Islam emerges as divisive issue in French local polls campaign

March 25, 2011

(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 )

Ethiopia’s religious divides flare up in Muslim attacks on Christians

By Reuters Staff
March 24, 2011

(A destroyed Protestant church in Asendabo, 300 km (200 miles) west of the capital Addis Ababa, March 16, 2011/stringer)

Egyptian Islamists won’t cap ambitions forever, Brotherhood leader says

March 24, 2011
brotherhood banner

(Egyptians walk under a banner by Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood calling for a "yes" vote in a referendum on constitutional changes in Cairo March 18, 2011/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany)

Saudi Shi’ite protests simmer as Bahrain conflict rages

By Reuters Staff
March 21, 2011
saudi protest

(Protesters demand the release of prisoners they say are held without trial, in Saudi Arabia's eastern Gulf coast town of Qatif March 11, 2011/Stringer)

Many Egyptian Christians voted ‘no’ on constitution, fearing Islamists

March 21, 2011
egypt referendum

(Pope Shenouda (L), head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, casts his vote during a national referendum, at a school in Cairo March 19, 2011/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany)

Nigeria’s Muslim north risks growing sense of alienation

March 18, 2011

(A motor rickshaw transporting Muslim women drives past a signboard promoting Islamic faith in Nigeria's northern city of Kano March 15, 2011/Joe Penny)

Nigeria’s Jonathan takes election campaign to Muslim north

March 16, 2011

(Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan speaks at the launch of his presidential campaign in the central city of Lafia, Nassarawa state February 7, 2011/Afolabi Sotunde)

Bomb hits office of liberal Indonesian Islamic group defending Ahmadis

By Olivia Rondonuwu
March 16, 2011
(A Muslim woman holds a placard during a protest against the Ahmadi sect in Jakarta February 18, 2011. Indonesia's highest Islamic authority and many mass Islamic organisations in the most populous Muslim country consider Ahmadi "heretical" for believing that Mohammad was not Islam's final prophet. The placard reads, "Disband Ahmadi". REUTERS/Beawiharta)

(A protest against the Ahmadi sect in Jakarta February 18, 2011. The sign reads "Disband Ahmadiyah"/Beawiharta)

Top Algerian Salafist’s fatwa says unrest is un-Islamic

March 15, 2011

(A Salafist sheikh consults Islamic literature in Algiers, August 2, 2010/Louafi Larbi )

Algerian imams use regional unrest to press pay demands

March 14, 2011
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(A protester at a Socialist Forces Front party (FFS) rally in Algiers March 4, 2011/Louafi Larbi )