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Malaysia 'Convert' Claims Cruelty

July 6, 2007

Author: Jonathan Kent

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6278568.stm

A Malaysian woman held for months in an Islamic rehabilitation centre says she was subjected to mental torture for insisting her religion is Hinduism.

Revathi Massosai, the name by which she wants to be known, says she was forced to eat beef despite being a Hindu.

Miss Massosai was seized by the Islamic authorities in January when she went...

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Muslims in Anti-Terror Campaign

July 5, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/6275772.stm

British Muslims are leading a new campaign condemning the recent attempted car bomb attacks in London and Glasgow.

The campaign, titled "Not in Our Name", will be launched across the UK with adverts in newspapers.

It emphasises "the Muslim community's rejection of any attempts to link any such criminal attacks to the...

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Opinion: Reflecting on Glasgow's Terror Attack

July 2, 2007

Author: Na'eem Raza

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/6262402.stm

Na'eem Raza, a member of the Scottish Interfaith Council and founder of Scotland's Muslims Consultancy, gives his reaction to the terror attack at Glasgow Airport to the BBC Scotland news website.

Saturday afternoon was a period of reflection while all around me was in turmoil. I wasn't thinking of the ongoing events, rather the aftermath that...

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Fire Attack Near to Mosque Probed

July 2, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/6261290.stm

A fire is being investigated in Bathgate amid concerns a nearby mosque was the target of revenge after Glasgow Airport's terror attack at the weekend.

It is thought the "petrol-bomb like missile", which hit an estate agent on South Bridge Street, may have been aimed at the mosque.

A first floor...

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Muslim Voices on the Bomb Attacks

July 2, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6261988.stm

Some British Muslims fear they may be branded as terrorists - in spite of the fact that none of the people arrested by detectives investigating the failed car bombings at Glasgow airport appears to be British.

ABEDA TELADIA, 24, TEACHER, ESSEX "As a veiled British Muslim woman I don't feel safe. When I walk out on the street people look at me as though I have...

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Threats Made after Glasgow Attack

July 1, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/6258544.stm

Scotland's only Muslim MP has said that threats have been made towards members of the Muslim community, following the Glasgow Airport attack.

Mohammad Sarwar told BBC Scotland that he had received calls from people who had been threatened or targeted by abusive graffiti.

Strathclyde Police said there have been a couple of "minor...

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British Muslims Worried of Backlash After Failed Terrorist Attacks

July 1, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/07/02/europe/EU-GEN-Britain-Terrorism-Backlash.php

LONDON: Name-calling, anxiety, fear and anger rippled through Britain after three failed bomb attacks in London and Glasgow. Government and religious leaders appealed for calm, but some Muslims braced for a backlash —...

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Controversial New Mosque in Pompano Beach May be Years Away

June 30, 2007

Source: Sun Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-flbmosque0630nbjun30,0,4725797.story

Pompano Beach Abdesslan Jerrardi regularly stops at the Islamic Center of South Florida for Friday prayers.

But Jerrardi, of Margate, longs for the day when Muslims are not packed into the men's worship room, elbow to elbow.

"A lot people want to come here, but where's the room?" he said.

Prayer areas...

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Thai Charter Drafters Reject Buddhism as National Religion

June 30, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070630/wl_asia_afp/thailandpoliticsconstitutionreligion

BANGKOK (AFP) - Thailand's constitution writers have rejected a plea to name Buddhism as the national religion, a drafter said Saturday, despite protests and hunger strikes by campaigning monks. ADVERTISEMENT

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In Roxbury, a Call for Religious Tolerance

June 28, 2007

Author: David Abel

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/06/28/in_roxbury_a_call_for_religious_tolerance/

Rabbis came in yarmulkes, priests wore their Roman collars, and imams dressed in knitted caps and the loose-fitting gowns called thobes.

About 300 people, from Jews in sandals to suited Christians to Muslims in sequined veils, gathered beneath the arched brick...

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