1,000 men living legally with multiple wives despite fears over exploitation

Polygamous marriage is flourishing as the Government admits for the first time that nearly a thousand men are living legally with multiple wives in Britain.

Egypt : Coptic Christians Call for End of Religious Persecution

By Dan Wooding, Journal Chretien

CAIRO, EGYPT — A global coalition of Coptic Christians is calling on governments of the world to demand that Egypt stop religious persecution of Coptic Christians and guarantee religious freedom and justice for all citizens.

American congressional delegation meets with Muslim Brotherhood

Source:Muslim News

Egypt criticized a meeting of four U.S. members of Congress and the head of the Muslim Brotherhood's bloc in Parliament, accusing the U.S. of having double standards for meeting with the banned Egyptian group but refusing to meet with the militant Palestinian group Hamas.

EGYPT: EGYPT RELEASES JAILED CHRISTIAN CONVERT

bahaa aqadFormer Muslim still ‘closely monitored and under threat.’

ISTANBUL, May 24 (Compass Direct News) – In a surprise gesture, Egyptian authorities have released a Christian convert from Islam who had been jailed without charges under Egypt’s controversial emergency laws for the past two years.

Some US Muslims say suicide attacks OK

AP 

WASHINGTON - One in four younger U.S. Muslims said in a poll that suicide bombings to defend their religion are acceptable at least in some circumstances, though most Muslim Americans overwhelmingly reject the tactic and are critical of Islamic extremism and al-Qaida.

Lecturer suspended after breastfeeding fatwa

Reuters

CAIRO'S al-Azhar Islamic University has suspended a lecturer who suggested men and women work colleagues could use symbolic breastfeeding to get around a religious ban on being alone together.

Call for Islamic texts re-interpretation

(Wam)

NEW YORK — The President of the United Nations General Assembly, Shaikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa, has issued a strong call for re-interpreting Islamic texts in order to address the social, educational and other constraints impeding the equality of women in the Middle East.

86 year old Christian woman forcibly converted to Islam

Ummah News Links.

LAHORE, PAKISTAN — The 86 year old wife of a Christian man, who was accused of setting the Quran, the Muslim holy book on fire on May 9, has been forcibly converted to Islam.

Christian arrested for being in Mecca 

MAKKAH, 21 May 2007 — A Sri Lankan Christian was arrested in the holy city of Makkah, which is off-limits to non-Muslims, by the Expatriates Monitoring Committee in Makkah.

Australia Muslim outrage over Judeo-Christian values 

Source 

MUSLIMS are outraged that prospective citizens will have to acknowledge the Judeo-Christian tradition as the basis of Australia's values system.

Australia's peak Muslim body said the proposed citizenship question - revealed in the Herald Sun - was disturbing and potentially divisive.

Al-Azhar fatwa on adult suckling causes outrage 

Cairo's Al-Azhar University, according to an Arabic article in Al-Arabiyya the Egyptian Parliament is now discussing a fatwa from an Al-Azhar cleric that aims to circumvent the prohibition on a male and a female who are not married to each other from working together in private. All she has to do, you see, is suckle him. Then he becomes her foster child, and they can be together without a chaperone. 

U.S. argues for extradition of radical Islamic cleric 

abu hamzaThe Associated Press

The United States argued Thursday for the extradition of a radical Islamic cleric imprisoned in Britain, accusing him of involvement in a global conspiracy to wage terrorist attacks on the U.S. and other Western countries. 

Military trial of Egyptian Islamists to continue  

Reuters  

CAIRO: An Egyptian court has overturned a ruling by a lesser tribunal that found the transfer of 40 Muslim Brotherhood detainees to a military court was illegal, Brotherhood and security sources said on Monday.  

 Taliban chief's death a big U.S. victory  

Associated Press  

KABUL, Afghanistan - The killing of the top Taliban commander Mullah Dadullah, a one-legged fighter who orchestrated suicide attacks, beheadings and an ethnic massacre, marks a major victory for the U.S. campaign at a time of flagging Afghan support over civilian killings.  

EU proposes monitoring radical mosques 

Associated Press  

VENICE, Italy - Security officials from Europe's largest countries backed a plan Saturday to profile mosques on the continent and identify radical Islamic clerics who raise the threat of homegrown terrorism.  

Egypt Arrests 59 Muslims After Clash with Copts 

Reuters

Egyptian security forces arrested 59 Muslims on Saturday accused of setting fire to Christian homes and shops in clashes over church construction that underlined lingering sectarian tensions, security sources said.

Muslims fear backlash from Fort Dix attack plot 

AP 

FORT DIX, N.J. -- Authorities' description of six suspects charged with plotting an attack on Fort Dix as "Islamic militants" is causing renewed worry among New Jersey's Muslim community.  

Man attacked for not praying: police say in Toronto 

Ottawacitizine 

A man who attacked another man in a downtown Toronto mosque before attempting to kill himself did so because the victim had refused to pray with him, police said yesterday.  

Egyptian court rejects decision to try MB members before military tribunal  

The Associated Press  

An Egyptian court decided in a rare ruling Tuesday that President Hosni Mubarak's order to try 40 of the banned opposition Muslim Brotherhood's top figures before a military court was not valid. 

West should not fear facing radical Islam: Blair  

The Peninsula 

BERLIN • British Prime Minister Tony Blair says a decade in office has taught him that the West should not be afraid of standing by its values in facing up to radical Islam.  

“The West must show that it believes in its own values,” Blair told journalists from several European newspapers, including yesterday’s edition of the Sueddeutsche Zeitung of Germany, as he prepares to announce his departure from Downing Street.  “We must show the Muslim world that we let our values apply to everyone.


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