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Town Orders Muslims to Shut Cemetery, Remove Bodies

Sufi group accuses town board of bigotry

(Newser) - A Muslim group in a tiny New York town has been told that it has to close down its graveyard and move both of the bodies buried there. Leaders of the outraged Sufi community say the cemetery, on land owned by the group, is perfectly legal and accuse the town's... More »

Pakistan Blasts Kill 42 at Sufi Shrine

Many blame attack on government support for US

(Newser) - Twin suicide blasts killed at least 42 people at a Sufi shrine in Lahore, Pakistan, late yesterday. At least 175 people were injured. Thousands were visiting the shrine, which holds the remains of a saint revered by followers of Islam's mystical tradition, the BBC reports. Many blamed the attack on... More »

Religious Tensions Follow India Bombings

Sufis feel threatened by rising rival factions

(Newser) - A sign on a mosque door in India warns outsiders—that is, members of conservative Muslim sects—to keep out. “These are dangerous times,” one mosque member told the Washington Post. “We cannot trust anybody.” Such is the climate in India, where moderate Muslims feel besieged... More »

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