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Israeli Company Provides Islamic Text on the Go By Stephanie L. Freid

Mosque Proposal Divides Aussie Muslims

Pro, anti-impeach salons debate in Philippines

German Muslims oppose new law which stops them from stating their religion in their certificates

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Al-Qaida: Islam can fix financial crisis

Our economy is strong – King Abdullah

Group seeks tough child-porn laws

Is Yoga incompatible with Islam?

Dhaka: 8 Muslims arrested for damaging Dhaka sculpture

Muslims split on mosque proposal by Barney Zwartz

Muslims not a minority, Parsis and Jews are: RSS chief Sudarshan

Rome: Muslim convert turns to politics in Italy

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Moving the Prophet’s grave would be the first step towards destroying Islam

Iran sentences three mosque bombers to death: 14 had died in Shiraz mosque in April

US Church Hosts Muslim Worshippers

Obama’s Inheritance: an Iraq that can tilt the Arab-Muslim world in a different direction by THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN

Muslim women versus ‘women in Islam’ by Khaled Ahmed

UK Epidemic – Muslim Taxi Drivers Raping British Women

At Least 200 Die in Nigeria Clashes

Compiled by Syed Asadullah

Kabul: Afghan acid attack girls warned not to go to school

Broken lives: Nigeria's child brides who end up on the streets by Ramita Navai

Child-Sex Case Grips Turkey amid Religious Young-Brides Split by Ben Holland

Saudis to build mosque in Moscow; Russians want church in Arabia

Propaganda against ISI, Pak Army by Mohammad Jamil 'The Moderate Islamist' by David Solway

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia to pull peace mission out of Philippines

London: Islamic justice, British style by ELAINE SCIOLINO

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Faith, fatwa and freedom

20,000 Muslims attack Christian church in Egypt

Afghanistan is Not Iraq:

U.S. and Afghan parliament seek to recreate 'Sons of Iraq' in Afghanistan

Compiled by Syed Asadullah


Will Obama Bring Change To Afghanistan, Pakistan?

Islamic Jihad will not stop despite Obama by Walid Phares

Jakarta: ''My Roommate, the Terrorist''

Sarajevo: Group of radical Islamists based in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Doha: A great contribution to Islamic art: Villepin

Terrorists Shift to a Media Battle

Kabul: 10 suspects arrested for acid attack on schoolgirls in S Afghanistan

Muslim Feminist Irshad Manji to Speak at CSUMB by Jessica Lussenhop

Compiled by NewAgeIslam News Bureau

Mumbai: `Exclusive party for Muslims will cause communal polarisation', say Islamic scholars

Beirut: Saudi Arabia's turn to be accused of funding Fatah al-Islam

Istanbul: Turkey's Alevis Struggle for Religious and Secular Acceptance

Malaysia: No need to criticise the fatwa council by Adri Hemy Abdul Ghani

Malaysia: ulema push for anti-smoking laws by Adianto P. Simamora

Islam spreads in South Africa by BRYAN PEARSON

The lost generation of Iraq by Jalil Mehdi

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Settlers in Hebron right graffiti on mosque walls insulting Islam, calling for killing Arabs by Saed Bannoura

Cairo: Muslims, Christians and police clash in Cairo

MALEGAON: In India, Controversy Over Hindus' Arrests

Indonesia: 4,200 legislative candidates put on oath against corruption

Saudi Arabia denies Mullah Omar asylum report

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

UN, Saudis Conspire to Stifle Free Speech by David J. Rusin

Harun Yahya: Win over Darwinism by P.K. Abdul Ghafour

By pretending to highlight unfounded rumours, Seymour Hersh ends up taking sides

Does anybody know how to deal with political Islam? By Tariq Ali

Terror-mastermind Rashid Rauf was a "very pious Muslim"

Kuala Lumpur: Islamic councils say courts have no right to decide on ‘Allah’

Abraham: The focus of Haj

Iraq's Kurdish areas prepare to ban female circumcision

Think tank: Betrayal of Muslim reformers

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Dallas: Religious briefs: Muslim and Jewish leaders launch dialogue

