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November 10, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
An Islamic elementary school burned amid a series of attacks following the arrest of a Moroccan Dutchman in the killing of a filmmaker whose movie criticized Islam. The words "Theo Rest in Peace" had been scrawled inside the school in the town of Uden in homage to filmmaker Theo Van Gogh. Mayor Joke Kersten said she didn't know the cause of the fire but suspected arson. Arsonists attempted to burn Protestant churches in Rotterdam, Utrecht and Amersfoort.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times
There are few Muslims in the small northeast Ohio town where Karen lives with her Palestinian American husband and their five children. In a region where Amish and Mennonite women cover themselves, Karen and her 20-year-old daughter, Amanda, find the occasional rude remark about their head scarves more puzzling than annoying. But what happened Tuesday to Karen's youngest, 10-year-old Yusef, has her steaming. The fifth-grader came home from school with a note that said he'd earned a punitive "strike" and spent time in detention.
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WORLD
August 9, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Two bombs exploded near an Islamic school in southern Pakistan, killing eight people and injuring 42. The blasts went off near Jamia Binoria, a Sunni Muslim school in western Karachi, said Fayyaz Leghari, a senior city police official. Some of the dead were students, but no casualty breakdown was available. There was no claim of responsibility. A spokesman for the school, Ghulam Rabbani, said there were two blasts -- the first apparently intended to draw a crowd. "The first one was smaller.
WORLD
March 20, 2013 | By Alex Rodriguez
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A crackdown on Sunni Muslim militants in Karachi has netted a man wanted in connection with the kidnapping and slaying of American journalist Daniel Pearl, Pakistani authorities say. Qari Abdul Hayee was arrested Sunday during a raid in Karachi's University Road area. Police recently have been combing through Karachi neighborhoods in search of members of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a Sunni militant group suspected of being responsible for a series of suicide bombings and other terror attacks on Pakistan's minority Shiite Muslim community in the southern city of Quetta and Karachi.
WORLD
September 22, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Three Christian militants were executed by firing squad today for leading attacks on Muslims that left 70 people dead, relatives and police said. The executions prompted mobs to burn cars and attack police posts, officers said. Indonesia ignored an appeal last month by Pope Benedict XVI to spare the men.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1993 | SUSAN BYRNES
At first glance, the Al-Falaq Academy, housed in three tidy classrooms of a former public elementary school, seems just like any other private school. The 36 kindergarten, first- and second-graders wear green-and-white plaid uniforms and spend most of their time learning to read, write and do simple math problems.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 2012 | By Holly Myers
Michelle Dizon's “Perpetual Peace,” an eight-channel video installation at the 18 th Street Arts Center, tackles an enormous subject - globalization in the Philippines - with stirring conviction, even as it stumbles occasionally into sentiment.   Born and raised in Los Angeles to parents who left the Philippines during the Marcos dictatorship, Dizon is at her best in the conscientious juxtaposition of image and fact. The installation is dominated by a large and beautifully tranquil image of a cloud-skirted Mt. Pinatubo, a volcano whose 1991 eruption hastened the evacuation of a pair of nearby American military bases, as we are told in one of several voiceovers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2000 | MIKE ANTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Samar Aziz, the road to providing her sons with an Islamic-based education is 76 miles long and full of gridlock. "It's a killer," she said of the drive between her Tustin home and the private Islamic school in West Covina where her boys, ages 4 and 5, are taught not only to read and write--but also what it means to be a Muslim. "It's hard. It takes a toll on the family." Aziz has prayed for relief, and on Saturday, in a field of dirt and rocks in Irvine, her prayers were answered.
NATIONAL
October 27, 2010 | By Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau
Abdel Hameed Shehadeh, according to the FBI, traveled the world in search of jihad. But Pakistan turned him away, and Jordan did too. He tried to get into Somalia, but U.S. authorities had placed him on the no-fly list. An American citizen, he visited an Army recruiting station in New York's Times Square hoping to be sent to Iraq; the Army did not want him either. So, the FBI said, the 21-year-old born and raised in New York created websites and posted threats of radical Islamic violence, including one from another American, Anwar Awlaki, a terrorism suspect thought to be living in Yemen.
