• most of the islamic nations somehow (miraculously) manage to have a very low minority burden but the populace starts screaming...
    ( By hats off! )
  • the legendary emigre word soup maker is back again with another of her mixed vegetative soup, served with some semantic mincemeat and assorted grammar....
    ( By hats off! )
  • When one can allege that the U.S. government can be complicit in attacking its own Defense Department's Pentagon building in the capital city...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • "How did it fracture like brittle bone then if it wasn’t melted" - mr. naseer ahmed. that sentence is a jem...
    ( By hats off! )
  • GM Sb is a doctor but his education may not be relevant to what is being discussed. What can I say about his intelligence when ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Islam does not want its followers to go the extremes of hardship. Allah Almighty says in the Quran, "Allah intends ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Hidayat, the Arabic word, literally means guidance, instruction, righteousness or the true path. The word hidayat is comprehensively....
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Mr Qazi has very correctly pointed out the message of moderation in the Quran, an aspect which the Muslims...
    ( By arshad )
  • Naseer sahib imputes that I had implied "any random destructive force or fire can cause a high rise building to collapse...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Oh really? What does GM sb comprehend? That any random destructive force or fire can cause a high rise building to collapse along the path ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Mohammad Hussain, Christianity makes it as a duty for the citizen to wage war to save one's country if war is thrust!'
    ( By Joyson Duraisingh )
  • Ak Bhat, Al( the) + Ah ( God)= The God'
    ( By Joyson Duraisingh )
  • Joyson Duraisingh the non muslims have freedom to worship in their own way . It is an estabished ....
    ( By Ghulam Ahmad Dar )
  • @Gulam Ahmad Dar No consensus on idol worship, whatever may be the consequences
    ( By Joyson Duraisingh )
  • Secularism is very important .we should not divide the Indians. All are equal.pl.dont show your gods in public..they are statues.maintain .....
    ( By John Vedhamuthu )
  • Dinabandhu Nayak you are right,sir'
    ( By Akshaya Sahu )
  • Mohammad Hussain Manusmriti has been diluted since long. No body has seen this scripture perhaps except you.Hinduism is a auto adjusting ...
    ( By Akshaya Sahu )
  • Dinabandhu Nayak sir, slavery is unknown to Hinduism - cruel joke at its zenith!'....
    ( By Joyson Duraisingh )
  • There is nothing as gazwa-hind like things in islamic scruptures.as far as the word kafir is concerned...it simply means non-beliver.this is not for non-muslims....but ....
    ( By Reshi Siftain )
  • Stop Talibani bagdaddi culture respect SUFI Ahmediays etc be respectful to others'
    ( By Rudra Kumar Varma )
  • Islam will dominate the world insha Allah'
    ( By Muzafer Sheikh )
  • @Rakesh Rawat and Rabindra Dutta Roy But the refugee Muslims are much eager to enter into U S for living. ------and calling US as terrorist. ---
    ( By Rabindra Dutta Roy )
  • Why leave the great USA.
    ( By Rabindra Dutta Roy )
  • @Rabindra Dutta Roy onslaught concept is inhetited to muslims by the very Qoran. The word "Kafir" and "Gajwa e Hind" is itself a discriminatory, inflammatory ...
    ( By Rakesh Rawat )
  • The Prophet said, "And beware of going to extremes in religious matters for those who came before you were destroyed because...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • it is very nice, India has Prime Minister that talks of Ganesh Surgical Transplant. Here we have ....
    ( By Aayina )
  • What is hidayat? When God gives hidayat, is it the same hidayat that is given by his prophets ...
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • Dear Ghulam Ghaus Saheb. Before putting his opinion, Allama Ghulam Rasool Saeedi (RA) himself admits that it is my own research, He writes: ہماری تحقیق کے ...
    ( By misbahul Hoda )
  • Hats Off's criticism of this article is contrived and hollow.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Allama Saeedi has not given details of abrogation [naskh] in his Tibyanul Quran. When writing Tibyan, he himself benefitted from the usuliyeen such as Allama ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • looks like the easiest thing to become today is a two-cent islamic expert. every "researcher...
    ( By hats off! )
  • We want to end triple talaq, not just pay lip service to the cause....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • janab! to kya saeedi sahab ke nazdeek sir Ayate saif ko bunyad bana kar kisi Ghair Muslim, kafir o Mushrik ko Qatal karna, bela wajah...
    ( By nazir banarasi )
  • Totally irrelevant and inane comment from Hats Off.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Getting tired of the routine? No "nothing to do with religion" chorus of one? ....
    ( By hats off! )
  • Was it a demolition job to start with, or was it an indiscriminate act of violence and destruction ....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Naked majoritarian hegemony is the gift that RSS's 70 years of hate prachar have bestowed....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Both Zionism and Islamism are interested in building walls, not bridges.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Very much pertinent submission'
    ( By Kbarora Arora )
  • How can be there peace when out siders are mindling in Islamic countries'
    ( By Mushtaq Mohammed )

