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Prison, lashes for liberal Saudi web forum founder

The founder of a liberal-minded website in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to seven years in prison and 600 lashes after angering Islamic authorities in the ultraconservative kingdom, a newspaper reported Tuesday. Full story

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  Reza Aslan on that strange Fox interview, and the necessary discussion on religion in society

Religious scholar Reza Aslan saw his book sales skyrocket and reach the number one spot on Amazon.com after a very odd interview on a Fox News' webcast. He joins All In to talk about his book, "Zealot," as well as what his interview exposed about religion in society.

  The rise of the religious left

For the past 30 years, religion in American politics has been dominated by the religious right -- mostly white, socially conservative, evangelical Christians. But there are some signs that a religious progressive movement is gaining steam. Melissa Harris-Perry's panelists look at the effort by progr

  Poll shows disparity in how people feel about race relations

A majority of Americans believe that people are not judged by the color of their skin in this country, but there is a sharp disparity when the poll is broken down by race. Bishop T.D. Jakes, the founder of the Potter’s House will share his thoughts with MSNBC’s Craig Melvin.

  Cheers erupt in Tahrir Square as Egypt’s military rousts Morsi from power

Egypt’s president, Mohammed Morsi, who was in office for one year as the country’s first democratically elected leader, is no longer in power according to the military -- and his whereabouts are unknown.  Tens of thousands turned out in Tahrir Square to celebrate by waving flags, dancing and shootin

  Right hurls ‘Muslim’ attacks at one of their own

Is anti-tax guru Grover Norquist a Muslim convert? That’s what some of the right-wing think, and the reasoning is out there.

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