Islam

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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Report: Hindu Extremists say they Killed Muslims with Consent of Top Indian Officials

October 26, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AOL News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.aol.com/story/_a/report-hindu-extremists-say-they-killed/n20071026101809990032

Hindu extremists accused of killing hundreds of Muslims claim they had the support of a top official long suspected of quietly directing the slayings during riots in western India, according to a news magazine report published this week....

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Spain Arrests 6 In Alleged Islamic Cell

October 24, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CBS News

Wire Service: AP

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Spanish police broke up an Islamic cell suspected of using the Internet to recruit fighters for the Iraq insurgency, arresting six people Wednesday in raids in northern Spain, authorities said.

The five men and a woman, all from Algeria or Morocco, were arrested in or near the city of Burgos, the Interior Ministry said. The cell is unrelated...

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In Search of 'Truth over Fear'

October 24, 2007

Author: Matt Gunderson

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/10/21/in_search_of_truth_over_fear/

Anti-Islamic sentiment in the country swelled in the aftermath of the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. But for Mary Lahaj, Muslim chaplain at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, those energies had been taking root on US soil for decades prior.

She remembers the telephone calls...

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Maldives Fears Foreign Terror Cells as Religious Tensions Rise

October 22, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AFP

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The Maldives has begun a crackdown on Islamic militant groups in an effort to prevent international terror networks from setting up cells here, President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom told AFP.

The president said a small minority of the Indian Ocean archipelago's 330,000 Sunni Muslims had begun preaching an extremist form of Islam that could affect the peaceful image of the popular tourist destination.

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Santorum’s Speech on Muslims Sparks Anger

October 22, 2007

Author: BRETT LIEBERMAN

Source: The Patriot-News

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Ten months after leaving office, former Sen. Rick Santorum is back in the thick of controversy over whether he and other conservatives’ “hate speech” is stirring up anti-Muslim sentiments.

Santorum is headlining an event on the campus of Penn State University Tuesday night that is part of a controversial line-up of conservative speakers in Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week.

Muslim Stars Sing to Help Darfur

October 22, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7054948.stm

Thousands of people attended a charity concert in London to raise money for war-torn Darfur.

The event on Sunday at Wembley Arena was to highlight the crisis in the Sudanese region and featured some of the Muslim world's biggest stars.

Among them was Sami Yusuf - dubbed the Islamic Bono - and Texan country and western singer Kareem Salama.

The...

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All Sides Holding Events on Islam

October 22, 2007

Author: Hadas Gold

Source: GW Hatchet

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Students supporting and opposing Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week will hold coinciding events in the next several days - leading up to a speech from conservative author David Horowitz Thursday night.

Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week is a nationwide event that organizers say is meant to combat violent, radical Muslim ideologies. It is being hosted on...

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