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Thai Buddhist Vigilante Squads Suspected

August 7, 2007

Author: RUNGRAWEE C. PINYORAT

Source: Guardian Unlimited

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6833183,00.html

KOLOMUDO VILLAGE, Thailand (AP) - The black-uniformed raiders roared into this Thai Muslim village, firing assault rifles and hurling grenades from a pickup truck at a group of teenagers relaxing near the mosque. When the attack was over, five of the youths lay dead.

As they have done in the past, authorities...

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Universities Install Footbaths to Benefit Muslims, and Not Everyone Is Pleased

August 7, 2007

Author: TAMAR LEWIN

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/07/education/07muslim.html?_r=1&ref=education&oref=login

DEARBORN, Mich. — When pools of water began accumulating on the floor in some restrooms at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and the sinks pulling away from the walls, the problem was easy to pinpoint. On this campus, more than 10 percent of the students are Muslims, and as...

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Agents Target Charity Offices

August 7, 2007

Author: NIRAJ WARIKOO

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070807/NEWS05/708070390

Federal agents were looking for information on terrorist operations and Hizballah activity when they raided two Muslim charities last month, court records show.

The agents hauled away computers, files, money and other items from the Dearborn offices of Al-Mabarrat Charitable Organization and...

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Young Imam Serves as Islam's Face to Community

August 6, 2007

Author: Barbara Bradley Hagerty

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12532168

All Things Considered, August 6, 2007 · The day is sunny and hot, the hamburgers are on the grill, the kids are jumping on the moon bounce and about 400 people are milling around the brand new Dar Al Noor mosque in Manassas, Va.

Neighbors and members of the congregation are here — even Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine is coming...

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Tancredo Stands Ground on Mecca - GOP Candidates Go on Attack Over Bombing Remark

August 6, 2007

Author: M.E. Sprengelmeyer

Source: Rocky Mountain News

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_5660547,00.html

DES MOINES, Iowa - Fellow Republicans repudiated Rep. Tom Tancredo on Sunday over his controversial comments threatening to target Muslim holy sites as a deterrent to Islamic terrorism.

During a Republican presidential debate from Drake University in Des Moines, Tancredo, R-...

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London Gathering Defends Vision of Radical Islam

August 6, 2007

Author: JANE PERLEZ

Source: New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/06/world/europe/06hizb.html?ex=1344052800&en=4721683df293cdef&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

LONDON, Aug. 4 — An international radical Islamic party that has been the focus of increasing concern in Britain launched a frontal attack on its critics at a carefully stage-managed conference in London this...

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Reports: Muslim Malaysia is not a Secular or an Islamic State, PM Says

August 5, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/08/05/asia/AS-GEN-Malaysia-Islamic-State.php

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Muslim-dominated Malaysia is neither a secular nor a theocratic state, the prime minister said in an apparent bid to make amends after his deputy upset minorities by describing the country as Islamic.

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European Mosque Plans Face Protests

August 5, 2007

Author: Tom Heneghan

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSL3145702520070806?pageNumber=1

Petitions in London, protests in Cologne, a court case in Marseille and a violent clash in Berlin -- Muslims in Europe are meeting resistance to plans for mosques that befit Islam's status as the continent's second religion.

Across Europe, Muslims who have long prayed in garages and old factories now face...

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Guard Your Utterances, Maccido Urges Muslim Clerics

August 5, 2007

Author: Mohammed Aminu

Source: allAfrica.com/ This Day

http://allafrica.com/stories/200708060756.html

Son of late Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muham-madu Maccido and Senator representing Sokoto Central Senatorial District , Alhaji Ahmed Muhammadu Maccido, has called on religious clerics in the state to shun unguarded statements capable of inciting violence and threatening the peaceful co-existence among members of various sects in the state....

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Britons Released After Saudi Row

August 5, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6932127.stm

A group of British Muslims who were held after an incident at the Great Mosque in Mecca have been released by Saudi religious police.

A British Islamic group says seven Britons and one American were detained.

A spokesman for Islamic group SAVEIT said the arrests were made after police became involved in a debate over religious practice.

The UK...

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