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'Ex-terrorist' rakes in homeland security bucks

Source : CNN Special Investigations Unit
Rapid City : South Dakota | 14 Jul 2011

Walid Shoebat had a blunt message for the roughly 300 South Dakota police officers and sheriff's deputies who gathered to hear him warn about the dangers of Islamic radicalism.

Terrorism and Islam are inseparable, he tells them. All U.S. mosques should be under scrutiny.

"All Islamic organizations in America should be the No. 1 enemy. All of them," he says.


Libya contact group meeting kicks off in Turkey

Source : Cihan news agency
Istanbul | 13 Jul 2011

Libya Contact Group Meeting started in Turkey's economic hub of Istanbul on Friday.
In the beginning of the meeting Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu made a speech regarding last developments in Libya.


Protect sanctity of Makkah graveyards: NSHR

Source : Arab News
MAKKAH | 14 Jul 2011

The National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) has urged municipal authorities in Makkah to take urgent steps to protect the sanctity of some graveyards that it says are being slowly ruined in the holy city, Al-Madinah newspaper reported on Thursday.

Muhammad Al-Sahli, a member of the NSHR office in Makkah, has alleged that there are some serious lapses in safeguarding the sanctity of graveyards in the holy city.


Russian Muslims prepare for Hajj

Source : By Ibrahim Abdulaev
Kazan | 09 Jul 2011

(IslamDag) - III International Conference on Hajj Management was held in Kazan from 7 – 9 July 2011.
The conference entitled: "Hajj - unity of Muslims, past and present, integrated approaches" was organized by:  Council for Hajj of Russian government, Council of Muftis of Russia, Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Tatarstan, and Inter-regional Pilgrimage Center “Idel Hajj”.


OIC aims to attain cease-fire in Libya by Ramadan

Source : Siraj Wahab | Arab News
JEDDAH | 13 Jul 2011

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation hopes to broker a Ramadan cease-fire for strife-torn Libya on Friday in Istanbul during a summit of world leaders on the raging conflict.

According to sources at the Jeddah-based OIC, Secretary-General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu is expected to underline the need for cessation of hostilities.


After burying slain influential brother, Afghan president crowns heir

Source : Ismail Sameem & Ahmad Nadeem | Reuters
KARZ : Afghanistan | 13 Jul 2011

Afghan President Hamid Karzai buried his assassinated brother on Wednesday, then swiftly gave another brother a key role opened by the killing, in what could be a bid to stave off political infighting in the volatile south.

President Karzai wept and kissed the face of his dead brother Ahmad Wali Karzai, unofficially the most powerful man in southern province Kandahar, at a burial in their ancestral village attended by thousands of mourners.


Israel gives go-ahead to museum opposed by Muslims

Source : Associated Press
JERUSALEM | 13 Jul 2011

The Israeli government has approved a Jewish group’s plan to build a museum over a centuries-old Muslim graveyard in Jerusalem, an official confirmed Wednesday, in the final go-ahead for a project delayed for years by Muslim opposition.


Arab League tells US to stop interfering in Syria

Source : Bassem Mroue | AP
BEIRUT | 13 Jul 2011

The Arab League said Wednesday that Washington overstepped its bounds by saying Syrian President Bashar Assad had lost the legitimacy to lead his country.

Speaking to reporters in Damascus, Arab League Chief Nabil Elaraby said Assad assured him that “Syria has entered a new era and is now moving on the road of a genuine reform.”


Bangladesh seeks Saudi support for UN bid

Source : Md Rasooldeen | Arab News
RIYADH | 13 Jul 2011

Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni on Tuesday sought the Kingdom's support for her country's bid to become a nonpermanent member of UN Security Council from 2016 to 2017.

Moni, who is on an official visit to the Kingdom, made this request during her meeting with Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal in Jeddah on Tuesday.


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