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NCC Warns About Distorted Video On Islam

October 31, 2008

Author: Philip Jenks

Source: World Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2008/10/msg00188.html

The Interfaith Relations Commission of the National Council of Churches expressed alarm and protest over the recent mass distribution of 28 million copies of what it termed a "distorted and misleading" DVD entitled: "Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West."

The Commission charged that the DVD, distributed primarily in closely contested states in the last...

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More Muslim American Women Entering Politics

October 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/10/30/america/NA-US-Elections-Muslim-Women.php

Many things have changed for Muslim Americans in the seven years since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks: Interrogations from FBI and immigration officials. Additional screenings from airport security. The feeling of being targeted by new anti-terrorism laws.

And then there's this:...

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San Marcos: Hate Graffiti Found Along San Elijo Road

October 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The North County Times

http://www.northcountytimes.com/articles/2008/10/30/news/inland/san_marcos/zcc40a921cf5f6b36882574f20078cfad.txt

Vandals armed with red paint wrote threats and racial slurs, some attacking Muslims and presidential candidate Barack Obama, on property along San Elijo Road, officials said Thursday.

One scrawl included the phrase "...

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Interfaith Partnership Rallies Behind Muslims Anxious About DVD

October 28, 2008

Author: Tim Townsend

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/religion/story/FB582AA6CFCED477862574F0000D06CD?OpenDocument

Members of Interfaith Partnership/Faith Beyond Walls joined their Muslim colleagues Monday afternoon to denounce a movie that they said equates Islam and terrorism.

The movie, "Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against The...

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Fighting for Muslim Women's Rights

October 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/7689897.stm

Some of the world's leading Islamic feminists have been gathered in Barcelona for the third International Congress on Islamic Feminism, to discuss the issues women face in the Muslim world.

Some of the women taking part in the conference explained the problems in their home countries, and where they hoped to make progress.

ASMA BARLAS, Author,...

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'Rock the Muslim Vote' Forums in OH & PA Inspire Muslim Voters

October 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=727

This weekend, the Muslim Public Affairs Council held seven election townhall forums on the in Ohio and Pennsylvania in an effort to educate Muslim American voters on key issues and provide an opportunity for interaction with candidates for local, state and federal offices.

At each forum, MPAC leaders also distributed copies of the "Activate 08 Voter's Guide...

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Police Are Warned of Ramadan Tensions During Games

October 27, 2008

Author: Richard Kerbaj and Ruth Gledhill

Source: The Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article5019844.ece

Specialist advice is being given to Scotland Yard on how to reduce tensions between police and Muslims during the London Olympics because of growing concerns about the Games clashing with the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast during the day, The Times has learnt.

Experts will also warn the...

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LI Muslims Say Smears Against Obama Hurt Them, Too

October 27, 2008

Author: Dave Marcus

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/politics/ny-limusl275899706oct27,0,688865.story

Hearing people wrongly say that Sen. Barack Obama is a Muslim, Dr. Hafiz Ur Rehman cringes.

He cringes, too, when he hears people expressing relief that Obama is not a Muslim. "Either way, they're implying that there's something wrong with being a Muslim," said Rehman, a Bay Shore pediatrician...

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Islamic Leader Walks the Peace Walk Across Canada

October 26, 2008

Author: Katherine Dedyna

Source: The Times Colonist

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/life/story.html?id=6cbffa2a-88a7-49d0-90ad-629f2886b75b

An Islamic leader who mortgaged his house to walk across Canada in the cause of non-violence is striding toward Victoria after six months on the road.

"We should be in Victoria on [Monday] and we are looking forward to people of all...

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Powell's Remarks Solace for Many

October 25, 2008

Author: Lindsay Wise

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6078485.html

Shariq Abdul Ghani was watching Meet the Press at his Richmond home Sunday morning when he suddenly froze with a cup of Nescafe halfway to his lips.

On the TV screen, former Secretary of State Colin Powell was telling host Tom Brokaw he was disturbed that some Republicans have been spreading rumors that Barack Obama...

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