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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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Muslim Civil Liberties Group Seeks FBI Probe of School Threats

April 14, 2008

Author: SARAH LEMAGIE

Source: Star-Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/local/south/17673284.html

The Minnesota chapter of a national Islamic civil liberties group has asked the FBI and local law enforcement officers to investigate reported threats against a Twin Cities charter school as possible hate crimes, while a Jewish organization deplored the threats.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) made the request Monday after the...

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Bombing at Mosque in Southern Iran Kills 9 and Injures 105

April 13, 2008

Author: NAZILA FATHI

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/13/world/middleeast/13shiraz.html?scp=26&sq=religion&st=nyt

A powerful bomb exploded at a mosque in the southern city of Shiraz Saturday evening, killing at least nine people and injuring 105, the semiofficial Fars news agency reported.

The bomb exploded at 9 p.m. at the Shohada mosque, where the secretary to the city’...

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Hospital Suspends Muslim Doctor over Alleged Islamic Conversion Attempts

April 13, 2008

Author: Kieron Wood

Source: The Post

http://www.sbpost.ie/post/pages/p/story.aspx-qqqt=IRELAND-qqqm=news-qqqid=32031-qqqx=1.asp

A Muslim doctor has been suspended and reported to the Medical Council for allegedly trying to convert patients to Islam.

The doctor, who worked in a south county Dublin hospital, was suspended several months ago, following complaints from the mother of a 19-year-old female...

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Mosque Denies Call-to-Prayer Plan

April 12, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/oxfordshire/7343986.stm

Muslims in Oxfordshire have denied they had plans to broadcast a call-to-prayer from their mosque.

In January, there were reports of an application to attach a loudspeaker to the Central Mosque in Oxford.

The Bishop of Oxford, Rt Revd John Pritchard received a death threat after he lent his support to the idea....

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Charter School Getting Threats for Islamic Ties

April 12, 2008

Author: SARAH LEMAGIE

Source: MSNBC/StarTibune

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24077074/

An Inver Grove Heights charter school has received harassing and threatening calls in the wake of accusations that it blurs the line between religion and state by promoting Islam, the school's director said Friday.

The city's police are investigating and will put extra patrols in the area as a precaution, Police Chief Chuck Kleckner said. He said the school's director...

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Muslim Leaders Eager to Hear What Pope Has to Say in U.S. Visit

April 12, 2008

Author: GARY STERN

Source: The Journal News

http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080412/NEWS02/804120347

The new pope could hardly have gotten off to a rockier start with the Muslim world.

It was September 2006. Regensburg, Germany. Pope Benedict XVI was giving a speech about the need for balance between faith and reason, a talk that would likely have attracted little worldwide attention.

But...

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Muxlim.com Cited As Europe's Most Successful Dotcom In 2008

April 12, 2008

Author: Windsor Genova

Source: AHN News

http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7010614843

A leading U.S. technology magazine has cited a popular Muslim social networking site as the best technology start-up in Europe this year.

Red Herring included Muxlim.com in its list of top 100 European tech start-ups in March, the site's consultant said in a press statement.

Muxlim.com was founded in December 2006 by Finland-based...

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Muslim Student Association Speaks Against Stereotypes

April 11, 2008

Author: Ashley Bressler

Source: The Daily Collegian

http://www.collegian.psu.edu/archive/2008/04/11/muslim_student_association_spe.aspx

Penn State's Muslim Student Association has spoken out to set the record straight in the wake of a recent New York Times article that says Muslim student organizations are not inclusive of students who don't uphold Islamic traditions.

In efforts to dispel these reported...

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Series Promotes Interfaith Dialogue

April 11, 2008

Author: Melanie M. Sidwell

Source: The Longmont Times-Call

http://www.timescall.com/faith/Faith-Story.asp?id=7884

A Sufi master will speak in Denver this weekend during a free interfaith event about how religion is a source of peace, not conflict.

Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, before he presents in Denver, is also scheduled to visit the home of a Longmont Muslim on Saturday.

Kabbani is the keynote speaker during this weekend...

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