Islam

Thai Security Forces Accused of Beating Suspected Muslim Insurgent to Death

July 28, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

BANGKOK, Thailand: Security forces beat to death a Muslim man suspected in the execution-style slaughter of eight Buddhists in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south, a human rights group claimed Saturday.

The prime minister, meanwhile, said no human rights abuses have been committed in southern Thailand.

On July 21, police and military officers raided a hut in Yala's Krong Pinang district...

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Events to Thank Attack Response

July 28, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/6920752.stm

First Minister Alex Salmond is to meet the Muslim community as part of his campaign to celebrate diversity in the wake of the Glasgow airport attack.

The meeting, at Bute House on Tuesday, is part of the Scottish Executive's One Scotland campaign.

Mr Salmond has said no-one should hold the Muslim community responsible for the actions of individuals...

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Prayer OK at Lunch, Not Classes at Carver

July 27, 2007

Author: Helen Gao

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/education/20070727-9999-1m27carver.html

A San Diego school that drew international attention for setting aside time for Muslim students to pray in the classroom will no longer do so.

Instead, Carver Elementary's schedule will be reconfigured so students can say their required midday prayers during lunch. Courts have long upheld...

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Muslim American Soldier Mourned

July 27, 2007

Author: Abdul Aziz Khan

Source: Voice of America News

http://www.voanews.com/english/2007-07-27-voa39.cfm

Major James Michael Ahearn had a near perfect life. The 43-year-old career army officer was newly married and recently became a father for the first time. On July 5th, during a routine patrol in Iraq, a roadside bomb exploded, killing Major Ahearn and his driver. For Urdu TV's Abdul Aziz Khan, VOA's Jim Bertel has more on this fallen American...

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In Europe, Skylines Reflect the Rise of Islam

July 26, 2007

Author: Isabelle de Pommereau

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0726/p01s08-woeu.html

Wiesbaden, Germany - In the Rhine Valley city of Mannheim, the glittering minaret of Germany's biggest mosque overshadows what was once the region's most vibrant church, testifying to Muslims' new confidence as Christian churches are closing down.

Years ago, 180 sisters of the Catholic order of the Sisters of the Divine...

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Jail Guard Could Face Charges For Aiding Muslims in Lawsuit

July 26, 2007

Author: JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN

Source: New York Sun

http://www.nysun.com/article/59244

The federal government is threatening an official at a Brooklyn jail with imprisonment if he gives legal assistance to several Muslim men who are suing over their detention following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The guard who received the unusual warning, Steven Barrere, is currently a defendant in a prison abuse suit brought by six Muslim men and a Hindu once held at the...

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School Bus Driver Fired After Alleged Hate Crime

July 26, 2007

Author: Donna Vavala

Source: EmeraldCoast.com

http://community.emeraldcoast.com/articles/plaisted_17128___article.html/board_school.html

The school bus driver arrested in May after he allegedly cursed and spit at Muslim children in a local fast-food restaurant has lost his job at Bay District Schools.

The School Board voted at Wednesday’s meeting to support Superintendent James McCalister‘...

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Online Dialogue about Islam

July 25, 2007

Author: Jane Lampman

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0725/p16s01-lire.html

Despite the plethora of news media today, most Americans say they know little about Islam, and most Muslims say the media doesn't make room for their voices to be heard. This week, a major news company is going all out to try to change that.

Through "Muslims Speak Out," an online open forum with clerics and scholars from around the...

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Vandalism Suspected as Hate Crime

July 25, 2007

Author: Guillermo Contreras

Source: The Express News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA071807.1B.hate.case.322152e.html

San Antonio police are investigating vandalism to a local Muslim family's vehicles as a hate crime, while the FBI also plans to look into the matter.

During a news conference at their Northwest Side home Tuesday, Said and Amel Motawea said they were alerted by a neighbor on...

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Islamic State Label Sparks Controversy in Malaysia

July 25, 2007

Author: Clarence Fernandez

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070725/ts_nm/malaysia_religion_dc

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Bitter debate in Malaysia questioning whether the mainly Muslim nation is an Islamic state has exposed religious and racial faultlines ahead of a widely expected early general election.

As Malaysia prepares to celebrate its 50th year of...

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