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


The West.com 

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.


Saudis May Ban Letter ‘X’

News Max

A group of Islamic clergy in Saudi Arabia has condemned the letter "X” because of its similarity to a hated banned symbol – the cross.

TV documentary accused of misrepresenting UK Muslims 

Arab News 

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) is accusing Channel Four commercial channel of attempting to foment division and sectarianism among Britain's 1.8 million Muslim community. 

Muslim-only kitchen kit for jails in UK 

The Sun 

JAILS are spending thousands on colour-coded kitchen tools for Muslims, it was revealed last night.  

British girl banned from wearing cross at school 


LONDON - A British schoolgirl has been barred from wearing a crucifix necklace in class, the Daily Mail reported Saturday.  

Muslims want an Islamic NHS 

The Sun 

MUSLIMS should get special treatment within the NHS, a top medic claimed last night.  Prof Aziz Sheikh called for “faith-based health services”. He wants same-sex doctors, information to ensure treatments do not contain alcohol or pork, extra prayer rooms and circumcision for baby boys on the NHS.  

Egyptian president's warning against political Islam

 Herald Tribune 

CAIRO, Egypt: Egypt's largest opposition movement, the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, rebutted on Friday accusations by President Hosni Mubarak that the fundamentalist group poses a national security threat, saying his claims are aimed at stirring fears in the Egyptian public. 

Korean Court rules Egyptian Christian convert is a refugee

 Asia News 

The Court has ruled Ibrahim deserves refugee status because, if he returned to Egypt, he is "unlikely to receive governmental protection against persecution by Islamic group who threaten him." 

Converted Egyptian Christian Recognized as Refugee in Korea 

Korea Times  

A Seoul court ruled Tuesday that the government should grant refugee status to a 40-year-old Egyptian who fled his home country after converting to Christianity 

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