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Just 16 hours' notice for the 40,000 flocking to Eid festival in Birmingham

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 7:02pm
Muslim families celebrate but many say mood is sombre following 'Trojan horse' scandal and events in Gaza Organising a festival for 40,000 people is no mean feat, what with the toilets, retrieving ...
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Rights and wrongs of the Trojan horse affair in Birmingham | @guardianletters

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 6:59pm
The new secretary of state for education, Nicky Morgan, makes various pledges following the Trojan horse reports on Birmingham schools. Several of her pledges are valuable. The basis for them, ...
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Eid al-Fitr celebrations around the world - in pictures

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 12:09pm
The three-day festival of Eid-al-Fitr marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Muslims start the day with prayer and then spend time with family, pay respects to the dead, offer gifts ...
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How are you celebrating Eid 2014?

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 10:06am
As Ramadan ends, Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid-al-Fitr. Are you? Share your photos and storiesWhen is Eid 2014?Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the festival ...
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Islamic State destroys ancient Mosul mosque, the third in a week

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 12:29am
The Prophet Jirjis mosque and shrine, dating to the 14th century, join list of mosques blown up by militants in IraqMilitants from the Islamic State group blew up a mosque and shrine dating back ...
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Peace in Gaza needs a return to negotiations | @guardianletters

Sun, 27/07/2014 - 7:02pm
As members of the National Council of Imams and Rabbis we are extremely concerned at the escalation and continuation of hostilities between Israel and Gaza. We are deeply saddened by the violence, ...
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Meccas changing face matches the needs of its Muslim pilgrims | Nesrine Malik

Sun, 27/07/2014 - 4:57pm
Every Ramadan the holy city we see on our TV screens looks bigger and shinier than it did the year beforeRamadan, the Muslim month of fasting, is drawing to a close. The last 10 days are ...
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Holy Warriors review dizzy march of history

Sat, 26/07/2014 - 11:05pm
Shakespeare's Globe, LondonDavid Eldridge's quickstep through the long war between Christianity and Islam veers from portentousness to pantomimeAt the Globe, playwright David Eldridge is getting ...
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My brother, the suicide bomber: why British men go to Syria

Sat, 26/07/2014 - 8:30am
Waheed was an ordinary boy who played football and loved sci-fi movies. This year, he blew himself up in Aleppo. Abu Jamal left to join the jihadis. Tauqir is an aid worker who can never come ...
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When is Eid 2014? It could be Monday or Tuesday, it might be Sunday

Fri, 25/07/2014 - 2:24pm
Eid al-Fitr the feast at the end of Ramadan begins with the sighting of the new moon. But can you use a telescope, or just the naked eye? And what if it's cloudy?How are you celebrating Eid ...
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Iraq: Isis warns women to wear full veil or face punishment

Fri, 25/07/2014 - 1:21pm
Sunni insurgents issue guidelines in mosques on how clothes should be worn to prevent women 'from falling into vulgarity'Islamic State (Isis), the al-Qaida offshoot that seized large swathes of ...
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Isis militants blow up Jonah's tomb

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 5:45pm
Militants say revered Muslim shrine in Iraq, believed to be burial place of prophet swallowed by a whale, has become place for apostasyIslamic State (Isis) militants have blown up a revered Muslim ...
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'They are savages,' say Christians forced to flee Mosul by Isis

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 11:54am
Hundreds have found shelter in areas between Mosul and Irbil that are controlled by Kurdish Peshmerga fightersIraqi Christians who were forced to flee the northern city of Mosul under threat of ...
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Families of abducted girls fight Boko Haram and a supine government

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 8:59am
Distraught parents cling to hope, 100 days after Islamist rebels kidnapped nearly 300 of their daughters from a school in Borno stateSamuel Yaga was describing his missing daughters dream of ...
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Muslim Council of Britain rejects findings of Trojan horse report

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 8:05pm
Religious body insists that claims that Islamists were plotting to take over Birmingham schools are 'patently absurd'The Muslim Council of Britain has warned education authorities "not to be ...
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The end of Christianity in the Middle East could mean the demise of Arab secularism | William Dalrymple

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 3:47pm
In a Middle East rebuilt on intolerant ideologies, there is likely to be little place for beleaguered minoritiesThe past decade has been catastrophic for the Arab world's beleaguered 12 million ...
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Uproar over Hindu nationalist MP 'force-feeding' Muslim during Ramadan

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 11:42am
Angry scenes in Indian parliament over footage of Rajan Baburao Vichare trying to push chapati into fasting man's mouthIndia's parliament erupted in anger on Wednesday after television footage ...
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How outsourcing terror cases to the US can inadvertently result in a fair trial | Arun Kundnani and Jeanne Theoharis

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 6:00am
The UK government tried to disappear Talha Ahsan and Babar Ahmad to the US, but the basic rules of evidence were unexpectedly appliedDays after Talha Ahsan and Babar Ahmad were extradited to the ...
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Radical preacher back in Melbourne after deportation from Philippines

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 2:59am
Police question Musa Cerantonio, but Isis supporters offensive' social media posts not found to breach Australian law Radical Islamic preacher Robert Musa Cerantonio has arrived in Melbourne after ...
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The Guardian view on Michael Gove's legacy: undergoing modification | Editorial

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 7:10pm
The new education secretary, Nicky Morgan, says she is continuity Gove. But she has prepared the ground for retreatMichael Gove sat in unaccustomed silence in the chief whip's place on the end of ...
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