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Australia Terror Laws Under Scrutiny

July 19, 2007

Author: Nick Bryant

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6905907.stm

Queensland's Gold Coast has twice this year been the unlikely setting for stories that have reverberated around the globe.

The first came in late February, when Dr Alan Greenspan, the former chairman of the US Federal Reserve, suggested to a Gold Coast business summit that the American economy might be "moving into a recession" - four words that wiped...

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"Suicide by Any Name is Prohibited in Islam," a Commentary by Javeed Akhter, a Muslim-American Doctor

July 19, 2007

Author: Javeed Akhter

Source: Miami Herald

http://www.miamiherald.com/851/story/175115.html

The enormity of what happened in London and Glasgow, Scotland, dawned upon me slowly. First there were the two high-end cars filled with explosive materials, parked in the middle of London, that, mercifully, did not explode. Next, the bizarre report of two people in a burning SUV trying to crash into the main terminal of the Glasgow airport, filled with travelers...

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The New Swimsuit Issue

July 19, 2007

Author: LAURA FITZPATRICK

Source: Time

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1645145,00.html

Move over, Tankini. Since the full-coverage swimsuit dubbed the Burqini (as in burqa plus bikini) hit the international market in January, devout Muslim women have been snapping them up. The polyester suits were designed to accord with Islamic laws that require women to dress modestly and to eliminate the risk of drowning when the yards...

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Pakistan Seeks American NGO's Help to Curb Religious Extremism

July 18, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/Pakistan/Pak_seeks_American_NGOs_help_to_curb_religious_extremism/articleshow/2213360.cms

ISLAMABAD: In a bid to curb the rising religious extremism in the country, Pakistan has approached a US-based NGO to educate its madrassa teachers on interfaith harmony, religious tolerance, and...

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Death for Mumbai Bombers

July 18, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6904130.stm

Three people have been sentenced to death in the trial of those accused of involvement in the 1993 serial bombings in the Indian city of Mumbai (Bombay).

The court ordered that Pervez Sheikh, Abdul Turq and Mohammed Mushtaq Tarani be hanged for planting bombs in India's financial capital.

The sentencing judge described the attacks as "heinous...

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Four Arab-Americans Claim Discrimination in Suit Against FedEx

July 17, 2007

Source: Boston Herald

Wire Service: AP

http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=1011797

BOSTON - Four Arab-American men claim in a lawsuit filed against FedEx Corp. that their supervisors subjected them to religious and ethnic slurs, called them terrorists and gave them less lucrative delivery routes.

"They all came to this country because they wanted a better life for their families, and this is...

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Christians Told to Unite with Moderate Muslims Against Mega-Mosque

July 17, 2007

Author: Maria Mackay

Source: Christian Today

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/christians.told.to.unite.with.moderate.muslims.against.megamosque/11622.htm

Christians gathered for this year’s Keswick Convention have been urged to unite with the “fair-minded” Muslim community of East London in opposing plans to build a mega-mosque there.

This was the call of...

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No 10 Site in Mosque Petition Row

July 17, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/6902367.stm

More than 255,000 people have signed a petition on the Downing Street website against any plans to build Britain's biggest mosque in East London.

The petition, currently the most popular on the No 10 site, calls for the "mega mosque" to be scrapped as it will "cause terrible violence".

But London mayor Ken Livingstone said it was...

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'Little Mosque on Prairie' Puts Muslims in a Sitcom

July 17, 2007

Author: Curt Brown

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/462/story/1306660.html

Kashif Saroya cringed when his e-mail inbox started buzzing about a new Canadian TV sitcom called "Little Mosque on the Prairie."

So the executive adviser to the Muslim Youth of Minnesota started downloading 10-minute snippets off YouTube.

"I just couldn't stop laughing," said Saroya, of Blaine. "Some people think it reinforces stereotypes...

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From Muslim Youths, a Push for Change

July 15, 2007

Author: Michelle Boorstein

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/14/AR2007071400985.html

Attending what Muslim American activists say is the highest-level meeting ever between Muslim American youths and U.S. officials, Mohamed Sabur couldn't help but notice a frustrating paradox.

Part of what motivated the 23-year-old to leave computer science for politics...

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Iran to Intensify Dress Crackdown

July 15, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6900111.stm

Iran will intensify a crackdown on women flouting Islamic dress laws, a senior policeman has told local media.

Tehran police chief Ahmad Reza Radan said from 23 July twice as many police will tackle "immoral behaviour".

Hundreds of women have already been arrested and some beaten by police since the drive began in April, human rights groups...

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