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How Christians, Muslims can find peace
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Speaking hours after a terrorist attack killed 21 people in a Coptic church in Alexandria, Egypt, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he would hold an interreligious meeting in October in Assisi, Italy, to discuss with other religious leaders how religion can promote world peace.




WikiLeaks: Kiwi mosque spied on by US
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The Muslim community in New Zealand was probed by United States diplomats for signs of extremist behaviour – even visiting a mosque to listen to a preacher’s teaching. Signs of a Kiwi al-Qaeda failed to emerge despite mosque visits, quiet dinners with members of the Muslim society and meetings with Islamic scholars.




Superstar Muslim preacher Amr Khaled battles al-Qaeda
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President Ali Abdullah Saleh does not give many interviews at the moment. The man who has governed Yemen for 32 years is fed up with the press characterising the country as a “cradle of terrorism”.




Tackling Islamophobia
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The new all-party parliamentary group investigating Islamophobia will need to encourage the coalition government to tackle anti-Muslim violence and intimidation as a matter of urgency. Too many victims have suffered in silence and without remedy since the phenomenon became widespread after 9/11 to allow even a day’s delay.




Azeem Ibrahim: The Biggest Lies About Islam
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As before, he said that the key to achieving better relations was finding common ground and forging new links which enabled more people from Muslim countries and non-Muslim countries to get to know each other.




Jewish terrorist sympathizers to meet at Ground Zero; What if they were Muslim
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On Sunday November 7th at 3:30 pm, followers and supporters of Rabbi Meir Kahane from Canada and America will gather at Ground Zero ostensibly to rally against “political Islam.”




Chicago Muslims Gather to Stop “Islamophobia”
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The conference was motivated by the pressures Muslims face even ten years after the 9/11 attacks, but also by a series of local and national events that portrayed Muslims in a negative way, organizers said to the Chicago Tribune.




Civitas (!) defends right to wear veil
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Alveena Malik, one of the contributors to a new report from the right-wing think-tank entitled Women, Islam and Western Liberalism, is quoted as writing that “the wearing of religious symbols, including the full veil, should be a fundamental human right of an individual in both the public and private sphere”.




Generalisations: Stereotyping leads to Islamophobia
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I REFER to the report “Najib offers assistance in overcoming Islamophobia” (NST, Sept 25). Islamophobia exists because of stereotyping. It occurs when we generalise and categorise people into groups. In addition, we also assume that everybody in that categorised group has related characteristics.




Shabana Syed: Why the ‘rise in crimes against Muslims’ becoming a dangerous fact?
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In America the terrorist threat posed by radical Islam has been exaggerated, according to a study by researchers at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.