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Islamic Law to Be Imposed In Parts Of NW Pakistan

February 16, 2009

Author: Riaz Khan

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/world/20090216_ap_islamiclawtobeimposedinpartsofnwpakistan.html

The government agreed to impose Islamic law and suspend a military offensive across a large swath of northwest Pakistan on Monday in concessions aimed at pacifying a spreading Taliban insurgency there.

The announcement came after talks...

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Thousands Of Shi'ite Muslims March In Dearborn

February 15, 2009

Author: Niraj Warikoo

Source: Free Press

http://www.freep.com/article/20090215/NEWS02/90215044

Thousands of Shi'ite Muslims trudged through snow-covered sidewalks in Dearborn Sunday afternoon in a procession to remember the death of a Muslim leader killed in 7th century Iraq.

The 2-mile procession featured colorful flags in honor of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Islam's prophet, religious songs, and cries of "We support you, Oh Hussain...

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Prisoners Find Direction In Muslim Faith

February 15, 2009

Author: Krista J. Kapralos

Source: The Everett Herald

http://www.tdn.com/articles/2009/02/15/breaking_news/doc49985fcf8d372913895068.txt

The announcement rang out across the open courtyards of the Monroe Correctional Complex.

"Movement is now open."

Men wearing baggy navy-blue sweatshirts and loose-fitting pants or jeans drifted from one building to the next. They ambled along, laughing with one...

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Starting At Home, Iran’s Women Fight for Rights

February 12, 2009

Author: Nazila Fathi

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/13/world/middleeast/13iran.html?_r=1&hp

In a year of marriage, Razieh Qassemi, 19, says she was beaten repeatedly by her husband and his father. Her husband, she says, is addicted to methamphetamine and has threatened to marry another woman to “torture” her.

Rather than endure the abuse, Ms. Qassemi took a step that might never have...

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Anti-Islamist Politician Geert Wilders Vows to Defy Ban By Entering Britain

February 12, 2009

Author: Emily Gosden

Source: The Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article5712737.ece

A far-right Dutch politician will attempt to defy a government ban on his entering Britain today, amid a diplomatic row over his right to visit.

Geert Wilders, an anti-Islamist, will fly in to Heathrow to attend a screening of his film Fitna at the House of Lords hosted by the UKIP peer Lord Pearson of Rannoch....

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Anglicans Called On to Convert Non-Christian Believers

February 12, 2009

Author: Ruth Gledhill

Source: The Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article5711595.ece

Anglicans were commanded to “go forth and evangelise” yesterday in a dramatic assertion of missionary fervour that could jeopardise carefully built-up relations with Muslims, Jews and other faiths.

The established Church of England put decades of liberal-inspired political correctness behind it in a move...

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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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