News: 05-Oct-09

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  1. France wants Muslim Money; not their Hijabs
    Despite the clear opposition that the French government expresses about the hijab and any form of Islamic clothing, they are starting a huge campaign to attract millions of dollars from Muslim businessmen. Paris will be transformed into a center for Muslim investment.
  2. One killed, nine wounded in Baghdad bombings
    At least one person has been killed and nine others wounded in separate bombings that took place in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
  3. Blast at UN office in Islamabad kills foreigner
    A bomb has exploded near an office of the United Nations in the Pakistani capital city of Islamabad, killing one foreign national and injuring several others, officials say.
  4. Musharraf: US lost track of Bin Laden 5 years ago
    Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf says that the US and Pakistani intelligence services were closing in on Osama Bin Laden five years ago but suddenly lost track.
  5. UN Nuclear Watchdog sees Turning Point over Iran
    TEHRAN, Iran, (AP) – The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog said Sunday there is a “shifting of gears” in Iran’s confrontation with the West to more cooperation and transparency and he announced that international inspectors would visit Tehran’s newly revealed uranium enrichment site on Oct. 25.
  6. Gaza: Al-Qaeda-Inspired Groups Reject Hamas Amnesty Offer
    Ramallah, Asharq Al-Awsat- Informed sources close to the salafi jihadist groups in the Gaza Strip affirmed that the Hamas Movement recently failed to impose an agreement on the salafi groups through which Hamas sought to disband these groups in return for issuing a comprehensive amnesty for them and allowing anyone of them to join the movement if they so wish.
  7. US lawmakers vow swift action over Iran
    US lawmakers on Sunday vowed quick action against Iran following a report that weapons experts believe Tehran has the know-how to build an atomic bomb.
  8. Arab govt’s back Yemen in battle with rebels, unrest
    Arab governments moved on Sunday to support Sanaa in its bid to crush rebels in northern Yemen, while clashes broke out in the southern city of Dhaleh over the detention of southerners viewed by the authorities as secessionists.
  9. Pakistan– Parachinari Shia Martyrs
    Chief of social walfare department of Parachinar Rihan Ali Bangash embraced shahadat
  10. Montreal– Smashing window at Muslim centre called a hate crime
    The smashing of a window at a newly opened Muslim community centre in Côte des Neiges last week should be treated as a hate crime, says Salam Elmanyawi, president of the Muslim Council of Montreal.

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