WORLD
March 20, 2013 | By Alex Rodriguez
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A crackdown on Sunni Muslim militants in Karachi has netted a man wanted in connection with the kidnapping and slaying of American journalist Daniel Pearl, Pakistani authorities say. Qari Abdul Hayee was arrested Sunday during a raid in Karachi's University Road area. Police recently have been combing through Karachi neighborhoods in search of members of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a Sunni militant group suspected of being responsible for a series of suicide bombings and other terror attacks on Pakistan's minority Shiite Muslim community in the southern city of Quetta and Karachi.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 2012 | By Holly Myers
Michelle Dizon's “Perpetual Peace,” an eight-channel video installation at the 18 th Street Arts Center, tackles an enormous subject - globalization in the Philippines - with stirring conviction, even as it stumbles occasionally into sentiment.   Born and raised in Los Angeles to parents who left the Philippines during the Marcos dictatorship, Dizon is at her best in the conscientious juxtaposition of image and fact. The installation is dominated by a large and beautifully tranquil image of a cloud-skirted Mt. Pinatubo, a volcano whose 1991 eruption hastened the evacuation of a pair of nearby American military bases, as we are told in one of several voiceovers.
NATIONAL
October 27, 2010 | By Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau
Abdel Hameed Shehadeh, according to the FBI, traveled the world in search of jihad. But Pakistan turned him away, and Jordan did too. He tried to get into Somalia, but U.S. authorities had placed him on the no-fly list. An American citizen, he visited an Army recruiting station in New York's Times Square hoping to be sent to Iraq; the Army did not want him either. So, the FBI said, the 21-year-old born and raised in New York created websites and posted threats of radical Islamic violence, including one from another American, Anwar Awlaki, a terrorism suspect thought to be living in Yemen.
OPINION
September 28, 2010
From the state that brought you the notion that Thomas Jefferson wasn't an important Founding Father, and that the interning of 100,000 Japanese Americans during World War II had nothing to do with racism, comes another attempt to insert personal prejudice into public school textbooks. This time, the Texas Board of Education is trying to limit references to Islam. Textbooks nationwide have been twisted, dumbed down and flattened into such boring tomes that it's no wonder most students can't abide them.
WORLD
September 22, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Three Christian militants were executed by firing squad today for leading attacks on Muslims that left 70 people dead, relatives and police said. The executions prompted mobs to burn cars and attack police posts, officers said. Indonesia ignored an appeal last month by Pope Benedict XVI to spare the men.
WORLD
September 3, 2006 | Kim Murphy and Sebastian Rotella, Times Staff Writers
A former stately orphanage that is now a decrepit Islamic school was searched by police Saturday as authorities announced 14 arrests in an investigation of possible terrorist retreats and recruitment in the wooded English countryside. Officers sealed off the Victorian-era, 100-room institution and its 54 acres of grounds at dawn, hours after they arrested 12 suspects in a raid on a South London Chinese restaurant frequented by Muslims.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 2006 | Hemmy So, Times Staff Writer
In the wake of 9/11, New Horizon School in Pasadena has faced tough challenges in asserting itself as a progressive Muslim campus. Enrollment numbers dropped. Parents, teachers and students were regarded with suspicion. And right-wing commentators bashed the school's pledge of allegiance, which begins: "As an American Muslim, I pledge allegiance to God and His prophet. I respect and love my family and my community, and I dedicate my life to serving the cause of truth and justice."
WORLD
September 20, 2005 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
Muslim children took to the sidewalks Monday to protest state authorities' closing of an Islamic school, an action that has touched off a heated debate over integration of Italy's fast-growing Muslim immigrant community. Citing poor sanitary conditions, building code violations and an unauthorized curriculum, Italian officials ordered the school in the northern city of Milan to shut its doors just days before the current semester began earlier this month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2001
Re "America the Dutiful," editorial, Oct. 27: The constitutional guarantees that most of us take for granted are utterly temporary unless we grow a citizenry that is not merely jealous of them but willing to die in order to preserve them. Americans are made, not born. No one is born patriotic or nationalistic. The schools in America have failed to make Americans. This job has been left to the media, the entertainment world and special-interest groups. Unless native-born children in school and immigrants prior to naturalization are inculcated with the positive aspects of their nation's history and the duty to respect and protect it, this nation, its Constitution and the freedoms many hold so dear may soon disappear in a world that appears to have no place or need for any of them.
WORLD
September 20, 2005 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
Muslim children took to the sidewalks Monday to protest state authorities' closing of an Islamic school, an action that has touched off a heated debate over integration of Italy's fast-growing Muslim immigrant community. Citing poor sanitary conditions, building code violations and an unauthorized curriculum, Italian officials ordered the school in the northern city of Milan to shut its doors just days before the current semester began earlier this month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 2005 | Jeff Gottlieb, Times Staff Writer
A Superior Court jury has ordered the Islamic Society of Orange County and two of its officials to pay the former principal of its elementary school nearly $800,000, agreeing that they discriminated against her when she was fired two years ago. Zakiyyah Muhammad, an African American woman who converted to Islam, was fired after serving five years as principal of the Orange Crescent School in Garden Grove.
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