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Radical Books in London Libraries

September 5, 2007

Author: Richard Watson

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6980888.stm

Public libraries serving the densest population of Muslims in London have been inundated with extremist literature, according to a report.

Multiple copies of books were found in Tower Hamlets that would feature on any jihadist reading list, the report obtained by the BBC said.

Tower Hamlets Council said their Islamic collections had been imbalanced, but they...

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Swedish Muslim Group Plans to Sue Newspaper for Prophet Muhammad Drawing

September 4, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/09/04/europe/EU-GEN-Sweden-Prophet-Drawing.php

STOCKHOLM, Sweden: A Swedish Muslim group on Tuesday said it plans to sue a local newspaper for publishing a drawing of the Prophet Muhammad with a dog's body.

The Nerikes Allehanda newspaper in Orebro printed the cartoon...

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New York Public School Accused of Radical Islamist Agenda

September 4, 2007

Author: Richard Roth

Source: CNN

Wire Service: AP

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/09/04/arabic.school/index.html

NEW YORK (CNN) -- A public school in New York that will teach Arabic language and culture opened Tuesday amid accusations that it will impose a radical Islamist agenda in its classrooms.

About a dozen security guards and police officers were on patrol Tuesday when the Brooklyn school opened,...

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March in Solidarity With Islamic Community

September 4, 2007

Author: Simon Read

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_6796983?nclick_check=1

The Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County is inviting all congregations to march in support of the East Bay's Islamic community later this month in Antioch.

The event is a chance for outreach organizations to encourage tolerance after a fire this month destroyed an Antioch mosque, organizers said. The march and rally...

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Hamas Bans Gaza Outdoor Prayers

September 4, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6978540.stm

Hamas has banned outdoor prayer gatherings in the Gaza Strip, just days after supporters of the rival Fatah group used them to mount mass protests.

About 20 people were injured on Friday when Hamas security forces broke up the biggest show of opposition to the group since it took control of Gaza in June.

The thousands of protesters accused the...

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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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