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Russia Detains Members of Banned Islamist Group

Posted November 12th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Russian police have arrested six members of a banned Islamic group on suspicion of distributing extremist literature and recruiting followers. Police said Monday the six were members of Hizb ut-Tahrir, an organization designated as an international terrorist group by Russia’s Supreme Court. Officials say the group, which aims to establish an Islamic state, was conducting […]

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US Man Linked to Anti-Islam Film Detained Without Bail

Posted September 28th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. federal judge has ordered the arrest and detention of the alleged filmmaker behind a crudely produced anti-Islam video that has sparked weeks of deadly protest across the Muslim world. Chief Magistrate Judge Suzanne Segal on Thursday ordered Nakoula Basseley Nakoula held without bail for violating the terms of his probation on a 2010 […]

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US Man Linked to Anti-Islam Film Detained Without Bail

Posted September 28th, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. federal judge has ordered the arrest and detention of the alleged filmmaker behind a crudely produced anti-Islam video that has sparked weeks of deadly protest across the Muslim world. Chief Magistrate Judge Suzanne Segal on Thursday ordered Nakoula Basseley Nakoula held without bail for violating the terms of his probation on a 2010 […]

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Islamic Wing Opens at Louvre in Paris

Posted September 22nd, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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One of the world’s best-known museums is opening a wing dedicated to Islamic art, its first major addition in a generation. The Louvre in Paris opened its Islamic wing Saturday, featuring thousands of Islamic artifacts dating from the 7th to the 19th century. The artifacts come from around the world, demonstrating the breadth of Islamic […]

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Muslim Cleric Warns Americans to Leave Indian Kashmir

Posted September 14th, 2012 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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A prominent Muslim cleric in Indian-controlled Kashmir is urging Americans to leave the Himalayan region, warning that escalating tensions over an anti-Islam film could put them in danger. Clips from the low-budget American made movie depict the Prophet Muhammad as a villainous, homosexual, child-molesting buffoon, among other overtly insulting claims. The trailer is posted online […]

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Sri Lanka Orders 161Foreigners to Leave

Posted January 23rd, 2012 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Sri Lanka has ordered 161 foreigners to leave the country for propagating Islam, in violation of their tourist visas. An immigration official said the missionaries are members of Tabligh Jamat, a group founded in India to spread the teachings of Islam. He said the group included citizens of Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Pakistan, and some Arab […]

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A Look at Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, Son of Moammar Gadhafi

Posted November 19th, 2011 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan officials have captured Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, a son of former leader Moammar Gadhafi who had long been described as his heir apparent. Officials said Saturday that he was detained in a town near the border with Niger. Seif al-Islam’s whereabouts had been unknown since August. He disappeared as National Transitional Council fighters closed on […]

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Singapore’s Lee Denies WikiLeaks Report of Anti-Islam Slur

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Singapore’s former leader Lee Kuan Yew says there is no basis for a leaked U.S. diplomatic cable in which he is quoted describing Islam as a “venomous” religion. The cable, released last week by the WikiLeaks website, says Mr. Lee made the remark in 2005 during a meeting with then-U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton. But Mr. […]

Gadhafi’s Heir Apparent Changed Image

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court in The Hague called Seif-al-Islam Gadhafi the “de facto prime minister” of Libya as it issued an arrest warrant for him in June, accusing him of crimes against humanity. The second of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s seven sons, Seif Gadhafi was once seen as the heir apparent, the symbol of Libya’s […]

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Gadhafi’s Heir Apparent Changed Image

Posted August 21st, 2011 at 10:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court in The Hague called Seif-al-Islam Gadhafi the “de facto prime minister” of Libya as it issued an arrest warrant for him in June, accusing him of crimes against humanity. The second of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s seven sons, Seif Gadhafi was once seen as the heir apparent, the symbol of Libya’s […]

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