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Conference Confronts Islamic Stereotyping

July 9, 2007

Author: David A. Brensilver

Source: Islamic Circle of North America

http://www.icna.org/icna/icna-press-clippings/conference-confronts-islamic-stereotyping-5.html

Hartford — East Lyme resident Imran Ahmed recently received an e-mail in response to comments he posted on the Internet about terrorism and the war in Iraq. The e-mail, Ahmed said, came from a former U.S. serviceman who opined that Islam was a...

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Muslim Victim of 'Racist Attack'

July 9, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/gloucestershire/6285176.stm

An attack on a Muslim man in Cheltenham was racially motivated, police have said.

The 38-year-old man was walking along the Honeybourne Line in the Gloucestershire town on 5 July when he was approached by several white youths.

The youths shouted racial abuse at the man before forcing him to the side of...

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Protesters Target Islamic Convention In Hartford

July 9, 2007

Author: Lynn Doan

Source: The Courant

http://www.courant.com/news/local/hr/hc-protest0709.artjul09,0,2525077.story?coll=hc_news_local_mr_cromwell_util

HARTFORD - Anti-terrorism protesters rallied in Hartford Sunday outside the annual convention of the Islamic Circle of North America, despite the organization's recent efforts to fight the characterization of Muslims as terrorists.

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Kazakh Uighurs Feel Threat from China

July 9, 2007

Author: Natalia Antelava

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6284734.stm

On a rainy afternoon, in a village near the Kazakh-Chinese border, an engagement party brought two families together.

Women in colourful traditional dresses brought out dishes of meat and rice.

As the feast went on, guests toasted the new family and the future, but the songs they sang were about the past, and the land their ancestors had...

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Charlottesville Mosque to Facilitate Unity

July 9, 2007

Author: Seth Rosen

Source: The Richmond Times-Dispatch

http://www.inrich.com/cva/ric/news.apx.-content-articles-RTD-2007-07-09-0082.html

CHARLOTTESVILLE -- Inside an aging white house on 10½ Street, Khalid Mohammad chants a mellifluous incantation of the salat al-jumu'ah, the Friday afternoon prayer.

Behind him, more than 70 men and boys, kneeling on the green carpet, bow their heads to the ground in unison...

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Civilians 'Hostage in Red Mosque'

July 8, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6282758.stm

Pakistan's religious affairs minister has said radical Islamists are holding women and children hostage inside a besieged mosque complex in Islamabad.

Ejaz-ul-Haq told the BBC those in control of the Lal Masjid, or Red Mosque, were "hardened terrorists".

Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said he suspected some of the combatants were trained...

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Rise of Islam Rankles Malaysia's Minority Faiths

July 8, 2007

Author: Liau Y-Sing

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070709/lf_nm/malaysia_religion_dc

Deep in the heart of a Malaysian jungle, a preacher holds a meeting under the scorching midday sun, urging followers not to lose faith after their church was demolished by the government.

The razing of their simple brick church, among a spate of demolitions of non-Muslim...

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Are UK's Imams Modern Enough?

July 7, 2007

Author: Robert Piggot

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6280238.stm

A week after the failed attacks in London and Glasgow, the Muslim Council of Britain has called an emergency meeting of imams and Muslim community activists to work out a strategy for combating extremism.

Their particular concern will be young Muslims, and the radical groups trying to recruit them to their hard-line understanding of Islam, with all its disdain...

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'Islamic Duty' to Help UK Police

July 7, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6280884.stm

Muslims have been told it is their "Islamic duty" to co-operate with the police to ensure Britain's safety.

The statement was agreed at a "deeply significant" meeting in London held by the Muslim Council of Britain.

More than 200 people, including imams, community activists and police representatives, gathered to lay out ways to combat the threat of terrorism....

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Local Muslim Doctors Angry and Saddened by Possible Terrorist Plot Say they are Law Abiding Citizens

July 6, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: KMOV

http://www.kmov.com/localnews/stories/kmov_localnews_070706_muslimdoctors.4cfe57e1.html

Several Muslim doctors are accused of carrying out failed terror attacks in the United Kingdom.

News of their arrest is having an impact on Muslim doctors in the St. Louis area.

Friday is the most important day of the week, for Muslims. It is the one prayer each week when...

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Pakistan Launches Operation Against Radicals in Mosque

July 6, 2007

Author: Griff Witte

Source: Washington Post Foreign Service

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/05/AR2007070500849.html

Pakistani security forces launched a major operation Thursday against radical students holed up in an Islamabad mosque, seeking to end a months-long standoff that has turned bloody in recent days.

Fighting raged in the darkness and continued early Friday, with the...

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