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MTN Unveils Ramadhan Package for Muslims

September 18, 2007

Author: Nicholas Oneal

Source: allAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200709180080.html

The senior manager for consumer marketing, Philip Besiimire, said at a press conference at Old Kampala Mosque: "MTN are pleased to be associated with the Muslim community for the third year during the holy month of Ramadhan."

MTN will also sponsor youth and women's groups from across the country to attend workshops and seminars that will help them...

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Mosque Shooting Probe Expands

September 18, 2007

Author: David Kassabian

Source: Caller-Times

http://www.caller.com/news/2007/sep/18/mosque-shooting-probe-expands/

A shooting at a Southside mosque on Friday that sent a large-caliber bullet through an interior hallway happened much earlier in the day than originally thought, authorities said Monday.

OsamaBah-loul, imam of the Islamic Society of South Texas at 7341 McArdle Road, said he discovered broken glass above a rear...

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New Terrorism Case Confirms That Denmark Is a Target

September 17, 2007

Author: NICHOLAS KULISH

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/17/world/europe/17denmark.html

After three terrorism cases in less than two years, including an alleged bombing plot broken up this month, intelligence officials say tiny Denmark is on the front line in the battle against Islamic terrorism in Europe.

“Even though we’ve prevented one terrorist attack, we know that there are still people in...

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Sweden Cartoonist Gets Protection

September 17, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/6999652.stm

The Swedish cartoonist at the centre of a row over drawings of the Prophet Muhammad says police have taken him to a secret location for his own safety.

Lars Vilks said he was only able to pick up a few things when he returned from Germany at the weekend before police escorted him from his home.

The purported head of al-Qaeda in...

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Finding Room, but No Place to Worship

September 16, 2007

Author: JOSEPH BERGER

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/16/nyregion/nyregionspecial2/16colwe.html

FOR now, the Upper Westchester Muslim Society worships in a spare room in a bleak industrial building here that houses a lumberyard and a pottery studio, and lies across the street from a Shop-Rite.

Strolling toward the building on a recent Friday afternoon, the ambience was anything but spiritual....

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Muslim Cabbies Get Tickets While Praying

September 16, 2007

Author: LEONARD N. FLEMING

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/religion/559988,CST-NWS-taxi16.article

Faisal, a taxicab driver who works at O'Hare Airport, wants to be a good cabbie while staying true to his Muslim faith.

But Muslim cabdrivers are finding the latter difficult lately, as they've been hit with a rash of tickets for parking in access lanes leading to the airport terminals near...

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Of Muslims, Movies, Mosques Mecca, the Koran, and Schools

September 15, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: New Europe

http://www.neurope.eu/articles/77727.php

The integration into Dutch society of growing numbers of Muslims has created a cauldron of debate pitting critics of fundamentalist Islam against legislators, educators and supporters of religious tolerance, calls to ban the Koran, a gay movie, and taboos in the Muslim community. Dutch legislators argued face-to-face over a call by the liberal-rightist Freedom Party (PVV) to ban the...

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Naperville Man is 4th Charged with Mosque Break-Ins

September 14, 2007

Author: Jennifer Golz

Source: Sun-Times

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/557307,4_1_JO14_MOSQUE_S1.article

Charles Htun likely will celebrate his 20th birthday this weekend in DuPage County jail.

The Naperville man was sentenced Thursday to 90 days of periodic imprisonment in DuPage County Circuit Court for his hand in the July 21, 2006 break-in at the Islamic Center of Naperville, 450...

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Israel Curbs Ramadan Prayer Entry

September 14, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/6994606.stm

Scuffles broke out between Israeli troops and Palestinians in the West Bank, as Muslims tried [to] reach a holy shrine on the first Friday of Ramadan.

Hundreds waited at checkpoints north and south of Jerusalem after Israel imposed tighter security than usual.

Only men aged over 45 were allowed to enter Jerusalem for prayers at the...

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Religious Leaders Dampen Rising Tension

September 14, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: allAfrica.com/UN Integrated Regional Information Networks

http://allafrica.com/stories/200709140760.html

Religious leaders in northern Mozambique are making attempts to prevent any possible outbreak of communal violence after three mosques were burnt in a matter of weeks in Lichinga, capital of Niassa Province.

The police are investigating arson attacks on the mosques, one of which was set alight last week. The...

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Islamophobia on Rise, Especially in Europe-U.N. Envoy

September 14, 2007

Author: Stephanie Nebehay

Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20070914-0725-un-racism-.html

The United Nations investigator on racism on Friday condemned a rising trend of Islamophobia, especially in Europe, where he said it was being exploited by some right-wing political parties.

Doudou Diene, U.N. special rapporteur on racism,...

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