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Vol. XLVIII No. 36, 2010-12-12
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CAIR ASKS FBI TO PROBE ATTACK ON CALIF. SIKH MISTAKEN FOR MUSLIM
 
The Sacramento Valley chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV) on November 29 called on the FBI to investigate a possible bias motive for an attack on a Sikh taxi driver who was attacked after apparently being mistaken for a Muslim. CAIR-SV reported that the driver was severely injured after being attacked by two men he picked up in his taxi. He reportedly told his attackers, “I’m not Muslim.” One of the attackers allegedly shouted expletives and call... More
 
 
 
TERRORISTS ASSASSINATE IRANIAN SCIENTIST
 

Unidentified assailants riding motorcycles on November 29 launched separate bomb attacks in Tehran against two of the country’s top nuclear scientists, killing one and prompting accusations that the United States and Israel were again trying to disrupt Iran’s nuclear programme. The motorcycle attackers reportedly attached the bombs to the professors’ cars and then drove off, detonating them from a distance. Prof. Fereydoon Abbasi’s wife was also hurt in the blast, the ... More

 
 
 
IRAN REPORTS NUCLEAR ADVANCE BEFORE TALKS
 

Iran announced what it called a major step forward in its nuclear programme on December 5, showing determination to pursue it a day before talks with world powers which fear Tehran may be seeking atom bombs. Nuclear energy chief Ali Akbar Salehi said Iran would use domestically produced uranium concentrates, known as yellowcake, for the first time at a key nuclear facility, cutting its reliance on imports of the key ingredient for nuclear fuel. “This means that Iran has become self-suff... More

 
 
 
GULF LEADERS MEET TO DISCUSS KEY ISSUES
 
The leaders of six Gulf Arab nations on December 6 came together for talks expected to span from Qatar’s surprise selection to host the 2022 World Cup to the region’s deep concerns about Iran’s nuclear programme. The two-day meeting in Abu Dhabi is the first gathering of Gulf leaders since US diplomatic memos released by WikiLeaks revealed the urgency of their fears about Iran’s nuclear ambitions. The leaked memos give a sense of drama that is normal... More
 
 
 
OIC SEEKS RECONCILIATION BETWEEN MUSLIMS AND WEST
 

The Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) has emphasised the importance of cultural and interfaith dialogue to promote world peace and stability, and said it was seeking a historic reconciliation between the Muslim world and the West. “The OIC reflects the true and real image of Islam, based on tolerance, peace, pluralism and acknowledgement of diversity. It advocates dialogue with other faiths and civilizations,” said Abdul Rauf Bin Rajab, spokesman for the 57-member organisat... More

 
 
 
'LEAKS DAMAGED US CREDIBILITY'
 

Former Saudi ambassador to Washington Prince Turki Al-Faisal on December 5 felt that America’s credibility and honesty have been seriously compromised following the recent publication of hundreds of confidential diplomatic cables. Speaking at the concluding session of the 7th International Institute for Strategic Studies Regional Security Summit at the Ritz-Carlton, Prince Turki said officials will henceforth find it extremely difficult to engage in frank discussions with American diplo... More

 
 
 
PA SHUTS DOWN SATELLITE CHANNEL
 

The Palestinian Interior Ministry on December 4 shut down the office of a private satellite channel in apparent dispute with a top Fatah official. The ministry said it decided to close the Al-Ghad satellite channel. The ministry said it ordered the channel’s employees to immediately leave the office, without elaborating the reasons behind the decision. The channel said it gave its 35 employees a paid vacation until it settles the issue with the Palestinian Authority (PA). Palestinian so... More

 
 
 
Deaf-mute man regains senses during pilgrimage
 
A Somali man, who had lost his ability to hear and speak after a bomb explosion in his conflict-battered African country, regained his hearing sense while on pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, online Arabic daily Masdar reported on November 16. The man, identified as Shareef, was hit by a bomb during internal clashes in Somalia nearly 20 years ago and decided later to immigrate to Britain after he could no longer hear or speak. Doctors in Britain examined him but found that his condition ... More
 
 
 
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