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Danish Cartoon Ruling May Prompt "Islamophobia"-OIC

June 23, 2008

Author: Andrew Hammond

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSL23406940

The Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), a league of 57 Muslim nations, said on Monday a Danish court's rejection of a suit against a paper for printing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad could provoke "Islamophobia."

The High Court for western Denmark on Thursday rejected a suit against Jyllands-Posten, the newspaper that first...

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Muslim-American Magazines Explore Identity

June 23, 2008

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0624/p04s01-usgn.html

They are not headlines one sees at the grocery store checkout. "A Jihad for Love" or "There's Something About Rumi." Flipping through the May edition of the glossy magazine, one also finds features about a graffiti artist; Nobel Prize winners; calligraphy in the Digital Age; and the usual magazine fare of recipes, travel tips, and fashion...

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Nigeria: Nirec Calms Religious Frayed Nerves

June 22, 2008

Author: Salisu Na'inna Dambatta

Source: Daily Trust/AllAfrica

http://allafrica.com/stories/200806230739.html

The Nigeria Inter Religious Council (NIREC) came into being after the dawn of democracy in 1999 to serve as a platform for high-level dialogue between the leaders of Christians and Muslims in this country, thereby promoting public good.

It organises conferences designed to promote understanding, appreciation of one another and the...

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New French Muslim Council Leader Pledges Reform

June 22, 2008

Author: Tom Heneghan

Source: Reuters

http://africa.reuters.com/wire/news/usnB58171.html

France's official Muslim council elected a new leadership on Sunday that promised to tackle problems left mostly unresolved for five years because of power struggles that stymied its former administration.

Mohammed Moussaoui of the Moroccan-backed Rally of French Muslims (RMF) took over as president of the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM),...

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Muslim Refuses Shake, Loses Prize

June 22, 2008

Author: Damien Foley and Mark Tighe

Source: The Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/ireland/article4188508.ece

A Muslim asylum seeker lost out on an award for volunteer work after indicating that he would not shake hands with the woman who was to present him with the prize.

Alinoor Ahmed Sheikh, a Somali based in an asylum hostel in Tralee, was to have been honoured for his work raising funds for...

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MILF Okays Religious Groups’ Part in Peace Bid

June 22, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Daily Tribune

http://www.tribune.net.ph/headlines/20080622hed3.html

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has welcomed the participation of priests, pastors and imams to the search for the elusive peace in Mindanao, saying they can help a lot in prescribing the best solution to the conflict in the region.

Sheikh Muhammad Muntassir, chairman of the MILF committee on da’wah (Islamic call), said in...

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Arrests After Attacks on Christian Property in Egypt

June 21, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080621/wl_africa_afp/egyptreligionchristianunrest

Police arrested 20 people when hundreds of Egyptian Muslims attacked Coptic Christian property after a woman who converted to Islam went missing, a security official said on Saturday.

At least five people were also slightly hurt when police used...

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Publisher Draws Criticism from Muslims

June 21, 2008

Author: Purva Patel

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/5849356.html

Pakistan Times publisher Sheikh Najam Ali has been looking over his shoulder [everyday] for a month since running an ad that proved controversial in the local Muslim community.

The ad, announcing a local Ahmadiyya celebration and describing the faith as Muslim, prompted death threats from anonymous callers,...

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Muslim Convert 'Recruits' Inmates

June 20, 2008

Author: Sally Chidzoy

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/cambridgeshire/7464736.stm

A former British National Party activist who converted to Islam in jail is trying to radicalise young prisoners, the BBC has learned.

Inmate Stephen Jones is being held in a segregation unit at Whitemoor Prison, Cambridgeshire, the BBC has been told.

The convicted murderer was put there after being...

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Muslim Headscarves Test the Limits of German Tolerance

June 20, 2008

Author: Thomas Darnstädt

Source: Spiegel Online

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,560812,00.html

For years, Germany's legal experts have been arguing about whether Muslim public officials have the right to wear headscarves. The issue raises difficult questions about religious tolerance and constitutional rights in Germany.

"When you do something," Brigitte Weiss says, "you need to do it right."

It'...

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Parents 'Key' in Terrorism Fight

June 20, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7465362.stm

Muslim parents could be placed at the forefront of a new anti-terror strategy being developed in Scotland.

The head of counter-terrorism for the police in Scotland, said parents should be encouraged to come forward if they had concerns about their children.

Allan Burnett believes such an approach...

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