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Florida Group to Protest Muslim Day at Six Flags

October 4, 2007

Author: SCOTT FARWELL

Source: Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/100507dnmetmuslimgroups.2c039fc.html

A Florida-based group called Americans Against Hate plans to protest a Muslim Family Day at Six Flags Over Texas later this month because it says the Islamic organization sponsoring the event supports terrorism.

Local Muslims called the...

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Muslim Student Association Concludes Fast-A-Thon, Donates Check

October 4, 2007

Author: Sarah Neff

Source: University Daily Kansan

http://www.kansan.com/stories/2007/oct/04/Fast_A_Thon/

The Muslim Student Association concluded their fourth annual Fast-A-Thon last night by presenting a check for $1,580 to the Lawrence Community Shelter.

The association raised the money by asking local businesses to sponsor over 500 non-Muslim students who pledged to fast for one day. Loring Henderson, director of the Lawrence...

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Pakistan's Red Mosque Open Again

October 3, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7025477.stm

The controversial Red Mosque in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, has re-opened following a Supreme Court ruling issued on Tuesday.

The order came three months after the mosque was stormed by Pakistani troops to evict militants who had taken sanctuary within its complex.

More than 100 people were killed in the fighting in July.
...

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Muslims' Needs Roiling Schools

October 2, 2007

Author: Amy Fagan

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/article/20071002/NATION/110020031/1002

Public schools increasingly are being forced to grapple with how to accommodate Muslim students' needs, during Ramadan and throughout the school year, and some cases have spurred community debate.

"We're getting a lot of those inquiries right now because it's sort of ... the new issue they're contending with...

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Muslim Group Condemns Bin Laden

October 2, 2007

Author: STAFF WRITER

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/bristol/7023869.stm

A Muslim group has published an open letter to Osama Bin Laden, read out on US television, condemning violence and the attacks of 11 September 2001.

The Bristol Muslim Cultural Society (BMCS) said it wanted to challenge misconceptions about Islam and the route to radicalisation.

The BMCS's Farooq Siddique said: "This has not been said...

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Muslim 'Peace' Adverts Launched

October 1, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7021323.stm

An advertising campaign promoting British Muslims as integrated citizens who reject extremism has been launched.

Islam is Peace - formed after the bombings in London in July 2005 - has initially placed adverts on the capital's buses and Underground trains.

They show a range of Muslims - including a policewoman, a Scout group and the chef Michael Barry - with...

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Bomb Blasts in Thailand's Restive South Kills 1, Wounds 12

October 1, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

Nine bombs exploded near bustling markets in Thailand's restive south early Monday, killing a soldier and wounding 12 people including a Buddhist monk, police said.

The coordinated blasts, triggered by mobile phones, exploded at about 7:30 a.m. local time (0030 GMT) near markets in the Rangae, Waeng and Srisakorn districts of Narathiwat province bordering Malaysia, Police Col. Manoch...

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Muslims Celebrate Mosque Opening

October 1, 2007

Author: PATRICK D. KUHN and HEE KWON SEO

Source: The Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=519770

A delegation of students from the Harvard Islamic Society (HIS) joined more than 2,000 congregants in Roxbury, Mass., on Friday night to attend the first-ever prayer session at the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) Cultural Center, which finally opened its doors after two decades of controversy and delays.

“I feel very...

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Muslim Leader Quits Panel over 'Jihad'

October 1, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: JTA

http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/breaking/104422.html

A Muslim activist resigned from a Virginia state board because of remarks he made about Israel.

Esam Omeish, a surgeon and the president of the Muslim American Society, last week quit a governor-appointed commission set up to examine immigration issues.

Republicans in the state Legislature pressed Gov. Tim Kaine, a Democrat, to oust Omeish...

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Muslim Group Touts Local Political Clout

October 1, 2007

Author: Audrey Hudson

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/article/20071001/NATION/110010052&SearchID=73295133037511

How much political power does the Muslim American Society wield? Depends on whom you ask — and when.

"Ask Jim Webb what kind of impact we have. Ask the governor of Virginia what kind of impact we have," Mahdi Bray, the Muslim American Society's executive...

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Ramadan - Beggars Besiege Kano

October 1, 2007

Author: Alu Kingsley

Source: AllAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200710010218.html

Beggars have increased in Kano since the beginning of Ramadan two weeks ago, investigation has revealed.

The beggars, mostly women and under-age children are found in major public places, begging for alms.

Many of them also throng the homes of public servants and the rich, waiting for the occupants to come out and give them money.

The...

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American Farm Town Rocked by Plans for Muslim Retreat

September 30, 2007

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/10/01/america/NA-FEA-GEN-US-Muslim-Retreat.php

WALKERSVILLE, Maryland: The corn fields and church steeples proudly displayed on Walkersville's municipal seal reflect traditions that some residents say are threatened by plans for a Muslim mosque and convention site in the rural town of 5,600.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim...

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Police: 2 Islamic Rebels Killed in Mosque Siege in Indian Kashmir

September 30, 2007

Author: AIJAZ HUSSAIN

Source: AOL News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.aol.com/story/_a/police-2-islamic-rebels-killed-in-mosque/n20070930053209990035

Soldiers stormed a mosque in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir, killing two suspected rebels who were hiding inside during a 20-hour siege, officials said Sunday.

The alleged militants were killed after they opened...

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