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Mosque Attendance Falls After Terrorism Arrests

May 30, 2007

Author: Dina Temple-Raston

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10529148

Midday prayers at the South Jersey Islamic Center in Palmyra often have thin attendance, but since the arrest of a handful of its members, attendance has plummeted. The hundreds of congregants who used to show up for Friday evening prayers now number just dozens. People who had prayed there for years are now staying away.

Ejlvir,...

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US Airways Seeks Imam-Suit Dismissal

May 30, 2007

Author: Audrey Hudson

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20070530-023947-9029r.htm

US Airways is asking a court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a group of Muslim imams, saying the airline followed government guidelines when it removed the men from a flight because of suspicious behavior.

The response to the lawsuit, filed March 12 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, says...

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Boyles Continued Trend of Anti-Muslim Rhetoric by Denver Clear Channel Hosts

May 30, 2007

Source: Colorado Media Matters

http://colorado.mediamatters.org/items/200705310001

Summary: Peter Boyles of 630 KHOW-AM is the most recent Denver-based Clear Channel Communications host to engage in anti-Muslim rhetoric, telling a caller on his May 30 show that "the enemy" is "radical, crazy, religious Islam." Boyles also agreed with the caller's suggestions that the United States should bar "Islamic immigration" and that Islam should be declared "a political ideology."
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G-String Web Ad Removed After Thai Fury

May 30, 2007

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

http://www.smh.com.au/news/World/Gstring-web-ad-removed-after-Thai-fury/2007/05/30/1180205344677.html#

An American website offering G-string underwear and T-shirts for dogs emblazoned with picture of Buddha dropped them from its sales list after protests by predominantly Buddhist Thailand.

"It is a good thing they understand our sensitivity," Foreign Ministry spokesman Piriya...

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Worshippers Raise Cash for Mosque

May 29, 2007

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/nottinghamshire/6699583.stm

A mosque in Nottingham badly damaged in a fire is being repaired with help from the local community after an insurance claim was rejected.

The Forest Fields mosque was targeted by arsonists in April but insurance has not been paid out as an alarm was not switched on at the time of the fire.

Imam Raza ul Haq said the local community had rallied around...

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Kashmir Fatwa Over Mosque Rebuild

May 29, 2007

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/6701881.stm

A Muslim cleric in Indian-administered Kashmir has issued an edict against the renovation of Islamic mosques and shrines by the Indian army.

Grand Mufti Bashiruddin's edict, or fatwa, said only Muslims may carry out such work on holy sites.

India's army says it has spent more than $130,000 on the repair of Muslim holy sites in the region as part of its campaign for "hearts and...

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Swiss Move to Ban Minarets

May 28, 2007

Author: Imogen Foulkes

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6676271.stm

A row is brewing over religious symbolism in Switzerland.

Members of the right-wing Swiss People's Party, currently the largest party in the Swiss parliament, have launched a campaign to have the building of minarets banned.

They claim the minaret is not necessary for worship, but is rather a symbol of Islamic law, and as such incompatible with...

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'Stop and Quiz' Comes under Fire

May 27, 2007

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6696673.stm

Proposals to allow police to stop and question anyone in the UK under new anti-terror laws have been criticised.

Opponents warned that plans to ask people about their identity and movements may harm community relations.

Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain said care must be taken not to alienate whole communities.

But Home Office minister Tony McNulty said there would be plenty...

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America Not an Enemy of Islam, Muslim Cleric Says

May 27, 2007

Author: PAUL SHUKOVSKY

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/317528_bosniak28.html?from=wtnews

A moderate European Muslim leader -- in Seattle this weekend to attend the annual conference of the Congress of North American Bosniaks -- drew upon a deep affection for the United States before cautioning Americans, "Don't cease to believe that you are good."

The gentle warning from Grand Mufti...

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