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Stephanie Banister attacked the way the interview was edited and apologised to her friends and family for any embarrassment

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Here is the first full-length feature shot entirely inside Saudi Arabia. Even more remarkably, it is made by a woman, very much the second-class citizen in the Saudi social hierarchy. Haifaa al-Mansour's film offers an unassuming yet beady view of prescribed destiny in the lives of girls and women.

Koran case girl Rimsha Masih flees Pakistan to start new life in Canada

A Christian girl from Pakistan who was wrongly accused of burning the Koran and charged with blasphemy has left the country and started a new life in Canada.

The General: the Ordinary Man Who Challenged Guantanamo,, By Ahmed Errachidi

Some prisoners in Guantanamo had al-Qa'ida links but others were guilty only of being Muslims. One of the latter is Ahmed Errachidi, a Moroccan-born London chef whose prison nickname provides the title for his appalling, yet enthralling account. Like Buster Keaton's film with the same title, it has its share of surreal humour: man famed in Soho for his baked monkfish finds himself reluctant leader of terrorist suspects in shackles.

3 June 2013: The van believed to be carrying Michael Adebolajo, 28, arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court, central London, where he is due to appear charged with the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby

Woolwich attack: As Michael Adebolajo showboats in court, PM attacks ‘poisoning’ of young minds

After Woolwich, Cameron pledges to dismantle ‘conveyor belt of radicalisation’ in schools and universities

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Preacher, described as ‘dangerously charming’, progressed from shoplifting to turning young men into jihadists

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President Obama to make new effort to close Guantanamo Bay after mass hunger strike

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Aamir Siddiqi, who was murdered on the doorstep of his home in Roath, Cardiff

Hitmen who stabbed schoolboy Aamir Siddiqi to death in case of mistaken identity are jailed for life

Two hitmen who stabbed an innocent schoolboy to death by mistake have been told they are likely to die behind bars after a judge handed them a minimum term of 40 years.

21-year-old jailed for dumping pig's head at mosque

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Paperback review: A History of the Arab Peoples, By Albert Hourani

Hourani's magisterial 1991 study, with an introduction and afterword by Malise Ruthven, starts with the pre-Islamic history of the Arabs (to which only seven pages are devoted), and explains the spread of Islam, the sectarian split between Sunni and Shia, and the mediaeval flowering of Arab learning.

Officials escort Rimsha Masih to a helicopter after her release in September

Christian girl accused of burning Koran is cleared of blasphemy

Pakistani court dismisses all charges against her and rules evidence was planted

Pakistan president demands investigation into arrest of disabled Christian girl accused of blasphemy after 'burning pages of the Koran'

Pakistan’s president has demanded an investigation into the arrest of a young Christian girl, said to have Down’s Syndrome, who has been accused of blasphemy after she allegedly burned pages of the Koran.

Pakistan: Mob kills man for insulting Koran

Thousands of people have beaten a man to death before burning his corpse after he was accused of desecrating Islam's holy book, Pakistani police said.

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