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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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Are UK's Imams Modern Enough?

July 7, 2007

Author: Robert Piggot

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6280238.stm

A week after the failed attacks in London and Glasgow, the Muslim Council of Britain has called an emergency meeting of imams and Muslim community activists to work out a strategy for combating extremism.

Their particular concern will be young Muslims, and the radical groups trying to recruit them to their hard-line understanding of Islam, with all its disdain...

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Malaysia 'Convert' Claims Cruelty

July 6, 2007

Author: Jonathan Kent

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6278568.stm

A Malaysian woman held for months in an Islamic rehabilitation centre says she was subjected to mental torture for insisting her religion is Hinduism.

Revathi Massosai, the name by which she wants to be known, says she was forced to eat beef despite being a Hindu.

Miss Massosai was seized by the Islamic authorities in January when she went...

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Local Muslim Doctors Angry and Saddened by Possible Terrorist Plot Say they are Law Abiding Citizens

July 6, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: KMOV

http://www.kmov.com/localnews/stories/kmov_localnews_070706_muslimdoctors.4cfe57e1.html

Several Muslim doctors are accused of carrying out failed terror attacks in the United Kingdom.

News of their arrest is having an impact on Muslim doctors in the St. Louis area.

Friday is the most important day of the week, for Muslims. It is the one prayer each week when...

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Pakistan Launches Operation Against Radicals in Mosque

July 6, 2007

Author: Griff Witte

Source: Washington Post Foreign Service

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/05/AR2007070500849.html

Pakistani security forces launched a major operation Thursday against radical students holed up in an Islamabad mosque, seeking to end a months-long standoff that has turned bloody in recent days.

Fighting raged in the darkness and continued early Friday, with the...

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Muslims in Anti-Terror Campaign

July 5, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/6275772.stm

British Muslims are leading a new campaign condemning the recent attempted car bomb attacks in London and Glasgow.

The campaign, titled "Not in Our Name", will be launched across the UK with adverts in newspapers.

It emphasises "the Muslim community's rejection of any attempts to link any such criminal attacks to the...

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Muslim Voices on the Bomb Attacks

July 2, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6261988.stm

Some British Muslims fear they may be branded as terrorists - in spite of the fact that none of the people arrested by detectives investigating the failed car bombings at Glasgow airport appears to be British.

ABEDA TELADIA, 24, TEACHER, ESSEX "As a veiled British Muslim woman I don't feel safe. When I walk out on the street people look at me as though I have...

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