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Mubarak pleads 'not guilty' at Cairo trial - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Mubarak pleads 'not guilty' at Cairo trial - Middle East - Al Jazeera English
Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's ousted president, has denied charges of corruption and complicity in the killing of protesters at the start of his historic trial in Cairo.At his first court appearance on Wednesday, Mubarak spoke from a hospital stretcher where he lay inside a cage for defendants."I categorically deny all the charges," Mubarak said.

US Muslims More Tolerant, Opposed to Violence Than Other Faiths by Jim Lobe -- Antiwar.com

US Muslims More Tolerant, Opposed to Violence Than Other Faiths by Jim Lobe -- Antiwar.com
Muslims in the United States express greater tolerance for members of other faiths than any other major religious group, according to a major new survey and report released Thursday by the Abu Dhabi Gallup Center.They are also more likely than any other religious group to oppose violent or military attacks against civilians, according to the survey, “Muslim Americans: Faith, Freedom, and the Future.” Nearly four out of five (78 percent) U.S. Muslims say that military attacks against civilians can never be justified. That compares with less than two of five Protestants (38 percent) and Catholics (39 percent) and just over four out of Jews (43 percent) who take that position, the poll found.