Islam

UK Supported Controversial Cleric to Attend Meeting in Turkey

July 11, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/5168104.stm

On July 11, 2006 BBC News reported, "A prominent Muslim leader who has expressed support for suicide bombings in Israel attended a conference funded by the Foreign Office, it has emerged. Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi was among 180 people flown to Istanbul by the Foreign Office for the event 10 days ago. An official said it wanted to engage with people 'who don't necessarily share the same point of view'....

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U.S. Religious Worker Visa Program Found to be Riddled with Fraud

July 11, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2006/07/11/probe_finds_churches146_visa_program_riddled_with_fraud/

On July 11, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "A special visa program that allows churches to bring thousands of foreign religious workers into the country each year is riddled with fraud, an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security investigation...

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Suspected Motivations for Mumbai Bombings Include Anger at India's Religious Pluralism

July 11, 2006

Source: Ekklesia

http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/content/news_syndication/article_060711mumbai.shtml

On July 11, 2006 Ekklesia reported, "Militant jihadi groups based in Pakistan are among the early suspects following a series of explosions which killed at least 130 people on the train network in India's financial capital, Mumbai (Bombay), today (11 July 2006). Church, civic and community groups, together with other faith leaders and representatives...

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Assistant Imam Attacked in Denbighshire

July 11, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/north_east/5169800.stm

On July 11, 2006 BBC News reported, "Friends of an assistant imam attacked on his way to a mosque say the assault has left people shocked and nervous. Naeem Mohammad, 29, lost two teeth and needed 15 stitches following the assault near the Islamic Cultural Centre in Rhyl, Denbighshire.

He spent a third day in hospital after being re-admitted when his condition worsened, and is still...

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Update: More Hindu Temples Destroyed

July 11, 2006

Source: Asia Times

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/HG11Ae01.html

On July 11, 2006 the Asia Times reported, "Police in riot gear and shouting through megaphones recently arrived to move out devotees and pave the way for demolition of a Hindu temple on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, which local ethnic Indians say has stood in the area for more than three generations. A group of angry worshippers who refused to obey orders were doused with water cannons...

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Lawyer Says Anti-Terror Law is Anti-Muslim

July 11, 2006

Source: The Mississauga News

http://www.mississauganews.com/mi/news/story/3586989p-4145282c.html

On July 11, 2006 The Mississauga News reported, "The lawyer for one of six Mississauga men accused of being homegrown terrorists says Canada's anti-terror law discriminates against Muslims. Rocco Galati, who represents Mississauga's Ahmad Ghany, made the startling statements yesterday in a Brampton courtroom. The law is unfair because it doesn't list the Ku...

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Bill Passed in New York Prevents Exams on Religious Holidays

July 10, 2006

Source: CAIR Press Release

On July 10, 2006 a CAIR Press Release reported, "The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today welcomed passage of a bill in the New York State Legislature that prevents scheduling statewide school exams on religious holidays. CAIR-NY said the legislation is a victory for religious freedom and civil rights in New York, particularly for the Muslim community. Earlier this year, Muslim students in New York were not able to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha, one of two main Islamic holidays, due to state...

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Controversial Black Minister Forced to Step Down After Anti-Islam Remarks

July 10, 2006

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-cdozierjul11,0,7929225.story

On July 10, 2006 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported, "The Rev. O'Neal Dozier, a controversial member of the Broward Judicial Nominating Committee, has resigned the post after he said Gov. Jeb Bush's office asked him to step down. Dozier, whose recent comments about Islam in a news release and on a radio talk...

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"Getting Ready for Hope Not Hate" by Sabahat Adil

July 10, 2006

Source: Americans for an Informed Democracy

http://aidemocracy.typepad.com/interdependent/2006/07/getting_ready_f.html

On July 10, 2006 Americans for an Informed Democracy published an opinion piece by Sabahat Adil, an AID Summer Intern and Student Leader at the University of Chicago: "During the last weekend of June, I attended the 31st ICNA-MAS Convention in Hartford, Connecticut, titled 'Living Islam, Loving Humanity.' It brought together...

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