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Prejudice Put Down to 'Ignorance'

December 11, 2007

Author: John Knox

Source: BB CNews

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/7138538.stm

Nearly a third of Scots think there is sometimes good reason to be prejudiced against minority groups and, while there's more tolerance for disabled people and gay people, prejudice against Muslims is on the increase.

The findings, from the latest Scottish Social Attitudes Survey by the government, were described by Communities Minister Stewart...

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Egypt 'Fabricated Terror Group'

December 11, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7137950.stm

A US-based human rights group has accused the Egyptian government of using torture and false confessions in a high-profile anti-terrorism case.

Twenty-two alleged members of an unknown Islamist group, the Victorious Sect, were accused of planning attacks on tourism sites and gas pipelines.

Human Rights Watch says its research suggests the...

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Australian Exhibition Honours Muslim Pioneers

December 11, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Associated Press

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5jrB8nOuMP_dfudz4LWS_hU2oyUgw

An exhibition opening in Australia on Wednesday pays tribute to the often ignored contribution Muslim camel drivers made to opening up the dry centre of the vast country in the 19th century.

More than 2,000 cameleers and 15,000 camels arrived from Afghanistan and northern India or modern Pakistan as a mid-1800s...

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9th Circuit Finds Parts of Patriot Act Unconstitutional

December 11, 2007

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/news.aspx?id=19428

LOS ANGELES — A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that some portions of the U.S. Patriot Act dealing with foreign terrorist organizations are unconstitutional because the language is too vague to be understood by a person of average intelligence.

The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco affirms a 2005 decision by U.S. District Judge Audrey...

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Peer Criticises Muslim 'Hotheads'

December 11, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/7138641.stm

Muslim peer Baroness Warsi has hit out at Muslim "hardliners and hotheads" who use Islam to argue against voting and equal rights for women.

The Conservative shadow minister for community cohesion said it was crucial to distinguish between social demands and genuine religious requirements.

She urged Muslims not to allow such...

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Father Says He Killed Daughter in Canadian Hijab Case

December 11, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSN1151774720071211

A Canadian teenager who was said to have clashed with her father about whether she should wear a traditional Muslim head scarf died of injuries late on Monday, and her father told police he had killed her.

Aqsa Parvez, 16, was found without a pulse in her home in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga earlier on Monday. She was...

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Kiwis 'Learning to Accept Racial Diversity'

December 11, 2007

Author: Jenny Ling

Source: Stuff.co.nz/The Dominion Post

http://www.stuff.co.nz/4319131a10.html

The Human Rights Commission and police say New Zealanders are embracing the increasingly diverse population, only a small percentage resisting it.

But there is more anecdotal evidence of abuse and many victims are still not reporting it to authorities.

Police strategic adviser Kefeng Chu said racial tension was still common and more work was needed...

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Muslim Lawyer Sues Over Inter Milan 'Crusaders' Kit

December 11, 2007

Author: Richard Owen

Source: Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article3035438.ece

A Turkish lawyer is taking legal action against Inter Milan, the Italian football team, for wearing a strip with “Crusader-style” red crosses that he alleges is ”offensive to Muslim sensibilities”.

Baris Kaska, a lawyer in Izmir who specialises in European law, said that he had lodged a...

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After Guantanamo, 'Reintegration' for Saudis

December 10, 2007

Author: Josh White and Robin Wright

Source: Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/09/AR2007120901411.html?hpid=topnews

For five years, Jumah al-Dossari sat in a tiny cell at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, watched day and night by military captors who considered him one of the most dangerous terrorist suspects on the planet.

In July, he was...

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UF Refuses to See Threat From Radical Islam

December 10, 2007

Author: Ashley Emans

Source: www.humanevents.com

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=23866

On November 13, several student groups at the University of Florida (UF) held a viewing and a panel discussion of the documentary Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West. Fliers advertising the event (which had been repeatedly torn down by free-speech-loving liberals) contained the phrase “Radical Islam Wants You Dead.” Now the...

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Islamic School Closure is 'Good Lesson'

December 10, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Australian

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,22898328-12377,00.html

THE closure of a Muslim school by the West Australian Government is a warning to other Islamic schools, the former head of Australia's peak Muslim body says. The Muslim Ladies' College in the Perth suburb of Kenwick was shut down by state Education Minister Mark McGowan yesterday for a series of "serious concerns...

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Israeli Anti-Arab Racism 'Rises'

December 10, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7136068.stm

An Israeli civil rights group has said racism against Arab citizens of Israel has risen sharply in the past year.

In a report, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel said expression of anti-Arab views had doubled, and racist incidents had increased by 26%.

Christian or Muslim Arab citizens of Israel make up 20% of the population.
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Team Wrapped up in Headscarf Debate

December 9, 2007

Author: DANIEL MACISAAC

Source: Edmonton Sun

http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Edmonton/2007/12/09/4715542-sun.html

Sixteen-year-old Sheena Alami calls the flap over Islamic hijab headscarves that has sidelined her Edmonton soccer team shocking.

"I was really disappointed that this whole issue was taking place in Canada because we're supposed to be a multicultural society accepting of different cultures and religions," she...

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