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Conservative Salafis Find Footing In Muslim World

As demonstrations continue through the Muslim world over the film mocking Mohammed, fingers have pointed at the Salafis and their role in the violence. The ultraconservative Muslim's influence has grown in recent years following the Arab Spring. Audie Cornish speaks with Robin Wright of the United States Institute of Peace.
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'Muslim Rage' Explodes On Twitter, But In A Funny Way (Yes, Really)

Inspired by the all-caps headline "MUSLIM RAGE" on this week's cover of Newsweek, irreverent tweeters who happen to be Muslim are giving a glimpse of what really ticks them off — or at least, what makes them laugh.
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Fiftieth Anniversary Of Vatican II

Fifty years ago, Pope John XXIII convened the Second Vatican Council to modernize the Roman Catholic Church. The council attempted to open the gates of social activism, freedom of expression and conscience, and a respect for all religions. Diane and her guests discuss the legacy of Vatican II and its repercussions beyond the Church.

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Rosh Hashana's Sacred Bread Offers Meaning In Many Shapes And Sizes

Making challah for the Jewish New Year lets the baker take a moment to reflect on life's blessings. The bread can be shaped into the traditional round, or a lion or bird to echo Bible verses or the maker's preference.
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What Does It Mean To Be A Jew?

A lot of Jewish people identify somewhere between orthodox and atheist. As Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur approach many might come face-to-face with questions about faith and identity. Host Michel Martin talks with Theodore Ross about his book and his journey to answer the question, Am I A Jew?
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Ally Or Not? The White House Seeks To Nuance Obama's Remarks On Egypt

President Obama, referring to Egypt, told the Spanish-language Telemundo: "I don't think that we would consider them an ally, but we don't consider them an enemy."
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Friday Prayers In Muslim Countries Bring Wider Anti-American Protests

The protests against an anti-Islam film have spread beyond Egypt, Libya and Yemen to countries such as Afghanistan and Indonesia.

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