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Local Muslims Upset by UW Campus Event

October 20, 2007

Author: Janet I. Tu

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003963479_islam20m.html

A controversial week of events, billed as Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week, launches at the University of Washington and some 100 other colleges next week — drawing condemnations from Muslim groups here and across the country.

The UW College Republicans, organizer of the local events, say the week is...

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University of Columbia Students Oppose Hatred Week in US

October 20, 2007

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

http://www2.irna.com/en/news/view/line-22/0710214785005447.htm

US-Campus-Hatred Week When David Horowitz returns to Columbia University next Friday to mark his organization's much-hyped "Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week" (IFAW), he will find a determined opposition, coming from a coalition of concerned students and up to nine of Horowitz's "101 Most Dangerous Professors."

"The week of October 22-26, 2007, the nation will...

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After Seven Months, Man has Freedom but not Answers

October 20, 2007

Author: REBECCA CATALANELLO and ABBIE VANSICKLE

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2007/10/20/Hillsborough/After_seven_months__m.shtml

TAMPA -- Iyad Abuhajjaj walked out of jail last week with as many questions as he had when he went in 7-1/2 months earlier.

Over those weeks, he had been questioned by police detectives, FBI agents, newspaper reporters and attorneys. Every part of his life from birth...

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Muslims to Wear Pink Hijabs for Breast-Cancer Awareness

October 20, 2007

Source: Star-Telegram

http://www.star-telegram.com/religion/story/274522.html

After years of watching non-Muslims warily eye her religious attire, Hend El-Buri joked with some veiled friends that it might finally break the ice if they all wore bright pink hijabs to their University of Missouri classes one day.

The wardrobe whim has evolved into a national campaign involving thousands of other Muslim students, aiming to tear down social barriers and raise money...

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State Dept. Urged to Shut Saudi School in Fairfax

October 19, 2007

Author: Jacqueline L. Salmon and Valerie Strauss

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/18/AR2007101800024.html

A federal panel yesterday urged the State Department to shut down a Saudi government-supported private school in Northern Virginia unless it can prove it is not teaching religious intolerance.

In a report released yesterday, the U.S. Commission on...

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Several U.S. Congressmen Apologize to Arar

October 19, 2007

Author: PAUL KORING

Source: The Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071019.ARAR19/TPStory/International

A clutch of U.S. congressmen apologized publicly yesterday to Maher Arar, the man Canada's Mounties once fingered as a terrorist and who was later shipped by the Bush administration to Syria where he was tortured.

"Let me personally give you what our government has not - an...

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Iran Backing Terror, says Blair

October 19, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7052080.stm

UK ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair has accused Iran of backing terrorism and warned the world faces a situation akin to "rising fascism in the 1920s".

Mr Blair told a charity event in New York that Iran was prepared to destabilise peaceful countries.

In his first major speech since leaving office, Mr Blair again defended the decision to go...

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Thousands Cheer Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan in Atlanta

October 17, 2007

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/10/17/america/NA-GEN-US-Farrakhan-Speech.php

ATLANTA: In a rare public appearance, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan urged black Americans to separate from mainstream culture to establish and support their own community.

Nearly eight months after delivering what was thought to be his farewell speech, a smiling...

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Three Iranian Reformist Student Leaders Imprisoned for 'Insulting Islam'

October 17, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/10/17/africa/ME-GEN-Iran-Students.php

Three Iranian student leaders have been sentenced to jail terms of up to three years on vague charges of insulting Islam and its clerics, their lawyer said Wednesday.

Majid Tavakoli, Ahmed Ghassaban and Ehsan Mansouri received a three, a two...

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Islamic-Themed Comic Book Comes to Chicago

October 17, 2007

Author: SUSAN HOGAN

Source: The Sun Times

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/606241,CST-NWS-comics17.article

Batman has brains, Superman has brawn, but Mumita has a great kick.

She's part of the superhero cast of "The 99," an Islamic-themed comic book that debuts in select U.S. cities today, including Chicago.

"Every child is looking for a superhero," said Firas Ahmad, an editor at Islamica magazine. "When I grew...

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Islamic Center Closes Amid Suspicion of Smuggling People in Germany

October 16, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Pravda

Wire Service: AP

http://english.pravda.ru/news/world/16-10-2007/98922-germany_islam-0

Authorities are investigating whether an Islamic center in the southwestern city of Ulm has been attempting to smuggle people into Germany. Meanwhile, the center [has been closed.]

Ulm's Islamic Information Center has been under observation for years, amid suspicion it has...

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South Korea to Launch Arab Islamic Cultural Center

October 16, 2007

Author: Ahmed Fadhl Shablool

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/culture/?id=22691

South Korea will launch a cultural center dedicated to Arab and Islamic civilisation, in a bid to strengthen relations with the Arab and Muslim world.

The cultural center, which aims to provide the people of Korea with a more accurate picture of Islam that counters free-from-fact stereotypes, will be based in the...

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Sayeeda Warsi Drives Tory Push for Support among Asians

October 16, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo!News

Wire Service: IANS

http://in.news.yahoo.com/071016/43/6lza1.html

Buoyed by higher ratings than Labour in recent opinion polls, the Conservative party hopes that the party will enlist more support from Britain's Asian community with the recent appointment of Sayeeda Warsi as the first Muslim in the shadow cabinet.

Warsi took her seat in the House of Lords Monday as Baroness...

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