French police arrest protesters before burqa ban goes into effect

April 10, 2011

(A Muslim woman protests against France's banning of full face veils from public spaces, outside the French Embassy in London September 25, 2010/Luke MacGregor)

Syria lifts niqab ban, shuts casino, in nod to protesting Sunnis

April 7, 2011

(A visitor browses through books at the 26th International Book Fair near Damascus July 31, 2010/Khaled al-Hariri)

Sarkozy party: Islam debate undercuts French far-right

April 6, 2011
(Jean-Francois Cope, France's UMP political party leader, speaks at the end of the UMP party's debate on secularism in Paris April 5, 2011. France's ruling conservatives discussed a 26-point secularism platform for the practice of Islam in French society on Tuesday at a debate which has forced the party to fend off accusations of bigotry. The slogan reads " Secularism, to live better together". REUTERS/Charles Platiau )

(Jean-François Copé, April 5, 2011. The sign says: "Secularism - for living together better"/Charles Platiau )

Boycott and protests set stage for French Islam debate

April 4, 2011

(Muslims demonstrate against the debate about secularism and Islam proposed by the UMP party, April 2, 2011. The placard reads,"French and Muslims, where is the problem?"/Benoit Tessier)

Taliban suicide blasts at Sufi shrine in Pakistan kill 41

April 4, 2011

(Bodies of victims lie at the site of a Sufi shrine hit by Taliban suicide bomb attacks in Dera Ghazi Khan April 3, 2011/Sheikh Asif Raza)

Arab revolts set to transform Middle East

April 4, 2011

(Bahraini anti-government protesters in central Manama, February 16, 2011/Hamad I Mohammed)

U.S. pastor unbowed, vows new anti-Islam protest

April 4, 2011

(Pastor Terry Jones at his Dove World Outreach Center church in Gainesville, Florida, April 2, 2011/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Extreme fundamentalist U.S. pastor is focus of Muslim outrage – again

April 2, 2011
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(Afghans protest in Kabul on April 1, 2011 against the burning of the Koran by a U.S. pastor/Omar Sobhani )

Rising Christian anger in Malaysia over Bible seizures

March 31, 2011
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(A Bible in the Malay language at a church in Kuala Lumpur March 30, 2011/Bazuki Muhammad )

French religious leaders warn against divisive Islam debate

March 30, 2011
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(Abderrahmane Dahmane displays green star to protest against France's Islam debate, March 29, 2011/Gonzalo Fuentes)