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Muslim cleric shot dead in northeastern Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) – Gunmen Sunday shot dead a Muslim cleric in northeastern Nigeria who was known for giving sermons condemning the actions of an Islamic sect responsible for a series of violent attacks in recent months. The cleric was killed outside a mosque in the remote northeastern city of Maiduguri when…

House panel to examine Muslim radicalization

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House of Representatives will investigate radicalization in the American-Muslim community, sparking outrage that the probe is a witchhunt akin to the 1950s anti-Communist campaign. With al Qaeda and its affiliates openly trying to recruit Americans and Muslims inside the United States for attacks, House Homeland Security…

Muslims, supporters in New York protest Congressional hearing

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Muslims, activists and supporters demonstrated in Times Square on Sunday to protest a Congressional hearing on radicalization of U.S. Muslims. Holding placards that read “Today I am a Muslim, too,” a few hundred gathered at the interfaith protest, decrying what they said was the bigotry and ignorance behind anti-Muslim…

Rep. Peter King won’t look into Loughner’s radicalization because of 9/11

Appearing on State of the Union with Candy Crowley Sunday to discuss his upcoming hearings on Muslim radicalization, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) explained why he wasn’t planning on expanding the focus of the hearings to include clinic bombers or even the radicalization of men like Jared Loughner, accused of shooting…

Iran contacting Arab opposition movements: Clinton

WASHINGTON – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that Iran is directly or indirectly communicating with opposition groups in Egypt, Bahrain and Yemen in a bid to shape events there. It was the first time that Clinton detailed alleged efforts by Iran to meddle in the three-month wave…

Boehner: ‘Not my job’ to correct the birthers

Many Americans believe that President Barack Obama is a Muslim who is also not a US citizen, and House Speaker John Boehner isn’t about to correct them. The Speaker told NBC’s David Gregory Sunday that people have a right to their beliefs and it wasn’t his job to tell them…

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood rejects ‘religious state,’ won’t seek presidency

Representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt said the opposition group would work to promote democracy and does not intend to field a candidate for the presidency, CNN reported Wednesday. “The Muslim Brotherhood are not seeking power,” a member of the group’s media office, Mohammed Morsi, said at a news…

Egypt’s Suleiman meets with opposition on reform

CAIRO (Reuters) – Vice President Omar Suleiman held talks on Sunday with Egyptian opposition groups including the officially banned Muslim Brotherhood to try and find a way out of the country’s worst crisis in decades, attendees said. They said the attendees included members of secular opposition parties, independent legal experts…

British PM Cameron urges ‘muscular liberalism’ to combat Islamic extremism

British Prime Minister David Cameron condemned his country’s long-standing policy of multiculturalism as a failure Saturday, saying it was partly to blame for fostering Islamist extremism. In a speech to the Munich Security Conference, Cameron said many young British Muslims were drawn to violent ideology because they found no strong…

GOP lawmaker: Hearings on US radicalization must focus only on Muslims

WASHINGTON — The chairman of a key US Congress committee on Tuesday rebuffed an appeal to expand planned hearings into radicalization of US Muslims to include all groups seen as potential domestic terrorism threats. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King, who has drawn fire over his plans, said the…

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