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Toronto Mosque Offers 'Detox' for Extremists

February 11, 2009

Author: Stewart Bell

Source: National Post

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=1275285

A Toronto mosque is offering a "12-step extremist detox program" for radical Muslims that its director says is the first of its kind in Canada.

The Specialized De-radicalization Intervention program is intended to provide "treatment and counseling" to young Muslims sympathetic to the al-Qaeda ideology.

The Muslim leaders...

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British Ban Dutch Lawmaker Over Anti-Islam Film

February 11, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Fox News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,490849,00.html

The British government has banned Dutch right-wing lawmaker Geert Wilders from visiting the country to show his anti-Islam film "Fitna" at the Houses of Parliament.

Wilders was invited by a member of British Parliament's upper house, the House of Lords, to show his 15-minute film, which criticizes the...

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FBI Honors Muslim Leader's Efforts to Fight Terrorism

February 10, 2009

Author: Jackie Cutler

Source: Your4state.com

http://your4state.com/content/fulltext/?cid=53341

A local Muslim leader's efforts against terrorism have caught the eye of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Imam Yayha Hendi is head of the Islamic Society of Frederick.

For more than seven years now his organization has been helping to increase awareness about the Muslim culture and fight terrorism.

His efforts are now being...

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Muslim Assembly Row Head Resigns

February 10, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/south_yorkshire/7880690.stm

A Sheffield head teacher who resigned after complaints over her plan to scrap separate assemblies for Muslim pupils has called for a "constructive debate".

Julia Robinson had wanted to hold one assembly for pupils of all faiths at Meersbrook Bank Primary School.

Her replacement said the school...

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Muslim Mothers Given Web Advice

February 9, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/7878413.stm

Muslim mothers in north-west London are being offered advice on how to spot the signs that their children are viewing extremist material on the web.

Harrow Council is running an e-safety course advising mothers to look out for signs such as browsers being shut down suddenly and emails sent to strangers.

The one-day course...

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Muslim In America: a 'Voyage Of Discovery'

February 9, 2009

Author: Jessica Ravitz

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/wayoflife/02/09/muslims.america/index.html

Hailey Woldt put on the traditional black abaya, expecting the worst.

The last time she'd worn the Muslim dress that, with a head scarf, covered everything but her face, hands and feet, she was in Miami International Airport, where the stares were many and the security check thorough.

This time, she...

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Scholar Surveys Islam In Atlanta, Finds Diversity

February 6, 2009

Author: Trevor Williams

Source: GlobalAtlanta.com

http://www.globalatlanta.com/articlevid/17141/212/#ad_1

The diverse Muslim community in Atlanta reflects the spirit embodied by President Obama, that a new page of inclusiveness has been turned in American history, an Islamic scholar said during a recent GlobalAtlanta interview.

The Georgia capital was the 50th out of 60 cities Akbar Ahmed is visiting as part of his “Journey Into...

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Ottawa Radio Station Chastised for Comments On Muslims

February 6, 2009

Author: Chris Cobb

Source: Ottawa Citizen

http://www.canada.com/Life/story.html?id=1262335

A veteran open-line radio host in Ottawa contravened Canadian broadcasting standards when he made “abusive and discriminatory” remarks against Muslims, the national broadcast watchdog ruled Friday.

According to the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, Lowell Green launched an “uninformed and unfair” attack when he told his CFRA...

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Spruill Apologizes for Muslim Remark

February 5, 2009

Author: Tim Craig

Source: The Washington Post

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/virginiapolitics/2009/02/moran_camp_wants_spruill_to_ap.html

Del. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake) apologized today for saying on the House floor yesterday that he doesn't like to hear prayers of different religions, "especially those of the Muslim faith that I don't care too much about."

Spruill, who is also a member of...

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UN Report Slams Violation Of Indian Minorities’ Religious Rights

February 4, 2009

Author: Jawed Naqvi

Source: Dawn

http://www.dawn.com/2009/02/05/top8.htm

A UN report has slammed the pervasive climate of fear and intolerance perpetuated by religious mobs in many parts of India, and asked the government to provide effective protection to the minorities of whom Christians and Muslims in particular were vulnerable, often helpless and increasingly ghettoised.

“Even though a comprehensive legal framework to protect freedom of...

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