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Bangladesh Muslim Clerics Criticize Attacks on Shi'ites, Church Leaders

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Muslim religious leaders in Bangladesh say local extremist groups and the Islamic State group, which have claimed responsibility for death threats and violent attacks on minorities, are indulging in activities antithetical to the teachings of Islam. At a conference in Dhaka, leaders of Bangladesh Jamiatul Ulama (BJU), a national body of Islamic scholars, said Islam offers protection to all non-Muslims. “Those who are resorting to terrorism and targeting Shi’ites and church leaders in...

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