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Anaheim Council Candidate Leaves GOP as Election Nears

November 2, 2006

Author: Dave McKibben

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-me-dalati2nov02,0,2674427.story

Acknowledging it might be political suicide, Anaheim City Council candidate Bill Dalati said Wednesday he was leaving the Republican Party after being vilified by prominent GOP leaders as being anti-American and a supporter of extremist groups.

Dalati, an Arab American who had been a Republican since...

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Terror Watch: Row Over Barred Muslim Scholars

November 1, 2006

Author: Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball

Source: MSNBC/Newsweek

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/15519116/site/newsweek/

Nov. 1, 2006 - President Bush’s top emissary for public diplomacy has privately complained that recent moves by the Department of Homeland Security to block prominent Muslim clerics and scholars from entering the United States has damaged her efforts to bolster America’s image in the Islamic world.

In recent weeks, Karen...

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Baptist Convention Told: Muslims 'Are Here to Take Over Our Country'

November 1, 2006

Author: Tim Townsend

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/stlouiscitycounty/story/CC8578ABC09530A2862572190018B734?OpenDocument

The prophets of the Hebrew scriptures are known for their warnings of doom and gloom, but even Jeremiah, arguably the gloomiest Old Testament sage, would have tipped his hat to the Rev. David Clippard at the...

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Morrocan Wins Holocaust Cartoon Contest

November 1, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/203/story_20302_1.html

TEHRAN, Iran, Nov 1 - Iran awarded a Moroccan artist Wednesday the top prize in an exhibition of cartoons on the Holocaust that has received international condemnation, including from U.N. chief Kofi Annan.

Meant to be a response to the Danish cartoons of Islam's Prophet Muhammad that sparked rage among Muslims around the world, the exhibit...

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Clothes Aren't the Issue

November 1, 2006

Author: Asra Q. Nomani

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2006/11/clothes_arent_t.php#more

When dealing with a "disobedient wife," a Muslim man has a number of options. First, he should remind her of "the importance of following the instructions of the husband in Islam." If that doesn't work, he can "leave the wife's bed." Finally, he may "beat" her, though it must be without "hurting, breaking a...

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Muslim Donation Delivers Half-ton of Food to Crossroads Center

October 31, 2006

Author: Deborah Bulkeley

Source: Deseret Morning News

http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,650203138,00.html

More than half a ton of food was delivered to Crossroads Urban Center on Monday, the result of a monthlong drive by Utah's Muslim community during the holy month of Ramadan.

Charity is an integral part of Ramadan, during which adherents to Islam fast from sunrise to sunset, said Imam Shuaib-ud Din of the Khadeeja mosque in West...

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U.S. Muslims Mobilize In 2006 Elections with Eye on 2008

October 31, 2006

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=11751

Congressional elections haven't meant much to Saadia Chaudhry, who, at 30, has never cast a midterm ballot. But this year Chaudhry is excited about voting in her suburban Maryland district, even though she admits -- with a slightly embarrassed laugh -- that she's not even sure who's running.

"I just know I'm voting for...

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Riots in Bangladesh May Benefit Islamists

October 30, 2006

Author: David Montero

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/1030/p06s02-wosc.html

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN: A hail of bullets and rocks swept over Bangladesh's cities this past weekend, spawning a deadly political crisis that threatens upcoming elections in January. Although averted for now, as of Sunday night, there are still pitfalls that may prove a boon for the country's Islamist parties, observers say.

On...

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Mourning over Slain Woman Brings Internal Culture Clash

October 30, 2006

Author: Lisa Fernandez

Source: Oakland Tribune, the/MediaNews

http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/localnews/ci_4573574

The outpouring of support for the family of a Fremont mother gunned down earlier this month has fueled a clash of hurt feelings and misunderstandings: A group of elders from the Afghan community say the family should reject outsiders' help.

On Thursday, the men sent a delegation to the home of Alia...

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Bridging Gap Requires Both Islam, iPods

October 30, 2006

Author: SARAH VIREN

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/4293945.html

Late this summer, when British police announced they had foiled a terrorist plot aimed at U.S.-bound airplanes, governments heightened security, airlines delayed flights, and stock markets faltered.

In Houston the news meant 20 cancellations to Shariq Abdul Ghani's Muslim summer camp, set to start the next day at a state park near New...

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King Abdullah Addresses Netherland's Parliament

October 30, 2006

Source: Jordan News Agency

http://www.petra.gov.jo/nepras/2006/Oct/30/28000.htm

The Hague, 30 October (Petra)--His Majesty King Abdullah II on Monday said that track towards tolerance and respect is not restricted to Moslems only. All countries and peoples should play their role in this regard, His Majesty said in a speech addressing the Netherland’s parliament. He urged representatives of the Dutch people to raise their voice high against the stereotype images and...

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