News: 12-Mar-10

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  1. Muslim groups mull boycott of talks with German government
    Germany’s main Islamic organizations have threatened to boycott government talks after the Council of Islam was barred from such regular consultations with Berlin about the state of economic and social affairs of the nation’s Muslim community.
  2. Evidence shows Rigi was supported by US, Britain
    Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mihman-Parast said on Wednesday that there are numerous evidence and documents which show that terrorist ringleader Abdulmalek Rigi was supported by the US and Britain.
  3. Conference on Islamophobia in Morocco
    An International conference on Islamophobia and ways to deal with it is to be held in Fes, Morocco, from March 10-13.
  4. 670 Pakistani Muslims languishing in Afghan jails
    The 670 Pakistani nationals, who went missing after 9/11 incident, have been languishing in various jails of Afghanistan, sources disclosed on Wednesday.
  5. Russian invaders arrest Ossetian girl because she accepted Islam
    Fatima Bagayeva, an Ossetian Muslim and a resident of Buro (Vladikavkaz), is accused of storing and transporting explosive materials.
  6. 5th annual Meeting of Islamic Organizations in Germany
    The 5th annual meeting of Islamic Organizations in Germany will be held on May 17 with the presence of a number of government officials.
  7. Man pleads guilty to threatening Muslim woman
    A self-proclaimed white supremacist with a history of threats and harassment pleaded guilty Tuesday to malicious harassment, the state’s hate-crime statute, and second-degree assault after he threatened a Muslim woman and her baby with a knife.
  8. Shariah Capital sees More Islamic Hedge Funds Taking Off
    KUALA LUMPUR, (Reuters) – More sharia hedge funds are likely to be launched, specialising in healthcare, telecoms and technology stocks, a U.S. financial firm said, as the industry debates how far Islam sanctions such investments.
  9. Saudi Arabia: Hijacked Ship Owner says Insurance Company Negotiating with Pirates
    Jeddah, Asharq Al-Awsat- Informed sources have stated to Asharq Al-Awsat that Somali pirates have asked for a ransom of $20 million for the release of the Saudi Arabian ship “Al-Nisr Al-Saudi” and its crew which were hijacked last week in the Gulf of Aden.
  10. US soldiers kill Iraqi couple in Baghdad
    US soldiers kill an Iraqi couple for unknown reasons to mark the latest of ordeals the US military presence has imposed on Iraqis since the invasion of the country in 2003.

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