    Hindi Section

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    Urdu Section

    UAE Fatwa Council to Fight against Rogue Fatwas  متحدہ عرب امارات فتوی کونسل دہشت گردی اور انتہاپسندی کو فروغ دینے والے فتوں کا مقابلہ کرنے کے لئے کمربستہ

    شیخ ابن بیہ جو (فورم فار پرموٹنگ پیس ان مسلم سوسائٹی) کے چیئرمین بھی ہیں ، انہوں نے کہا کہ کونسل "معاشرے ، شہریوں اور پوری دنیا کے تحفظ کو خطرے میں ڈالنے والے بدعنوان فتوں اور تخریبی اثر و رسوخ سے ملک کی حفاظت کرنے کی ہر ممکن کوشش کریگی"۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ "کونسل کا کردار علماء کے لئے اس مبارک ملک میں ایک اہم قدم ہوگا"۔

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    UAE Fatwa Council to Fight against Rogue Fatwas That Promote Extremist and Terrorist Narratives

    “The council will act against extremists who have defamed Islam”. For this purpose, the council would also train muftis, mentor their skills and promote related studies in coordination with the country’s General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments.  Ibn Bayyah said that we should immediately take step against extremists by using preventive measures to curb hatred and violence. ...

    Islam and Politics

    Starving and Bombed Children of Yemen Seek Entrapment in Flooded Thai Cave
    Robert J. Burrowes, New Age Islam

    While the world watched and waited with bated breath for the outcome of the substantial global effort – involving over 100 cave divers from various countries, 1,000 members of the Thai Army and 10,000 others in various roles – to rescue a team of 12 young football players and their coach, who were trapped inside a flooded cave in Thailand for 17 days, 850,000 children were killed by human adults in other parts of the world, many of them simply starved to death in Yemen or other parts of Africa, Asia and Central/South America.

    Am I pleased that the 12 children and their coach in Thailand were rescued? Of course I am. I just wish that an equivalent effort was being made to rescue each of the 50,000 children we will kill today, tomorrow, the next day and the day after that….

    Islamic World News

    'Give Me an Atom Bomb and I’ll Wipe Holland off the Face of the Earth,' Vows Leader of Pakistani Islamist Group in Response to Prophet Muhammad Cartoon Competition

    'Govt Powerless To Nullify Child Marriage As It Is Valid Under Islamic Laws'

    Muslim Scholars Call For End to ‘Evil’ Afghan Fighting

    DU Proposes To Introduce Islam and International Relations Paper in MA



    Several Pakistani Clerics Turn Down Saudi Invitation to Conference on Afghan Peace, Stability

    Southeast Asia

    Dozens of Govt Mosques in Jakarta Promote Radicalism

    Arab World

    Rebels Kill 27 Regime Fighters in Northwest Syria


    Indian Intelligence Infiltrated Islamic State Ring to Track, Arrest Afghan Suicide Bomber Sent To Hit Delhi


    Nigeria Frees 183 Children, Clears Ties to Boko Haram

    Troops Kill 15 Boko Haram Terrorists In Borno


    Israeli President Slams Bill That Could Lead To Jewish-Only Communities

    Hamas Rejects So-Called Trump's Deal Of The Century

    South Asia

    'Russia, Iran, China, Pakistan Intelligence Chiefs Discuss Daesh Threat in Afghanistan'

