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Middle East regimes are using 'moderate' Islam to stay in power
Mar 1, 2017 - Washington Post Blogs

Muslim clerics from around the world gathered in Morocco in January 2016 to draft the Marrakesh Declaration on religious tolerance. A reaction to the Islamic State's highly public brutalization of religious minorities, the document harked back to the prophet Muhammad's constitution of Medina, which enshrined the rights of non-Muslims in the first Muslim community in 622 CE.

While sponsors presented the declaration as an official form of moderate Islam to counter extremism, other domestic

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