Islam

Former Pub Could Become a Mosque

November 20, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/nottinghamshire/7103401.stm

A former Nottingham pub could get a new lease of life - as a mosque.

The Jamiat Ahle Hadith group has paid about £350,000 for the old Boulevard pub on Alfreton Road and has started using it for worship.

The building, erected in the 1890s, is being redeveloped although it has yet to receive planning...

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Candidate Confronted by Arabic Speaker

November 18, 2007

Author: SARAH LIEBOWITZ

Source: Concord Monitor

http://www.concordmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071118/NEWS01/711180314

Describing the United States as "the last best hope" for carrying on the ideals of western civilization, Republican presidential candidate Tom Tancredo called last night for an end to the nation's "bilingualization" and "Balkanization."

"I think Europe can not be counted on to help...

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Danes in Poll Tussle over Migrants

November 13, 2007

Author: Thomas Buch-Andersen

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7087474.stm

Immigration has become the central battleground in the Danish parliamentary election, which takes place on Tuesday.

Denmark's relations with the Muslim world reached crisis point in 2005 over a Danish newspaper's publication of Prophet Muhammad cartoons.

The leader of the opposition Social Democrats, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, proposes...

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Men Arrested in Iran Religious Clash

November 12, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: TVNZ

http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/536641/1442595

Police detained 180 people in a western Iranian city after unrest involving Sufi Muslims, the semi-official Fars News Agency reported.

Details about Saturday night's incident were unclear and could not be independently confirmed.

Sufi Muslims have in the past clashed with the authorities in predominantly Shi'ite Muslim Iran.

Sufism, a form of mystical...

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US Congress Recognizes Islamic Faith Through Ramadan Bill

November 11, 2007

Author: Mujeeb Osman

Source: IndiaPost.com

http://indiapost.com/article/usnews/1386/

CHICAGO: After a decade of hard work and efforts of several organizations, US Congress has formally recognized Islam as one of the great world religions and agreed that it rejects "hatred, bigotry and violence directed against Muslims, both in the United States and worldwide" This was part of a House resolution # 635 that was passed with a 376-0 votes recently.

The...

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LAPD Defends Muslim Mapping Effort

November 10, 2007

Author: Richard Winton, Teresa Watanabe and Greg Krikoria

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lapd10nov10,0,3960843.story?coll=la-home-center

The LAPD's plan to map Muslim communities in an effort to identify potential hotbeds of extremism departs from the way law enforcement has dealt with local anti-terrorism since 9/11 and prompted widespread skepticism Friday.

In a...

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Carbondale Muslim Food Pantry Helping to Feed the Less Fortunate

November 10, 2007

Author: Marleen Shepherd

Source: The Southern

http://www.southernillinoisan.com/articles/2007/11/10/lifestyles/faith_and_values/22116464.txt

CARBONDALE - Anad Salem's Muslim faith makes reaching out to those in need a priority for the Carbondale physician.

"Our faith is littered with commandments to feed the hungry, to help the unfortunate, the sick, the orphans," said Salem, a member of Masjid An-...

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UK Terror Tactics 'Create Unease'

November 10, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7088325.stm

The government's approach to terrorism is creating an atmosphere of suspicion and unease, the head of the Muslim Council of Britain has said.

Muhammad Abdul Bari told the Daily Telegraph the amount of debate relating to Muslims was disproportionate.

He cited Nazi Germany in the 1930s as an example of how people's minds could be poisoned against a community....

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Evangelicals' Issue: Radical Islam

November 10, 2007

Author: ERIC GORSKI

Source: The Associated Press

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jDF1ivqtmmy6a4-IIOz4FOvNMtFAD8SQUOUG0

Following last month's Values Voter Summit in Washington, conservative Christian power-broker Gary Bauer sent an e-mail to supporters.

He ticked off the issues dear to activists in attendance. Opposition to "abortion-on-demand" and preservation of traditional marriage led the way.

Then the...

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