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Analysis: Arab Spring boosts political Islam, but which kind?

Analysis: Arab Spring boosts political Islam, but which kind? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - More democracy is bringing more political Islam in the countries of the Arab Spring, but Islamist statements about sharia or religion in politics are only rough indicators of what the real...
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City of the Future: Karachi is violent, unhealthy, and unequal. Is that so bad?

City of the Future: Karachi is violent, unhealthy, and unequal. Is that so bad? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

KARACHI, Pakistan — Karachi may be a city in crisis, on the shore of a country in crisis, but people find ways to make money. If religious conservatism is spreading, that's no problem; new ads outside the airport promote "Pakistan's First Shariah Compliant Credit Card."

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Libya will be a 'moderate' Muslim nation, country's interim leader insists

Libya will be a 'moderate' Muslim nation, country's interim leader insists | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

Libya’s interim rulers faced further questions on Monday night over their conduct during the war to oust Col Muammar Gaddafi, after the discovery of an apparent massacre of regime supporters in rebel-controlled territory in Sirte.

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Tunisia's Islamists back moderate form of Sharia law - World Wires - MiamiHerald.com

Tunisia's main Islamist party, eyeing gains in upcoming elections, supports a moderate form of Sharia law that would combine "democracy, which is a Western product, with Islam, which is our own heritage," the party's leader told McClatchy.
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