Replace Muslim schools says top Blair aide Rob Waugh 

Yorkshire Post 

SCHOOLS which are dominated by children from Muslim families should be closed and replaced with "multi-faith" academies, a senior Government adviser has said.

Egyptian authorities arrest more Islamists 


The Egyptian authorities have arrested seven more leaders and members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood movement.  

Nine Years For Nothing: Egyptian Blogger Abdelkareem Nabil Soliman Goes on

nabilJanuary 24th, 2007 by saraghorab

Sara Ghorab  

Egyptians have a strong aversion to being compared to animals.

Perhaps it’s the centuries of Islamic thought that have made them cringe at the insults “homar,” “hayawan” and “kalb” (donkey, animal, and dog, respectively), but what can you expect from a religion that calls Christians and Jews “apes and pigs”? (And monkeys, for that matter.)  

Muslim father gets legal aid to fight school over veil ban 

Daily mail 

 A school may be forced to allow a 12-year-old Muslim to wear a full-face veil because its local council is refusing to fund a court battle against the child's fundamentalist father.  

ABC to Shed Light on Egyptian Students' Arrests 

ABC News 

OMAHA, Neb. -- A report airing Monday night on ABC's "World News Tonight" may shed light on why some local authorities were so interested in a group of Egyptian students in Iowa this summer. 

Egyptian minister stokes debate over full-face veil   

Gulf News  

Cairo: Egypt's religion minister has fuelled controversy over Muslim women's garb by vowing not to employ women who wear the niqab [full face veil] as religious counsellors.  

Details Emerge About Possible Terror Threat. Suspects, Reportedly Tied to Al Qaeda in Iraq, Sought Student Visas 

ABC News 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2007 — Mimicking the hijackers who executed the Sept. 11 attacks, insurgents reportedly tied to al Qaeda in Iraq considered using student visas to slip terrorists into the United States to orchestrate a new attack on American soil.   

Warning for Muslim WPc who refused to shake Met chief's hand 


Scotland Yard said yesterday that a Muslim woman police who refused to shake hands with the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police at her passing-out ceremony would be dismissed if she did not "engage" with people as other officers do. 

Utah imam is fired amid allegations of domestic violence, shirked duty


 The Salt Lake Tribune  

WEST VALLEY CITY - Imam Shuaib-ud Din has been terminated from his position as religious leader of the Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake amid allegations of domestic violence.    

Egypt cracks down on 'Islamists'     


Egypt has detained "73 Islamists" in the Nile Delta pending investigation into what ties, if any, they have with the banned Muslim Brotherhood group, security sources have said. 

Sheik Al-Hilali due back as controversy continues in Australia



It might sound improbable, but Sheik Taj Aldin Alhilali is hoping to sneak back into Sydney next week quietly and without fuss. 

Accused Egyptian Blogger, Abdel Karim Nabil Stands Trial 


CAIRO, Egypt -- An Egyptian blogger went on trial Thursday on charges of insulting Islam and causing sectarian strife with his Internet writings.

Congratulation to Nadia Eweida, BA drops ban on wearing crosses 

 BBC News   

Nadia Eweida had challenged the ban on her cross necklace British Airways is changing its uniform policy to allow all religious symbols, including crosses, to be worn openly. BA announced a review last year after a row erupted when Heathrow check-in worker Nadia Eweida challenged a ban on her visibly wearing a cross necklace.  




Sydney Police probe firebrand cleric


 Sydney Morning Herald 

A firebrand Islamic leader who urged young Muslims to become holy warriors and labelled Jews as pigs could face charges of incitement to violence. 

Abu Hamza must pay £1m for trial, judge said

abu hamzaBBC News 

Abu Hamza's £220,000 house could now be seized Jailed radical Islamic cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri has been told to pay back more than £1m in legal aid spent defending him against race-hate charges. The cleric was jailed for seven years in February 2006 for soliciting to murder and inciting racial hatred.  

“Terrorist suspect flees police in mosque. UK Home Secretary in further embarrassment 

Times on Line 

A British-born terror suspect was on the run last night after breaking his control order and evading police by taking shelter in a mosque.   

Accused bomber 'fled London wearing burka'


News @Yahoo 

One of the alleged July 21 bombers fled London after the attempted attacks disguised as a woman wearing a burka, their trial heard.  

German court upholds headscarf ban 

The Globe and Mail 

MUNICH, Germany — A court on Monday upheld a ban on Muslim teachers wearing head scarves in the schools of a German state under a law that says teachers' attire must be in line with “western Christian” values. 

Egyptian Minister Zakzuk Removed Woman with Headscarf from Meeting



Egyptian Minister on vakuf (religious property), Makhmud Khamdi Zakzuk, demanded to remove adviser on religious affairs from meeting refused to take off her headscarf (Muslim women’s head wearing), RIA “Novosti informs referring to information spread by Egyptian mass media. 

'Suicide bomb' CCTV shown to jury   

 BBC News 

The jury was shown CCTV pictures taken on a train A jury has been shown CCTV footage of the moment an alleged suicide bomber tried to detonate a device on a London underground train on 21 July 2005.


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