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Americans OK with Muslims in U.S. Military: Angus Reid Global Monitor

Americans OK with Muslims in U.S. Military: Angus Reid Global Monitor: "Angus Reid Global Monitor) - Adults in the United States believe Muslims should continue to be allowed to serve in their country’s military, according to a poll by Angus Reid Public Opinion. 53 per cent of respondents agree with this notion, while 33 per cent disagree.

Afghanistan has been the main battleground in the war on terrorism. The conflict began in October 2001, after the Taliban regime refused to hand over Osama bin Laden without evidence of his participation in the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. Al-Qaeda operatives hijacked and crashed four airplanes on Sept. 11, 2001, killing nearly 3,000 people.

About 3,000 of the 2.3 million servicemen and women in the army claim an Islamic religious affiliation.

On Nov. 5, 13 people were killed and 30 more were wounded when a gunman opened fire inside Fort Hood, the most populous U.S. military base in the world. The suspected gunman has been id…

Al Jazeera English - Africa - Ogaden: Seven Ethiopian towns taken

Al Jazeera English - Africa - Ogaden: Seven Ethiopian towns taken: "Ethnic Ogaden fighters in Ethiopia have launched an offensive in the southeastern Somali region and claim to have recaptured seven towns from government forces.

In a statement released early on Saturday, the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) said its attacks were launched across a broad front and had begun on November 10."