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March 2020

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Jordan
United Kingdom (UK)
United States of America (the)
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28/03/2020
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The series starred Michelle Monaghan as a CIA agent investigating an enigmatic figure known as Al-Masih, who builds a legion of followers after claiming to be sent to Earth by a higher power. In Islamic eschatology, Al-Masih ad-Dajjal is an evil figure comparable to the Antichrist – whose name translates to “the false messiah, liar, the deceiver” in Arabic.

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Mozambique
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29/03/2020
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Jihadist Group Claims Northern Mozambique Attacks,” Associated Press Of Pakistan, March 26, 2020 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
A jihadist group that assaulted two towns in northern Mozambique this week has released a video claiming the attacks, its first official communication in over two years of activity in the gas-rich area.

Insurgents descended on Mocimboa da Praia, a town in Cabo Delgado province on Monday, ransacking government buildings and hoisting their flag before retreating.

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Pakistan
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27/03/2020
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Pakistani authorities struggled to limit congregational prayers on Friday with devout Muslims defying government orders to stay home, threatening efforts to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

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Iraq
Syrian Arab Republic
Turkey
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22/07/2015
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A former nurse has revealed she was employed at a secret Turkish hospital used to treat wounded ISIS soldiers near the Syrian border, run by Sumeyye Erdogan, daughter of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Afghanistan
News Date: 
27/03/2020
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ISIS has continued the attack on Sikhs for the third straight day by placing explosives are Sikh Gurdwaras and homes and had threatened with another attack. The terrorist organization told the Sikhs to leave the country or be killed. The warning comes after a gunman of ISIS killed 27 Sikhs in a 400 year old Kabul Gurdwara. The Gurdwara housed 40 families who’ve sought refuge after a number attacks on the community occurred in the last several years.

The Afghan government miserably failed to protect the community and has essentially raised their hands for their protection.

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This essay constructs and deconstructs three main discourses created by different and opposing trends in modern Islamic thought that are normally and mistakenly lumped together as Islamism, fundamentalism, salafism, neo-salafism, Wahhabism, jihadism, political Islam, Islamic radicalism and others. I will compare and contrast between them by developing a typology of major ideologies of active Islamic trends that centers specifically on Wahhabism and neo-Wahhabism, salafism and neosalafism, and Islamism, both moderate and radical. Understanding these trends and their discourses will allow world powers, policymakers, academicians, intellectuals, terrorism experts, journalists, and many others to distinguish between and understand the logic of the radical and the moderate, the active and the inactive, the jihadi and the peaceful, the takfiri and the tolerant, the modern and the traditional, and the rational and irrational.

Sharia Watch: A rather technical paper but useful for a detailed background understanding. A key point is the supremacism of Islam, expressed in the concept "tawhid", is "the core concept of Islam"!

"While tawhid (oneness of God or monotheism) is the core concept of Islam, Abd al-Wahhab argues that the recognition of a unique creator without a partner is insufficient for correct belief and must be joined with ‘pure’ Islamic
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Turkey
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27/03/2020
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“The website published a translation of an ISIS article titled ‘Kill The Idolaters Wherever You Find Them.'”

Wow, what vicious “extremists,” right?

Well, there is this: “And when the sacred months have passed, then kill the idolaters wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they should repent, establish prayer, and give zakah, let them on their way. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.” (Qur’an 9:5)

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Yemen
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25/03/2020
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“The Baha’i faith was founded in the 19th century by an Iranian, the Baha’u’llah. Believers consider him a prophet, a sharp contrast with the orthodox Islamic view that Mohammed was God’s final messenger.”

The mainstream Islamic view is that Muhammad was the last prophet, an idea that is based on this Qur’an verse: “Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but the Messenger of Allah and seal of the prophets” (33:40). Accordingly, the Baha’is are considered heretics or apostates, and thus must be put to death in accord with the Sharia death penalty for heresy and apostasy.

