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Editor & Publisher: ‘Oregonian’ Distributes ‘Muslim Terror’ DVD — After Mayor Asks It to Refrain

September 30, 2008

By E&P Staff Published: September 28, 2008 9:30 PM ET NEW YORK The Oregonian today distributed to its Portland area subscribers, as paid advertising, the controversial DVD titled “Obsession” that raises alarms about the threat of radical Islam. It joined at least 75 other newspapers across the country in doing so — despite a plea […]

Inquirer.net: Christian-Muslim couple’s dream

September 30, 2008

They show the way to peace By Ma. Ceres P. Doyo Philippine Daily Inquirer First Posted 04:08:00 10/01/2008   MANILA, Philippines—This marriage between a Christian man and a Muslim woman works. This is what Armand Nocum and Annora Sahia wish the Christians and Muslims in Mindanao, some of whom have difficulty living together, can learn […]

AP: US publisher of Muslim book closes office

September 30, 2008

By HILLEL ITALIE – 20 hours ago NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. publisher of a controversial novel about the prophet Muhammad closed its offices as a “precautionary action,” but emphasized that no threats had been received and that “The Jewel of Medina” would be released as planned. “We were out of the office for […]

OneIndia: Empire State Building Turns Green To Mark Eid

September 30, 2008

  Empire State Building, the tallest one here after the destruction of the World Trade Center during the September 11, 2001, attacks, would shine in green today and tomorrow to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr. This is for the second year in a row that the world famous monument is exhibiting the colour to mark the Muslim religious […]

Thailandian.com: Sara and Dara are the Muslim avatars of Barbie and Ken

September 25, 2008

September 24th, 2008 – 4:47 pm ICT by ANI – London, September 24 (ANI): Sara and Dara dolls are the Iranian Governments answer to the ”harmful effects” of their American counterparts, Barbie and Ken. Made by the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, the Sara and Dara are part of the governments […]

Omaha.com: Compromise collapses, walkouts continue in Grand Island

September 19, 2008

BY TRACY OVERSTREET THE GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT Workers protest a compromise reached to accommodate prayer for about 500 Muslim meatpacking plant workers. GRAND ISLAND – Amid a fourth day of walkouts at a Grand Island meatpacking plant, managers Thursday discarded a compromise designed to accommodate Muslim employees’ prayers during the holy month of Ramadan. “It […]

The Denver Post: Muslims, Neb. plant agree But fired Greeley workers face hurdle in prayer dispute

September 18, 2008

By David Migoya The Denver Post Article Last Updated: 09/17/2008 10:59:22 PM MDT Mohamed Jama, left, and Najima Handule discuss their termination papers from the Swift & Co. plant in Greeley. ( Sara Loven, The Tribune ) An agreement between Muslim workers and a Nebraska meatpacking plant reached late Tuesday could be an outline for an accord […]

Maktoob Business: Ramadan Continues to Inspire the Faithful Throughout the Arab World

September 17, 2008

An overwhelming 96% of Muslim Arabs are observing the Ramadan fast, 89% view Ramadan as a yearly lesson in self-restraint and discipline, and 71% believe the Holy Month allows them to feel a sense of solidarity and brotherhood with fellow Muslims. However, as restaurants and hotels region-wide tout their special Ramadan iftar and suhur promotions, […]

International Herald Tribune: Muslims can read, listen to Quran on LG television

September 16, 2008

The Associated Press Published: September 16, 2008 SEOUL, South Korea: LG Electronics Inc. said Tuesday it has marketed a new large-screen plasma display television in the Middle East that allows users to both read and listen to the Quran, the Muslim holy book. LG said in a release that the TV, which comes in 42 inch and […]

Malaysia Star: Nestle’s halal goods bear fruit

September 16, 2008

  KUALA LUMPUR: Nestle (M) Bhd’s commitment to halal products is bearing fruit, with about 24% of its turnover in the second quarter of this year coming from the export business. Mainly driven by the Middle East market, Nestle Malaysia had also captured a big export segment in Asean countries such as Thailand and Indonesia, […]

