from FaithWorld:

Extreme fundamentalist U.S. pastor is focus of Muslim outrage – again

April 2, 2011

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(Afghans protest in Kabul on April 1, 2011 against the burning of the Koran by a U.S. pastor/Omar Sobhani )

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

Soccer Break Wednesday

March 30, 2011

SOCCER-FRIENDLY/Now the international period is over we can focus on domestic issues again, or can we?

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

Soccer Break Tuesday

March 29, 2011

SOCCER-FRIENDLY/Spring is here and love should be in the air, but instead all we're left with is bickering managers.

from FaithWorld:

Rio de Janeiro taps spiritual help for sunny Obama visit

March 18, 2011

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(Arpoador Beach in Rio de Janeiro February 14, 2011/Ricardo Moraes )

Rio de Janeiro, famed for its warm beaches and sunny skies, has hired a spiritual guru to keep the clouds away for U.S. President Barack Obama's visit this weekend.

from FaithWorld:

New York mosque project site faces legal challenge

March 16, 2011

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(A lower Manhattan building duet to make way for an Islamic cultural center and mosque in New York August 17, 2010/Lucas Jackson )

from FaithWorld:

U.S. House panel probes Muslim radicalization, critics see witch hunt

March 9, 2011

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(A woman protests in New York City March 6, 2011/Jessica Rinaldi )

The U.S. House of Representatives will investigate radicalization in the American-Muslim community, sparking outrage that the probe is a witch hunt akin to the 1950s anti-Communist campaign. With al Qaeda and its affiliates openly trying to recruit Americans and Muslims inside the United States for attacks, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King called congressional hearings on the subject "absolutely essential".

from Reuters Investigates:

Diplomacy Inc

March 4, 2011

By Ben Berkovitz

Diplomacy is a complex thing, and it gets even more complicated when diplomats are trying to act as salesmen.

from FaithWorld:

U.S. eyes Egypt Islamists as extremist fears fester

February 13, 2011

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(An Egyptian flag with a peace sign at a rally in Trafalgar Square, in central London February 12, 2011/Luke MacGregor)

from FaithWorld:

Will Pew Muslim birth rate study finally silence the “Eurabia” claim?

January 27, 2011

paris prayers

(Photo: Muslims who could not fit into a small Paris mosque pray in the street, a practice the French far-right has compared to the Nazi occupation, December 17, 2010/Charles Platiau)

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

Cosmos and Cantona could take MLS to the next level

January 20, 2011

FRANCE/For all the progress made by Major League Soccer since it began in 1996, there is not one team in the league that can match the old New York Cosmos for name recognition – not globally and not in the United States.