Sarkozy party: Islam debate undercuts French far-right

By Reuters Staff
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

By Reuters Staff
April 4, 2011
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(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

By Reuters Staff
April 4, 2011
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(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
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(Bahraini anti-government protesters in central Manama, February 16, 2011/Hamad I Mohammed)

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

By Reuters Staff
April 4, 2011
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(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

By Reuters Staff
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)

Nigerian president appeals to Muslim leaders before vote

By Reuters Staff
March 28, 2011
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(Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan at a campaign rally in Kano, northern Nigeria, March 16, 2011S/Joe Penney)

Islam emerges as divisive issue in French local polls campaign

March 25, 2011
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(Marine Le Pen, the anti-immigrant National Front leader whose success has prompted President Nicolas Sarkozy's UMP party to veer to the right before a local elections runoff on Sunday, photographed after voting in the first round on March 20, 2011/Pascal Rossignol )