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Ethiopian Denies Mosque Killings

April 24, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7364543.stm

Ethiopia has denied accusations from Amnesty International that its troops killed 21 people at a mosque during the recent fighting in Somalia's capital.

Government spokesman Zemedkun Tekle dismissed their report as "mere hearsay and propaganda" coming from Islamists.

Amnesty International said the soldiers also took away 40 children during the raid on...

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Ordinary Lives of Muslims on Show

April 23, 2008

Author: Frances Harrison

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7361614.stm

A storytelling exhibition called Peace by Piece has opened at the Menier Chocolate Factory in Southwark in south London that aims to challenge some of the stereotypes about Muslims.

A recent study by the Institute of Community Cohesion found Britain is home to the most diverse range of Muslim communities in the western world, but too often they are...

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German Police in Islamist Swoop

April 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7363463.stm

German police have carried out a series of raids targeting homes and cultural associations believed to be used to spread extremist material.

The raids, which took place in several areas, including Bonn and Berlin, were linked to nine suspected Islamists.

The nine men, aged between 25 and 47, are believed to have tried to recruit militants to fight...

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British Ex-Jihadis Form Ranks for Tolerance

April 23, 2008

Author: Mark Rice-Oxley

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0423/p01s09-woeu.html

They once plotted insurrection in Britain. Young, middle-class, and angry, they were the vanguard of a generation of disaffected Muslims that, at its most extreme, gave rise to the July 7, 2005, transportation bombers.

But now, in one of the most visible assaults on political Islam from within the British Muslim community, a...

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Muslim Martin Luthers: The Theologians Working Towards a Euro-Islam

April 22, 2008

Author: Dieter Bednarz and Daniel Steinvorth

Source: Spiegel Online

http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,548970,00.html

Leading Muslim scholars are laying the theological foundations for a "Euro-Islam" which would reconcile their religion with the challenges of modernity. But just how compatible is Islam with secular Western values?

The air in the conference room is stale, and the dour mood among those present is...

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Searches Follow Muslim Festival

April 22, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/staffordshire/7361370.stm

Police have seized several computers after receiving complaints about "inflammatory" posters and leaflets displayed during a Muslim festival.

The posters, displayed during the annual "March for Mohammed" in Burton upon Trent on 23 March, apparently contained anti-US remarks, police said.

Five addresses in...

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Africa: Muslim-Christian Dialogue is Noble and Urgent for Continent

April 22, 2008

Author: Henry Makori

Source: allAfrica/Catholic Information Service for Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200804220877.html

Catholic bishops and other officials from sub-Saharan Africa met in Nairobi last week to evaluate the Church's progress in its relations with other religions, especially Islam. The conference, opened by Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue at the Vatican, took place against a backdrop of...

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Divine Inspiration on Net

April 21, 2008

Author: SUTHENTIRA GOVENDER

Source: Sunday Times

http://mybroadband.co.za/news/Internet/3558.html

A SOUTH African IT professional has created a virtual place of worship on the Facebook networking site to break down religious barriers between Hindus, Christians and Muslims.

Naufal Khan, 27, based in Rosebank, Johannesburg, decided to create the place of worship to enable people to discuss religion, post prayers, share spiritual experiences and...

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McCain Pressed on 'Islamic' Terror Label

April 21, 2008

Author: Rowan Scarborough

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080421/NATION/438135169/1001

A coalition of American Muslim groups is demanding that Sen. John McCain stop using the adjective "Islamic" to describe terrorists and extremist enemies of the United States.

Muneer Fareed, who heads the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), told The...

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Scripted Interreligious Encounter Sparks Spontaneous Remarks

April 18, 2008

Author: Regina Linskey

Source: Catholic Explorer/Catholic News Service

http://www.catholicexplorer.com/explore4325/nationworld/scripted-interreligious-encounter-sparks-spontaneo.shtml

After Pope Benedict XVI addressed about 200 interreligious leaders at the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington April 17, the scripted encounter with the pope turned into something resembling a town-...

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Ahmadis Mark Centenary Celebrations

April 18, 2008

Author: Nehemia Owusu Achiaw

Source: Daily Graphic

http://www.modernghana.com/news/163070/1/Ahmadis-Mark-Centenary-Celebrations

A national convention to mark the centenary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community began yesterday with a call on Muslims to contribute to the global effort to reduce hunger and poverty, which are the enemies of mankind.

President J.A. Kufuor, who made the call at Pomadze near Winneba, further...

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In Search of the Muslim Vote

April 18, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/7354227.stm

The UK's Muslim leaders have been campaigning to get their community to vote. And [political] parties are reaching out as never before to Muslims, particularly in London. In the past, Muslims tended to vote Labour but, as Paul Moss from Radio 4's World Tonight programme discovered, all that has changed.

They seemed pleased with the turnout....

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