Islam

Accident Triggers Riots, Curfew in Taj Mahal City of Agra

August 29, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/08/29/asia/AS-GEN-India-Rioting.php

NEW DELHI: Police imposed a curfew Wednesday in parts of Agra, the northern Indian city that is home to the Taj Mahal, and advised tourists and residents to stay indoors after angry mobs set fire to 20 vehicles and blocked roads, officials said.
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Sweet Calendars Set for Ramadan

August 29, 2007

Author: STAFF WRITER

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/manchester/6968214.stm

Young Muslims will be able to celebrate Ramadan next month with an advent-style calendar - designed by a Jewish food entrepreneur from Manchester.

Neville Finlay came up with the idea after being approached by a national supermarket chain.

A halal chocolate lies under each of the 30 flaps, marking the duration of...

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Washington Post, Other Newspapers Won't Run 'Opus' Cartoon Mocking Radical Islam

August 28, 2007

Author: Catherine Donaldson-Evans

Source: FOX News

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,294779,00.html

A popular comic strip that poked fun at the Rev. Jerry Falwell without incident one week ago was deemed too controversial to run over the weekend because this time it took a humorous swipe at Muslim fundamentalists.

The Washington Post and several other newspapers around the country did not run Sunday's installment of Berkeley Breathed's "...

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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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