The Great Debate UK

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World’s top Muslims list appears with Erdogan only #3. Who should be #1?

November 28, 2011

(King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (R) and Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (L) pose for pictures before a meeting in Ankara August 8, 2006. REUTERS/Umit Bektas)

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Was it ethical to show gruesome images of the dying dictator Gaddafi?

October 21, 2011

(ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE SCENES DEATH OR INJURY The body of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is displayed at a house in Misrata October 20, 2011/Thaier al-Sudani)

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Luther rehabilitated? Catholics and Protestants disagree

September 24, 2011

(Martin Luther by Lucas Cranach the Elder, painted in 1529)

Among Catholic-Protestant splits on display during Pope Benedict's visit to Germany is a disagreement over whether Martin Luther, the 16th century reformer who launched the split in western Christianity, has now been rehabilitated.

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September 11 highlighted radical faith; Can it be defused?

September 8, 2011

(The World Trade Center burns after being hit by a plane in New York on September 11, 2001/Sara K. Schwittek)

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Pakistan’s patchy fight against Islamist violence sows confusion

July 10, 2011

(A man takes a nap next to a poster of Osama bin Laden at the Chauburji monument in Lahore May 13, 2011. The message written on the posters read: "The prayer absentia for martyr of Islamic nation is a duty and a debt"/Mani Rana)

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Pope slams selfish food speculators, urges curbs on world commodity markets

July 1, 2011

(Traders in the Corn options pit at the CME Group signal orders shortly before the closing bell in Chicago, February 11, 2011/Frank Polich )

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“If I were Pope Benedict, this is what I’d tell them in Berlin …”

June 27, 2011

(The Reichstag building, seat of the German Bundestag in Berlin, where Pope Benedict will deliver a speech on September 22. Picture taken on November 22, 2010/Pawel Kopczynski )

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Vague agenda fuels doubts over real aims of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

June 26, 2011

(The Sphinx at the great pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo, February 25, 2011/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

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Will the Arab Spring bring U.S.-style “culture wars” to the Middle East?

June 21, 2011

(From left: Olivier Roy, Cardinal Angelo Scola and Martino Diez of the Oasis Foundation at the conference on San Servolo island, Venice, June 20, 2011/Giorgia Dalle Ore/Oasis)

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Pakistan’s booming female madrassas feed rising intolerance

June 15, 2011

(Covered Pakistani female madrassa students take part in an anti-government demonstration in Islamabad August 27, 2004 after a government raid in their mosque and Islamic seminary/Mian Khursheed)