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  • Summary: 

    Canada, like the US and other Western democracies, has been infiltrated by mainstream Muslim groups, leaders, speakers, imams, etc. who appear to be benign, but who are anti-West and anti-Israel, and habe the goal of doing dawah for the ultimate purpose of Sharia conquest.

    In an article originally published by Young Muslims website and entitled “Understanding Punishment in Shariah [Islamic Law], Taha Ghayyur explained the rationale behind the harsh punishments in Islam (execution, stoning, cutting off thieves’ hands etc.) and argued that the Islamic Law (Shariah) can be implemented in North America.

    Specifically troubling was that Ghayyur’s message was published for a Muslim youth audience.

  • Country: 
    Malaysia
    News Date: 
    17/10/2016
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    The Malaysian Parliament is set to debate a controversial bill that could see stricter forms of sharia law introduced in the state of Kelantan, but critics have warned the so called hudud bill would result in whippings and even the amputations of limbs for crimes such as theft. The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party — commonly known as PAS — is pushing to introduce the proposed laws in the conservative north-eastern state, but first the bill must be passed by the Malaysian national parliament.

  • Sharia Law or ‘One Law For All’?

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    Since it is extremely difficult to gain access to these tribunals, we have tried to show what sort of rulings they may give by referring to online sites used by mosques and individuals. It will at once be clear that the muftis who issue these fatwas walk a very fine line between legality and illegality and sometimes cross into territory where human rights are abused. It should be borne in mind that sharia rulings do not fluctuate by very much (though variants between muftis are far from uncommon). This principle, that it is obligatory to uphold the essential integrity of Islamic jurisprudence and the rulings that come from it, allows us to show in broad terms what muftis are ruling by referring to online sites that are referenced by some of the mosques in our list. The Appendix below provides a range of rulings gleaned from some of these sites, where archives are kept of past fatwas, together with the questions that prompted them. We have edited this material lightly in order to make it accessible to the non‐Muslim and non‐specialist.  

    Among the rulings in the Appendix, we find some that advise illegal actions and others that transgress human rights standards as they are applied by British court. Here are some examples: a Muslim woman may
    not under any circumstances marry a non‐Muslim man unless he converts to Islam; such a woman’s children will be separated from her until she marries a Muslim man; polygamous marriage (i.e. two to four wives) is considered legal; a man may divorce his wife without telling her about it, provided he does not seek to sleep with her; a husband has conjugal rights over his wife, and she should normally answer his summons to have sex (but she cannot summon him for the same reason); a woman may not stay with her husband if he leaves Islam; non‐Muslims may be deprived of their share in an inheritance; a divorce does not require witnesses (i.e. a man may divorce his wife and send her away even if no‐one else knows about it); re‐marriage requires the wife to marry, have sex with, and be divorced by another man; a wife has no property rights
    in the event of divorce (which may be initiated arbitrarily by her husband); sharia law must override the judgements of British courts; rights of child custody may differ from those in UK law; taking up residence in a non‐Muslim country except for limited reasons is forbidden; taking out insurance is prohibited, even if required by law; there is no requirement to register a marriage according to the law of the country; polygamy is acceptable, even if against the law; it is undesirable to rent an apartment belonging to a Christian church; a Muslim lawyer has to act contrary to UK law where it contradicts sharia; employment through driving a taxi is prohibited; it is allowable to be a police officer, provided one is not called upon to do anything contrary to sharia; women are restricted in leaving their homes and driving cars; an adult woman may not marry anyone she chooses; sharia law of legitimacy contradicts the Legitimacy Act 1976; a woman may not leave her home without her husband’s consent (which may constitute false imprisonment); legal adoption is forbidden; a man may coerce his wife to have sex; a woman may not retain custody of her child after seven (for a boy) or nine (for a girl); a civil marriage may be considered invalid; sharia law takes priority over secular law (e.g. a wife may not divorce her husband in a civil court); fighting the Americans and British is a religious duty; recommendation of severe punishments for homosexuals; a woman’s recourse to fertility treatment is disliked; a woman cannot marry without the presence (and permission) of a male guardian (the wali); a divorce is valid if the husband simply intends to do it; polygamous marriage should be maintained, even in the UK; if a woman’s ‘idda has expired and she no longer has marital relations with her husband, he is excused alimony payments; an illegitimate child may not inherit from his/her father.

