FIJISUN – Pakistan Intel boss to push CIA —and updates

Boss of Pakistan intel agency to push CIA chief Petraeus to end drone strikes
CBS News
Zaheerul Islam, head of Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) agency, and CIA chief Gen. David Petraeus is meant to ease the tension between the two allies, Pakistani and Western officials warn the issue of drone strikes may yield little common ground.
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Tunisia: Hardline Islam threatens democracy gains
CBS News
But their organized and frequent protests against perceived insults to Islam, especially by artists, have rocked the country and succeeded in mobilizing disaffected and angry youth much more effectively than secular opposition parties. Experts warn that an 
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Mali Islamists stone couple to death for adultery
Reuters
Most people living in northern Mali have long practiced Islam, but frustrations with the strict form of sharia being imposed by Islamists have sparked several protests in recent months. Ansar Dine and well-armed allies, including al Qaeda splinter group MUJWA 
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Boss of Pakistan intel agency to push CIA chief Petraeus to end drone strikes
CBS News
Zaheerul Islam, head of Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) agency, and CIA chief Gen. David Petraeus is meant to ease the tension between the two allies, Pakistani and Western officials warn the issue of drone strikes may yield little common ground.
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Ramadan Reflection Day 11: Seek Support
Huffington Post
She will take what this man has said as being what Islam says, which is not the case, and more importantly then that, she is going to hurt even more on the inside then when she had first come in. Education is key, and training current religious leaders as well 
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ISI chief leaves for Washington
The News International
ISLAMABAD: ISI chief Lt-Gen Zaheer-ul-Islam has left for Washington to hold talks with his CIA counterpart David Petraeus, the first meeting between the spy chiefs amidst persisting tension between the two countries. Lieutenant General Zaheer-ul-Islam 
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Unwed Couple Stoned To Death By Islamists In Northern Mali
RTT News
(RTTNews) – A couple who had sex outside marriage has been stoned to death in northern Mali in what is believed to the first instance of the strict Islamic law, or the Sharia, being enforced in the region after it was overrun by Islamist rebels earlier this year, 
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Islamist Group Executes Two in Northern Mali
Voice of America (blog)
Bouamama said the man and woman received, in his words, “the punishment called for under Islam: death.” The French news agency AFP reports the couple was placed in two holes and stoned to death in front of some 200 people in the center of Aguelhok.
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Long summer days, record heat part of Ramadan for Muslims around Madison
Isthmus Daily Page
The Islamic holy month of Ramadan has fallen in the middle of summer for 2012, and weeks of record and near-record high temperatures in Madison is affecting local Muslims taking part in the religious tradition. The most well-known practice during the month 
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Nigerian Islamic city hit by twin blasts
Telegraph.co.uk
The Nigerian city of Sokoto, the historic seat of Islam in the country, has been hit by explosions, including a suicide blast. Nigerian Islamic city hit by twin blasts. People walk in front of a mosque after a bomb attack in Nigeria’s north-eastern city of Maiduguri 
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Telegraph.co.uk
Timbuktu begs: save us from al-Qa’ida
The Independent
The plight of Timbuktu captured the world’s attention when hardliners from the Ansar Dine guerrilla group began to demolish shrines and mausoleums which they claim violate their strict interpretation ofIslam. There were howls of condemnation when fighters 
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Blogs 5 new results for Islam
Erdogan insinuates that IOC is anti-Islam | FP Passport
By Hillary Hurd
From Beijing to Moscow from Rio to Sydney, the Olympics have spanned continents, traversed intense political terrain, and remained competitive for bidders of all colors and creeds. That said, Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan recently 
FP Passport
Did Einstein convert to Islam? | AEIdeas
By Ali Alfoneh
Did the German-born Albert Einstein, a non-observant Jew, convert to Shi’a Islam following an alleged correspondence with an Iranian religious leader in the 1950s? The remarkable question was posed by Shi’a News — a website dedicated 
AEIdeas
How to criticize Islam: Russell Blackford and David Silverman | The 
By Chris Hallquist
There is also a lesson for critics of Islam, and associated practices, who do not identify with the extreme right. For a start, they need to understand the situation, including the extreme right’s co-option of mainstream issues and arguments.
The Uncredible Hallq
Tunisia: Hardline Islam threatens democracy gains – seattlepi.com
their organized and frequent protests against perceived insults to Islam, especially by artists, have rocked the country and succeeded in mobilizing disaffected and angry youth much more effectively than secular opposition parties. A film called 
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Holland C. Tylor: Lies about Moderate Islam | FaithFreedom.org
By Ali Sina
Mr. Holland C. Tylor is a convert to Islam who promotes moderation. He tells Muslims that Muhammad was rahmatun lil alameen (the mercy of God in both.
FaithFreedom.org

 

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