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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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Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood launches development campaign as violence rocks the nation

by Jayson Casper - 30th January 2013

Planting trees in Egypt. Photo: Jayson Casper'They cannot run the country administratively; everything they touch fails’, claims Muslim opposition as parties vie for moral high ground in Egypt's dance of death.

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REPORT: Is persecution of Muslim and Christian minorities in India on the wane?

by Becky Barlow - 23rd January 2013

EFI notes decrease in incidence of attacks – but government still sanctions discrimination against non-Hindus.

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