  • How some elements of Sharia can be accommodated in the British legal system

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    A Muslim barrister wants to start incorporating sharia law into the UK legal system.

  • Country: 
    Pakistan
    News Date: 
    15/10/2016
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    The crowd threatened Masih and his family and called for the teenager to be hanged. Masih’s legal team said: “There were about 80 people of different age groups including students that were present in the premises only for Nabeel’s hearing and each of them was continuously calling on the phone for other people to come. Even the lawyers were threatened.” Admin: The fact that flash mobs can form like this anywhere rather demolishes claims that 'most Muslims are moderates' or are there flying squads of extremists travelling from incident to incident?

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    David Horowitz Foundation and The Students For Intellectual Freedom hosted this conference at Temple University on the evening of April 23, 2012. Simon Deng was enslaved at the age of 9 by Muslims in the Sudan; a horrible practice that continues throughout the Muslim world today. This was a powerful presentation....

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    14/10/2016
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    A MAN who runs a secondary school has been filmed saying all people who insult Islam should be put to death.

  • Country: 
    Pakistan
    News Date: 
    14/10/2016
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    Thousands of riot police have been deployed across Islamabad amid fears of violence after a Pakistani court postponed the appeal of a Asia Bibi, a Christian woman on death row. Admin: This is the reality of Moderate Islam. Threats of violence, her lawyer living in fear.
  • Summary: 

    The public castigation of a British gymnast for 'mocking Islam' is illustrative of a troubling return of blasphemy, argues Stephen Evans. If you've been following the hounding of British Olympic gymnast Louis Smith this week, you'd be forgiven for forgetting that blasphemy laws were abolished in England back in 2008. The very public castigation of the British gymnast is illustrative of the troubling return of blasphemy. As the former Strictly Come Dancing winner has discovered – and to his immense cost – Britain's bourgeoning 'culture of offence' is ensuring that any action deemed likely to offend religious sensibilities, but particularly Muslim sensibilities, is strictly taboo

  • Country: 
    Saudi Arabia
    News Date: 
    08/10/2016
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    The United Nations has called on Saudi Arabia to repeal laws that allow stoning, amputation, flogging and execution of children. Children over 15 years are tried as adults and can be executed, "after trials falling short of guarantees of due process and a fair trial", according to the report by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

  • Iran Old Penal Code On Stoning

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    Warning: Graphic

    This graphic description of this particularly brutal and horrible method of execution quotes the Iranian Penal Code. Iran has reportedly amended its internationally condemned law on stoning convicted adulterers to death to allow judges to impose a different form of execution in 2013:

    At least 150 people may have been stoned in Iran since 1980, the International Committees against Execution and Stoning said in 2010. 

    According to local media, MPs had removed stoning altogether from the bill that they adopted. But the hardline Guardians Council of clerics and jurists, which must approve all legislation before it enters into force, reinserted it, with the new amendment.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/10089270/Iran-amends-law-on-stoning-for-adultery.html

    However this document graphically illustrates the brutal and inhumane process for stoning under sharia law and several Islamic countries still have stoning as a method of execution for certain crimes, particularly adultery.

  • Summary: 

    Admin: Iran has since dropped stoning from their penal code

    We look at the brutal practice of stoning in Iran. This method of execution is still practiced in certain countries, where it is used to punish adulterers and other criminals. The graphic below looks at how a stoning occurs in accordance with the exact language of the Iranian Penal Code.

  • Country: 
    Iraq
    News Date: 
    08/10/2016
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    Islamic State (ISIS) extremists executed an Iraqi woman on Friday after accusing her of “committing adultery.” Local sources reported that the woman was killed in Mosul city, in Iraq’s northwestern Nineveh Governorate. The 32-year-old woman was stoned to death by militants in Mosul’s Darkazliya neighbourhood.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    04/10/2016
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    A private Muslim school has been forced to change its curriculum, overhaul teaching standards and improve child safety following a Sky News investigation. Education watchdog Ofsted served a statutory notice on the Institute of Islamic Education in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, after its strict Sharia code for pupils was made public, including the threat of expulsion for mixing with outsiders. Documents handed out to parents warned that boarders were forbidden from watching TV, listening to music, or reading newspapers, while pupils were taught not to speak to the media.

