donna Vavala

Source: EmeraldCoast.com

http://community.emeraldcoast.com/articles/plaisted_17128___article.html/board_school.html

The school bus driver arrested in May after he allegedly cursed and spit at Muslim children in a local fast-food restaurant has lost his job at Bay District Schools.

The School Board voted at Wednesday’s meeting to support Superintendent James McCalister‘...

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Online Dialogue about Islam

July 25, 2007

Author: Jane Lampman

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0725/p16s01-lire.html

Despite the plethora of news media today, most Americans say they know little about Islam, and most Muslims say the media doesn't make room for their voices to be heard. This week, a major news company is going all out to try to change that.

Through "Muslims Speak Out," an online open forum with clerics and scholars from around the...

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Hundreds of Buddhist Monks to Spend Buddhist Lent in Violence-Wrecked Southern Thailand

July 25, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/07/25/asia/AS-GEN-Thailand-Southern-Violence.php

BANGKOK, Thailand: Hundreds of yellow-robed Buddhist monks arrived in Muslim-dominated southern Thailand on Wednesday at the start of Buddhist Lent in the hope their presence will promote peace in the insurgency-wracked region....

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Islamic State Label Sparks Controversy in Malaysia

July 25, 2007

Author: Clarence Fernandez

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070725/ts_nm/malaysia_religion_dc

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Bitter debate in Malaysia questioning whether the mainly Muslim nation is an Islamic state has exposed religious and racial faultlines ahead of a widely expected early general election.

As Malaysia prepares to celebrate its 50th year of...

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Vandalism Suspected as Hate Crime

July 25, 2007

Author: Guillermo Contreras

Source: The Express News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA071807.1B.hate.case.322152e.html

San Antonio police are investigating vandalism to a local Muslim family's vehicles as a hate crime, while the FBI also plans to look into the matter.

During a news conference at their Northwest Side home Tuesday, Said and Amel Motawea said they were alerted by a neighbor on...

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Chappelle Produces Muslim Comedy Film

July 24, 2007

Source: ContactMusic.com

http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/article/chappelle%20produces%20muslim%20comedy%20film_1038529

Cult comic DAVE CHAPPELLE is to produce a new movie which will introduce comedy fans to the world's funniest Muslims. Allah Made Me Funny - The Official Muslim Comedy Tour features America's top Muslim comics Preacher Moss, Azhar Usman and Mohammed Amer. Chappelle says, "Allah Made Me Funny is one of the...

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"The European Problem - How American Muslims Could Become as Alienated as European Muslims," a Commentary by Moushumi Khan

July 24, 2007

Author: Moushumi Khan

Source: Slate

http://www.slate.com/id/2171071/nav/tap1/

The two terrorist attacks known worldwide by their dates—9/11 and 7/7—inspired suspicion of Muslims in communities in both Europe and America. But each one also symbolizes the different relations each continent has with their Muslim populations. On 9/11, America was attacked by Muslims who came here solely for the purpose of attacking it. On 7/7, London was bombed by...

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