Libyan Muslim leaders urge military to stop shooting protesters

February 20, 2011

(Benghazi port, 13 March 2009/Dennixo)

The bloody crackdown on protesters in Libya has prompted about 50 Libyan Muslim religious leaders to issue an appeal to the security forces as Muslims to stop the killing or face the wrath of God.

Egyptian revolution brings show of religious unity after tensions

February 18, 2011
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(A Muslim holding the Koranand a Coptic Christian holding a cross in Tahrir Square in Cairo February 6, 2011/Dylan Martinez)

French far-right sees boost from planned Islam debate

February 18, 2011
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(Marine Le Pen at a National Front congress in Tours January 16, 2011/Stephane Mahe)

In the new Egypt, Gama’a Islamiya steps out of shadows

February 18, 2011
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(Tahrir Square in Cairo February 18, 2011/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany)

The overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak has allowed an Islamist group that took up arms against his administration to step out of the shadows for the first time in years. The Gama’a al-Islamiya (Islamic Group) this week held its first public meetings in 15 years, said Assem Abdel-Maged, a leading member of the group who has spent half his life in prison for a role in the assassination of President Anwar Sadat.

Muslim-Christian sectarian divisions haunt central Nigerian city

By Reuters Staff
February 18, 2011
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(A police check point in Nigeria's central city of Jos February 15, 2011/Afolabi Sotunde)

France plans nation-wide Islam and secularism debate

February 17, 2011

(President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysee Palace in Paris, February 16, 2011/Francois Mori)

U.S. eyes Egypt Islamists as extremist fears fester

February 13, 2011
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(An Egyptian flag with a peace sign at a rally in Trafalgar Square, in central London February 12, 2011/Luke MacGregor)

Russia’s Muslim elite vows to tackle Islamist extremism

February 10, 2011
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(Russia's chief Mufti Ravil Gaynutdin in Moscow February 10, 2011/Sergei Karpukhin)

Guestview: Why “militant Islam” is a dangerous myth

By Guest Contributor
February 9, 2011
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(A Palestinian gunman marches with a Koran and his rifle during a protest in Deir al-Balah September 25, 2002/Magnus Johansson )

Islamist rebels take aim at Russia ahead of election year

February 8, 2011

(Doku Umarov (C) with Chechen rebels in an undated video/ TV)