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Muslim Patrol Quiets Crime in Shaw

August 28, 2007

Author: Omar Fekeiki

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/27/AR2007082701527.html

On a sidewalk in Shaw, a dozen Muslim men wearing red T-shirts gather an hour before sundown.

Half line up quietly behind an imam. Facing southeast toward Mecca, they bow their heads and read aloud verses from the Koran. The other half spread themselves out and look up and...

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Insurgents Target Thai Civilians

August 28, 2007

Author: Amy Kazmin

Source: Financial Times

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/3dcb853a-54c8-11dc-890c-0000779fd2ac.html

Separatist insurgents in southern Thailand are deliberately targeting Muslim and Buddhist civilians in their brutal campaign for an independent Islamic state, undermining their claims to legitimacy, a new report by Human Rights Watch says.

While the Thai armed forces have committed serious and widespread abuses...

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Iran Protests Over Swedish Muhammad Cartoon

August 27, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Local

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.thelocal.se/8305/

Iran summoned a Swedish diplomat to its foreign ministry on Monday to protest against a cartoon in a Swedish newspaper depicting the head of Prophet Muhammad on a dog's body, Sweden's foreign ministry said.

"Gunilla von Bahr, Sweden's charge d'affaires, was summoned to the Iranian foreign ministry today where she received a protest from the...

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Most Muslims Against Iraq War, But Say U.S. Aid Needed

August 27, 2007

Author: Larisa Epatko

Source: Online NewsHour/PBS

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/indepth_coverage/middle_east/iraq/july-dec07/muslims_08-27.html

A vast majority of Muslims in America feel the use of force in Iraq was wrong -- even more so than the general public, according to survey results -- but some say a continued U.S. presence is necessary for stability.

The most recent Pew Research Center survey on...

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Netherlands to Spend $38 Million to Combat Islamic and Right-Wing Extremism

August 27, 2007

Author: Toby Sterling

Source: Union-Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20070827-1653-netherlands-extremists.html

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands – The Dutch government will spend $38 million over the next four years to prevent both the growth of Islamic fundamentalism and right-wing nationalism, an official said Monday.

The emphasis will be on funding...

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Austria's Haider Says to Ban Mosque-Building

August 27, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070827/wl_nm/austria_mosques_dc_1

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian right-wing firebrand Joerg Haider said on Monday he plans to change building laws to prevent mosques and minarets being erected in his home province of Carinthia.

Haider, Carinthia's governor, said he would ask its parliament to amend the building...

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Little Mosque Filming 2nd Season in Saskatchewan

August 27, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CBC news

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2007/08/27/mosque.html

Little Mosque on the Prairie is back on the Prairies.

CBC's hit TV series about Muslims in a fictional Saskatchewan town is wrapping up production in Regina on its second season.

Producer Michael Snook says on-location shooting for parts of 12 episodes will begin Monday and continue into September. Broadcasts of...

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Anger Over 'Blasphemous' Balls

August 26, 2007

Author: Alastair Leithead

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/6964564.stm

A demonstration has been held in south- east Afghanistan accusing US troops of insulting Islam after they distributed footballs bearing the name of Allah.

The balls showed the Saudi Arabian flag which features the Koranic declaration of faith.

The US military said the idea had been to give something for Afghan children to enjoy...

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Reston Event Shows Clout of N.Va. Muslim Voters

August 24, 2007

Author: Sandhya Somashekhar

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/23/AR2007082302182.html

More than 50 candidates in this fall's elections are expected to appear in Reston tomorrow at a political picnic organized by a group of Northern Virginia mosques, and organizers say the heavy turnout underscores the growing influence of Muslim voters in local politics.
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