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A minority within a minority?: the complexity and multilocality of transnational Twelver Shia networks in Britain

A minority within a minority?: the complexity and multilocality of transnational Twelver Shia networks in Britain

2018-11-11
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Author: Oliver Scharbrodt, University of Birmingham Published Online: November 8, 2018 Published in: Journal of Contemporary Islam: Dynamics of Muslim Life (2018) Publisher: Springer Netherlands Academic scholarship on Shia Muslim minorities in t...
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Archaeologists uncover 1,200-year-old mosque Archaeologists uncover 1,200-year-old mosque

The 1,200-year-old building is one of the oldest mosques ever discovered in Israel. The researchers also uncovered a farm and a small settlement near the mosque in the Negev Desert. Archaeologis...

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What Western civilization owes to Islamic cultures What Western civilization owes to Islamic cultures

Algebra, alchemy, artichoke, alcohol, and apricot all derive from Arabic words which came to the West during the age of Crusades. Even more fundamental are the Indo-Arabic numerals (0-9), which r...

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British Museum to explore Islamic world's impact on western art British Museum to explore Islamic world's impact o...

An art tradition sometimes dismissed as perpetuating lazy stereotypes about the east will soon – the British Museum hopes – be seen in a different light thanks to a major exhibition e...

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Global restrictions on religion increased over decade, Pew report Global restrictions on religion increased over dec...

Restrictions on religion are on the rise, not just under authoritarian regimes but also in European democracies, according to the US Pew center. It found Christians are harassed in 143 countries,...

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German intelligence agency publishes new report on ‘Islamist anti-Semitism’ German intelligence agency publishes new report on...

The German domestic intelligence agency, the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz – which roughly translates as Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution – has published a...

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