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The problem with the Islamic debate about FGM

by Jenny Taylor - 19th March 2014

USAMA HASAN, Senior Researcher at the Quilliam Foundation, has taken up the baton re FGM's return to the Maldives - which Lapido was the first outside those islands to report - in his latest blog here.

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CAR: Brave reporting marred by misuse of religious categories

by Jenny Taylor - 15th January 2014

Once again, a fearless and graphic report by a top BBC world affairs correspondent is otherwise marred by a casual grasp of religion.

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What Mandela's sacred commitment to freedom can teach Islam

by Jenny Taylor - 17th December 2013

THERE IS MORE than an journalistically opportunist link between Mandela's death and the recent nomination for Secularist of the Year to a Muslim organization one of whose founding members is Lapido Trustee Ghayasuddin Siddiqui - but you'll have to read to the end to find it.

Ghayas and I are involved in an ever-fascinating on-going conversation. 

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