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Dutch PM Warns of Attacks Due to Anti-Islam Film

February 29, 2008

Author: Gilbert Kreijger

Source: Yahoo!News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080229/wl_nm/dutch_islam_film_dc

The Netherlands risks economic sanctions and attacks on its citizens and businesses because of a plan by a right-wing politician to broadcast an anti-Islamic film, the Dutch Prime Minister warned on Friday.

Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders, who has called for the Koran to be...

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Church Leaders Ask Condoleezza Rice to Address Gaza Crisis

February 29, 2008

Author: PRESS RELEASE

Source: Worldwide Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2008/02/msg00232.html

The Honorable Condoleezza Rice Secretary of State United States Department of State Washington, DC 20520

Dear Secretary Rice,

As you prepare to return to the Middle East, we - the leaders of U.S. Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant churches and church-related organizations that make up Churches for Middle East Peace - are writing to ask you to take...

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Berlin Gallery in Islam Art Row

February 29, 2008

Author: Frances Harrison

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7271741.stm

A Berlin art gallery has temporarily closed an exhibition where one of the posters made fun of Islam's holiest shrine, the Kaaba in Mecca.

The decision came after threats believed to be from Muslims.

The exhibition was organised by the Danish group Surrend, which said it wanted to oppose religious extremism.

A poster on display showed the...

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New Warning to Faith Charities

February 29, 2008

Author: Riazat Butt

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/feb/29/religion

Faith charities encouraging or promoting violence or hatred risk losing their charitable status as part of a radical overhaul proposed by the Charity Commission.

For the first time all charities - including those advancing religion - must show that their aims are for the benefit of the public. Draft guidance, issued today, will explain to the...

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Officials: Men Admit to Varied Roles in Mosque Fire

February 28, 2008

Author: CHRIS ECEHGARAY

Source: Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080228/NEWS03/802280406/1017/NEWS01

It's too early to tell if the case of three men charged with setting a Columbia mosque on fire will be tried solely in federal court, said Mike Bottoms, Maury County district attorney.

Michael Golden, 23, Eric Baker, 32, and Jonathan Stone, 19, are accused of spray...

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Dutch Islam Film 'Nearly Ready'

February 28, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7268618.stm

Far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders has said that this week he will finish a film about Islam which has already triggered Muslim outrage.

Mr Wilders said he was determined to release the film despite government warnings that this would damage Dutch political and economic interests.

Mr Wilders says the film is about the Koran, without giving details.

Young Filmmakers Put Lives of Muslims in Focus

February 28, 2008

Author: Jason Millman

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-02-19-muslim-film-contest_N.htm

Muslim Americans say they often feel like strangers in their own country, and the struggle to overcome stereotypes became more complicated after 9/11.

So when given the chance to tell their stories, more than 100 young Muslim American filmmakers poured their creative energies into producing four- to five-...

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Air Force Grants Equal Time to Critics of Alleged Ex-Terrorists

February 28, 2008

Author: Robert Weller

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/military/20080228-1513-wst-academy-islam.html

The Air Force Academy has invited three speakers to give their vision of Islam after remarks made by three self-described former terrorists that some in the audience believed were condemnations of all Muslims.

Mikey Weinstein,...

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Police Sued over Mosque Programme

February 28, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/west_midlands/7268816.stm

The makers of a Channel 4 documentary have confirmed they are suing West Midlands Police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for libel.

The Dispatches programme, Undercover Mosque, tackled claims of Islamic extremism in the West Midlands.

In November media regulator Ofcom rejected police and CPS claims...

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Bush Names Texas Entrepreneur as Special Envoy to Islamic Conference

February 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Dallas Morning News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/022808dnnatbushenvoy.1f89f1f.html

President Bush, acknowledging that the U.S. needs to burnish its image in the Islamic world, named a Texas entrepreneur as liaison to The Organization of the Islamic Conference.

Sada Cumber, who is...

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Turkish Appeal Against Scarf Law

February 27, 2008

Author: Pam O'Toole

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7267519.stm

Turkey's main pro-secular opposition party has asked the Constitutional Court to overturn a reform allowing headscarves in universities.

The Republican People's Party said the reform violated the secular principles of Turkey's constitution.

The reform - approved by parliament earlier this month - has prompted major controversy in Turkey.

Many...

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US Muslim Women Seek Active Faith Role

February 27, 2008

Author: Robert Pigott

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7265021.stm

See the Akhtar family at a weekend lunch, and the renewal of Islam in America seems inevitable and irresistible.

Shahid and Mino Akhtar were born in Pakistan and, like their son and three daughters, they are devout Muslims who attend the mosque regularly.

Meeting them at their house in a quiet tree-lined street in Emerson, New Jersey, it soon seems...

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Imam From Va. Mosque Now Thought to Have Aided Al-Qaeda

February 27, 2008

Author: Susan Schmidt

Source: Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/26/AR2008022603267.html

Even before the 2001 terrorist attacks, American-born imam Anwar al-Aulaqi drew the attention of federal authorities because of his possible connections to al-Qaeda. Their interest grew after 9/11, when it turned out that three of the hijackers had spent time at his mosques in California...

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Sudan Protests at Danish Cartoons

February 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7267070.stm

Thousands of people have demonstrated in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, in protest at the reprinting of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad.

The cartoons were reprinted in Danish newspapers two years after they first prompted worldwide protests.

President Omar al-Bashir called for a Muslim boycott of Danish goods and said Danes were no longer welcome in...

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Block of YouTube Over Anti-Islamic Video Lifted in Pakistan

February 27, 2008

Author: Stephen Graham

Source: The Buffalo News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.buffalonews.com/nationalworld/international/story/286064.html

Pakistan’s telecommunications regulator said Tuesday that it had lifted restrictions imposed on YouTube over an anti-Islamic video clip but rejected blame for a cut in access to the Web site in many countries over the weekend.

The authority told...

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