Friday, February 17, 2012


FBI Director Robert Mueller says he is willing to consider a panel of experts to review FBI training materials for possible anti-Muslim sentiment. RNS photo courtesy FBI.

Topics: Politics, Government & Politics,
Tags: fbi, muslims, robert mueller, terrorism

FBI, Muslims report progress over training materials

(RNS) The FBI said it was willing to consider a proposal from a coalition of Muslim and interfaith groups to establish a committee of experts tasked with reviewing literature and videos used anti-terrorism training, but it had not yet received a plan to consider.
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Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims blast Rick Santorum on ‘equality’ comment

(RNS) Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus are accusing Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum of bigotry and ignorance after said that "equality" is solely a Judeo-Christian concept. By Omar Sacirbey.
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Study says U.S. Muslims don’t want Shariah either

 (RNS) When asked whether they thought American courts should apply Shariah to non-Muslims in the legal system, all of the respondents answered no. Just three of the 41 imams said they wanted parallel Shariah tribunals where Muslims could handle civil issues like marriage, divorce, and inheritance. By Omar Sacirbey.
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Middle East Christians keep wary eye on Arab Spring

CAIRO (RNS) The Arab Spring uprisings that toppled secular dictatorships have unleashed long-suppressed freedoms that have allowed Islamic parties to gain a share of political power. But their rise is creating near-panic among ancient Christian communities that dot the Muslim world and predate Islam by centuries. By Oren Dorell and Sarah Lynch.
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Report calls Muslim terrorism a ‘minuscule threat’

(RNS) A new report by a terrorism expert at the University of North Carolina says the threat of terrorism at the hands of American Muslims is "a minuscule threat to public safety." By Omar Sacirbey.
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