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2010-09-15 11:54:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life, "Muslim Networks and Movements in Western Europe," profiles several of the oldest, largest and most influential Muslim groups operating in Western Europe today. The report focuses on transnational networks and movements whose origins lie in the Muslim world but that now have an established presence in Western Europe, and examines how such movements seek to...

2010-04-01 13:10:00

Scientists in Islamic countries are often thought by those in the West to be languishing behind the rest of the world. Jim Al-Khalili tells Physics World readers what has been impeding scientific progress in the Islamic world "“ where historically science was once so strong -- and examines some projects that could herald a brighter future. Professor Al-Khalili, a theoretical nuclear physicist at the University of Surrey, science communicator and author, talks about the current state of...

2009-06-04 06:25:00

CAPE CORAL, Fla., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- "The Apostate Theory" (published by AuthorHouse), the new book from Mr. Pat, takes a look at how the election of a U.S. President with Muslim heritage has given Islamic extremism the recruitment tool to expand its ranks. The activity of radical Islam has been in the American crosshairs since the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001 and yet, little progress has been made in abating the threat of terrorism. Most recently, Pakistan has become the central focus...

2009-05-08 19:09:00

WASHINGTON, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Egyptian government warmly welcomes today's announcement by the White House that President Obama will visit Egypt in early June to make his keynote address to the Muslim World. "President Obama's speech offers an important opportunity to deepen America's engagement with the Arab and Muslim world, and Egypt is a unique venue for that objective," said Sameh Shoukry, Egypt's Ambassador to the United States. Egypt is the Arab world's largest and...

2008-10-08 12:00:23

To: RELIGION EDITORS Contact: Marie Gagnon of the American Islamic Congress, +1-617- 266-0080, www.MuslimFilm.org BOSTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Islamic Congress (AIC) has announced the fall edition of the Boston Muslim Film Festival, which runs from October 13-21 and features films from across the Muslim world highlighting "Art under Fire" (complete details at www.MuslimFilm.org) "Muslim cultures have produced legendary works of art, from the mosaics of...

2006-02-13 00:25:00

By Clarence Fernandez KUALA LUMPUR -- Muslim protests across the world condemning cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad are driven by fears Islam is under attack, and by the fact that it is easier to protest than to battle tough social issues, moderate Muslims say. From disputes over wearing headscarves to desecration of the Koran, many Muslims worry over what they see as onslaughts of the West, but rooting out poverty in some Muslim countries is a more vital task than condemning the cartoons,...

2006-02-10 07:31:04

By Alistair Lyon LONDON (Reuters) - The furor over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad has unleashed passions in the Muslim world and Europe that can be yoked to causes as varied as al Qaeda's global jihad and blocking Turkey's path into the European Union. Genuine outrage in the Islamic world over the drawings first published in a Danish daily in September has collided with anger and incomprehension in some Western countries, where several newspapers have reprinted them in the name of...

2006-02-09 07:41:51

By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of Shi'ite Muslims in Lebanon turned a religious ceremony on Thursday into a peaceful protest against a series of cartoons in the Western media lampooning the Prophet Mohammad. The European Union sought to calm tension, calling for a voluntary media code of conduct to avoid inflaming religious sensibilities, while the United States accused Iran and Syria of deliberately stoking Muslim rage. The leader of Lebanon's Hizbollah...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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