World leaders pay tribute to Nelson Mandela

World leaders pay tribute to Nelson Mandela

U.S. President Barack Obama said former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95, "achieved more than could be expected of any man."
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Religious leaders seek hikers' release from Iran

Religious leaders seek hikers' release from Iran

TEHRAN, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Muslim and Christian leaders returned to the United States Monday after visiting Iran to seek the release of two U.S. hikers convicted of being spies.

FBI denies Muslim-American flight home

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- An American Muslim who spent time in Yemen says he was stopped in Cairo and put on the no-fly list, and has been unable to get home to Virginia.

End to 'loaded' Islamic terms welcomed

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- A Washington decision to strike terms linking the religion of Islam to extremism is a welcome departure to U.S. policy in the Middle East, advocates said.

Islamic group urges Obama to offer policy

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) -- A U.S. Islamic advocacy group urged President Barack Obama to offer specific policy recommendations for the Muslim world during his visit to Cairo next week.

Islamic group asks Iran to free journalist

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. Islamic advocacy group Friday urged the Iranian government to release a jailed American journalist as a gesture of good will.

Islamic rights group files FEC complaint

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- An Islamic civil rights group Tuesday said it filed a complaint with the U.S. elections watchdog asking it to investigate DVDs sent to swing states.

Uproar over imams' flight refusal

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has begun a review of six Muslim imams who were removed from an aircraft in Minnesota after praying.

Alleged Marine anti-Muslim video condemned

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- A U.S. Muslim group wants an investigation -- and punishment -- in the case of a video in which a U.S. Marine allegedly sang of killing Iraqis.

Poll: U.S. anti-Muslim bias lessens

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- A poll shows a majority of those asked do not link the religion Islam to violence and that recent bombings have not led to more U.S. anti-Muslim bias.

Congress asked to probe Abu Ghraib

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- A U.S. Islamic civil rights group called Tuesday for a congressional investigation into allegations of abuses against Iraqis held in Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison.


By United Press International

Washington Agenda-Weekahead

By United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for April 7, 2003

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press International.

Feature: Anti-Islam feelings and fear

An Indiana sociologist says conservative Protestants who think of the world as a scary place are more likely to harbor anti-Islamic attitudes than other Christi
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
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Nihad Awad
Nihad Awad, national executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), speaks at a press conference, calling on Congress to pass Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee's (D-TX) resolution to denounce human rights violations against women around the world, on Capitol Hill in Washington on October 9, 2007. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)

Nihad Awad is the Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Washington D.C.-based American Muslim political and civil rights group.

After studying civil engineering at the University of Minnesota in the 1990s, he worked at the University of Minnesota Medical Center.

After the Gulf war, he was Public Relations Director for the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), described by U.S. government officials as a Hamas front organization.

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