Hebron (Xinhua)"House of Peace" dispute fuels Jewish-Muslim tensions in Hebron

Kuala Lumpur: Sisters in Islam hits out at ‘tomboy’ fatwa

Sydney Mufti: Let men and women pray together

EC chairman: Islamic Revolution has paved the way for women’s activities

A New (Old) Meaning for Jihad

Jakarta: Govt urged to take firm action against blasphemous website

Police arrests two Christians under black Blasphemy Laws in Pakistan

Compiled by Syed Asadullah

2. Qaeda scorns Obama with racial slur

3. New enrolment rules will benefit thousands of Madrasa students in India

4 The President-Elect Barack Obama and India by Martha Nussbaum

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


2. Islam is not the Enemy: Western power elite always need a public enemy to maintain their grip on political and economic systems to manipulate nations and to generate huge profits by Elias Akleh

3. Bandipora: Kashmir Votes, Muslims Divided by Farooq A Ganai

4. Afghan leader pledges to protect Taliban from US by Ben Farmer in Kabul

5. There Is No Mac Counter-Terrorism': It requires enormous patience and painstaking work by B. RAMAN

6. Fatwa call centre sets minds at rest: A husband is allowed to beat his wife by Graeme Baker

7. Dubai: New bank branch caters to women only

8. French court overturns Muslim virgin marriage

9. Malaysian Islamic party to open up to non-Muslims

10. Muslims and modernity

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Unsettling Times for Jihadists

Muslims should be willing to change if they want progress

New Muslim TV channel to be launched in South Africa

The triumph of Salman Rushdie by Chauncey Mabe


2. Another Indian Islamic group denounces terrorism

3.  Honour Killings: The Islamic Connection by Phyllis Chesler

4. Islamic World Remains Divided Over Violence Against Women

5. Jeddah: Saudi Dad gets death for killing Nine-year-old daughter

6. Kerala Muslim cleric vows to preserve polygamy by Don Sebastian

7. Intrepid Pakistani Lady Nargis Latif turns waste into wealth

Compiled by Syed Asadullah

SYRIA: Secret Muslim world of sexy women's lingerie

First Islamic-Catholic Forum held in Vatican

Islamists' influence widens in Afghanistan

Knowledge is not a closed and fixed Salafi circle (1) by Ahmad Al-Hubeishi

London: Jail query on radical cleric

Iran aims to establish Islamic studies centres in UK by Tony Grew

Need to reform the madrasa system in India by M. Burhanuddin Qasmi

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Stop Saudi Tyranny in Yemenite Najran! Call for a UN-organized Referendum

For the Muslim world, it is not time to celebrate yet by Abu Ayman

Canadian Muslims have faced racism, discrimination since 9/ 11 by Ali Hogeben

Detroit: Michigan Legislature set to get its first female Muslim

Islamic and Arabic traditions have long been part of American culture by Jonathan Curiel

Azerbaijan: Inter-religious Dialogue is Appropriate Time to Improve Islam’s Image

Fight for Islam, urges Abu Bakar Bashir as Bali bomber executions loom

Obama First Gift to Jewish Lobby! A New Defender of America’s Occupation by JAFAR SYED

Majority of People like Taliban by ASIF HAROON RAJA

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Muslim men 'think they have God-given right to beat wives', claims female Muslim medic

Malaysian court frees blogger: Insulting Muslim

Islam and Obama: American Muslims overwhelmingly voted Democratic

Washington: Obama hints at ‘different approach’ to Muslim world

Muslims must reject extremism by R. G. Mulligan

The Islamist Role in the 2008 Canadian Elections by Raheel Raza and Tarek Fatah

Terrorists do not have widespread support from the Muslim world

Azhar Usman: ‘Allah Made Me Funny ’

Moderate weekly suspended a day after Ayatollah Khomeini threatens media

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Why Jews voted for Obama By Marc Stanley

Islamists' Rise Could Benefit Women's Rights: Newsweek

Iran's new penal code unfair to women: Nobel laureate Shrin Ebadi

Child marriage and divorce Arwa 9, Reem 12, in Yemen By Jenny Cuffe

British Government Offers Mixed Signals on Shari'a Courts by David J. Rusin

House of Lords challenges Sharia law By Jason Bourne

‘I Am Woman’ and I want to vote BY Maahum Chaudhary

Jakarta: Indonesia's New Anti-Porn Agenda By Jason Tedjasukmana

Misinterpretations of Islam, hailing from Saudi Arabia, being sold near mosques in Algiers

Islamic group to Pope: Help end Mindanao conflict

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Non-Muslim groups advised not to question Shariah laws

Swat, Pakistan: Catholic girls' school destroyed

Islamic Movement faces test in elections by BRENDA GAZZAR

Obama Wins, Muslims Divided by Daniel Pipes     

Islamic Council against hitting children

Islamabad: In-camera resolution: 17-member special body of parliament set up

Tajik Clerics Launch Unusual Campaign against 'Imported' Hijabs

Sydney: Australian terror case judge: Islam not on trial

Interview with Yoginder Sikand: SIO President on Critique of Radical Islamism and Islamophobia

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Washington: Obama Makes History

Pro-Obama Media?

