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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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How to Manage Muslim Staff

October 16, 2007

Author: Ingrid Tharasook

Source: CNN News

http://money.cnn.com/2007/10/16/smbusiness/ramadan.fsb/

(FSB Magazine) -- The Muslim holy month of Ramadan drew to a close last Friday when observers broke their fast on Eid-ul-Fitr, a three-day-long period of prayers and festivities. But while the Islamic world allows time off for the entirety of Eid and shortened work hours throughout Ramadan, the roughly120,000 Muslims here in the United States enjoy no...

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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 closed on.

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

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Teen Plays Soccer in Scarf after Ban

October 15, 2007

Author: JASON GEARY

Source: The Tampa Tribune

http://news.tbo.com/news/metro/MGB7V2AGS7F.html

PALM HARBOR - Iman Khalil was just another girl taking the soccer field Sunday, running alongside teammates and keeping a close eye on the ball. Occasionally, the 15-year-old tucked the back of her white head scarf into her red and white jersey.

A day earlier, teammates, parents and even members of an opposing team had lobbied a referee to let Khalil...

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Koran Tested After Claims Against US Troops in Afghanistan

October 15, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AFP

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hIIlLYZuw9R77ob_kfQ6WGqdcScA

Investigators have sent burnt pages of a Koran to Kabul for tests to verify when they were set ablaze after allegations they were torched by US soldiers, Afghan police said.

The US military has rejected that its soldiers burnt the Muslim holy book during a raid in the eastern province of Kunar early Saturday but said it would...

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India Cinema Blast was "Terrorist" Attack, Police Say

October 15, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071015/ts_afp/indiablastbomb

Indian police said on Monday that an explosion that killed six people and injured 32 in a packed cinema hall in northern India was a "terrorist" bombing.

Hundreds of people -- mainly poor migrant workers -- were crammed into the theatre in the industrial city of Ludhiana in Punjab state...

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