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July 19, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
MALAYSIA * Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's ruling party split a by-election with Muslim fundamentalists who want to declare Malaysia a hard-line Islamic state. The archrivals were contesting the state assembly and national Parliament seats that came open after the death last month of Fadzil Noor, leader of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, or PAS. The fundamentalists retained the assembly seat and built an early, 2,000-vote lead for the parliamentary seat.
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June 25, 2002 | From Associated Press
Fadzil Noor, the leader of Malaysia's opposition Islamic fundamentalist party, died Sunday after failing to regain consciousness after heart bypass surgery two weeks ago, hospital officials said. He was 65.
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May 26, 2002 | DONNA ABU-NASR, ASSOCIATED PRESS
When this country began issuing ID cards to women in November, the hard-liners were quick to object. Women with picture IDs showing their faces unveiled? And what if someone superimposed copies of the photos on nude bodies and circulated them as pornography? "Whoever gets a card for his women will be acting like a pimp," said a leaflet issued by the fundamentalists. Still, less than six months later thousands of Saudi women are carrying their own IDs, rather than be listed by name on a husband's or father's card.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
GREENVILLE, S.C.--The president of Bob Jones University says that he wants to shed the school's fundamentalist label because the term has been equated with terrorist in the minds of many people since Sept. 11. Bob Jones III has suggested using the word "preservationist" to describe Christians with a fierce belief in the Bible's literal, inerrant truth.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 2001 | KENNETH REICH and ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Prosecutors are pursuing charges of religious hate crimes against a self-styled Muslim fundamentalist suspected of attacking statues of the Virgin Mary at Roman Catholic churches in Los Angeles and Culver City. Emad Ibrahim Saad, 35, of Los Angeles is accused of decapitating the Virgin Mary statue at St.
NEWS
November 4, 2001 | MICHAEL SLACKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Muslims believe the Koran is the literal word of God, a divine revelation received by the prophet Muhammad centuries ago. In Iraq, the faithful can read those sacred words written in the blood of their president, Saddam Hussein. That, at least, is what officials say: that over a period of three years the president donated 50 pints of blood that was mixed with preservatives and used to pen the more than 600 pages of the holy book.
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September 20, 2001 | TYLER MARSHALL and JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With Pakistan's fundamentalist Islamic leaders calling for mass demonstrations and a general strike, President Pervez Musharraf appealed to his people Wednesday to choose wisdom over emotion and back his decision to help the United States in its war against terrorism. "When the national interest is at stake, you have to think wisely and act prudently," he said in a nationally televised address. "It is a time to show prudence. We have to save ourselves."
NEWS
August 25, 2001 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Utah polygamist who all but dared prosecutors to arrest him was sentenced to five years in prison Friday on felony bigamy charges, while his five wives and some of his 30 children wept in the courtroom. Tom Green, 53, also was ordered to pay $78,000 to the state in restitution for welfare payments to his 25 children who are younger than 18. The case was the first prosecution of a polygamist in Utah in 50 years and has focused an uncommon spotlight on plural marriage in the state.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 2001 | WILLIAM LOBDELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Almost nobody agrees with Hugh Ross. During his university talks, Ross--both astronomer and evangelical minister--often comes under friendly fire from Christian fundamentalist students. They want to shoot down his scientific approach to faith. Ross, president of Reasons to Believe, a Christian think tank in Glendora, believes that creationism should never be taught in public schools. "There's no science or Scripture to back it up," he says.
NEWS
May 18, 2001 | From Reuters
An avowed polygamist, charged with four counts of bigamy for living with five women in a western Utah desert compound, broke down on the witness stand Thursday as he talked about his failed business dealings. Tom Green, 52, has also been charged with one count of failure to pay child support in a case that has put the spotlight on Utah, where the taking of multiple wives was once a bedrock of Mormon practice but is now forbidden.
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