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Philippines, Muslim Rebels Agree to Forge Pact

Posted October 7th, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The Philippine government says it has reached a preliminary peace deal with the nation’s largest Muslim rebel group in the country’s south, intended to end a decades-long separatist insurgency that has killed more than 120,000 people. President Benigno Aquino said in a nationally-televised announcement Sunday that the deal with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front – […]

Actress in Anti-Muslim Film Sues Producer, You Tube

Posted September 20th, 2012 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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An actress who appeared in a crude anti-Muslim film produced in the United States that sparked deadly riots across the Muslim world is suing the film’s producer for fraud and slander. In a lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Los Angeles, Cindy Lee Garcia claims the producer of The Innocence of Muslims, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, duped her […]

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Cycles of Violence

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Violence in Libya and the more peaceful protests in Egypt, sparked by the online trailer of a film that mocks Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, is only the latest high-profile incident caused by anti-Muslim actions and anti-Western reaction. A teenage girl in Pakistan, a Christian, was released from jail last Friday after being accused of breaking Pakistan’s […]

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New York Transit System to Let Muslim, Sikh Workers to Wear Headcoverings

Posted May 30th, 2012 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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New York City’s transit system will let Muslim and Sikh employees wear turbans and headscarves in public as part of a settlement of a federal lawsuit. Muslim and Sikh bus and subway workers sued the agency when it ruled after the September 11th attacks that they must wear the agency logo on religious headwear or […]

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Philippines, Rebel Group Pledge to Continue Peace Talks

Posted December 7th, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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The Philippine government and the country’s largest Muslim rebel group have agreed to extend the mandate of an international peace monitoring mission, while pledging to continue talks aimed at ending the decades-long insurgency. A joint statement issued Wednesday by the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said the two sides agreed to meet […]

Muslim Protesters Call For End To Police Surveillance

Posted November 18th, 2011 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of Muslims have held a rally in New York to protest alleged religious profiling in their community by the city’s police department. Demonstrators gathered in lower Manhattan Friday to call on police to stop surveillance of the Muslim community. The city of New York police department was recently accused in an investigative news report […]

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Muslims Stone Satan at Hajj

Posted November 6th, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Saudi officials say more than 2.5 million Muslims this year have made the journey for Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Hajj is the oldest and most sacred ritual of Islam, required by all physically-and-financially-able Muslims. Mecca is the birthplace of the Prophet Mohammed. Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims stoned Satan Sunday after gathering […]

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Muslims Stone Satan at Hajj

Posted November 6th, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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Saudi officials say more than 2.5 million Muslims this year have made the journey for Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Hajj is the oldest and most sacred ritual of Islam, required by all physically-and-financially-able Muslims. Mecca is the birthplace of the Prophet Mohammed. Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims stoned Satan Sunday after gathering […]

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Saudi Arabia Hosts Nearly 3 Million Hajj Pilgrims

Posted November 6th, 2011 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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Saudi officials say more than 2.5 million Muslims this year have made the journey for Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Hajj is the oldest and most sacred ritual of Islam, required by all physically-and-financially-able Muslims. Mecca is the birthplace of the Prophet Mohammed. The Sunday portion of Hajj marks the beginning of Eid al-Adha, […]

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Saudi Arabia Hosts Nearly 3 Million Hajj Pilgrims

Posted November 5th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Saudi officials say more than 2.5 million Muslim pilgrims are taking part in the annual Hajj rites, which peak on Saturday. Hajj is the oldest and most sacred ritual of Islam. The pilgrimage focuses on the holy city of Mecca, the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad. Saudi Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdel Aziz said a […]

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