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  • Christians dine with Muslims in a show of interfaith support

    Christians dine with Muslims in a show of interfaith support
    Together, the Christians and the Muslims walked at dusk from the Islamic school to the Islamic Center of Orlando. Together, they ate figs and chickpeas and fruit salad to end the fasting of Ramadan. Together, they lined up in rows inside the mosque and...
  • Muslim teens grow up in shadow of terrorist attacks

    Muslim teens grow up in shadow of terrorist attacks
    Dina Abdalla tries to laugh when her friends poke fun, asking if she's a terrorist plotting an attack on Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora. She tries to have a sense of humor. At the same time, she doesn't find it funny. When asked about the real...
  • Being Muslim on the 10th anniversary of September 11th

    Being Muslim on the 10th anniversary of September 11th
    The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks ignited an unprecedented level of anxiety in Chicago’s Muslim community. A look back at the Tribune’s coverage 10 years ago recounts stories of Islamic schools and mosques locking their doors, Muslim women...
  • As a child, Obama crossed a cultural divide in Indonesia

    As a boy in Indonesia, Barack Obama crisscrossed the religious divide. At the local primary school, he prayed in thanks to a Catholic saint. In the neighborhood mosque, he bowed to Allah. Having a personal background in both Christianity and Islam...
  • Pakistan's extremist triumph

    Pakistan's extremist triumph
    Maulana Sufi Mohammed, a radical cleric who was freed last year after spending six years in jail for leading 10,000 Pashtun tribesmen in opposition to the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, has begun a new campaign. He is leading a peace march...
  • EGYPT: Top Sunni Muslim cleric dies of heart attack at 81

     
    Mohammed Sayed Tantawi , the grand sheik of the Islamic world's top Sunni Muslim institution, Al Azhar, died after a heart attack Wednesday during a brief visit to Saudi Arabia, Egypt's state-owned news agency announced. Tantawi arrived in Riyadh on......
  • Taliban's cellphone terror

    The Taliban made good on its outlandish threat to blow up Afghan cellphone towers it (correctly) believes are being used by Western intelligence to target insurgents. Its success Friday in blowing up a telecommunications tower in Kandahar province, the...
  • From the archives: Redesigning two women's lives in Iran

    From the archives: Redesigning two women's lives in Iran
    TEHRAN — A wealthy, fashionable woman from north Tehran, Sudaveh had no idea how to act when the morality police would show up at her clothing factory in the first years of the Iranian revolution. Zarir, her young assistant from the pious slums...
  • Britain returns control of Basra to Iraq

    During a low-key ceremony Sunday, Britain formally handed over control of security responsibility for Basra province to Iraqi authorities, marking a significant step toward full Iraqi sovereignty. "This day is a big day in the history of Basra and the...
  • In Anbar, Sunni rivalries surface

    Hadi Hussein, a Sunni fighter working with U.S. and Iraqi forces, was receiving well-wishers Sunday when his 18-year-old cousin walked up with a box of chocolates. The teenager offered a candy, but didn't wait for a response. He detonated hidden...
  • Islamic Center In Carmichael May Have Ties To Terrorism

    Islamic Center In Carmichael May Have Ties To Terrorism
    In what could be one of the biggest counterterrorism seizures in U.S. history, federal prosecutors sought to take over four U.S. mosques and a New York City skyscraper owned by a Muslim organization suspected of being controlled by the Iranian government....
  • Feds Move to Seize Local Mosque, 3 Others in U.S.

    Feds Move to Seize Local Mosque, 3 Others in U.S.
    HOUSTON (AP) - The Islamic Education Center of Greater Houston is one of four U.S. mosques federal prosecutors moved to seize today. The mosques are all owned by a nonprofit Muslim organization long suspected of being secretly controlled by the Iranian...