Love rumour sparks Muslim-Christian clash in Egypt 

Reuters 

Groups of Egyptian Muslims set fire to Christian-owned shops in southern Egypt after hearing rumours of a love affair between a Muslim woman and a Coptic Christian man, security sources and a witness said on Tuesday. 

Love rumour sparks religious clash in Egypt

Peninsula News 

Groups of Egyptian Muslims set fire to Christian-owned shops in southern Egypt after hearing rumours of a love affair between a Muslim woman and a Coptic Christian man, security sources and a witness said yesterday.  

Appeal to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour: Help free Egyptian blogger Abdelkareem Nabil Soliman  

On 15 February, the day that demonstrators around the world will protest against the continued imprisonment of Egyptian blogger Abdelkareem Nabil Soliman, a 22-year-old student arrested on 6 November 2006 for criticizing the Egyptian government – and also accused of posting criticism of Islam on his personal website – the Association for World Education is appealing to you as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to condemn his continued imprisonment and to call on the Egyptian authorities to drop all charges against Mr. Soliman, also known by his online handle, Kareem Amer. 

MUSLIM STUDENTS IN CAIRO SUGGEST CALLING VALENTINES DAY 'PROPHET MOHAMMED'S DAY' 

adnki 

 Cairo, 14 Feb. (AKI) - A group of Muslim students and activists has suggested that Saint Valentine's Day - the traditional celebration of love in Western countries - should be renamed "The Prophet Mohammed's Day," daily al-Watan reports. .  

Translator Who Faked Identity Pleads Guilty To Having Secret Data 

Washington Post  

An Arabic translator who used an assumed identity to get work as a contractor for the U.S. Army in Iraq pleaded guilty yesterday to federal charges of possessing classified national defense documents, including sensitive material about the insurgency that he took from an 82nd Airborne Division intelligence group in 2004. 

Limit Muslim migration, Australia warned 

Sydney Morning Herald 

The Australian Jewish News yesterday quoted Raphael Israeli as saying Australia should cap Muslim immigration or risk being swamped by Indonesians. 

Professor Israeli told the Herald that was a misunderstanding. But he said: "When the Muslim population gets to a critical mass you have problems. That is a general rule, so if it applies everywhere it applies in Australia." 

Sectarian tension high in Egyptian Armant Elhit village

UPI 

Sectarian tension remained high for a sixth straight day in a southern Egyptian village where a livestock stall owned by a Christian was torched Wednesday.  

A security official told United Press International on condition of anonymity the police continued to encircle the village of Armant el-Heit in Qena province, some 340 miles south of Cairo, as Muslim-Christian tensions persist.  

4-yr-old Pakistani girl marries 45-yr-old 

Khalig Times 

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - A four-year old girl was married to a 45-year-old man in a remote Pakistan town to settle a feud, leading to the arrest of 12 people from two families, police said Friday.  

London Islamic school targeted in raid shut down 

 Reuters 

The government said on Friday it was shutting down an Islamic school that was searched in anti-terrorism raids last year, and was investigating another accused of having textbooks that insulted Christians and Jews. 

British Muslims charged with kidnap plot 

Financial Time 

Parviz Khan, one of nine men arrested in Birmingham on terror charges last week, has been charged with planning to kidnap and kill a British soldier. Five other men were charged with terrorism offences. 

Men charged with terror offences, UK 

BBC News   

Police searched a number of addresses after last week's raids Five men have been charged with terrorism offences following last week's raids in Birmingham. 

Pupils aged five 'poisoned' at Islamic school that 'teaches hate In London

 

The Evening Standard (London) ^ | 05.02.07 

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An Islamic school is poisoning the minds of pupils with lessons in hate, a former teacher claims.  

Pilot projects target extremism

BBC News home affairs   

Pilot projects to root out Islamist extremists grooming young Muslims are being planned for British cities. The government says local authorities will be able to bid for £5m for trial schemes to help Muslim communities tackle the threat of extremism.  

Feminist's book is recalled by its publisher for 'offending religion'  

Gulf News 

Cairo: In a rare case in Egypt a publisher has recalled copies of a book written by a controversial feminist after discovering it "offends religion."

Extremist stands by punishment claims

Source: ITN

The Islamic extremist who heckled the Home Secretary is unrepentant over footage of him calling for British Muslim soldiers to beheaded.

Abu Izzadeen was filmed claiming Muslims who join the British Army face capital punishment under Muslim law.


He stands by every word he uttered in the video that appeared on an underground website.


 

Egypt's minister of religion rejects the veil

Telegraph 

The Egyptian government is embroiled in an angry dispute with conservative Muslims after trying to clamp down on women who cover their faces with a veil. 

The controversy comes after the minister of religious endowments, Hamdi Zaqzuq, expelled an official from a meeting after she refused to remove her niqab, a veil that leaves only the eyes exposed. 

Extremist video calling for the beheading of British Muslim soldiers

ITV News 

Evidence of a leading Muslim extremist calling for the beheading of British Muslim soldiers has been uncovered. 

20 face lash, prison for dancing in Saudi Arabia

 

Source 

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - A Saudi Arabian judge sentenced 20 foreigners to receive lashes and spend several months in prison after convicting them of attending a party where alcohol was served and men and women danced, a newspaper reported Sunday. 

Minneapolis car rampage driver: "Allah made me do it" 

Star Tribune  

A man created havoc in north Minneapolis, ramming into at least eight cars and injuring a business owner, police said. 

As Arie Ford went inside to gather her two children from her Minneapolis home Wednesday morning, a man stole her idling car.

Plots and paranoia are mainstream views for Muslims of Sparkbrook 

The Times 

In this quiet suburb, almost everyone believes the arrests were meant to demonise Muslims


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