Fury at Koran burning fuels Afghan violence

Violent protests spread further across Afghanistan during a third day of violence yesterday after the Taliban urged people to rise up following the burning of a Koran by a Florida church.

Koran protests continue in Afghanistan

Demonstrators battled police in southern Afghanistan's main city on Sunday and took to the streets in the turbulent east for the first time as Western pleas failed to halt a third day of rage over a Florida pastor's burning of the Koran.

A dozen die in Afghanistan as fury erupts over Koran burning

The action by an American fundamentalist Christian church leads to protests and killings

Anger over Koran burning spreads in Afghanistan

Afghanistan has been hit by more violent protests against the burning of a Koran in the US, a day after seven UN workers were brutally murdered.

UN staff beheaded as Afghans rage against pastor who burnt Koran

Twenty left dead after thousands of militants overwhelm compound in Mazar-i-Sharif

Florida pastor burns Koran in 'execution'

A fundamentalist pastor who drew international attention to his tiny Florida church by threatening to mark the anniversary of 9/11 by burning copies of the Koran has finally followed through on his promise, several months late and with only a small handful of parishioners in attendance.

Scientist Imam threatened over Darwinist views

A prominent British imam has been forced to retract his claims that Islam is compatible with Darwin's theory of evolution after receiving death threats from fundamentalists.

Koran teacher cleared of assaults

A teacher at a mosque accused of assaulting pupils when they failed to memorise verses from the Koran was found not guilty of the allegations today.

Man arrested after 'Koran burning' in Carlisle

A man has been arrested after a Koran was allegedly burned during an anti-Islamic rant, police said.

Ancient Koran comes into the modern age

One of the world's most important copies of the Koran is to be published online.

Anti-Islam US pastor is banned from Britain

Terry Jones, the controversial American preacher who wanted to burn the Koran in public, has been banned from entering Britain.

Letters: austerity Britain

Controversial US preacher will not attend EDL demo

Controversial American preacher Pastor Terry Jones will not attend an English Defence League (EDL) demonstration in Britain, the far-right group said.

Teenage girl held over 'Koran burning'

A teenage girl was arrested on suspicion of inciting religious hatred after allegedly burning an English language version of the Koran, police said today.

Wilders wins retrial in race-hate case

A Dutch court ordered a retrial yesterday for the anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders, sending the closely-watched hate speech case back to square one before a whole new panel of judges.

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