  • Country: 
    Syrian Arab Republic
    News Date: 
    07/10/2016
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    Families who have managed to escape Raqqa, Islamic State's de facto capital in Syria, have said the terrorist group has been seen severing the limbs of men, women and children in public. One mother told Sky News she had witnessed the group amputating the hand off an 11-year-old boy, an orphan caught trying to sell a stolen car battery for food.

  • Country: 
    Pakistan
    News Date: 
    17/09/2006
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    Up to 80 per cent of women in Pakistan's jails are charged under rules that penalise rape victims. But hardliners have vetoed an end to the Islamic laws

  • Country: 
    Saudi Arabia
    News Date: 
    07/10/2016
    Summary: 

    A U.N. human rights watchdog called on Saudi Arabia on Friday to end “severe” discrimination against girls and to repeal laws that allow the stoning, amputation, flogging and execution of children

  • Country: 
    Saudi Arabia
    News Date: 
    08/12/2015
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     A Saudi court has decided to reopen the case of a Sri Lankan woman who was sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, a Sri Lankan government minister said Tuesday.

  • Summary: 

    "Islam is a threat in the sense that for the true Muslim, Allah must rule the world.

    Christ in the Gospel said, "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's. "

    In contrast, Islam, which is based on the law of the Koran, is to govern in all countries where Muslims are. When they are a minority, they may not insist on enforcing the law of the Koran, but when they become the majority, their Muslim duty is to apply the Sharia. Today, there are real Muslim enclaves in Europe, where there is in fact sharia

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    09/01/2016
    Summary: 

    A Bristol judge has become the first in the country to be allowed to rule on sharia law cases. District Judge Shamim Qureshi, who sits at Bristol Crown Court, is the first member of the UK judiciary to receive permission from the Judicial Office to carry out such a role, according to today's Daily Telegraph.

  • HUDUD PUNISHMENTS IN ISLAMIC CRIMINAL LAW

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    Abstract Islam is more than a religion, it encompasses faith, culture, law and the social order. Islam proposes a society of righteousness and justice. Criminal behaviour is not tolerated in the Islamic order of society. Criminal behaviour is breach of God’s sovereignty, hence stiffer penalties are prescribed. This paper examines hudud punishments in Islamic penal system, and agitates for the reformation of Islamic criminal jurisprudence. While it is reasonable to punish offenders, and violators of normative principles, it is the opinion of this paper that punishments that are prescribed in municipal penal code should at least conform to international criminal jurisprudence. 

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    Civil liberties like freedom of thought, conscience and religion, and religious liberties are criminal offenses punishable under Hudud crimes in Islam. Criminal procedure under shariah does not allow cross-examination of witness, or rebuttal testimony by the accused. The rules of evidence in Islamic criminal law exclude all men who lack credibility, and integrity in society (non-adl).  Women and non-Muslims are not allowed to testify. There is no provision for jury trial, or appeals.

  • Country: 
    Pakistan
    News Date: 
    05/10/2016
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    A Pakistani man has admitted murdering his sister in an 'honour killing' because she married a Christian man. 

  • Country: 
    Canada
    News Date: 
    08/08/2008
    Summary: 

    After a year-long hearing, costing half a million dollars, a Canadian Human Rights body has concluded that a man who reprinted the Danish “Mohammed cartoons” in his magazine did not incite hatred against Muslims.

  • Country: 
    Sudan (the)
    News Date: 
    14/09/2014
    Summary: 

    Christian mother who faced death sentence in Sudan after being accused of abandoning Islam says she was read the Koran in prison in an attempt to convert her

  • Summary: 

    Of the four Sunni schools of sharia, it is the Shafi’is who have said that circumcision of girls is compulsory. TheReliance of the Traveller, a respected manual of Shafi’i jurisprudence, states  “Circumcision is obligatory (for every male and female) by cutting off the piece of skin on the glans of the penis of the male, but circumcision of the female is by cutting out the clitoris” (section e4.3).  [The English translation by Nuh Ha Mim Keller (certified by Al-Azhar University) disguises the true meaning of the Arabic text by offering the following bogus English ‘translation’: “For men it consists of removing the prepuce from the penis, and for women, removing the prepuce (Ar. Bazr) of the clitoris (n: not the clitoris itself, as some mistakenly assert).” ]

  • Country: 
    Australia
    News Date: 
    01/10/2016
    Summary: 

    “They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah. But if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them and take not from among them any ally or helper.” (Qur’an 4:89)

    A hadith depicts Muhammad saying: “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him” (Bukhari 9.84.57). The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law according to all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence.

