Islam

Man behind anti-Islam film arrested

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The California man behind a crudely produced anti-Islamic video posted to YouTube that has inflamed parts of the Middle East was arrested for violating terms of his probation, authorities said Thursday. […]

09/27/2012

Arab League calls for criminalization of blasphemy

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The head of the Arab League is calling for the international community to criminalize blasphemy, warning that insults to religion pose a serious threat to global peace and security. Nabil Elaraby’s […]

09/26/2012

Brazilian court bans anti-Islam film from YouTube

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – A court in Sao Paulo has ordered YouTube to remove clips of the video that has sparked protests across the Muslim world. In a statement, the court said Judge Gilson […]

09/26/2012

Turkey to block access to anti-Islam film

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – Turkish authorities say they have obtained a court order to block Internet access to an anti-Islam movie that has enraged Muslims. The court order issued Wednesday to block access to links […]

09/26/2012

Former President Clinton urges religious tolerance

WASHINGTON (AP) – Former President Bill Clinton says the followers of Islam shouldn’t resort to violence when they hear their faith challenged in an increasingly diverse and Internet-connected world. Clinton tells CBS “This Morning” that […]

09/25/2012

Attack on US in Libya fuels anti-militia backlash

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) – Tens of thousands of Libyans marched to the gates of one of the country’s strongest armed Islamic extremist groups Friday, demanding it disband, as the attack that killed the U.S. ambassador […]

09/21/2012

Russia may block YouTube over anti-Islam film

MOSCOW (AP) – A Russian Cabinet minister says authorities will block access to YouTube if it refuses to take down an anti-Islam film that has sparked violence around the world. Prosecutors have already asked a […]

09/18/2012

Coptics, Muslims denounce Middle East violence

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Coptic Christian and Muslim leaders are condemning the violence in the Middle East that was sparked by an anti-Islamic movie that has ties to a Southern California filmmaker who has since […]

09/17/2012

Anti-Islamic filmmaker's family leaves home overnight

CERRITOS, Calif. (AP) – The family of a filmmaker linked to an anti-Islamic movie has left their California home in the middle of the night. A spokesman with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says […]

09/17/2012

Arab Winter? Unrest sparks debate on US policy

WASHINGTON (AP) – Has the Arab Winter arrived? It’s a question analysts in Washington are asking as anti-American demonstrations spread across North Africa and the Middle East to protest a video ridiculing Islam. Those skeptical […]

09/14/2012

Militants attack peacekeeper base in Egypt's Sinai

CAIRO (AP) – A senior official with the international peacekeeping force in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula says suspected Islamic militants stormed their base near the Gaza-Israel border, wounding four officers. The official says militants armed with […]

09/14/2012

Soldiers open fire to disperse Nigeria protesters

JOS, Nigeria (AP) – Soldiers opened fire Friday to drive away young Muslims in central Nigeria protesting a film critical of the Prophet Muhammad, witnesses and authorities said, as demonstrators elsewhere in the county’s Muslim […]

09/14/2012

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