Islam

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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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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