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Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia

  MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia (AP) – Hours before sunrise Thursday, thousands of Muslims from around the world stood in the dark on a rocky desert hill, preparing for prayers on the first day of […]

10/25/2012

Girl in Timbuktu whipped for speaking to men

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) – A teenaged girl received 60 lashes in Timbuktu after Islamist extremists convicted her of speaking to men on the street. The girl, about 15 years old, was allegedly caught standing alongside […]

10/15/2012

Muslim rebels ink Philippine pact as step to peace

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Muslim rebels and the Philippine government overcame decades of bitter hostility and took their first tentative step Monday toward ending one of Asia’s longest-running insurgencies with the signing of a preliminary […]

10/15/2012

Afghan offers bounty for anti-Islam filmmaker

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – A religious figure in western Afghanistan is offering a $300,000 bounty to anyone who kills the maker of an anti-Islam film that has angered Muslims around the world. The bounty is […]

10/10/2012

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

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