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Fox News allows guest to promote ‘holy war’ on Muslims | Raw Story

Fox News allows guest to promote ‘holy war’ on Muslims | Raw Story: "The year has just begun, and already Fox News' Sean Hannity is telling the story of how Christians are being persecuted in the Arab world.

Hannity observed that a holy war may be 'brewing' in the Middle East, as he reported on the New Year's Eve bombing of a Christian church in Egypt.

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Azerbaijan: Hijab Ban in Schools Fuels Debate in Baku on Role of Islam | EurasiaNet.org

Azerbaijan: Hijab Ban in Schools Fuels Debate in Baku on Role of Islam | EurasiaNet.org: "Azerbaijan’s unofficial ban on Islamic head coverings for girls in public schools is stoking an increasingly emotional debate over how Azeri culture reconciles re-emerging Shi’ite Muslim beliefs with Soviet-era secularist practices.

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Israeli pilot describes 'good strike' that killed 15 Gazans in 2002 - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Israeli pilot describes 'good strike' that killed 15 Gazans in 2002 - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News: "The airmen who bombed the home of a Hamas military leader in 2002 did not know or did not want to know the identity of their target before the strike, according to T., one of the crewmen directly involved, who spoke recently with students at a secular yeshiva in Tel Aviv.

The July 22 bombing of the home of Salah Shehadeh, who had headed Hamas’ military wing, in the densely populated Daraj neighborhood of Gaza City, killed a total of 15 people, including Shehadeh and his assistant. The other victims included eight children ‏(ranging in age from less than a year to 14 years old‏) and three women.

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Wainwright: Taseer’s Assassination Lays Bare Contradictions in Pakistani Islam

Wainwright: Taseer’s Assassination Lays Bare Contradictions in Pakistani Islam
Taseer became a campaigner for Bibi and for reform of the blasphemy law, attracting approbation. Despite threats, he continued to be vocal on the issues he cared about, pointing to the way the blasphemy law is abused as a political tool against minorities and the vulnerable. In a recent interview he said, “This is a man-made law, not a God-made one.”
Looking in to the historical origins of the blasphemy law is beyond the scope of this article, here we merely seek to identify the parameters of the debate.