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Afghanistan
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25/03/2020
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Sharia directs that women accused of adultery be stoned to death. This report does not explain why this woman was shot to death instead. In any case, putting adulterers (although usually only women are punished this way) to death is not “extremist”; it is Islamic law. The caliph Umar, one of Muhammad’s closest companions, even maintained that it was originally in the Qur’an:

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Iraq
Syrian Arab Republic
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14/02/2017
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The American Center for Law and Justice has asked the United Nations Human Rights Council why it continues to be silent and refuses to formally identify Christians and other religious minorities as victims of genocide at the hands of the Islamic State terror group, despite well-documented evidence.

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Afghanistan
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25/03/2020
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At least 25 worshippers at a Sikh religious complex in the Afghan capital of Kabul were shot dead when a lone Islamic State group gunman rampaged through temple. The attacker held hostages and battled Afghan security forces as they tried to clear the building alongside British troops.

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Spain
News Date: 
25/03/2020
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“Men Ram Car Into Spanish Airport Shouting ‘Islamist Type’ Slogans, Had no Terror Motive Say Police,” , March 20, 2020 (thanks to ):

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  • According to the report, the Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS have, through a number of fatwas, called on Muslims to produce "human biological weapons" to attack the enemies of Islam.

  • In addition, 35% of the fatwas judged that the outbreak of the virus underscored the need for women to wear the niqab.

  • The report noted that Islamist cleric Osama Hijazi recently claimed that wearing the niqab is an "effective treatment" for the coronavirus.

  • The bad news is that extremist Muslims and their allies are again exposing their contempt for human life, including the life of Muslims who oppose their ideology, terrorism and jihad. These are the Muslims that urgently need the world's help.

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Islamists across the world – both abroad and closer to home – are exploiting the Covid-19 crisis to pursue their extremist objectives and spread hate. Looking to take advantage of the uncertainties and insecurities brought on by this deadly virus, which we still know relatively little about, Islamists of different shades feel they have been given a boost.

 

This initially began with the peddling of the classic Islamist theory that viruses are a punishment from God. The fact that this new virus broke out in the Chinese city of Wuhan was used to push the narrative that  for the systematic oppression of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang province.

Elsewhere, Salafists in the Middle East and North Africa labelled the new  a ‘Soldier of God’ that was targeting disbelieving infidels who follow the . This is despite the fact that this supposed Soldier of God has now claimed the lives of people in Sunni-majority countries such as Turkey, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Morocco.

 

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Sharia Watch: A most interesting view.

 

Jihad Watch:

It is often asserted that Islam is incompatible with one or another of civilisation’s Enlightenment achievements, such as freedom, human rights, equality, democracy, Western society, individual autonomy, etc. All such claims are, of course, correct. Yet they present only a limited picture, for each of these incompatibilities represents only a particular manifestation of a far more fundamental incompatibility: that between Islam and humanity. Herein lies the fundamental contradiction of Islam.

Unfortunately for Allah’s final religion, Muslims are no more or less human than anyone else. And there’s the rub. Human needs, human desires and human passions drive human social evolution; it is the motor of history. It is what makes humans zoon politikon, political animals, as Aristotle put it, Muslims as much as anyone else.

Islam, as any other utopian ideology — the final and perfect society — presumes an end to human social evolution, and more than that, presumes itself to be that end, to be that final and perfect society. This would not be so bad if it left open the possibility of finding that it continued to evolve, after all. But this is not so.

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
21/03/2020
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What a surprise, Islam is a sepecial case!!!!

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Germany
Iraq
United Kingdom (UK)
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22/03/2020
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Sharia Watch:

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Jihad Watch:

I would have said that this hits hardest those professional moderates who have grown rich and laden with honors by telling Western audiences what they want to hear, that is, feeding them soothing half-truths and outright lies about how Islam will soon reform and is or soon will be completely compatible with Western secular governance, but they won’t be affected at all. There is always a large audience for those who tell people what they want to hear, however false it may be.

