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Local FBI Chief Rebuilds Trust With Muslim Leaders

December 1, 2008

Author: Stephen Magagnini

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/101/story/1438316.html

For months, Sacramento's top FBI agent kept a Muslim prayer rug in his office.

It was for Imam Mohamed Abdul Azeez, religious leader of the SALAM Islamic Center in Sacramento, who attended a citizens' academy with Drew Parenti at the FBI office.

Parenti hasn't converted to Islam. He's been trying to convert Muslim leaders who might be...

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Muslim Students Protest Baha’i Expelled From Iranian University

December 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha’i Faith

http://iran.bahai.us/2008/12/01/muslim-students-protest-baha’i-expelled-from-iranian-university/

Twenty-six Muslim students at Goldshat College in Kelardasht, Mazandaran, refused to take their first-term final examinations in protest of the expulsion of a fellow classmate because he is a Baha’i.

The following is an account which...

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Muslims Condemn Mumbai Attacks, But Uneasy About Bloodshed Linked To Their Religion

November 30, 2008

Author: Karin Laub

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/sns-ap-ml-muslims-india-shootings,0,646733.story

Muslims from the Middle East to Britain and Austria condemned Sunday the Mumbai shooting rampage by suspected Islamic militants as senseless terrorism, but also found themselves on the defensive once again about bloodshed linked to their...

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Uneasy Peace for Berlin's New Ahmadi Mosque

November 29, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Deutsche Welle

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,3835656,00.html

Berlin's first Ahmadi mosque opened its doors in the former eastern side of the German capital last month. The building and the religious group are putting religious tolerance to the test.

A 13-meter-high (43-foot) minaret competes for attention alongside pillars advertising the fast food outlets at a busy intersection in Pankow, a...

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Christians, Muslims Clash When Copts Open Church Opposite Mosque

November 27, 2008

Author: Joseph Mayton

Source: Middle East Times

http://www.metimes.com/International/2008/11/27/christians_muslims_clash_when_copts_open_church_opposite_mosque/2348/

Fears of growing sectarianism in Egypt were again realized this week after clashes between Christians and Muslims saw at least eight people arrested in the Ain Shams neighborhood of Cairo. Coptic Pope Shenouda III called...

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MPAC Condemns Mumbai Terror Attacks

November 26, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=743

The Muslim Public Affairs Council today condemned a series of seven terror attacks in Mumbai, India, which have left at least 80 dead, and more than 900 injured. According to media reports, about 40 British nationals and other foreigners are currently being held hostage at a Mumbai hotel.

According to media reports, gunmen armed with automatic weapons and...

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South Florida: Learn About Islam, Ads On Buses Urge

November 26, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/custom/consumer/sfl-flpdig11260pnnov26,0,4592457.story

South Florida Muslims launched an ad campaign Tuesday with banners on more than 120 buses urging Floridians to learn more about Islam.

For eight weeks, buses in Broward and Miami-Dade counties will carry messages like "Islam: Got Questions? Get answers." Ads...

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Even in Violence-Free Town, Christians Want to Join Exodus Out of Iraq

November 25, 2008

Author: Dennis D. Gray

Source: Daily Press

Wire Service: AP

http://www.dailypress.com/news/nationworld/sns-ap-ml-iraq-christian-flight,0,2304619.story

Young Christian women in tight jeans mingle easily with Arab matrons draped in black, head-to-toe robes. Both church spires and mosque minarets rise above the low-slung houses. Violence is rare.

"The people here look out...

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Islamic Centre Planned for Town

November 25, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/south_west/7735533.stm

Muslims who rent halls for social gatherings and prayers have set up a charitable trust to raise money for a permanent Islamic centre.

Members of the West Wales Islamic Cultural Association hope to establish a community centre in Carmarthen.

They have identified a building and raised more than £60,000 towards their Â...

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Charity Guilty of Funding Terror

November 25, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7747187.stm

A Muslim charity and five of its former leaders have been convicted of funding the Palestinian militant group Hamas, designated a terrorist group in the US.

Jurors reached the guilty verdict after eight days of deliberations in the retrial of the Texas-based Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development.

The group - once the largest US Muslim...

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Jews, Muslims Seek Better Ties in `Twinning' Program

November 24, 2008

Author: Nicole Neroulias

Source: Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=17015

The mistrust and misconceptions between North America's Jews and Muslims may run thick and deep, but leaders of a new nationwide interfaith initiative say the two sides have more to learn than fear from each other.

That was the message issued this weekend (Nov. 21-23) in more than 100 mosques and synagogues that signed up for a "Weekend of...

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Menino's Mosque

November 24, 2008

Author: David S. Bernstein

Source: The Boston Phoenix

http://thephoenix.com/Boston/News/72356-Meninos-mosque/

Most locals concede that getting anything of substance accomplished in Boston is a Herculean task. Residents have all but embraced the principle of civic inaction with a perverse kind of local pride. In the end, who you know is probably more important than what you are trying to do. And there is no doubt that little is accomplished without...

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U.S. Muslim Leaders Denounce Al Qaeda's Slur Toward Obama

November 22, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/11/21/obama.muslim.remark/index.html

Spiritual leaders of New York's African-American Muslim communities lashed out Friday at a purported al Qaeda message attacking President-elect Barack Obama and, using racist language, comparing him unfavorably to the late Malcolm X.

The imams called the recorded comments from al Qaeda second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri "an insult"...

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