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Newham: Giant mosque is ‘no different from any European city where the church is the focal point’, say planners

by Chine Mbubaegbu - 7th February 2012

Muslim opponents to Tablighi Jama’at say Brits are being gulled by a group that exists to divide.

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Egypt: Coptic leaders enrage their own youth as they avoid confrontation with military

by Jayson Casper - 18th January 2012

Strains within church could further destabilize Egypt, as young Copts demand justice not peace at any price for comrades killed at Maspero.

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Salman Rushdie and the Deobandi school of thought

by Jenny Taylor - 13th January 2012

The seminary that has called for Salman Rushdie to be banned from India has a long history of opposition to British colonialism.

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