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  • Faith and presidential politics among top religion stories in 2011

     
    The biggest religion stories of 2011 involved tensions over Islam and questions about faith in presidential politics, especially Mormonism, according to a new analysis of religion in the news by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in...
  • Local Muslim leader blasts 'old Orientalist mindset' about Islam

     
    I asked Ahmed Rehab (right), executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)- Chicago if he had reflections he'd like to add to Why Apologize to Afghanistan? by Andrew C. McCarthy at the National Review Online, an essay I......
  • 6 British troops presumed dead in massive Afghan blast

     
    REPORTING FROM KABUL, Afghanistan -- Six British troops were missing and presumed dead after a massive blast destroyed their tank-like armored vehicle in Helmand province, British and coalition military officials said Wednesday. It would be the largest...
  • Pakistan prime minister names new spy agency chief

     
    Prime Minister Yusaf Raza Gilani on Friday named a successor to Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha as the head of Pakistan’s powerful spy agency, ending speculation that Pasha’s term would be extended for the third year in a row....
  • Brazil lashes out after military contract canceled

     
    Brazil has warned the US government that the abrupt cancellation of a contract to buy Brazilian warplanes for the US Air Force could damage military relations between the two countries....
  • Five soldiers responsible for Koran burnings, U.S. investigation finds

     
    A U.S. military investigation into the burning of Korans in a trash pit in Afghanistan found that several enlisted soldiers had misinterpreted an order to dispose of the Muslim holy book....
  • TLC cancels underperforming 'All-American Muslim'

     
    The controversial reality series "All-American Muslim" has not been picked up for a second season by TLC. "All-American Muslim" debuted late last year to a firestorm of controversy after building supply chain Lowe's stopped advertising during the program....
  • Want group prayer? Go to church, not public school

     
    Call it whatever you want -- inspirational messages, words of wisdom, daily invocations -- student-led group prayer has no business in public schools. And the more I think about it, the angrier I get at the Florida Legislature for injecting......
  • In Afghanistan, signs of more trouble over Koran burning

     
    In Afghanistan, there were ominous signs that any perceived U.S. failure to adequately punish those responsible for burning Korans could lead to a new round of angry protests. A group of politically powerful Muslim clerics who met with President Hamid...
  • U.S. serviceman kills 16 in Afghan village shooting, officials say

     
    REPORTING FROM KABUL, AFGHANISTAN -- A lone American serviceman slipped away from his base in southern Afghanistan before dawn Sunday and went on a methodical house-to-house shooting rampage in a nearby village, killing 16 people, nearly all of them women...
  • U.S. military finds soldiers misinterpreted order in Koran burnings

     
    A U.S. military investigation into the burning of Muslim holy books confiscated from a prison in Afghanistan found that several enlisted soldiers misinterpreted an order to dispose of the books, which led to them being incinerated, an official familiar...