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US should better define, counter Islamic extremism

The Obama administration's recent move to drop rhetorical references to Islamic radicalism is drawing fire in a new report warning the decision ignores the role religion can play in motivating terrorists.Full story

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Liberal Koran expert dies in Egypt after exile

Religious liberal Nasr Abu Zayd, an Egyptian Koranic scholar declared an apostate for challenging mainstream Muslim views on the holy book, died on Monday in a Cairo hospital, aged 66. Full story

Abu Zeid, prominent Egyptian scholar, dies

Nasr Hamed Abu Zeid, a prominent Egyptian scholar once accused of apostasy for his contemporary interpretation of Islam, has died. He was 66. Full story

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  Manji: Let's analyze Ft. Hood, not sanitize it

Nov. 11: Irshad Manji, the author of "The Trouble With Islam Today," joins the Morning Joe gang to discusses how to best understand — and learn from — the shooting at Fort Hood.

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