    North America

    After Discouraging Year, US Officials Expect Review of Afghan Strategy

    US Ambassador Urges Germany to Block Iran Cash Withdrawal


    Christian, Muslim and Jewish Groups Join Together For '21 for 21' Interfaith Collaboration

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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    Islam, Women and Feminism

    DPM: Under Islamic Law, Marriage of Child Bride in Kelantan Still Valid

    Woman Divorced, Forced To Leave Home over Burnt Chapatti

    Malaysian-Born Miss Universe Hopeful Paves the Way for Malay Muslim Women in Hijab

    Nigeria: ‎Hijab Controversy - Amasa Firdaus, Others Called to Bar

    Court Denies Muslim Woman Maintenance under Hindu Law

    Saudi Arabia Deports Man for Wearing Shorts In Front Of Saudi Women

    Muslim Women’s Rights Are Also Women’s Rights

    Fatima Nasser Accused of Spying For Bettering Role of Libyan Woman

    Serial Groper in Court for Attacking Women in Dubai

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Reasons for the Cancerous Spread of Takfirist Ideology in Parts of the Muslim World
    Habib Ali Al Jifri

    The first one is the rejection of the diversity of opinions. This diversity is often a result of the application of scholars’ independent legal judgement (Ijtihad) to religious textual evidence that is non-definitive in its meaning. This leads to two things: an increased inability for the representatives of religion to embrace changes in the world from one perspective, and an expansion of the spheres of war in the Muslim world from another. The second reason is the association of “non-belief” with killing and deviancy. Such tendency fails to recognise the Sharia’s legal distinction between a combatant disbeliever and a civilian disbeliever....

    Urdu Section

    Spiritual Significance of Repentance and its Guiding Principles in the Light of Sufi Discourse   بزبانِ تصوف: سیر الی اللہ میں توبہ کے رہنما اصول اور ان کی روحانی اہمیت و افادیت
    Misbahul Huda, New Age Islam

    اس تحریر میں مکتوب شریف کے بعض مقامات کی مناسب تسہیل و تفصیل کے لئے بنیادی طور پر زین الاسلام حضرت عبد الكريم بن هوازن بن عبد الملك القشيری علیہ (متوفى 465 ہجری) کی فن تصوف میں امہات الکتب میں شمار کی جانے والی ایک مایہ ناز تصنیف رسالہ قشیریہ اور حضرت علی بن عثمان الجلابی المعروف بہ داتا گنج بخش علی ہجویری رحمۃ اللہ علیہ (متوفی 465 ہجری) کی شہرہ آفاق تصنیف کشف المحجوب سے استفادہ کیا گیا ہے۔چونکہ آپ دونوں بزرگ ہم عصر ہیں اور حضرت داتا گنج بخش علی ہجویری رحمۃ اللہ علیہ نے زین الاسلام حضرت عبد الكريم بن هوازن بن عبد الملك القشيری کا ذکر اپنی تصنیف لطیف کشف المحجوب میں بڑے ادب اور اونچے القاب کے ساتھ کیا ہے۔ نیز بعد کے تقریباً تمام صوفیائے کرام نے ان دو عظیم ہستیوں کی تصنیفات سے بھر پور استفادہ کیا ہے ،لہٰذا راقم الحروف نے بھی ان کے تحریری شہ پاروں سے استفادہ کر کے اپنی بات مستند کرنے کی کوشش کی ہے۔

    The War Within Islam

    Pakistan’s General Election Is Unlikely to Change Its Fundamental Realities
    Husain Haqqani

    The conviction of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif by an accountability court last Friday has set the stage for him to portray himself as the latest martyr for democracy. He has argued, as others have done before him, that he is being punished not for corruption but for standing up to Pakistan’s invisible government — the military-intelligence combine that has dominated the country effectively since 1958....

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Pakistani Women Have Empowered Themselves in Nearly Every Field But Politics
    Rafia Zakaria

    One wonders how many elections, how many dramatic arrests (or non-arrests), how many rallies and verdicts will have to come to pass before Pakistani politics is not the realm of someone’s daughter, someone’s wife or someone’s sister. This election, creeping up on us, will not be the one to blaze that trail and make that crucial difference....

