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Scholar Held in Iran Returns to Work in D.C.

September 11, 2007

Author: Michele Kelemen

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=14300623

All Things Considered, September 10, 2007 · After months in an Iranian jail, Haleh Esfandiari was back at work Monday at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. Esfandiari, 67, who runs the Middle East program at the center, told reporters how she kept her spirits up while in solitary confinement after being accused of trying to promote a...

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Islam's Up-to-Date Televangelist

September 11, 2007

Author: Robin Wright

Source: Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/10/AR2007091002312.html

The rhythmic clapping began the minute Amr Khaled stepped through the door of the packed Crystal City ballroom. Surrounded by security guards, the Egyptian preacher had to weave his way through the crowd -- men both cleanshaven and bearded, women both fashionably coifed and dressed in...

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Seeking Terror’s Causes, Europe Looks Within

September 11, 2007

Author: JANE PERLEZ

Source: New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/11/world/europe/11europe.html

LONDON, Sept. 10 — Since the terror attacks on the United States on Sept. 11 six years ago, Europe has faced far more new attacks and reported plots than the United States.

Train bombings in Madrid three years ago killed 191 people, the London transit attack two years ago killed 52 commuters, and a string of plots have been...

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Satire in Video on Islam Upsets

September 11, 2007

Author: Melissa Ludwig

Source: Express-News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/religion/stories/MYSA091107.1B.muslim.video.341300f.html

What began as an attempt to educate students about Islam has turned into a fiasco for the University of Texas at San Antonio's Muslim Student Association, causing a stir on campus and becoming hot fodder for bloggers, who have accused the association of harassing women and Jews at...

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Brawl Over Islam on Facebook

September 10, 2007

Author: NOAM COHEN

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/10/technology/10facebook.html

The social networking site Facebook from afar can look a lot like college, with cliques and the familiar range of personalities. In another imitation of college life, the Facebook campus is wrestling with the contentious issue of speech codes.

The latest concern centers on a group with a crude title denouncing Islam that had...

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Clampdown on Ramadan Crime Surge

September 10, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/bradford/6986706.stm

Police in Bradford have joined forces with local mosques to clamp down on a rise in crime during Ramadan.

Officers in the north of the city will for the first time be joined by mosque committee members on street patrols.

"In previous years there has been a marked increase in reports of low-level damage and youth nuisance during...

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Canada PM Opposes Muslim Veil Decision

September 10, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Guardian Unlimited

Wire Service: AP

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6909414,00.html

OTTAWA (AP) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Sunday he disagrees with a decision to allow Muslim women to wear veils covering their faces when they vote.

Elections Canada - an independent body that oversees national elections - said last week that Muslim...

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Muslims Parade in NYC, Face Protestors

September 10, 2007

Author: EMERSON CLARRIDGE

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/manhattan/am-muslim0910,0,6017954.story

Thousands of Muslims from across the New York region marched down Madison Avenue in Manhattan Sunday, waving flags and flashing peace signs to protesters.

The 22nd annual United American Muslim Day parade was a peaceful affair on a warm, bright day that drew hundreds of beaming children. Though few people...

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Frankfurt Bomb Plot: Islamic Centre had 'Calamitous Role'

September 9, 2007

Author: Anne Penketh

Source: The Independent

http://news.independent.co.uk/europe/article2944350.ece

An Islamic centre in the southwest German town of Ulm has emerged as the cradle of radical Islam frequented by at least one of the suspects arrested last week for an alleged plot against US military facilities in Germany.

Fritz Gelowicz, one of two German converts to Islam arrested along with a Turkish national last Tuesday, came under...

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Muslims Work to Connect, Educate

September 9, 2007

Author: Liz F. Kay

Source: Balitmore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-md.muslim09sep09,0,2977919.story

The first time the Howard County Muslim Council held its food drive, the response was limited.

But last year, "I put up fliers in my neighborhood and people bring the food to my doorstep," said Anwer Hasan, a Clarksville resident and president of the Maryland Muslim Council. And as they handed out...

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American Muslim Coalition Raises $10,000 for Backstoppers in Saint Louis

September 9, 2007

Author: Sheila Musaji

Source: The American Muslim

http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/american_muslim_coalition_raises_10000_for_backstoppers_in_saint_louis/0014585

The American Muslim Coalition of Saint Louis is a recently formed group to expand on the local Muslim communities’ civic and interfaith activities through networking,...

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Zambo Folk to Mark Ramadan with Fear, Rights Group Avers

September 8, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: GMA News

http://www.gmanews.tv/story/59629/Zambo-folk-to-mark-Ramadan-with-fear-rights-group-avers

No thanks to ongoing military operations there, the Muslim community will observe “with fear" the holy month of Ramadan starting Sept. 13.

The Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) said this Friday as it lamented the holy Islam month there will be met with...

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Religious Extremism: 'The Billion-Dollar Question'

September 8, 2007

Author: David A. Brensilver

Source: The Day

http://www.theday.com/re.aspx?re=1a2ba608-32d1-4d5c-8f84-6691e7d07984

SHAREDA HOSEIN HAS BEEN afraid to wear both of her uniforms.

“Within my Muslim community,” she said, “I get more grief than I do in my military community.”

Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Hosein has experienced rude treatment at restaurants and shopping malls,...

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Part of Patriot Act

September 7, 2007

Author: Richard B. Schmitt

Source: Balitmore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nation/bal-te.patriot07sep07,0,5600606.story

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration suffered another legal setback yesterday when a federal judge struck down parts of the revised USA Patriot Act.

U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero ruled that investigators eventually must obtain a court's approval when ordering Internet providers and...

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