  • Country: 
    Pakistan
    News Date: 
    30/09/2016
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    A 16-YEAR-OLD Christian boy faces the death penalty after he was accused of insulting Islam in a Facebook post.

    His family have been forced to flee their home in Bhai Pheru for fear of violence as their sons awaits trial in prison….

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    Today is International Blasphemy Rights Day, when we show our solidarity with those who face persecution and violence for daring to criticize or question religion. But today we also mark another dark day in order to make a powerful difference.

    On February 26, 2015, machete-wielding militants attacked humanist writers and activists Avijit Roy and Bonya Ahmed as they left a book fair in Dhaka, Bangladesh, leaving Roy dead and Ahmed seriously injured. It was not the first attack on a secularist in Bangladesh — in 2013 Ahmed Rajib Haider was killed, and Asif Mohiuddin seriously injured — but it was perhaps the highest-profile attack in recent years.

  • Country: 
    Pakistan
    News Date: 
    30/09/2016
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    The lawyer of Asia Bibi has exclusively told Premier of her desperate situation as she waits to appeal her death sentence. The Christian mother is facing the death penalty after being accused of insulting the prophet Mohammed during a conversation at work. She's been in prison for over a decade as she fights to clear her name. Her final appeal hearing is due to held in October. If she's not acquitted she could be hanged within 30 days of the verdict.

  • Summary: 
    • Are French institutions sacrificing one freedom for another? Is equality between men and women being sacrificed to freedom of religion (Islam) to impose its diktats on French society?
    • If someone still does not realize that the Islamic dress code is the Trojan horse of Islamist jihad, he will learn it fast.
    • For years, "big brothers" have been obliging their mothers and sisters to wear a veil when they go out. Now that this job is done, they have begun to fight non-Muslim women who wear shorts and skirts -- no longer just in the sensitive Muslim "no-go zones" of the suburbs, where women no longer dare to wear skirts -- but now also in the heart of big cities.
    • "The law guarantees women, in all fields, same equal rights as men."
    • What people do not seem to know is that in the heart of Paris, a Muslim man can insult a woman for drinking a cola in the street and is served in stores first, before women.
    • Many people evidently still do not know that Islam is a religion and a political movement at war with the West -- and openly intent on subjugating the West. It must be responded to as such. The problem is, every time it is responded to as such, Muslim extremists run for cover under the claim of freedom of religion.
    • It is crucial for Western societies to start making a distinction between freedom of speech and incitement to violence, and to begin seriously penalizing attacks on innocents, as well as calls to attack innocents.
  • Summary: 

    On this new special edition of Anni Cyrus’s “Top 10”, Anni focuses on Top 10 Qur’anic Laws that Inspire the Laws of Iran,  proving that what we see in Islamic countries is the true Islam.

  • Country: 
    Turkey
    News Date: 
    24/09/2016
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    Abdullah Çakıroğlu was apparently heard saying: 'Those who wear shorts must die

    “I thought she disregarded the values of our country and society and she did not show respect for herself and the people around her with her clothing style. My spiritual side took over and I kicked her in the face.”

     

  • Country: 
    Jordan
    News Date: 
    25/09/2016
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    A prominent Jordanian Christian writer has been shot dead in front of the courthouse where he was on trial for sharing a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam.

  • Country: 
    Saudi Arabia
    News Date: 
    07/09/2016
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    WARNING: EXTREMELY GRAPHIC AND DISTURBING

    In this graphic video taken in Saudi Arabia near the city of Mecca, a woman is punished for having committed what her husband alleges is the murder of his 7-year-old daughter. The convicted woman is led out before a crowd in broad daylight and beheaded in the middle of a lot.

  • The Story of Mohammed Islam Unveiled

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  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    23/09/2016
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    West Midlands Police Chief Constable was blasted after he refused to rule out allowing female recruits to wear the face-covering garments. He said that his force “would have to consider” any requests to wear the burka, which covers both the face and body, and the full-face niqab, which leaves the eye area clear. The decision was met with outrage from MPs and public figures and was even slammed as a bad idea by the Muslim Council of Britain. 

