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Police Protect 'Severed Heads' Mozart Opera

December 19, 2006

Source: The Sunday News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,20951056-401,00.html#

Patrons of Berlin's Deutsche Oper were greeted by metal detectors, police and the media at an opera previously cancelled over fears Muslims might be offended by a scene featuring Prophet Mohammad's severed head.

Authorities had warned that the scene in Mozart's Idomeneo, which also includes the...

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Japanese, Muslims Recall Racism

December 18, 2006

Author: Michael Manekin

Source: Tri Valley Herald

http://www.insidebayarea.com/trivalleyherald/ci_4859712

When the Imperial Japanese Navy swooped over Pearl Harbor 65 years ago and destroyed more than 2,400 American lives, Mas Yamasaki was watching a church basketball game in Sacramento.

He was 12, and he didn't know that he would soon live in a detention camp at Tule Lake - sleeping on an Army-issued mattress, braving the elements...

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New Virginia Program Aims to Dispel Fears of Muslim Community

December 18, 2006

Author: Kristen Gelineau

Source: WVEC.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.wvec.com/sharedcontent/APStories/stories/D8M3F89G4.html#

The small beige signs bearing black Arabic script have been appearing all over town on buses and at colleges.

Are they secret messages from terrorists? one panicked bus rider asked. Should the FBI be contacted? What do they mean??

Actual translation: "Paper...

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Muslim Alienation Risk in Europe

December 18, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6189675.stm

Muslims' sense of belonging could be eroded by European nations not tackling discrimination, a watchdog has warned.

A report by a European Union-backed anti-racism body says the number of Islamophobic incidents in the 25 member states is probably under-reported.

The report calls on governments to speed up Muslim integration - but says Muslims must also do more to counter stereotypes and fears of...

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Spain's Moorish Past Helps Muslims Feel at Home

December 18, 2006

Author: Victoria Burnett

Source: Financial Times

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/ed37c9f6-8e3b-11db-ae0e-0000779e2340.html

On a green hillside above the southern city of Granada stands the magnificent Alhambra palace, the last seat of Spain's Muslim rulers and the country's most famous monument to centuries of enlightenment and religious co-existence.

Across the Darro river, perched atop a steep hill stacked with white-washed houses,...

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Non-Muslims Snap up Islamic Accounts

December 17, 2006

Author: Julian Knight

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/6168800.stm

Emma Dellaway, 25, from south London, likes to know that the money sitting in her current account is not doing harm.

"I don't have much money, as I am just starting out on my career, but what I do have should not be used unethically," she says.

"I hate to think of arms going to some African country funded, however indirectly, from my account."...

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US Islamic Body Slams Holocaust Event - After It Closes

December 16, 2006

Author: Randy Hall

Source: Crosswalk

http://www.crosswalk.com/news/1457569.html?view=print

(CNSNews.com) - A leading U.S. Islamic group Wednesday condemned an Iranian-hosted conference questioning the Holocaust - the day after it ended.

Although the statement came two days after Iran opened the controversial event, the move by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) prompted a scholar on Islam and frequent CAIR critic to say he...

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Among China's Muslims, a Long-Standing Tradition of Women Prayer Leaders

December 16, 2006

Source: Herald-Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/12/17/asia/AS_FEA_REL_China_Muslim_Women_Imams.php

WUZHONG, China: At a tiny courtyard mosque tucked down a back alley in China's Muslim heartland, Wang Shouying leads other Muslim women in prayers and chants.

Every day, Wang dons a green velvet robe and white scarf and preaches to dozens of women at the Little White Mosque...

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"True Muslims Must Never Deny the European Holocaust," a Commentary by Ibrahim Ramey

December 16, 2006

Author: Ibrahim Ramey

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/true_muslims_must_never_deny_the_european_holocaust/0012306

History will recall the tragedy of the genocide that slaughtered some six million European Jews between the rise of Adolph Hitler and the Nazi Party in 1933 and the culmination of the Second World War in Europe in May, 1945....

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Muslim-American Rappers Promote Tolerance in Middle East

December 15, 2006

Author: U.S. Department of State

Source: News Blaze

http://newsblaze.com/story/20061213153721tsop.nb/newsblaze/TOPSTORY/Top-Stories.html

When Native Deen took hip-hop music to Jerusalem in fall 2006, the group of Muslim-American rappers was moved deeply by the holiness of the place and the energy of the hundreds of teens who attended their concerts. Yet nothing came close to the connection the performers felt to their...

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Shiite? Sunni? Some in US Learn Who's Who.

December 15, 2006

Author: G. Jeffrey MacDonald

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/1215/p02s01-ussc.html

Some in Congress may need a primer on Islamic extremists. Five years after 9/11, three members of the House Intelligence Committee in recent interviews couldn't answer basic questions about who's Sunni and who's Shiite in the Muslim world. But other American institutions are already boning up - especially when they have a stake in...

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Muslim Issues in Malaysia Raised at UMNO Assembly

December 14, 2006

Author: Abdar Rahman Koya

Source: Media Monitors Network

http://usa.mediamonitors.net/content/view/full/38734

Malaysia’s multi-religious population, of whom 40 per cent are non-Muslim, offers a fertile ground for western agencies and missionaries to shift their focus from Indonesia. The failure of the Christianisation/de-Islamisation campaign during the Suharto era, in which western church groups played a major role, clearly failed to convince...

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