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Somalis Yearn for Islamic Rulers to Return and Tame the Warlords

June 15, 2007

Author: Steve Bloomfield

Source: Belfast Telegraph

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/article2660588.ece

The ruins of the old sugar factory in Marere, in the southern interior of Somalia, tower over the wooden shacks and brick huts which shelter the 2,000 or so people still living here.

This used to be the second-largest sugar factory in the world, employing more than 20,000 people. Now, its rusting steel...

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US Muslim Group Denies Decrease in Membership

June 14, 2007

Author: Khalid Hasan

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2007%5C06%5C14%5Cstory_14-6-2007_pg7_59

WASHINGTON: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has rejected a press report which said its membership has declined by more than 90 percent since the 2001 attacks.

The report published by the right-wing Washington Times said, “The number of reported members...

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Reprisals Hit Iraq Sunni Mosques

June 14, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6751909.stm

Suspected Shia Muslim militants have destroyed three Sunni mosques near the Iraqi capital, a day after a repeat attack on a major Shia pilgrimage site.

The overnight attacks bring to six the number of Sunni mosques targeted since suspected Sunni militants toppled the two minarets of the Samarra shrine.

Curfews appear to have prevented the same...

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Judge: Police Can Ban Religious Muslim Garb

June 14, 2007

Author: Joseph A. Gambardello

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/20070614_Judge__Police_can_ban_religious_Muslim_garb.html

A Philadelphia police officer has no right to wear a head covering as required by her Muslim faith when she is in uniform, a federal judge ruled yesterday.

The Police Department's uniform code "has a compelling public purpose," Judge Harvey...

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Mosque Bombing A Test For Emerging Political Climate

June 13, 2007

Author: Kathleen Ridolfo

Source: Radio Free Europe

http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2007/06/17d2b680-9a26-464a-a742-1e88a562dbfc.html

Sunni insurgents have once again attacked the Al-Askari (Golden) Mosque in an apparent attempt to goad Shi'a into launching retalitory actions.

The attack comes just weeks after Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr extended an olive branch to Sunni Arabs and called on his...

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Mumme Offers to Settle Suit

June 13, 2007

Author: Jose L. Medina

Source: Las Cruces Sun News

http://www.lcsun-news.com/news/ci_6126713

LAS CRUCES — Less than two weeks before trial, a settlement offer has been made to four former New Mexico State University football players to drop a religious discrimination lawsuit against head coach Hal Mumme.

Mumme's attorney said the offer was strategic and was not an admission of wrongdoing by the coach.

The offer was made Monday,...

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Islamic Center Condemns Attacks on Samarra and Holds Memorial

June 13, 2007

Author: The office of Imam Hassan Al-Qazwini

Source: Islamic Center of America

http://www.icofa.com

The office of Imam Hassan Al-Qazwini, spiritual leader of the Islamic Center of America, issued the following statement today:

“Once again, terrorists have proven their cowardice by attacking the holy and magnificent shrine of Imam Ali Al –Hadi and Imam Hassan Al-Askari, may the peace and blessings of God be upon them.

"We express our deepest...

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FBI in Public Appeal to Muslims, Arab-Americans

June 13, 2007

Author: Andrea Shalal-Esa

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSN1330890120070613

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI has enlisted comedians in a drive to spruce up its image with Muslims and Arab-Americans damaged by a wave of arrests and searches since the September 11 attacks in 2001.

"It's so nice to be standing in front of the FBI and not be handcuffed," quipped Egyptian-American comedian Ahmed Ahmed...

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