European Muslims on Shari`ah & Anti-Terror Laws

Dubai: Malek Akkad associate plans film on Islam’s birth

Is Osama Bin laden recruiting Jihadis with talking baby dolls?

Church Accuses Radical Islam DVD of Misleading Viewers

For real interfaith dialogue, the Muslim world needs experts on Christianity

Muslim woman at the Vatican to promote Islamic-Christian dialogue

Australia: Attempt to foster understanding of Islam

My Hijab, My Right by Jameelah Medina

'Quiet Professionals' continue key role in terror war by Donna Miles

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Among Young Muslims, Mixed Emotions on Obama by Paul Vitello,

Washington: What should Muslims do in the brave new world of an Obama Administration?

Jihad against Free Speech by Deborah Weis            

American Muslims Relieved, Hopeful at Obama's Election by Nicole Neroulias

Global Obama inspires the world

American Muslims celebrate Obama's victory by Abdus Sattar Ghazali

Damascus: Syria says Fatah al-Islam group behind bombing

Pitsburgh: Judge nixes part of Muslim scientist's lawsuit by Joe Mandak

Lecture: Islamic civilization explored by Jessica Ravitz

Under siege: Islam, war and the media

Compiled by Syed Asadullah


Orange, California: Muslim's suit over scarves in California jail settled

Your Hijab Questions Answered

Dubai: Microfinance programmes reaching out to Muslim women

Arab Paper: ‘Obama’s Historic Intifada’ Allows Islam to ‘Impose its Point of View on World’

Tehran official: Unity essential for Islamic media

Kualalumpur: Public Bank sets up Islamic bank unit

French weekly censored in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria for “attack on Islam”

Washington: Obama or McCain - Muslim Voters

Tehran: Burning flags, Iranians cheer US Embassy takeover

Ankara: Turkey, Lebanon sign cooperation deal on terrorism, crime

Compiled by Syed Asadullah

Dr. Esam Alkhawaga feels more secure and free practising Islam in Dayton, Ohio, USA, than in his native Egypt

Syrian wedding lingerie: veils of the unexpected

My wife wears the Hijab, I wish she didn't, says Robin Yassin-Kassab

Marginalisation of Muslims in US presidential election by Kazi Anwarul Masud

Peshawar: Governor says rebellious damaging cause of Islam by weakening Pakistan

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg: Islam in German schools

New York: National Council of Churches warns about distorted video on Islam

RABAT: Morocco bans French news magazine for insulting Islam

Tehran: Senior Commander Dismisses US Attack on Iran

Musharraf and Zardari: Two Sides of the Same Coin by ASIF HAROON RAJA

Compiled by Syed Asadullah

Taliban want to establish Islamic State in Afghanistan: report

Indonesia: Madrasas defend religious freedoms and promote Islam as a religion of peace

New York: The Politics of Fear - Muslims and the U.S. Presidential Election

Haredi Judaism expects similar modesty from women as Islam

GAZA: Islamic Jihad leaders heads for talks in Damascus

Brown shakes hands with Al Qaeda men at a centre that 'positively brainwashes' fanatics

Saudi women in the media --from the pioneers to the present broadcasters and print journalists

Jerusalem: Who's a Jew? The debate goes to Israel top court

Compiled by Syed Asadullah


Jaddah: Islamic Banking - Steady in Shaky Times

Jakarta: Indonesia's anti-porn legislation too vague: critics

Doha: Credit crunch may spur Islamic financial system

Bamako: Al-Qaeda offshoot frees Austrian hostages

WAM, Pakistan: Islamic hard-liners help Pakistan quake victims

Washington: American Muslims Demand Immediate Release of Afghan Journalist,

Deplore Stoning to Death of    'Adulterous' Somali Woman

Washington: Libya paid $1.5 billion to terrorism victim’s fund

Mogadishu: Cleric held in Somali attacks

Mumbai: City gears up for 3 Islamic meets

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