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Is there really an anti-Sunni plot?

Conflicts between Sunnis and Shiites are being exploited to create instability, says Gerald Butt

It seemed that things could get no worse in Iraq, but they did. The hope of the Baghdad government and its US backers was that the swift execution of Saddam Hussein would close a bloody chapter in Iraq’s history. But, for a combination of reasons, the affair was bungled.

The results: first, the unbelievable sight of the late president, long condemned as a barbaric dictator, being hailed as a hero and martyr by Arab demonstrators. Second, the strong conviction in the Arab ...

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Social cohesion can defeat terror

Community-building undermines extremism: churches can help here, says Alan Billings  Read More

Thu 26 Nov 15 @ 16:32
RT @DrBattyTowersMay I introduce the world to the rather new account @ordinands_ - tweets from the newly renamed Ordinands' Association...

Thu 26 Nov 15 @ 16:03
Widespread closures of C of E churches would be a mistake, @synod is told