Saudi sentences Aussie to 500 lashes

MEDINA, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Australia has appealed for leniency from a Saudi Arabian court that sentenced an Australian man to 500 lashes and one year in jail for blasphemy.

Muslim Brotherhood: End Egyptian junta

CAIRO, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The Muslim Brotherhood, gaining in the first parliamentary election since President Hosni Mubarak's ouster, says ending military rule is Egypt's top priority.

Pakistani student accused of blasphemy

KARACHI, Pakistan, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- A Pakistani student was arrested on a blasphemy charge for allegedly writing derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammed in his test papers, police said.

Rally held to support blasphemy law

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Religious groups held a huge rally in support of Pakistan's harsh blasphemy law, days after a leading liberal was killed for seeking reforms to the statute.

Metropolitan Museum pulls Mohammed images

NEW YORK, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York said several images of the Prophet Mohammed were removed from a collection and are "under review."

Big-screen Mohammed epic in the works

DOHA, Qatar, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The Qatari media company Al Noor Holdings has announced plans to make a $150 million, English-language movie about the Islamic prophet Mohammed.

Najaf prepares for Ashura

NAJAF, Iraq, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The Shiite holy city of Najaf made preparations Tuesday for commemorations of the Day of Ashura, marking the death of the grandson of the prophet Mohammed.

Plot to kill Mohammed cartoonist foiled

ARHUS, Denmark, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Danish police have foiled a plot to kill a caricaturist who drew one of the cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed.

Mohammed cartoonist banned from gallery

OSLO, Sweden, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A Swedish artist says an Oslo art gallery's refusal to show his comical paintings of the Muslim prophet Mohammed makes his work more "interesting."

Islamic groups angry over Mohammed comment

GRAZ, Austria, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Austrian officials are trying to distance themselves from a politician who described the prophet Mohammed as a child abuser.

British teacher arrested in Sudan

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- British teacher Gillian Gibson has been arrested in Khartoum, Sudan, after allowing her students to name a teddy bear after the prophet Mohammed.

Documentary explores Mohammed cartoons

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Some Muslim leaders who inspired a violent reaction to cartoons showing the Prophet Mohammed had never seen them, a Danish documentary film says.

Gadhafi: Christians, Jews should see Mecca

BAMAKO, Mali, April 11 (UPI) -- Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi called for allowing Christians and Jews to perform pilgrimage to Mecca, Islam's holiest place.

Jordan becoming stricter with Islamists?

AMMAN, Jordan, April 11 (UPI) -- Jordanian authorities have barred Islamists from organizing a rally on the occasion of Prophet Mohammed's birth for the second time in a week.

Anglicans in Wales apologize for cartoon

CARDIFF, Wales, March 21 (UPI) -- The Anglican Church in Wales has apologized to Muslims for a church publication that featured a copy of a cartoon considered blasphemous to Islam.
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