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Karbala Bombs Kill Dozens During Shia Commemorations

January 20, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12242407

Two bomb attacks near the Iraqi city of Karbala have killed at least 50 people and injured more than 150, officials say.

 

The blasts happened on two routes being used by pilgrims taking part in the Shia Muslim commemorations of Arbaeen.

 

Earlier, a suicide bomber killed at least three people in the central city of...

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Russia to Launch Muslim TV channel

January 18, 2011

Author: Amie Ferris-Rotman

Source: Reuters

http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKLDE70H2G320110118

Russia will soon launch a Muslim television channel in the hope it will foster tolerance after the capital saw some of the worst clashes since the fall of the Soviet Union, state-run media reported on Tuesday.

 

Proposed by President Dmitry Medvedev two years ago, the satellite channel will go on air in February or March across Russia,...

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Arsonists Threaten Reprisals If Baha'is Befriend Muslims

January 16, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Bahai World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/805

A recent wave of arson attacks on Baha'i-owned businesses in Rafsanjan, Iran, appears to be part of a campaign to fracture relationships between Baha'is and Muslims in the city.

 

After around a dozen attacks on shops - carried out since 25 October 2010 - some 20 Baha'i homes and businesses have been sent a warning letter addressed to "members of the misguided...

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Cleric: Muslims Have Role In Relationship Building

January 16, 2011

Author: Corey Williams

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/16/AR2011011600143.html

The cleric who became the public face of efforts to build an Islamic center near ground zero in New York began a national speaking tour Saturday night by urging Muslims to help "depoliticize" their faith and play a role in shaping...

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KC’s Faith Leaders Expect Challenges to Continue In 2011

January 14, 2011

Author: Helen Gray

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/2011/01/14/2584481/kcs-faith-leaders-expect-challenges.html

The Rev. Canon Susan Sommer of Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral recalls arriving in downtown Chicago on a commuter train on Sept. 11, 2001.

 

Police turned the train back, fearing the Sears Tower would be next after the New York tragedy earlier that day...

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Islamic Center Near Ground Zero Has New Imam

January 14, 2011

Author: Paul Vitello

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/15/nyregion/15mosque.html?ref=religionandbelief

Long-simmering tensions between co-founders of the proposed Islamic center and mosque near ground zero led to a parting of the ways on Friday that sharply reduced the role of one: the imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, long the project’s public face.

 

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf will...

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Opponent Seeks to Block Construction Of Downtown Mosque

January 11, 2011

Author: Kirk Semple

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/12/nyregion/12mosque.html?_r=1&ref=religionandbelief

Lawyers representing a firefighter who is suing to block the development of a Muslim community center and mosque in Lower Manhattan filed a motion on Tuesday seeking to block the developers from doing any construction on the site.

 

The motion, filed in State Supreme...

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Angst About Islamist Groups Goes Mainstream In Germany

January 9, 2011

Author: Kirsten Grieshaber

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/08/AR2011010800335.html

The 200 robed and bearded men gathered at dusk on the market square, rolled out their prayer rugs and intoned Allah's praises as dismayed townspeople looked on.

 

It was Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month, and...

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