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Prince May Defuse Row over Interfaith Marriage

November 6, 2006

Author: Rauf Klasra

Source: The International News

http://www.thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=3928

LONDON: One unusual meeting that Prince Charles is to have during his visit to Pakistan is with Bishop Alexander John Malik who, like a traditional loving father from the East, yielded to the wishes of his daughter Nadia to let her marry a Muslim of her own choice in a church despite opposition from followers of his faith.

The newly...

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Charles Makes Best of Pakistan Tour as Royal Schedule Blown to Pieces

November 6, 2006

Author: Angus Howarth

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=1614852006

The Prince of Wales persevered with his troubled tour of Pakistan yesterday after security concerns blew a hole in the Royal couple's schedule.

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall had to change their itinerary after they were warned it was too dangerous for them to travel to the North-west Frontier province.

The alterations followed Monday's...

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Turks March Against Islamist Influences and European Pressures

November 5, 2006

Source: The New York Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/05/world/europe/05turkey.html

ANKARA, Turkey, Nov. 4 (AP): Thousands of nationalist Turks marched in the capital, Ankara, on Saturday, vowing to defend the secular government against radical Islamic influences and urging it not to make too many concessions to gain European Union membership.

Marchers in Ankara seen through a transparent flag of Ataturk...

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Federal Charges Urged after NYC Muslim Man's Alleged Beating

November 4, 2006

Author: NAHAL TOOSI

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny--biasattack1104nov04,0,4914312.story

The alleged hate-crime beating of a Pakistani man by a group of Jewish teenagers has rattled the city's Muslim community and spurred calls for a federal investigation by an advocacy group.

"It's an indication of the kind of...

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Anaheim Council Candidate Leaves GOP as Election Nears

November 2, 2006

Author: Dave McKibben

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-me-dalati2nov02,0,2674427.story

Acknowledging it might be political suicide, Anaheim City Council candidate Bill Dalati said Wednesday he was leaving the Republican Party after being vilified by prominent GOP leaders as being anti-American and a supporter of extremist groups.

Dalati, an Arab American who had been a Republican since...

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ADL Condemns Hate Crime Against Pakistani Muslim In Brooklyn

November 2, 2006

Source: Anti-Deformation League Press Release

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/HatCr_51/4922_51.htm

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) strongly condemned the brutal assault of a Pakistani man in Brooklyn and praised the NYPD and Brooklyn District Attorney's Office for apprehending the alleged perpetrators, five Jewish teenagers, and charging them with a hate crime.

Shahid Amber, 24, was approached by the alleged perpetrators, ranging in age from 15 to 17 years, who shouted, "...

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Terror Watch: Row Over Barred Muslim Scholars

November 1, 2006

Author: Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball

Source: MSNBC/Newsweek

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/15519116/site/newsweek/

Nov. 1, 2006 - President Bush’s top emissary for public diplomacy has privately complained that recent moves by the Department of Homeland Security to block prominent Muslim clerics and scholars from entering the United States has damaged her efforts to bolster America’s image in the Islamic world.

In recent weeks, Karen...

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Baptist Convention Told: Muslims 'Are Here to Take Over Our Country'

November 1, 2006

Author: Tim Townsend

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/stlouiscitycounty/story/CC8578ABC09530A2862572190018B734?OpenDocument

The prophets of the Hebrew scriptures are known for their warnings of doom and gloom, but even Jeremiah, arguably the gloomiest Old Testament sage, would have tipped his hat to the Rev. David Clippard at the...

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Clothes Aren't the Issue

November 1, 2006

Author: Asra Q. Nomani

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2006/11/clothes_arent_t.php#more

When dealing with a "disobedient wife," a Muslim man has a number of options. First, he should remind her of "the importance of following the instructions of the husband in Islam." If that doesn't work, he can "leave the wife's bed." Finally, he may "beat" her, though it must be without "hurting, breaking a...

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Morrocan Wins Holocaust Cartoon Contest

November 1, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/203/story_20302_1.html

TEHRAN, Iran, Nov 1 - Iran awarded a Moroccan artist Wednesday the top prize in an exhibition of cartoons on the Holocaust that has received international condemnation, including from U.N. chief Kofi Annan.

Meant to be a response to the Danish cartoons of Islam's Prophet Muhammad that sparked rage among Muslims around the world, the exhibit...

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