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As Iraq Battles IS, Clerics Call for Reform Against Extremism

As Iraqi soldiers battle to recapture the city of Tikrit from Islamic State militants, Muslim leaders from around the world pledge to beat back extremist ideology in other ways. They said the fight requires clerics to re-examine how they present their faith, eliminating outdated ideas and emphasizing tolerance.   The Iraqi military said it is advancing on Islamic State fighters who captured Tikrit in June of last year. Less than 150 kilometers north of Baghdad, Tikrit is the hometown...

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