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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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Third Attack on Mississauga Mosque Alarms Muslims

August 23, 2007

Author: Ashifa Kassam

Source: The Star

http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/249041

Minutes before prayers were set to begin on Sunday, a foot-wide slab of concrete came crashing through a window of a Mississauga mosque.

It was the second time in less than a month that the mosque has been targeted by vandals, and Muslim groups are asking police to treat the incident as a hate crime.

There were 100 people inside the mosque when the...

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