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Mosque Leader Accused of Immigration Fraud

July 24, 2007

Author: Shelley Murphy

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/07/24/mosque_leader_accused_of_immigration_fraud/

The spiritual leader of a mosque in Sharon was arrested yesterday on federal immigration fraud charges, sparking a protest outside the courthouse in Boston by a group of religious leaders and civil rights advocates who called the case a witch hunt.

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Muslim Women from Around the World Join a Leadership Program in Washington

July 23, 2007

Author: Mohamed Elshinnawi

Source: VOA News

http://www.voanews.com/english/2007-07-23-voa37.cfm

A group of Muslim women from around the world is participating in a summer leadership program at the U.S Congress and George Washington University. The program is designed to educate the participants about legal issues and conflict resolution techniques with the aim of empowering Muslim women to promote peaceful change in their communities. Mohamed...

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Muslim Workers at Nebraska Meatpacking Plant Complain of Religious Harassment

July 23, 2007

Author: OSKAR GARCIA

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070723/NATION/707230381/1041/LIFESTYLE04

OMAHA, Neb. -- Supervisors at a meatpacking plant have fired or harassed dozens of Somali Muslim employees for trying to pray at sunset, violating civil rights laws, the workers and their advocates say.

The five- to 10-minute prayer, known as the maghrib, must be...

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Muslims Look to Plant Roots in Northern Westchester

July 23, 2007

Author: GARY STERN AND ELIZABETH GANGA

Source: The Journal News

http://www.nynews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070723/NEWS02/707230341

NEW CASTLE - It was 10 years ago that a group of highly educated, affluent Muslims who had been drawn to the comfortable lifestyle and top-ranked schools of northern Westchester began to pursue a vision of a new community.

They would set up a temporary mosque, begin to meet their...

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"An Inability to Tolerate Islam Contradicts Western Values," a Commentary by Karen Armstrong

July 21, 2007

Author: Karen Armstrong

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,2131444,00.html

In the 17th century, when some Iranian mullahs were trying to limit freedom of expression, Mulla Sadra, the great mystical philosopher of Isfahan, insisted that all Muslims were perfectly capable of thinking for themselves and that any religiosity based on intellectual repression and inquisitorial coercion was "polluted". Mulla Sadra exerted...

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Art Challenge Cliches on Islam

July 21, 2007

Author: Stephanie Holmes

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6902755.stm

A new exhibition of Islamic art from across the Muslim world aims to do far more than unite unusual, luxurious and rarely-seen objects.

Organisers of the London event say that they hope the illuminated Korans, the perfume bottle carved from rock crystal and the leaf skeleton decorated with sacred text will change the way people think about Islam...

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Italy Police Raid 'Terror School'

July 21, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6909961.stm

Police in central Italy say they have uncovered a bomb school for Islamist militants after raiding a mosque in Perugia and making three arrests.

Evidence of training in explosives and poisons, and instructions on flying a Boeing 747 were reportedly found.

Police said the suspected cell had links to a group associated with Osama Bin Laden's al-Qaeda...

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Poll: Americans Are Mixed on U.S. Muslims

July 20, 2007

Author: Brian Braiker

Source: MSNBC

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19874703/site/newsweek/

July 20, 2007 - Americans are largely accepting of their fellow citizens who are Muslims, but remain worried about radicals inside the United States, according to a new NEWSWEEK Poll—the first the magazine has conducted on attitudes toward Islamic Americans. Forty percent of those surveyed believe Muslims in the United States are as loyal to the U.S. as they...

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Terror Detention 'a Distraction'

July 19, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/6906842.stm

Ministers do not need to change the law on how long terror suspects can be held before being charged, say the Tories.

Shadow home secretary David Davis said the 28-day limit should remain and talk of a 90-day limit was "a distraction".

He said ministers had emergency powers to extend it, in a crisis, by 30 days under the Civil...

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How Muslim Communities Counter Radicalism to Be Study Topic

July 19, 2007

Source: Duke University

http://www.dukenews.duke.edu/2007/07/muslim_study.html

Durham, NC -- Finding out how American Muslims address messages of extremism in their communities will be the goal of a two-year study funded by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Researchers at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will then use the information to recommend policies for reducing the likelihood that the United States experiences the type of...

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