Media, Hong Kong: McCann Indonesia launches global Coke TVC drive for Ramadan

September 16, 2008

by Kenny Lim    16-Sep-08, 10:07 JAKARTA – McCann Worldgroup Indonesia has launched a global TVC drive for Coke to connect with youth markets during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.  Briefed out of Coke’ s Eurasia division, McCann in Indonesia won the right to produce this year’s Ramadan drive, following a selection process with Pars McCann […]

IslamOnline: Minorities to boycott UK Police

September 13, 2008

IslamOnline.net & Newspapers The National Black Police Association is planning a public campaign to urge young would-be officers from ethnic minorities not to join the Metropolitan police. (Google) CAIRO — Protesting the treatment of police officers of ethnic minorities, a major association representing Asian and black officers in Britain is threatening to launch a public […]

Newsweek: Palin and Alaska’s Muslim Population

September 12, 2008

Posted Thursday, September 11, 2008 12:22 PM By Michael Isikoff  Most Alaskans may seem excited about Gov. Sarah Palin’s selection as John McCain’s running mate. But there’s at least one group of her constituents that has had a more subdued reaction: the state’s Muslims. There are only about 2,000 to 3,000 Muslims in Alaska, and, while […]

Mshale: Somali community protests RNC

September 12, 2008

A. Jahweyn , Mshale Contributing Writer Published 09/10/2008 – 4:14 p.m. GMT     St. Paul, MN-Freedom of expression and the power to summon your government, the two most important principles of democracy played out at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in St Paul, Minnesota. Among an estimated 15,000 protesters that took to the streets […]

Zimbabwe Guardian: UNITED KINGDOM: Computer game targeting Muslims causes uproar

September 11, 2008

tayi GARANDE Thu, 11 Sep 2008 09:17:00 +0000   E-MAIL   PRINT   PDF VERSION   XML VERSION   TEXT         A screenshot from “Muslim Massacre” MUSLIM Massacre, an amateur computer game has drawn criticism from many Muslim communities in the United Kingdom.   As reported by the UK’s Telegraph newspaper, the game […]

OregonLive: Re-emergence of anti-Muslim sentiment worries Oregon family

September 11, 2008

by Nikole Hannah-Jones, The Oregonian Wednesday September 10, 2008, 9:07 PM If Zahra Baloch runs out of ground beef for the keema she plans for dinner tonight, her husband hopes she won’t run to the store and get it. Not since the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has Usman Mughal asked his […]

Mercury News: Too hot off the press: Author of Muhammad novel still mulling over book cancellation

September 10, 2008

By Michelle Boorstein Washington Post Article Launched: 09/07/2008 12:02:54 AM PDT Once upon a time, Sherry Jones was a Montana newspaper reporter who dreamed she could contribute to world peace with a novel about the prophet Muhammad and his feminist leanings. Then she wrote it. Today? She’s the target of a Serbian mufti and a […]

Philadelphia Inquirer: Court Hears Arguments Over Muslim Officer’s Head Scarf

September 10, 2008

By Robert Moran INQUIRER STAFF WRITER A three-judge appellate panel heard arguments today on whether to reopen a case concerning an Islamic Philadelphia police officer who wants to wear a religious head scarf while on duty. Last year, a U.S. District Court judge dismissed a suit filed by Officer Kimberlie Webb, writing that the Police […]

FinalCall.com: Memories of the life, work of Jabir Muhammad

September 8, 2008

By Richard Muhammad Contributing Editor Updated Sep 8, 2008, 12:45 pm   Alif Muhammad and his brothers and sisters thank the Muslim community, family and friends for kindness following the death of their father Jabir Herbert Muhammad. Photos: Richard Muhammad CHICAGO (FinalCall.com) – Jabir Herbert Muhammad, a son of the Hon. Elijah Muhammad, was fondly remembered […]

findingDulcinea: Top Saudi Cleric Says Birthday Cake is Devil’s Food

September 8, 2008

September 08, 2008 11:41 AM by Anne Szustek Saudi Arabia’s highest religious authority issued a fatwa against the celebration of birthdays, saying they are not permitted in Islam. Other Muslims, including one cleric, disagree. Mufti Says Blow Out Candles for Good Well-known Saudi cleric Salman al-Audah, speaking out against Saudi religious law, said last month […]