Islam

Walk-outs over ‘Islamophobia’ at antisemitism symposium

By Zoe Winograd, December 6, 2012

A seminar meant to highlight problems in dealing with antisemitism ran into trouble when audience members walked out — alleging Islamophobia on the part of some speakers.

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Saudi Arabia King hailed for backing dialogue with UN

By Anna Sheinman and Sandy Rashty, November 30, 2012

The King of Saudi Arabia opened a new interfaith centre in Vienna this week with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon a keynote speaker.

The King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) centre has board members from five major world religions including major leaders from the Muslim and Jewish faiths.

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‘Jews corrupting Muslims with pornography’

By Zoe Winograd, November 29, 2012

An Egyptian preacher has accused Jews of financing internet pornography as a way to corrupt Muslims.

In a sermon broadcast by Egypt’s Tahrir TV on November 23, Egyptian cleric Abd Al-Fattah Abu Zayd told his followers that “they replaced the armed forces with soft power.”

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Morsi pulls off an Islamist coup

By John R Bradley, November 29, 2012

Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi this week pulled off an Islamist coup, issuing a decree banning anybody from challenging any of his personal decisions. He placed himself, and the Muslim Brotherhood (from which he hails), above any kind of independent judicial or legislative oversight, something even deposed President Hosni Mubarak had not dared to contemplate.

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A branding competition tries to reshape the image of Islam

By Toby Axelrod, November 9, 2012

Irked by stereotypes of aggressive Muslims poised to impose Sharia law on the world? Blame branding. At least, that is what Israeli artist Dana Yahalomi is claiming in her project, Rebranding European Muslims.

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Former EDL Jewish leader claims Islamic centre 'could lead to attacks'

By Marcus Dysch, October 25, 2012

The leader of an extreme right-wing Jewish group has been condemned for claiming that a proposed Muslim community centre would lead to attacks on Jews.

Roberta Moore, head of the UK branch of the Jewish Defence League, wrote to Camden Council complaining about the proposed conversion of a shop in Cricklewood, north London.

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English Defence League debate in London cancelled by venue

By Marcus Dysch, October 5, 2012

A planned debate between the leader of the English Defence League and a Muslim activist has been cancelled amid security concerns.

Tommy Robinson and Abdullah al Andalusi were due to discuss “Islam or Islamophobia — which is a threat to Britain?” at an event yesterday (Thursday October 4), organised by the Muslim Debate Initiative, of which Mr al Andalusi is a co-founder.

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Violent protests spread across Middle East and Arab world

By Jennifer Lipman, September 14, 2012

Politicians have condemned the violence as Islamist riots that began in Libya earlier this week have spread to other parts of the Arab world.

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US ambassador to Libya killed in pro-Islamist riot

By Sandy Rashty, September 12, 2012

A video attacking the Prophet Mohammed has sparked an attack on US embassy in Libya in which the American ambassador was killed.

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The Muslims who admire Israel

By Orlando Radice, August 2, 2012

There are not many Muslim politicians in the world who openly admire Israel. In fact, Emir Suljagic, an author and former member of the Bosnian Social Democratic party, may just be in a minority of one.

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