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NDA Steps Offensive Against UPA for Muslim Quota

November 14, 2006

Author: HS Bartwal

Source: Hindustan Times

http://147.208.132.198/onlineCDA/PFVersion.jsp?article=http://10.81.141.122/news/181_1844263,0008.htm

NDA partners BJP and JD(U) on Tuesday stepped up their offensive against the UPA Government on the issue of reservations for Muslims.

With several ministers of the Manmohan Singh government speaking out in favour of a quota for the minority...

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'Taleban law' Passed in Pakistan

November 13, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6143754.stm

Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP) has passed a bill setting up a Taleban-style department under a cleric to enforce Islamic morality.

It gives the new department the power to use the police and media for the promotion of Islamic values.

The NWFP is governed by an alliance of religious parties, the MMA, that is sympathetic to the Taleban.

It has already introduced...

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Call to Bridge West-Muslim Divide

November 13, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6142308.stm

A cross-cultural group of 20 prominent world figures has called for urgent efforts to heal the growing divide between Muslim and Western societies.

The chief causes of the rift are not religion or history, they say, but recent political developments, notably the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Their findings were presented to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan at a ceremony in Istanbul on Monday.
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Challenges of Womens Space in Masjids

November 13, 2006

Author: Abdul Malik Mujahid

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/challenges_of_womens_space_in_masjids1/0011670

One Friday, I was all set to give a Khutba about the need for Muslims to plan ahead on an individual and community level. My notes were ready and I was in full “Khutba mode”. But before sermon time, I decided to change the topic...

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Asia's New Gods

November 13, 2006

Author: Kishore Mahbubani

Source: MSNBC/Newsweek International

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/15564787/site/newsweek/

Most Asians are unaware that Christian evangelical movements have gained enormous political power in America. And if they were to learn this, they would be mystified. Their images of America remain the old ones: scenes of Hollywood and sexual permissiveness, secularism, money worship and devotion to modern science and technology. None of these...

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FBI is still Clearing Utah Muslims for Citizenship

November 13, 2006

Author: Deborah Bulkeley

Source: Deseret Morning News

http://www.deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,650206650,00.html

If Abdullah Hassan were a U.S. citizen, he says he'd have likely voted for the GOP in Tuesday's election.

"I like Republicans because they removed Saddam from power," said Hassan, a Kurdish asylee from Iraq.

However, more than a year after he's met all the requirements for citizenship, Hassan is still waiting...

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Houses of Worship Scramble to Make Room for the Masses

November 13, 2006

Author: Rebecca Rosen Lum

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/local/states/california/16000247.htm

They prayed for the flocks, they got them, and now they're grappling with the reality: Houses of worship in Central and East Contra Costa are flexing with a demographic explosion that's forcing some to construct buildings, expand existing ones or add services.

Rapidly...

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Muslim Abuse 'Rising in Schools'

November 13, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/6136902.stm

Teachers have been warned that bullying prompted by Islamophobia is on the rise in schools across the country.

Schools minister Jim Knight reminded teachers, at a conference, of new ways to deal with bullying through the internet and mobile phones.

This includes the right to ban mobile phones from school classrooms.

Chris Keates of the NASUWT teaching union, who...

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Annan says Politics, not Religion, at Heart of Muslim-West Divide

November 13, 2006

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/11/13/europe/EU_GEN_Turkey_Alliance_of_Civilizations.php

Political tensions, rather than religious differences, lie at the heart of the growing rift between the West and the Muslim world, and any broad solution to the problem must include an end to the Arab-Israeli conflict, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said...

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Unsolved Murder of Afghan Mother Sows Fear in Muslim Community

November 13, 2006

Author: Juliana Barbassa

Source: The Examiner

Wire Service: AP

http://www.examiner.com/a-396834~Unsolved_murder_of_Afghan_mother_sows_fear_in_Muslim_community.html

FREMONT, Calif. - Men and women of various religions covered their heads with scarves, yarmulkes or turbans Monday in solidarity with an Afghan woman who was gunned down while wearing a traditional Muslim veil...

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Arab Groups say Tories Refuse to Meet with Them

November 13, 2006

Source: CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2006/11/13/tories-arab.html

Some of Canada's largest Arab organizations say they are being frozen out by the Conservative government.

Although the Tories have run an active outreach campaign to several ethnic communities — including the Hindu, Sikh, and Chinese communities — Arab groups say the party appears to have made a decision to write off the Arab vote.

Both Prime...

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On Visit to Turkey, Pope to Meet Islamic Cleric who Denounced Him

November 12, 2006

Author: Frances D'Emilio

Source: The Detroit News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061112/LIFESTYLE04/611120336/1041/LIFESTYLE04

The pope's upcoming trip to Turkey will include a meeting with a Muslim cleric who was one of the first to denounce Benedict XVI for his remarks on Islam and violence, the Vatican said Saturday.

The...

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PM Proposes Islamic Economic Union

November 12, 2006

Author: Khalid Mustafa

Source: The International News

http://www.thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=4057

ISLAMABAD: The three-day second World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) kicked off here on Sunday with the resolve to come up with a comprehensive economic strategy to erase the challenges hindering a Muslim economic renaissance.

Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, the architect of the ongoing economic reforms in the country, came up with an...

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Christian Population Falls in Holy Land

November 11, 2006

Author: Brian Murphy

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/11/AR2006111100600.html

The death threat came on simple white fliers blowing down the streets at dawn. A group calling itself "Friends of Muhammad" accused a local Palestinian Christian of selling mobile phones carrying offensive sketches of the Muslim prophet....

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The New Muslim-Liberal Coalition

November 11, 2006

Author: Peter Skerry

Source: TIME Magazine

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1558227,00.html

The victory party for Minnesota's first African-American congressman, Keith Ellison, took place at a trendy nightclub in Minneapolis's downtown warehouse district. Down the block from a glitzy sex shop, Trocaderos is the kind of place where both gays and straights look to get picked up, either at the bar or on the dance floor. But on...

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