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Ark. GOP calls candidates’ statements ‘offensive’

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Republicans tried to distance themselves Saturday from a Republican state representative’s assertion that slavery was a “blessing in disguise” and a Republican state House …


California man behind anti-Islam film arrested

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California man behind a crudely produced anti-Islamic video posted to YouTube that has inflamed parts of the Middle East was arrested for violating terms of …


Obama urges UN to confront roots of Muslim rage

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama told world leaders Tuesday that attacks on U.S. citizens in Libya “were attacks on America,” and he called on them to join in …


Anti-jihad ‘savage’ ads going up in NYC subway

NEW YORK (AP) — A provocative ad that equates Muslim radicals with savages is set to go up in the city’s subway system as violent protests over an anti-Islamic film …


Prophet film puts spotlight on US Copts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The anti-Islamic movie trailer inflaming the Middle East opens with Muslims ransacking a Christian medical clinic and then segues into a flashback of Muhammad’s life. “Set …


Calif. filmmaker: I won’t return to besieged home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California filmmaker linked to an anti-Islamic movie inflaming protests across the Middle East was interviewed Saturday at a Los Angeles sheriff’s station and afterward …


Calif. filmmaker released, avoids besieged home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California filmmaker linked to an anti-Islamic movie inflaming protests across the Middle East was interviewed and released Saturday by federal probation officers at a …


LA Sheriff: Feds interview Calif. filmmaker

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California filmmaker linked to an anti-Islamic movie inflaming protests across the Middle East was interviewed by federal probation officers at a Los Angeles sheriff’s …


Convergence of factors seen in turmoil

The violent protests in North Africa and the Middle East may be the result of a “perfect storm” of politics, religion and anti-Western sentiment in newly emerging governments, a longtime …


Arab Winter? Unrest sparks debate on US policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Has the Arab Winter arrived? It’s a question analysts in Washington are asking as angry demonstrations spread across North Africa and the Middle East to protest a …


Anti-Muslim film promoter outspoken on Islam

HEMET, Calif. (AP) — The public face for the anti-Muslim film inflaming the Middle East is not the filmmaker, but an insurance agent and Vietnam War veteran whose unabashed and …


Anti-Muslim film promoter outspoken on Islam

HEMET, Calif. (AP) — The public face for the anti-Muslim film inflaming the Middle East is not the filmmaker, but an insurance agent and Vietnam War veteran whose unabashed and …


Q&A: Coptic Christians on film sparking protests

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California man who made “Innocence of Muslims,” a film denigrating Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, is a Coptic Christian. The film has sparked protests in …


Obama condemns attack that killed envoy, 3 others

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama today condemned attacks on a U.S. consulate in eastern Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador and three American members of his staff. He ordered increased …


Anti-Islam filmmaker in hiding after protests

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Israeli filmmaker based in California went into hiding after a YouTube trailer of his movie attacking Islam’s prophet Muhammad sparked angry assaults by ultra-conservative Muslims …


Anti-Islam filmmaker in hiding after protests

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Israeli filmmaker went into hiding Tuesday after his movie attacking Islam’s prophet Muhammad sparked angry assaults by ultra-conservative Muslims on U.S. missions in Egypt and …


Plan for suburban Detroit mosque draws resistance

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — On a prime piece of real estate in suburban Detroit stands a large, vacant elementary school with no vestiges of life — save for a …


Circumcision pluses outweigh risks: Pediatricians

CHICAGO (AP) — The nation’s most influential pediatricians group says the health benefits of circumcision in newborn boys outweigh any risks and insurance companies should pay for it. In its …


Local Muslims report show of support, little backlash

A few days after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, a mostly non-Muslim crowd showed up at the Spokane Islamic Center in north Spokane for afternoon prayers. “We had people …


World’s Muslims near 1.6 billion

The global Muslim population stands at 1.57 billion, meaning that nearly 1 in 4 people in the world practice Islam, according to a report Wednesday billed as the most comprehensive …


Outside Voices: Egypt speech a positive step

Newsday, June 5: It was the right message, delivered in the right place by the right messenger. President Barack Obama’s nuanced parsing yesterday of the conflicts and commonalities of Islam …


Eloquent president stops short of specific

CAIRO, Egypt – He came with goodwill and eloquence, but the question kept echoing: Were they enough? U.S. President Barack Obama’s long anticipated speech to the Muslim world Thursday sought …


Text of Obama’s speech to Muslims

Text of President Barack Obama’s speech at Cairo University, as provided by CQ Transcriptions.


Obama runs into mix of messages

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – President Barack Obama began his Middle East trip Wednesday in “the place where Islam began” as the administration took extraordinary steps to make sure his speech …


In Turkey, Obama reassures Muslims

ANKARA, Turkey – President Obama made his most direct outreach to Muslims around the world Monday, telling Turkey’s Grand National Assembly that the United States “is not and never will …


Muslim mosque invites dialogue

The Spokane Islamic Center’s new mosque provides more space for its faith community, and to welcome people to learn about Islam as a faith that promotes peace, love and caring. …


American Muslims face suspicious perceptions

Many American Muslim leaders are eager to help President Barack Obama improve the U.S. image in the Islamic world, but they worry that their contribution might not always be welcome. …


Charles Krauthammer: Obama disingenuous on Islam

Every new president flatters himself that he, kinder and gentler, is beginning the world anew. Yet, when Barack Obama in his inaugural address reached out to Muslims with “to the …