“Pres. of Cairo University Calls for Revision, Interdisciplinarity in Religious Sciences, Sheikh of Al-Azhar University Responds: The Conflict between Islam, Modernity Is Made up by the West to Hold Us Back, Control How People View Islam,” , January 28, 2020:

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Netherlands (the)
News Date: 
11/07/2018
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Tunahan Kuzu, the political leader of the DENK party in the Netherlands, has caused some serious controversy, Dutch broadcaster  reports. 

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Mali
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20/03/2020
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United Kingdom (UK)
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16/03/2020
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The case is grotesque. Phillips has done much for British Muslims. And none of the accusations against him meets any reasonable test of bigotry.

His allegedly “Islamophobic” comments are for statements over issues such as the Pakistani Muslim grooming gangs, or polling which found that a quarter of Muslims were “sympathetic” to the aims of the terrorists who killed the Charlie Hebdo journalists in Paris.

Of course there is anti-Muslim bigotry, just as there is bigotry against Hindus, Sikhs or any group viewed with hostility simply because they look or behave differently.

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Saudi Arabia
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11/02/2019
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Saudi Arabian activist Loujain al-Hathloul has been in a notorious prison of the Kingdom since 15 May 2018. Her ‘crime’ was that she campaigned for women’s rights.

 

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Mauritania
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19/03/2020
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Mauritania, a member state of the United Nations, is a country where slavery of indigenous black Africans is part of an ingrained, historical culture and continues unabated and unchallenged globally.

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Dr Bill Warner: Islam claims to have the supreme ethical system in the Sharia. Exactly, what is the system of Sharia and how does it compare with the UN Declaration of Human Rights of 1948?

Under the Sharia:

• Humans are not equal

• Critical thought is rejected

• Torture is allowed

• Only Muslims have the right to life

• There is one law for Muslims, another law for Kafirs

• Children can be brides

• A Muslim woman cannot marry a Kafir

• Apostates can be killed

• There is no freedom of speech

• Inbreeding is encouraged

• Wife beating is allowed

Conclusion: Sharia rights are inhuman and inferior to the UN Declarations of Human Rights.

To learn more about Sharia and how it affects the non-Muslim, read SHARIA LAW FOR NON-MUSLIMS:

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Country: 
Nigeria
News Date: 
19/03/2020
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Violent jihad attacks against Christians are growing increasingly commonplace worldwide. Christians are living under conditions of genocide in Africa and in the Middle East.

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
18/03/2020
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It isn’t only because of the non-stop media coverage of 

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Germany
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18/03/2020
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Islamic State brides play key roles in advancing the abusive goals and doctrines of the Islamic State, despite media depictions of them as innocent women who merely want to return “home” once their husbands are killed or things turn sour for them.

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United Kingdom (UK)
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18/03/2020
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Riz Ahmed’s new short film, The Long Goodbye, paints a warped picture of British society.

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Germany
News Date: 
18/03/2020
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Women and children sacrificed on the altar of political correctness

  • The director of the Criminal Police Association, André Schulz, estimates that up to 90% of the sex crimes committed in Germany do not appear in the official statistics.

  • "There is a strict order by the authorities to not report on crimes committed by refugees," a high-ranking police official in Frankfurt told Bild. "Only specific requests from media representatives about such acts are to be answered."

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
16/03/2020
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No one wants to face the hard facts, but this is why this sort of thing keeps happening: a survivor of a Muslim rape gang in the UK has previously  that her rapists would quote Quran to her, and believed their actions justified by I

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Faithkeepers is an upcoming documentary film about the violent persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East.  This issue is not new.  But it’s getting worse, and there is something we can do about it.

