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Views on the News 24/9/09

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Germany attacks UK ahead of the G20 meetingThis week, German finance minister Peer Steinbrueck launched an outspoken attack on the City of London, saying the financial lobby is 'doing its best' to block the introduction of stricter financial market regulations. 'There is clearly a lobby in London that wants to defend its competitive advantage tooth and nail,' Steinbrueck told Germany's Stern magazine. He singled out Britain's approach to hedge funds,…
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Views on the News 18/9/09

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America needs you, CIA chief tells Arabs In a historic visit to Dearborn Detroit, CIA Director Leon Panetta reached out to metro Detroiters with roots in the Middle East at a Ramadan dinner aimed at engaging Arab Americans. "The reason I'm here ... is very simple: Your country needs you," he told a crowd of about 150 Arab Americans and Chaldeans on Wednesday at the Bint Jebail Cultural Center. "It…
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Views on the News 11/9/09

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UN calls for the dollar to be replaced The dollar should be replaced with a global currency, the United Nations has said, proposing the biggest overhaul of the world's monetary system since the Second World War. In a radical report, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said the system of currencies and capital rules which binds the world economy is not working properly, and was largely responsible…
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Views on the News 4/9/09

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Young Muslims in Britain feel demonized A sweeping majority of young British Muslims feel demonized and under attack by the police and media, while they face a dilemma to cling to their Muslim identity in a growingly suspicious society, a London-based think tank said in a report on Tuesday, September 1. "They see one Asian person's mistakes and the rest of the community ... has to pay for it," one…
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Views on the News 12/8/09

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20% of the European Union will be Muslim by 2050 Twenty percent of the European Union will be Muslim by 2050, according to forecasts cited in a Telegraph report this week. The current figure, according to the article, sits at five percent, and will be pushed up due to immigration, and low birth rates among native Europeans. The article noted that the UK, Spain and Holland would hit the 20%…
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Views on the News 7/8/09

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A football anthem and a court room killing-Is Germany turning into a fortress of Islamaphobia? An anthem sung by fans of the German football club FC Schalke 04 has drawn protests from Muslims because of its reference to the Messenger (saw) of Allah. The club has received hundreds of e-mails from angry Muslims recently, since Turkish media carried reports about the song. Police in Gelsenkirchen , in the industrial Ruhr…
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Views on the News 31/7/09

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British police promotes head scarves to improve community relations British police in Somerset is issuing head coverings to its female officers so they can enter mosques. The head coverings have so far been given to 15 officers, including Assistant Chief Constable Jackie Roberts. She said: "The scheme recognizes and respects the cultural and religious practices of our communities." If the British establishments is really sincere about building good relations with…
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