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By KIM MURPHY and KIM MURPHY,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 18, 2006
MOSCOW -- The separatist Chechen leader, who had attempted to inspire an Islamic rebellion against Russia across the northern Caucasus, was killed yesterday in a gunfight with police in his hometown. The death of Abdul Khalim Sadulayev, a former Islamic court judge who took over the Chechen resistance after the death of former Chechen President Aslan Maskhadov, marks a serious blow to insurgents attempting to destabilize southern Russia and establish independence for Chechnya. "The terrorists have been virtually decapitated.
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By BRADLEY OLSON and BRADLEY OLSON,SUN REPORTER | July 9, 2006
Summer can be a respite for professors, particularly at the Naval Academy, where most midshipmen spend the months in the fleet or training incoming freshmen. But for Brannon Wheeler, director of the academy's new Center for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, summer has been almost as busy as the school year. Last month, after classes ended and many academics prepared for summers of leisurely writing and vacation, Wheeler traveled to Jordan to lay the groundwork for a midshipman-exchange program.
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By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,Sun reporter | May 7, 2008
Saying "I divorce thee" three times, as men in Muslim countries have been able to do for centuries when leaving their wives, is not enough if you're a resident of Maryland, the state's highest court ruled yesterday. Yesterday, the Court of Appeals rejected a Pakistani man's argument that his invocation of the Islamic talaq, under which a marriage is dissolved simply by the husband's say-so, allowed him to part with his wife of more than 20 years and deny her a share of his $2 million estate.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | September 5, 2002
BERLIN - A top German official said yesterday that vigorous police work by authorities here had disrupted a militant Islamic group that was plotting attacks on Jewish and Israeli targets throughout the country. Otto Schily, the interior minister, said the arrest in April of 12 men suspected of belonging to an "Arab-Mujahedeen network" was a milestone in Germany's campaign against terrorism. "As far as we know at the moment, this Palestinian-Jordanian group was drafting first plans for strikes against Israeli or Jewish institutions in Germany," Schily said at a news conference timed to coincide roughly with the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the United States.
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September 15, 1996
THE FALL of Jalalabad on Wednesday promises resolution to the struggles among extremist groups, extolling their own Islamic purity, that has tortured Afghanistan since the collapse of its Communist regime four years ago. The most extreme and least known of the groups, Taliban, controls more than half the country and lays siege to the capital, Kabul.President Burhanuddin Rabbani, a clergyman elected by rivals to interim leadership, heads a government whose writ runs only in the capital and parts of the north.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | December 11, 2003
The Council on American-Islamic Relations pledged yesterday to call for an international boycott of Bank of America if the company doesn't meet with representatives about claims of religious discrimination at a Rockville branch. Standing across the street from the branch bank, leaders of the council's Maryland office said they've been trying to talk to company officials for months and will give them two more weeks to set up a meeting. "They've opened a Pandora's box," said S. Rizwan Mowlana, executive director of the council's state office.
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By Mubashir Zaidi and Laura King and Mubashir Zaidi and Laura King,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 13, 2007
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Gen. Pervez Musharraf, in his first public comments since his troops stormed a radical mosque in the heart of the capital, defended the government's decision to seize the compound by force and vowed yesterday to fight Islamic extremists "in every corner" of Pakistan. Hours before the president's nationally televised address, the mosque's chief cleric offered up a fiery funeral oration for his brother, a fellow cleric who was killed along with dozens of others in the two-day assault this week on the Red Mosque by elite special forces.
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | December 8, 1997
TEHRAN, Iran -- When Iranians took to the streets last month in a frenzied wave of joy, Sholeh Sharif watched in awe. Women defied Islamic conventions -- and state security forces -- to celebrate the national soccer team's entry in the World Cup: They danced with men in the street."
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By Laura King and Laura King,Los Angeles Times | February 26, 2008
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- In separate deadly attacks yesterday, a suicide bomber killed the army's surgeon general and seven other people, and gunmen burst into the offices of a British-based aid group in northwest Pakistan, shooting four local staffers to death and burning down their building. The assaults, both blamed on Islamic militants, were the most serious outbreak of violence since parliamentary elections a week earlier, in which the ruling party affiliated with President Pervez Musharraf was routed by two main opposition parties.
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By Tracy Wilkinson and Tracy Wilkinson,LOS ANGELES TIMES | September 26, 2006
ROME -- Pope Benedict XVI brought together diplomats from more than 20 Islamic countries yesterday and told them that Christians and Muslims must overcome historical enmities and join to reject all forms of violence and intolerance. The gathering at the pope's summer residence south of Rome was the latest effort by Pope Benedict to quell the furor stirred two weeks ago by remarks about Islam. He is attempting to channel the emotion into what he calls an authentic and respectful dialogue.
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