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Rebels Behead Philippine Troops

July 11, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6290302.stm

Islamic militants in the southern Philippines have killed 14 marines, beheading 10 of them, a military spokesman has said.

Nine other marines were wounded and at least four rebels were killed during the incident on Basilan island.

The clash took place as the marines were searching for an Italian priest.

The priest was seized in...

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CSUS Student Sues, Claims Head Scarf Cost Her a Job

July 11, 2007

Author: Susan Ferriss

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/101/story/266855.html

A Muslim woman has filed a discrimination suit against a national chain of jewelry stores, alleging that she was "enthusiastically" recruited to return to work at a Fairfield shop in 2006 but then turned away after managers saw she had begun to wear a head scarf.

Shereen Attia, who studies nutrition at California State University, Sacramento, had previously...

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Somali Mosque Raided After Blast

July 10, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6287996.stm

omali police have arrested an unknown number of people from a mosque in the capital, Mogadishu, while searching for insurgents following a grenade attack.

A BBC correspondent in the city says the mosque raid occurred in a southern suburb during evening prayers.

Mogadishu is suffering from recurring violence, blamed on Islamist insurgents and Hawiye clan...

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Muslim Dunkin' Donuts Owner Can Sue Over Pork, Appeals Court Says

July 10, 2007

Source: FOX News

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,288845,00.html

LOS ANGELES — A discrimination lawsuit filed by a Muslim Dunkin' Donuts franchisee who was not allowed to renew his contract with the chain because of a refusal to sell pork products can proceed, a U.S. appeals court ruled Tuesday.

The decision reversed an Illinois federal court judge's 2004 ruling that rejected Walid Elkhatib's argument that Dunkin' Donuts discriminated against him based on...

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New Forum for Bristol's Muslims

July 10, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/bristol/somerset/6288320.stm

A new Muslim group in Bristol aimed at tackling Islamophobia and extremism has held its inaugural meeting.

The Muslim Forum aims to be "...the most diverse and representative forum the Muslim community in Bristol and the South West has ever seen".

It brings together independently constituted Muslim...

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Muslim Victim of 'Racist Attack'

July 9, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/gloucestershire/6285176.stm

An attack on a Muslim man in Cheltenham was racially motivated, police have said.

The 38-year-old man was walking along the Honeybourne Line in the Gloucestershire town on 5 July when he was approached by several white youths.

The youths shouted racial abuse at the man before forcing him to the side of...

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Protesters Target Islamic Convention In Hartford

July 9, 2007

Author: Lynn Doan

Source: The Courant

http://www.courant.com/news/local/hr/hc-protest0709.artjul09,0,2525077.story?coll=hc_news_local_mr_cromwell_util

HARTFORD - Anti-terrorism protesters rallied in Hartford Sunday outside the annual convention of the Islamic Circle of North America, despite the organization's recent efforts to fight the characterization of Muslims as terrorists.

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Charlottesville Mosque to Facilitate Unity

July 9, 2007

Author: Seth Rosen

Source: The Richmond Times-Dispatch

http://www.inrich.com/cva/ric/news.apx.-content-articles-RTD-2007-07-09-0082.html

CHARLOTTESVILLE -- Inside an aging white house on 10½ Street, Khalid Mohammad chants a mellifluous incantation of the salat al-jumu'ah, the Friday afternoon prayer.

Behind him, more than 70 men and boys, kneeling on the green carpet, bow their heads to the ground in unison...

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Kazakh Uighurs Feel Threat from China

July 9, 2007

Author: Natalia Antelava

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6284734.stm

On a rainy afternoon, in a village near the Kazakh-Chinese border, an engagement party brought two families together.

Women in colourful traditional dresses brought out dishes of meat and rice.

As the feast went on, guests toasted the new family and the future, but the songs they sang were about the past, and the land their ancestors had...

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Conference Confronts Islamic Stereotyping

July 9, 2007

Author: David A. Brensilver

Source: Islamic Circle of North America

http://www.icna.org/icna/icna-press-clippings/conference-confronts-islamic-stereotyping-5.html

Hartford — East Lyme resident Imran Ahmed recently received an e-mail in response to comments he posted on the Internet about terrorism and the war in Iraq. The e-mail, Ahmed said, came from a former U.S. serviceman who opined that Islam was a...

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Rise of Islam Rankles Malaysia's Minority Faiths

July 8, 2007

Author: Liau Y-Sing

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070709/lf_nm/malaysia_religion_dc

Deep in the heart of a Malaysian jungle, a preacher holds a meeting under the scorching midday sun, urging followers not to lose faith after their church was demolished by the government.

The razing of their simple brick church, among a spate of demolitions of non-Muslim...

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Civilians 'Hostage in Red Mosque'

July 8, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6282758.stm

Pakistan's religious affairs minister has said radical Islamists are holding women and children hostage inside a besieged mosque complex in Islamabad.

Ejaz-ul-Haq told the BBC those in control of the Lal Masjid, or Red Mosque, were "hardened terrorists".

Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said he suspected some of the combatants were trained...

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'Islamic Duty' to Help UK Police

July 7, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6280884.stm

Muslims have been told it is their "Islamic duty" to co-operate with the police to ensure Britain's safety.

The statement was agreed at a "deeply significant" meeting in London held by the Muslim Council of Britain.

More than 200 people, including imams, community activists and police representatives, gathered to lay out ways to combat the threat of terrorism....

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