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Urbanised Islam behind Pakistan's Sufi shrine bombings

by Irfan Al-Alawi - 15th March 2011

Deobandis are behind the violent eradication of gentler forms of Islam – with worrying implications for the UK and US.

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Islamists forcing Deoband’s ‘liberal’ head to quit

by Staff Reporter - 28th February 2011

The newly-elected head of India’s Deobandi seminary is under pressure to quit because of his liberal views.

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Greater love has no man than this...

by Jenny Taylor - 23rd February 2011

President Obama has awarded the Medal of Freedom to the wife of slain optometrist Tom Little, who spent 30 years in Afghanistan.

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