Islam

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Two friends find common ground in a divided Holland

A sense of mutual distrust has descended upon Amsterdam’s Muslim and Jewish communities. Anti-Semitic attacks are on the rise and Jewish institutions are now guarded by police. Despite this, two activists — one Jewish, and one Muslim — have found common ground, and friendship, though not without personal cost.

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Conflict & Justice

West Bank 'Day of Rage'

The World's Matthew Bell reports on today's cancelled "Day of Rage" in the West Bank. The protests were called off over concern that popular anger could instead turn against Palestinian officials themselves.

Global Politics

Turkey: Where politics and religion mix

Matthew Brunwasser reports on the funeral Tuesday of a former Turkish Prime Minister, now considered the father of political Islam in Turkey, one of the few countries in the Middle East region to successfully mix religion and politics.

Lifestyle & Belief

Patrick Cockburn

Faith talks to journalist Patrick Cockburn about the fiery, young Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who commands the Shia militia known as the Mahdi Army and whose story is told in Cockburn's new book, "Muqtada."

Lifestyle & Belief

Scarves in Turkey

Turkey's parliament is expected to approve a bill this week that allows female university students to wear headscarves and that's upsetting secular Turks, as the BBC's Sarah Rainsford reports from Istanbul.