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US Airport Holds Minister after Terrorism Talks

October 30, 2007

Author: Natalie Paris

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/10/29/nmalik128.xml

Britain's first Muslim minister was detained at a US airport for almost an hour on his way back from attending talks on tackling terrorism.

Shahid Malik, the International Development Minister and MP for Dewsbur, was "deeply disappointed" to be taken aside at Dulles Airport in Washington DC...

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Muslims Take Pride in Oklahoma's Rich History

October 30, 2007

Author: MARJAN SEIRAFI-POUR

Source: The Norman Transcript

http://www.normantranscript.com/opinion/local_story_303012346

Alongside Oklahomans of all faiths and traditions, Muslims in Oklahoma take pride in the rich history of our state and the many accomplishments of its citizens. To honor the historic milestone of Oklahoma's 100th year of statehood, the Governor's Ethnic American Advisory Council of Oklahoma commissioned the printing of...

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Shock over Mosque 'Hate Leaflets'

October 30, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/7068809.stm

Worshippers at an Edinburgh mosque have refuted suggestions it is promoting extremism after a study claimed to have found "hate literature" there.

Researchers claimed to have found a booklet which indicated it was permissible to kill lapsed Muslims.

The material was said to be found at the...

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Panel says Americans Suffer from "Islamophobia," Muslims Suffer from Anti-Americanism

October 30, 2007

Hindus Jailed over Gujarat Riots

October 30, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7069809.stm

A court in India's Gujarat state has sentenced eight people to life in jail for murder and other crimes committed during religious riots in 2002.

The men, all Hindus, were found guilty of burning seven Muslims to death. Three were also found guilty of rape.

Three others were convicted of lesser crimes and jailed for three years each...

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Indian Islamic Group Attacks BBC Film for Bin Laden Link

October 29, 2007

Author: Randeep Ramesh

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/india/story/0,,2201026,00.html

A BBC documentary shown last night came under attack from one of India's largest Islamic groups for linking their movement to Osama bin Laden and "extremist" Muslim groups around the world.

The Deoband school, whose main madrassa Darul Uloom (House of Knowledge) lies 90 miles north-east of Delhi, said it had allowed a television crew...

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Linking Terror on the Trail

October 29, 2007

Author: ELIZABETH HOLMES

Source: Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB119361727562474380.html

A divide is emerging on the presidential campaign trail over battling terrorists: how exactly to label the fight. While Democrats tend to talk about terrorism in general, Republicans increasingly pin the threat directly on Islam.

All the major Republican candidates regularly weave some form of the phrase "Islamic...

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Project Downtown Gives a Lift to Fort Lauderdale Homeless Residents

October 28, 2007

Author: Jennifer Gollan

Source: Sun Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-flbprojectdowntown1028nboct28,0,6896652.story

Fort Lauderdale - It began with a few turkey sandwiches. Sohaib Khan grew tired of watching drivers whiz past a clutch of beggars on a corner near his home. So last year, he and some friends delivered 40 sandwiches to homeless residents who hang out at Stranahan Park...

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Board Draws Back From Mosque Fray

October 26, 2007

Author: Philip Rucker

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/25/AR2007102501135.html

The Walkersville Town Commission has postponed a decision on an amendment to zoning laws that could have blocked a Muslim sect's proposal to build a retreat and prayer center on a farm in the Frederick County town.

In a 3 to 2 vote Wednesday, the commission decided to delay...

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Patriot Act Faulted in Denial of Visa for Muslim Scholar

October 26, 2007

Author: JOHN ELIGON

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/26/nyregion/26visa.html

A lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal judge yesterday to declare unconstitutional a part of the Patriot Act that he says allowed a prominent Muslim scholar to be denied a visa.

The lawyer, Jameel Jaffer, told Judge Paul A. Crotty of Federal District Court in Manhattan that the provision, allowing the federal...

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