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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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Sikhs Appeal American Government to Help Rebuild the Sikh Shrine in Baghdad

April 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/C44F847BAA3D9FA18725742E005908C5

U.S. Sikh leader Dr. Rajwant Singh met Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and requested him to rebuild the Sikh shrine in Baghdad which was destroyed by extremists, three years ago. Dr. Rajwant Singh was invited by President Bush to attend the welcoming ceremony of Pope Benedict at the White House....

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Transfer of Al-Arian Might Signal Plan For Deportation

April 16, 2008

Author: ELAINE SILVESTRINI

Source: The Tampa Tribune

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2008/apr/16/me-al-arian-move-may-signal-deportation/

Sami Al-Arian has been transferred to the custody of immigration authorities, which could be a sign he is about to be deported.

Al-Arian's attorney, George Washington University Law School professor Jonathan Turley, said it's also possible the transfer was only temporary,...

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Council of Churches: Fitna Distorts Islam

April 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Star

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/4/16/nation/20080416193031&sec=nation

The Council of Churches Malaysia on Wednesday expressed concern over the release of the controversial movie Fitna made by Dutch Member of Parliament Geert Wilders.

“The film, which is now posted on the web, highly criticises Islam, setting verses from the Quran against a...

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Muslims are 'Put Off Joining Met'

April 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/7350894.stm

A senior Muslim policeman has said the Metropolitan Police's (Met) recruitment process is putting off young Muslims.

National Black Police Association President and Met Police Commander Ali Dizaei said the process should be "non- biased and fair".

He said some recruits were discouraged because they come under suspicion if...

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Everyday Islam in Germany

April 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Spiegel Online

http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/0,5538,30661,00.html

Germany loves to debate about its Muslim population. But surprisingly little is known about them. Researchers at the Hamburg Institute of Criminology seek to redress the problem and asked 1,000 Muslims about values, identity and attitudes of Islam in Germany. SPIEGEL ONLINE has collected some highlights.

Teacher Accuses Islamic School of Racism

April 15, 2008

Author: Alexandra Frean

Source: The Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/education/article3746920.ece

A former teacher at an Islamic school, who alleged that it taught an offensive and racist view of non-Muslims, has been awarded £70,000 by an employment tribunal after winning his case for unfair dismissal.

Colin Cook told the tribunal in Watford that pupils were taught from Arabic books that likened Jews...

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Muslim States Slam Dutch at UN on Islamophobia, Film

April 15, 2008

Author: Stephanie Nebeha

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/asiaCrisis/idUSL15774337

Muslim countries led by Iran and Pakistan called on the Netherlands on Tuesday to combat what they called rising Islamophobia and discrimination against immigrants in Dutch society.

Condemning a film released by Dutch member of parliament Geert Wilders that accuses the Koran of condoning violence, they also urged Dutch authorities to...

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US Muslim Group Declines to Meet Pope

April 15, 2008

Author: RACHEL ZOLL

Source: The Charlotte Observer

Wire Service: AP

http://www.charlotte.com/nation/story/582077.html

Unease with Pope Benedict XVI's approach to Islam has led a U.S. Muslim group to decline joining in an interfaith event with him later this week.

Several other U.S. Muslim leaders expressed similar concerns about the pope, but pledged to participate in the Washington gathering, saying the two...

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Enter Politics, Muslim Advises

April 14, 2008

Author: AMBER ELLIS

Source: The Enquirer

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080414/NEWS01/804140358

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., made history last year when he was sworn in as the first Muslim congressman. On Sunday, he urged local Muslims to make history of their own.

"Since I've been in Congress, I've learned a few lessons. Perhaps the most important lesson I've learned is that the Muslim...

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Hate Crime Forum Aims To Involve All As Activists

April 14, 2008

Author: Katie Warchut

Source: The Day

http://www.theday.com/re.aspx?re=f9dd8936-279d-471d-a9c0-910df874b7b5

Following reports of nooses being left as symbols of hate around the state and nation, Connecticut librarians were challenged to begin a dialogue about hate crimes.

Betty Anne Reiter, head of adult services for the Groton Public Library said a librarian from Wilton had done just that, launching “Operation...

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