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Algeria Targets Books In Battle With Hardline Islam

November 24, 2010

Author: Lamine Chikhi

Source: Reuters Africa

http://af.reuters.com/article/algeriaNews/idAFCHI44906820101124?pageNumber=1&virtualBrandChannel=0

Algeria is cracking down on imports of books preaching the ultra-conservative Salafist branch of Islam, officials and industry insiders say, in a step aimed at reining in the ideology's growing influence.

 

Salafism is a school of Islam that...

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Five Projects Receive 2010 Aga Khan Award for Architecture; Oleg Grabar Receives Chairman’s Award

November 24, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Aga Khan Development Network

http://www.akdn.org/Content/1032

The five projects selected for the 2010 Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced at a ceremony held at the Museum of Islamic Art today. His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani the Emir of Qatar and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser joined His Highness the Aga Khan in presiding over the ceremony.

The five projects selected by the 2010 Master Jury are...

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Adventurer's Photos Capture a Bygone Mecca

November 18, 2010

Author: Barry Neild

Source: CNN News

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/11/11/mecca.hajj.snouck/

He was an adventurer, a scholar, and possibly a spy -- but as Dutchman Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje proved with his rare 1885 photographs and sound recordings of Mecca, he was also a pioneering multimedia journalist.

 

Snouck's extraordinary collection of sepia-tinted images of Mecca in a bygone age have gone on display in...

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Rain Soaks Pilgrims On Muslim Hajj In Saudi Arabia

November 18, 2010

Author: Sarah el Deeb

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/18/AR2010111800956.html

Rain soaked crowds of Muslim pilgrims and lightning flashed Thursday as they performed some of the final rituals of the annual hajj, stoning symbols of the devil and circling the Kaaba, Islam's holiest site.

 

Some 2.8 million Muslims from all over the world were...

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Judge Refuses to Stop Construction Of Tenn. Mosque

November 17, 2010

Author: Lucas L. Johnson II

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/17/AR2010111705186.html

A judge refused Wednesday to stop construction of a proposed mosque in Tennessee that was opposed by some local residents who tried to argue that there was a conspiracy by Muslims to impose extremist law on the United States....

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Merkel: Germany Doesn’t Have 'Too Much Islam' but 'Too Little Christianity'

November 15, 2010

Author: Tom Heneghan

Source: Reuters Blog

http://in.reuters.com/article/idINTRE6AE3K520101115

Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans debating Muslim integration to stand up more for Christian values, saying Monday the country suffered not from “too much Islam” but “too little Christianity.”

 

Addressing her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, she said she took the current public debate in Germany on...

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Muslim Sacrifice Helps Needy Families

November 15, 2010

Author: Alex Horkay

Source: The Toronto Star

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/891265--muslim-sacrifice-helps-needy-families

As Muslims begin to celebrate Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, a Toronto group believes it’s the perfect time to reach out to the community by providing fresh halal meat for those less fortunate.

 

The Qurbani Project, an initiative of the Toronto chapter of...

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Hindus And Muslims Seek Blessings At the Mausoleum Of Sufi Saint

November 15, 2010

Source: The Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/audio-news-video/Hindus-and-Muslims-seek-blessings-at-the-mausoleum-of-Sufi-Saint/Article2-626651.aspx

The culture of Kashmir or Kashmiriyat " as it is known as, is a synthesis of the great traditions of Hinduism, the compassion of Buddhism and the liberalism of Sufi Islam. And Kashmiri society has been a microcosm, reflecting the...

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