Islam

Islamic Militants Attack Troops in Southern Mogadishu

January 17, 2008

Author: MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN

Source: Detroit Free Press

Wire Service: AP

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080117/NEWS07/80117050#article_comments

Islamic militants fired mortar shells and guns in the Somali capital today, sparking crossfire with Ethiopian troops and their Somali government allies that killed at least 20 people, witnesses said.

Mogadishu...

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Runner Wears Uniform That Caused DQ

January 17, 2008

Author: Alan Goldenbach

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/16/AR2008011603574.html?hpid=sec-religion

Juashaunna Kelly, the Theodore Roosevelt High School senior track star who was disqualified from Saturday's Montgomery Invitational for wearing a noncompliant uniform, wore the same unitard yesterday and set three personal records at the D.C....

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"The Corridor of Peace," a Commentary by Farzand Ahmed

January 17, 2008

Author: Farzand Ahmed

Source: India Today

http://indiatoday.digitaltoday.in/the-corridor-of-peace-3.html

In December last year, All India Khwaja Gharib Nawaz Council, a Sufi organisation, led a peace march to Parliament, holding placards that read: “Islam says killing of one innocent is killing of humanity. Sufi Corridor can play an important role in establishing peace and unity.”

Despite the overly idealistic veneer...

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Prep Athlete Wearing Muslim Clothing Disqualified From Track Meet

January 16, 2008

Author: Alan Goldenbach

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/15/AR2008011503356.html?hpid=sec-religion

Juashaunna Kelly, a Theodore Roosevelt High School senior who has the fastest mile and two-mile times of any girls' runner in the District this winter, was disqualified from Saturday's Montgomery Invitational indoor track and field meet after...

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Syrian Grand Mufti Condemns Terrorism, Calls for EU Help in Mideast

January 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: EarthTimes/DPA

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/173797,syrian-grand-mufti-condemns-terrorism-calls-for-eu-help-in.html

Syrian Grand Mufti Ahmad Bader Hassoun condemned Tuesday the use of violence in the name of religion and called on the European Union to play a bigger role in the Middle East. "Do not use religion for killing; religion is for peace," he said...

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Muslim Survey Launched by Council

January 13, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/bristol/somerset/7184644.stm

A series of events over three months to learn more about Bristol's Muslim communities has been launched by the city council.

Bristol Mujtama aims to identify the faith group's needs and celebrate Muslim life in the city.

The project begins with a week-long event at the city's central library looking at...

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Political Ads Make Muslims Uneasy

January 13, 2008

Author: NIRAJ WARIKOO

Source: The Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080113/NEWS15/801130615/1001

Victor Ghalib Begg has long been an active Republican. The 60-year-old furniture store owner from Bloomfield Hills campaigned hard for President George W. Bush and former Gov. John Engler, cutting them and other Republicans numerous fat checks over the years.

But as the race for...

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Quran, Prayer Rug Requested

January 12, 2008

Author: Jamie Satterfield

Source: KNOX News

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2008/jan/12/quran-prayer-rug-requested/

A Saudi Arabian man who allegedly admitted perusing child pornography is demanding a Quran and a prayer rug while behind bars.

Nasir Ehmood Alkhallefa, 28, insisted at an arraignment hearing before U.S. District Magistrate Judge Clifford Shirley on Thursday that officials provide him with the Islamic religious...

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