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Thursday, March 30, 2006

A Study in Contrasts

Last Tajik synagogue to be razed
The authorities in the central Asian republic of Tajikistan have started to demolish the country's last synagogue.

It is being destroyed to make way for the construction of a new presidential complex in the capital, Dushanbe.

Members of Tajikistan's ancient Jewish community say they have not been given adequate compensation to enable them to build a new synagogue.


Swedish government funds Malmö mosque repair
The Islamic Centre in Malmö is to receive three million kronor in government funding for rebuilding and repairing damage caused in the latest attack on the mosque.

The government said that the donation was based on the fact that the Islamic Centre is important and contributes to creating the image of Islam in Sweden.

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