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Dutch Lawmaker Tries to Avoid Hate Speech Charges

January 13, 2010

Author: Toby Sterling

Source: The Austin-American Statesman

Wire Service: AP

http://www.statesman.com/news/nation/dutch-lawmaker-tries-to-avoid-hate-speech-charges-176228.html

Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders asked judges on Wednesday to drop or reduce charges against him of criminal incitement, arguing that his anti-Islam message falls within the boundaries of freedom of...

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Fords Protest Swiss Minaret Ban

January 13, 2010

Author: Robin Riskin

Source: The Bi-College News

http://www.biconews.com/?p=22375

A wooden minaret capped in a green cloth stood outside of Founders starting at 8 a.m. Friday.

Edin Fako ‘11 erected it to protest Switzerland’s recent ban on the construction of minarets—tower-like structures featured in Islamic architecture from which the call to prayer is made.

Fako broadcast the call to prayer—or adhaan—from...

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Muslim And Sikh Boxers Fight to Overturn Beard Ban

January 13, 2010

Author: Catrin Nye

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/8451615.stm

Muslim and Sikh groups are challenging a ruling which bans amateur boxers from the ring if they have a beard.

The Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAE) recently ruled that all fighters had to be clean shaven to allow cuts to the face to be seen.

It came after Mohammed Patel, a 25-year-old bearded Muslim boxer from Bolton, was stopped...

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German Muslims Call Mosque ID Checks "Humiliating"

January 11, 2010

Author: Jane Yager

Source: Global Post

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/germany/100108/islam-terrorism-security-islamophobia

In the wake of the Christmas Day terror attempt aboard an American airplane, countries on both sides of the Atlantic have turned their attention to places within their borders where potential terrorists may be radicalized or recruited. But in one part of Germany, heavy...

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Press Release On Recent Church Bombings In Malaysia

January 10, 2010

Author: Anwar Ibrahim

Source: Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding

http://cmcu.georgetown.edu/86516.html

We are outraged by the tragic attacks on our Christian brothers and sisters and reiterate our unequivocal condemnation of the bombing of churches in Malaysia. Today’s attack on the oldest standing church in Malaysia, the All Saints Church in Taiping, is an attack on our nation’s heritage.

As a nation we...

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Christians And Muslims In Egypt Trade Attacks After Fatal Shootings

January 9, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The New York Times

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/10/world/middleeast/10egypt.html

Muslims and Christians set fire to one another’s homes and shops near the southern Egyptian town of Nagaa Hamady on Saturday, three days after a gunman killed six Coptic Christians in drive-by shootings, security officers said.

“Four houses and a shop...

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