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President bends to demand for sharia law. Somalia Women banned from shrine. Baghdad Insurgents want to raze churches. Somalia Web site of influential Shiite cleric hacked  Iraq: The Web site of Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani was hacked; the attackers' messages saying they are Sunnis upset over fatwas, or edicts Saudis to retrain 40,000 clerics. Saudi Arabia   Millions stone the devil  Saudi Arabia: For Muslims, performing the Hajj is a lifelong dream, a chance to fulfill a requirement of their faith and win forgiveness Muslims gather for Hajj pilgrimage. Mecca Pilgrimage's history prompts to ban traffic. Baghdad Office having sectarian agenda. Baghdad   Muslims begin the Hajj pilgrimage   Mecca: An estimated 3 million Muslims have begun leaving for Mecca to begin the annual pilgrimage amid enhanced security PM calls for Ramadan unity. Baghdad   Muslims blast pope's Islam speech
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B. 2014-10-15 Saudi Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr 'sentenced to death' Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2014-06-29 ISIS declares new Islamic caliphate Iraq
3. 2014-06-13 Iraq cleric issues Shia call to arms Iraq
4. 2013-10-15 Clerics rule besieged Damascus residents may eat dogs Damascus
F. 2013-08-10 Al-Azhar seeks Egypt reconciliation Egypt
G. 2013-07-10 Egyptian military asks for trust as Ramadan begins Egypt
H. 2012-09-22 Sunni Islam leader calls for peace Egypt
I. 2011-11-06 Millions in Mecca start Hajj pilgrimage Mecca
J. 2011-09-13 'Moderate Islam' to guide Libya Libya

Iraq cleric issues Shia call to arms  Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq's most senior Shia cleric, has issued a call to arms while Sunni-led insurgents seize more towns Clerics rule besieged Damascus residents may eat dogs Map of Damascus  A group of Syrian clerics have issued a ruling - or fatwa - allowing people living in besieged suburbs to eat meat that is normally forbidden Al-Azhar seeks Egypt reconciliation  The Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Egypt's top Islamic institution, has begun inviting different political forces to talks on ending the political ... Egyptian military asks for trust as Ramadan begins  Uncertainty ruled in Egypt as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan began and the military said it would address the issues of this week's deadly... Sunni Islam leader calls for peace. Egypt Millions in Mecca start Hajj pilgrimage 'Moderate Islam' to guide Libya Rowdy welcome for cleric Moqtada Sadr. Southern Iraq President warns of tighter Islamic law. Sudan Islamic party joins more hard-line group. Somalia Palestinians: Israelis bulldozed mosque. West Bank Shia pilgrims flock to city for Ashura. Iraq   Bridge to safety unveiled for Hajj stoning   Mecca: Chanting 'Allahu Akbar' more than 2 million pilgrims crossed new pedestrian bridges to perform one of the last rituals of the Hajj season Muslims around the world end fast Violence mars start of Ramadan  Iraq: The holy month of Islam began with Iraqis hoping for tranquility but fearful. 4 Iraqi soldiers and a government worker were killed in attack... Al Qaeda threatens France over burqas   Obama speaks of tensions with Muslims
Saudi Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr 'sentenced to death' Map of Riyadh Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia: A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced the Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr to death, his family says   ISIS declares new Islamic caliphate

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  Iraq: The Al Qaeda breakaway group that has seized much of northern Syria and neighboring Iraq formally declared the creation of an Islamic state

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  Egypt: President Obama is offering a hand of friendship to Islam and addressing an array of quandaries and conflicts dividing the two cultures.    At Cairo University, Obama delivered his long-awaited and wide-ranging speech on American and Muslim relations, the rights of Israel and the Pal...


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  Muslim leaders have condemned Benedict over comments he made about Islam in Germany and demanded he apologize
 In his speech at the University of Regensburg, Benedict quoted criticism of Islam by Byzantine Emperor, who wrote that everything Mohammad brought was evil , 'such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.' Muslim Brotherhood called on Islamic countries to threaten to break off relations with the Vatican. And a top Turkey religious figure suggested the pope should reconsider a trip to Turkey.
Aug.19 Security tight for pilgrimage. Baghdad Mar.4   al-Zawahiri condemns cartoons  In a videotape broadcast, Osama bin Laden's No. 2 condemned published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed Jan.7   Pilgrims descend on Mecca for Hajj   About 2 million Muslims from around the world were gathering under heavy security for the annual pilgrimage

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Dec.29   Row deepens over Danish cartoons
  Arab foreign ministers have condemned the failing to act against a newspaper that published cartoons of the Prophet
Dec.4 Allawi chased from mosque   Iraq: Former Prime Minister was chased from a mosque in Najaf in what he said was an apparent attempt on his life

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Aug.26 Shiites stream into Najaf mosque   Iraq: Thousands of marchers from across the country streamed into the Imam Ali Mosque in central Najaf Aug.25 Al-Sistani returns, urges march on Najaf
  Iraq: Grand Ayatollah called on Iraqis to march to help rescue the holy city. Some of al-Sadr's top aides have been captured Apr.13 Al-Sadr 'ready to sacrifice'. Iraq Jan.30 Muslim pilgrimage nears its climax. Saudi Arabia

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Jul.2 Islamist leaders freed
. Algeria Apr.23 Pilgrims flood Karbala on final holy day. Iraq Apr.22 Shiite pilgrims flock to Karbala
  Iraq: Exuberant Shiite Muslims are reviving a religious tradition that was not allowed under Saddam Hussein
Apr.21   Clerics challenge US rule  Iraq: More than 4,000 Shia Muslims converged on the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad and staged an anti-American protest

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Nov.6 Ramadan overshadowed by war threat

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May.6   Pope enters a mosque
  Syria: John Paul II has become the first Pontiff to enter a mosque Mar.5 Hajj crush kills pilgrims  Saudi Arabia: A stampede has killed at least 35 Muslim pilgrims during the ritual of the symbolic stoning of Satan

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