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‘I don’t repent’, says Farooq who accused imams of ‘mind-boggling banality’

by Wilf Merttens - 27th February 2013

Farooq Siddique Tensions over leadership crisis in one British city erupt in violence – but is change coming?

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UGANDA: Brave priest says ‘I’ll die rather than stay silent'

by David Sseppuuya - 20th February 2013

Prophetic courage: Bishop Zac Niringiye. Photo: New VisionThe country is one of the most corrupt in the world. Some aid has been suspended. But when a Bishop spoke up, they arrested him.

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UK: How a goodwill offer of land for a new mosque turned sour

by Wilf Merttens - 13th February 2013

Jamme Masjid trustee Bashir Choudri with plans for the new mosque. Photo: Wilf MerttensSocial engineering or religious illiteracy? Reading Council in a bind over Muslim theological differences.

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