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Oil hits 9-month high at $115 a barrel: Record comes on heels of Iraqi conflict

June 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW YORK — Brent crude hit a nine-month high of more than $115 a barrel on Thursday as the United States said it would send military advisers to Iraq, raising concerns about the escalating conflict.
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For Muslim leader Lori Saroya, the challenges are opportunities

March 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — At the Capitol Thursday, Lori Saroya used an example from her own life to tell a group of Muslim and Jewish high school students about the impact profiling can have on a person’s life.

“I was flying to Washington, D.C., and there …continue reading on dglobe.com

Keeping the faith: ND ranks No. 2 in religious adherence

December 1, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO North Dakota is one of the most religious states in the U.S., according to researchers who study congregation membership. Continue Reading

Muslim community to celebrate end of Ramadan

August 16, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR After a month of fasting, Muslims will celebrate the end of Ramadan with a feast for Eid al-Fitr.
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Minister: Suspect in French killing spree may be dead

March 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The suspect in an radical Islam-linked killing spree in southern France has stopped communicating with authorities and may have committed suicide, the interior minister said today, as a standoff between the gunman and hundreds of police entered a second day. Continue Reading

Gingrich: New ABC show ‘GCB’ example of anti-Christian bigotry

March 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says anti-Christian bigotry is considered acceptable by the entertainment industry but Islam is protected.
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Afghan president backs strict conduct code for women; beatings by husband sometimes allowed

March 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Afghanistan’s president has endorsed a “code of conduct” issued by an influential council of clerics that activists say represent a giant step backward for women’s rights in the country. Continue Reading

U.S. military official: Books burned in Afghanistan contained extremist messages, inscriptions

February 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A military official with knowledge of the incident told The Associated Press otday that it appeared the Qurans and other Islamic readings were being used to fuel extremism, and that detainees apparently were leaving notes for one another inside them. Continue Reading

2000-plus angry Afghans rally over Quran disposal at U.S. base

February 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

More than 2,000 angry Afghans rallied today against the inadvertent burning of Qurans and other Islamic religious materials during trash disposal at an American air base. They demanded to meet the country’s president over the issue and threatened to demonstrate again if their demand was not met. Continue Reading

NYC police question man in firebomb attacks

January 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Detectives questioned a man today in connection with the firebombing of an Islamic cultural center and three other New York City sites, attacks they said might turn out to be hate crimes. Continue Reading