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Vandalism Suspected as Hate Crime

July 25, 2007

Author: Guillermo Contreras

Source: The Express News

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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 Friday morning that their vehicles had been vandalized with a profanity and a message to leave...

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Palos Mosque Controversy a Harvard Case Study

July 25, 2007

Author: Phil Kadner

Source: Daily Southtown

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Harvard University students are going to be studying Palos Heights this fall.

A case study titled "A Mosque in Palos Heights," based on real events in that city in 2000, has been developed by Harvard's Pluralism Project, which studies America's changing religious diversity to better understand its impact on society.

Islamic State Label Sparks Controversy in Malaysia

July 25, 2007

Author: Clarence Fernandez

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: Reuters

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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 independence with a nationwide party next month, comments by Deputy...

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Office Raided on Suspicion of Terrorist Ties

July 24, 2007

Author: NIRAJ WARIKOO

Source: Detroit Free Press

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Federal agents are raiding today the Dearborn offices of two charities suspected of having ties to terrorist groups in the Middle East.

A Dearborn police officer guarded the entrance to the office of the Goodwill Charitable Organization, a fund-raising office established by the Martyrs Foundation in Dearborn, on Warren Avenue, tucked between a grocery store and an import...

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"The European Problem - How American Muslims Could Become as Alienated as European Muslims," a Commentary by Moushumi Khan

July 24, 2007

Author: Moushumi Khan

Source: Slate

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The two terrorist attacks known worldwide by their dates—9/11 and 7/7—inspired suspicion of Muslims in communities in both Europe and America. But each one also symbolizes the different relations each continent has with their Muslim populations. On 9/11, America was attacked by Muslims who came here solely for the purpose of attacking it. On 7/7, London was bombed by British Muslims who were products of their own society. What...

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Mosque Leader Accused of Immigration Fraud

July 24, 2007

Author: Shelley Murphy

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/07/24/mosque_leader_accused_of_immigration_fraud/

The spiritual leader of a mosque in Sharon was arrested yesterday on federal immigration fraud charges, sparking a protest outside the courthouse in Boston by a group of religious leaders and civil rights advocates who called the case a witch hunt.

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Chappelle Produces Muslim Comedy Film

July 24, 2007

Source: ContactMusic.com

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Cult comic DAVE CHAPPELLE is to produce a new movie which will introduce comedy fans to the world's funniest Muslims. Allah Made Me Funny - The Official Muslim Comedy Tour features America's top Muslim comics Preacher Moss, Azhar Usman and Mohammed Amer. Chappelle says, "Allah Made Me Funny is one of the...

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Muslims Look to Plant Roots in Northern Westchester

July 23, 2007

Author: GARY STERN AND ELIZABETH GANGA

Source: The Journal News

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NEW CASTLE - It was 10 years ago that a group of highly educated, affluent Muslims who had been drawn to the comfortable lifestyle and top-ranked schools of northern Westchester began to pursue a vision of a new community.

They would set up a temporary mosque, begin to meet their...

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Muslim Workers at Nebraska Meatpacking Plant Complain of Religious Harassment

July 23, 2007

Author: OSKAR GARCIA

Source: The Detroit News

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OMAHA, Neb. -- Supervisors at a meatpacking plant have fired or harassed dozens of Somali Muslim employees for trying to pray at sunset, violating civil rights laws, the workers and their advocates say.

The five- to 10-minute prayer, known as the maghrib, must be...

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