Islam

Denmark Arrests 8 Alleged Islamic Militants Linked to Al Qaeda

September 4, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP/Reuters

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/09/04/news/denmark.php

COPENHAGEN: Danish intelligence agents early Tuesday arrested eight alleged Islamic militants with links to Al Qaeda and said the suspects were plotting an attack involving explosives.

"With the arrests, we have prevented a terror attack," said Jakob Scharf, head of...

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Thailand's Frenzy for Amulets

September 3, 2007

Author: Jonathan Head

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6976705.stm

For advertisers in Thailand, the most spectacular location to promote their products is on the side of the country's tallest building, the Baiyoke Tower in Bangkok.

But the image that appeared there a few weeks ago was not the usual logo for shampoo or a mobile phone company.

It depicted the statuesque head of a mythical Hindu figure,...

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Muslim Clinic Helps Those in Need, Regardless of Religion

September 3, 2007

Author: Elizabeth Bassett

Source: Fort Worth Business Press

http://www.fwbusinesspress.com/display.php?id=6443

Dr. Nikhat Qureshi says that providing free health care is something that runs in her family.

Qureshi’s grandfather had a successful career as a physician in Pakistan. He drew a pension when he retired, but decided to open a free clinic where he treated anyone who came by from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. He died in 1936, in...

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Mosque Targeted in Urine Attack

September 3, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/somerset/6976289.stm

Shoes, clothes and a carpet in a mosque in Bath were urinated on during prayers, police have said.

Avon and Somerset Police are treating the incident at the mosque on Pierrepont Street as a hate crime.

Younus Alzaabi, who was in the mosque when the crime took place, said: "We were praying at the time and heard...

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Muslim Group Focuses on Civic Involvement

August 31, 2007

Author: Manya A. Brachear

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/northwest/chi-isnaaug31,0,5786990.story

"Get Out the Vote" is so 2006. Or as Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, prefers to say: It's kindergarten.

The recently elected congressman will say as much when he addresses the 30,000 members of the Islamic Society of North America at its annual convention in...

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Sweden 'Regrets' Prophet Cartoon

August 31, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6972093.stm

Sweden's embassy in Pakistan has expressed regret over the publication of a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad in a Swedish newspaper.

Pakistan had complained about the cartoon, which depicted the head of the Prophet on the body of a dog.

Sweden's government said it regretted any hurt but could not apologise as it was not responsible for the drawing...

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Islamic Leaders Dispute Claim Pompano Mosque Would be a Nuisance

August 31, 2007

Author: Melissa Hoyos

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinal

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-flbmosque0831nbaug31,0,2300953.story

Islamic leaders resurrected an ongoing court battle Thursday to protect their right to build a mosque in Pompano Beach's predominantly black northwest area.

The Islamic Center of South Florida went to Broward County Circuit Court to respond to allegations made by...

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Republicans Slam Islamic Society Convention

August 31, 2007

Author: Audrey Hudson

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070831/NATION/108310061/1001

Republican lawmakers are urging the Justice Department not to participate in a convention held by the Islamic Society of North America — a group named as an unindicted co-conspirator in an ongoing terrorism-financing case.

In a letter to Attorney General...

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Man Admits he 'Pulled Off' Hijab

August 30, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/6970761.stm

A woman felt "violated" when a man pulled off her religious headscarf - hijab - as she walked along a north Wales street pushing a pushchair.

Mold Crown Court heard that Damien French, 21, of Rhyl, had a previous conviction for animal cruelty when he fed a live zoo rabbit to an alligator.

French admitted racially aggravated common assault...

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Muslim Sect Causes Stir in Walkersville

August 30, 2007

Author: Rona Marech

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-te.md.walkersville30aug30,0,682115.story?coll=bal_tab01_layout

WALKERSVILLE - This small town of shady porches and green fields saw its last murder in 1929. The mayor runs a feed and seed store, where on Monday nights he presides over a long-running dominoes game. Many people live here because their parents and...

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Belgian Protesters to Fight Ban

August 30, 2007

Author: Alix Kroeger

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6970862.stm

The organisers of a march against Islam say they will appeal against a decision to refuse them a permit.

The mayor of Brussels refused permission for the 11 September march by Stop the Islamisation of Europe, saying it would disturb public order.

His decision has been upheld by a Belgian court, but now the marchers plan to appeal to the highest court in...

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Council OKs Mosque in South County

August 30, 2007

Author: MIKE SHERWIN

Source: Jewish Light

http://www.stljewishlight.com/news/289658090096936.php

St. Louis Muslims will be able to build a new mosque in St. Louis County, thanks in part to advocacy by Jews and local religious leaders.

Last week, the St. Louis County Council reversed a previous decision, and voted unanimously in favor of a zoning change that will allow a mosque to be built in Lemay.

In April, the Council voted...

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Arabic Spoken? Plane Grounded

August 30, 2007

Author: NORMAN PARISH

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/534860,CST-NWS-air30.article

A woman who complained that some fellow passengers spoke Arabic and "had odd behavior" prevented a Chicago-bound American Airlines flight from departing San Diego, police said Wednesday.

Flight 590, scheduled to depart at 11 p.m. Tuesday, left its gate about 11:15 but returned to the boarding area after the woman, who...

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