    But today, Leicestershire Police's Chief Constable said he would also consider Muslim WPCs’ wishes to wear full Islamic dress while on duty.

  • Country: 
    Nigeria
    News Date: 
    23/09/2016
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    The United Nations is being asked to help negotiate the release of the kidnapped Christian schoolgirls from Chibok.....Boko Haram has kidnapped thousands of people but the mass abduction of 276 schoolgirls in April 2014 incited outrage around the world and brought international condemnation of Nigeria's home-grown Islamic extremist group......Most girls kidnapped by Boko Haram have been forced to marry fighters and are pregnant or have babies, according to some of the thousands freed in the past year as the military has recaptured territory.

  • Summary: 
    • "[A] basic American legal principle [is]: American courts apply American law, rather than one rule for Muslims, one rule for Christians, one rule for Jews, and so on." — Eugene Volokh, First Amendment law professor at UCLA.
    • Allowing Islamic shariah law to substitute for state law regarding inheritance and related matters would undercut the values of equal protection of the laws and equality before the law, and in many instances, would violate American law.
  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    12/09/2016
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    • Chobham Academy in Newham, London, closed for Eid-al-Adha festival
    • Religious leaders only announced festival would take place ten days ago 
    • Mother 'got text at 11am Friday saying school would be closed on Monday'
    • School is partially closed for nursery, reception, Year 1 and Year 2
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  • Segregation in independent faith schools

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    I am writing to you not only in your capacity as Secretary of State for Education but also as Minister for Women and Equalities. As you know, I wrote to you on 24 November 2015 to raise serious concerns about the segregation of staff and governors in independent schools. I am writing again to report that Her Majesty’s Inspectors (HMI) continue to find that staff are being segregated because of their gender in Muslim independent schools.  

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    Sir Michael Wilshaw has warned that leaders in some independent Islamic schools are continuing to undermine British values, after inspectors found more evidence of gender segregation.

    In a letter to Nicky Morgan, Secretary of State for Education and Equalities Minister, the Ofsted chief wrote that inspectors "continue to find that staff are being segregated because of their gender in Muslim independent schools."

  • Country: 
    France
    News Date: 
    09/09/2016
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    Two women have been assaulted and their husbands severely beaten on the French Riviera, after a gang of “youths” called the women “whores” because they were wearing shorts.

    Attacks on women in ‘revealing clothes’ in Toulon, where the assault occurred, are becoming more common with residents fearing the emergence of a “morality police”.

  • Country: 
    Italy
    News Date: 
    09/09/2016
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    “The decision was taken because the man refused to swear on the constitution before taking up Italian citizenship, arguing that his ultra-conservative Salafist Islam beliefs were “fully incompatible” with Italy’s fundamental laws.”

    This imam’s assertion needs to be investigated more generally, in Italy and all of Europe and North America. If Sharia is indeed “fully incompatible” with Western law, is it really wise to keep importing large numbers of people who believe in it?

  • Country: 
    Canada
    News Date: 
    07/09/2016
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    • "If they arrest me and put me in prison, I will carry on in prison. I will radicalise everyone in prison." — Anjem Choudary, quoted by the Daily Mail.
    • One of the most troubling factors is the vulnerability of fresh converts to radicalisation. Starting out with minimal knowledge of their new faith, converts are easily lured into adopting strict forms of Islam, guided by existing radicals and by the extremist literature freely available in prisons.
    • "Political correctness in prisons is allowing extremism to flourish because guards are too afraid of confronting Muslims." Extremists are "exploiting... staff fear of being labelled racist." — The Telegraph, citing a report by Ian Acheson, a former British prison governor.
    • Said al-Shihri, after his release from Guantanamo in 2007, completed and passed the Saudi deradicalisation program, then became deputy leader of al-Qaeda in Yemen, orchestrating the bombing of the U.S. embassy there in 2008.
    • A Labour MP, Khalid Mahmood, pointed out that many of the mentors who are supposed to guide young people away from becoming radicalised are themselves non-violent radicals.
  • Summary: 

    "You muslims blame us other people critizising islam. Fortunately we are not only people who has brains. For too many years in islam only men have been allowed to say what is right and what is wrong. islam is threat to peace."

    Commentary by the poster of the video.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    12/10/2008

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