The film features exclusive footage and testimonials of Christians, Baha’i, Yazidis, Jews, and other minority refugees. It presents a historical context of the persecution of minorities in the war-torn region. It is due to be released next year. The film also follows the story of a 24-year-old Christian student from North Carolina on her journey of understanding, discovery and solidarity with persecuted brothers and sisters in the Middle East.  – the movie and the movement – will awaken, enlighten and inspire all people of faith to stand up and take action.

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Nigeria
News Date: 
11/03/2020
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Group estimates at least 11,500 Nigerian Christians killed since June 2015

A Nigerian civil society organization claims that no fewer than 350 Christians have been killed across the West African country since the start of 2020 and estimates that about 11,500 Christians have been killed since 2015. 

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Israel
Palestine
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
15/03/2020
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Electronic Intifada doesn’t even bother to explain why the article that Miriam Rice tweeted is false. And it can’t establish that, anyway, as it’s obviously true. If Arabs in Israel wanted to live in “Palestine,” they could move to the Palestinian Authority or Gaza now. But somehow they seem to prefer life in the Little Satan.

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Algeria
European Union
France
Germany
Greece
Morocco
Tunisia
Turkey
News Date: 
14/03/2020
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The goals of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan were outlined  Supporting the hijrah into Europe is Erdogan’s primary goal. Now comes this news:

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
14/03/2020
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I'd rather take my chances with the virus than consume an Israeli vaccine

— Roshan M Salih ()

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Bangladesh
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01/04/2011
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The family of a 14-year-old girl  in Bangladesh says she didn’t commit adultery—she was raped.

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
11/03/2020
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Sharia Watch: See our response to Sara Khan at Commission for Countering Extremism where we address some of the Islamic texts that could be said to influence the mindset of grooming gangs, particularly

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Iran (Islamic Republic of)
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12/03/2020
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Only recently have the mullahs suspended Friday mosque prayers and encouraged citizens to stay home if possible. They continue to lie about the extent of the crisis, forbidding any reports of actual numbers of deaths from morgues and city officials under the justification of “national security.” Sadly, the Supreme Leader and his loyal bureaucrats show greater anxiety over the spread of the truth than they do over the spread of the virus. The government continues to release official virus-related death tolls, but nobody takes them seriously.

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United Kingdom (UK)
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12/03/2016
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Islam and Muslims: the real problem Mr Phillips refers to ‘Islamist terrorism now being firmly camped on our own European shores’. The term ‘Islamist’, of course, is used to avoid the more direct ‘Islamic’, thus preserving the basic apologetic that ‘Islam is a religion of peace’ and that the run-of-the mill Muslim would no more subscribe to such violence than would the run-of-the mill Sikh or Hindu or Roman Catholic.

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
09/03/2020
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When terrorist incidents such as those at 

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
10/03/2020
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Every so often, a reader sends me an email that reveals something so striking, so heartrending, that I can’t get it out of my mind. So it was when a teacher from Bradford got in touch to say that she was mystified when some of her brightest pupils failed their exams and had to do re-takes. It took the teacher a while to figure out that the girls were deliberately mucking-up their papers.

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The voice of tyranny is often represented as the thunderous pounding of a gauntleted fist on the door in the dark reaches of the night. In fact, in my short time as Chair of Index on Censorship, I have learned that, more frequently, people who try to tell the truth under authoritarian regimes first detect the true voice of oppression in the quiet, dry-as-dust whisper of the bureaucrat’s pen as it scratches out some apparently innocuous message. Then you read it and it says: recant, and repent now. Confess, grovel, beg, denounce your fellow deviants, and you may save your livelihood, your home, your permit to travel. Do as we say, accept the mortification of the flesh, and your soul may, just, escape eternal damnation.

 

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
09/03/2020
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Sharia Watch: An honest man suspended for telling the truth!

Trevor Phillips, an anti-racism campaigner who previously chaired the Equality and Human Rights Commission, faces an investigation and could be expelled from the party.The Times reported that he is being investigated over past comments including remarks on Pakistani Muslim men sexually abusing children in northern British towns.

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