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Venerating Putin: Is Russia’s President the second Prince Vlad?

by Charles Cameron - 26th August 2015

THE FIRST Prince Vladimir was the saint who baptised the Russias; Vladimir Putin would like to be seen as saving Christianity in an increasingly secular Europe.

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Not ‘poisonous and pernicious’ enough?

by Dominik Lemanski - 21st August 2015

HOME OFFICE allows FGM advocate Sheikh Haitham al-Haddad to cool his heels despite changes in extremism rules

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Mullah Omar’s death strengthens al-Baghdadi’s claim to the caliphate

by Charles Cameron - 19th August 2015

ONLY one person at a time can be Commander of the Faithful. With the death of the Taliban’s Mullah Omar, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s claim becomes plausible.

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