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    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Kerala Muslim Women’s College Bans Tight Jeans, Short Tops, Permits Head Scarf
    Seema Jowenda Ghor’s new governor

    India: Burqa-Clad Women Perform Exercises at a Gym In Bhopal

    Afghanistan's Women: Future Clouded By Rampant Violence, Conservatism

    Seema Jowenda Appointed Ghor’s New Governor

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Dashed Ambitions Stark Reality of Education in Kingdom’s Girls Schools
    Samia Zaman, Bangladesh

    Sheffield Muslim Women Suffer ‘Curry’ Taunts

    SIS Full Of 'Lusts & Desires', That's Why They Say Hair Not Part Of 'Aurat' - Isma

    Saudi Videogame Lets Women Take the Wheel In Feminist Virtual Reality

    More Children Get Caught Up In Pornography, Cybercrime in Indonesia

    Samia Zaman: Bangladesh in Cannes

    Johor Prince Posts Message on Judging How Women Dress

    Lebanon’s Laws Still Leave Women Vulnerable

    12 Women Who Are Leading Right-Wing America's Crusade against Muslims and Arabs

    Women Fend For Themselves on Unsafe Public Transportation System in Jakarta

    Implementation of Child Marriage Restraint Law Urged In Pakistan

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

    Islamic Ideology

    Even as radical Muslim groups claim religious sanction for their acts of terror, other Muslim groups, including noted Islamic scholars, insist that terrorism has no room whatsoever in Islam. In recent years, several noted Islamic scholars have even issued Fatwas condemning terrorism as unambiguously anti-Islamic. Scores of books have been penned by Muslim writers, debunking the misinterpretations of Islam by radical Islamist ideologues to suit their agendas. Yet, so far relatively little attention has been given to studying the Quranic attitude towards terrorism as a punishable crime and the punishment for terrorism....

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Mixed-Gender Workplaces Must Not Be a Stigma for Saudi Women
    Adlah bint Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz Al Saoud

    Syria Women Prisoners Are a ‘Weapon of War’

    A Muslim Girl, Azi Ahmed, With the SAS: Special Forces Get the Feminine Touch

    Meet Daughter of the king of Saudi Arabia – Adlah bint Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz Al Saoud

    Bushra Ansari's Fab Website Is a Much-Needed Tribute to Pakistani TV's History

    'Miss Muslimah' Photos Show Just How Outdated Western Views of the Muslim World Really Are

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    The Siren Call Of ‘Pure’ Islam, Not A Reaction To Racism, Alienation Or Islamophobia
    Hasan Suroor

    To still insist on the validity of old assumptions about Muslim radicalisation is to ignore the elephant in the room: the pull of religion. Radicals are responding to the IS call for Islamic revival. Nothing more, nothing less. Other factors — alienation, searching for a “meaning’’ in life, the lure of adventure — is secondary. The alienation theory was long busted after it turned out that many, if not all, of those attracted to extremism were actually well-adjusted and well-integrated into their communities. And the notion of testosterone-fuelled boys dying for a slice of Jihadi adventure has been disproved by schoolgirls and housewives heading for jihad. .... The process of radicalisation is a lot more complex than is assumed, but the ultimate pull factor is religion. Any de-radicalisation strategy, in order to be effective, will have to be anchored in a religious counter-narrative. And it will have to come from imams and Maulvis — not from counter-extremism think tanks and reformed radicals.

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Pahang Muslim Women in ‘Too Short’, ‘Too Tight’ Dresses during Ramadan Can Go To Jail
    Malala Yousafzai

    Malala Campaigns for Girls’ Education in US Congress

    Girl 'Aged 12' In Nigeria Market Bombing

    Woman Who Won SC Head-Scarf Case Meets President Obama at White House Dinner

    Saudi Arabia Women's Rights: Hotel Chefs Can Be Women, Ministry of Labour Announces

    Women's Rights in Afghanistan: The Turbulent Fight for Equality

    Gunmen Kidnap Dutch Female Aid Worker in Afghan Capital

    A Feminine Youth Group Organises Workshop for Muslim Women

    “Saudi Girls Revolution” A Smartphone Game Making Headlines

    ‘Saudi Women’s Participation in City Council Polls to Benefit Society’

    Bangladesh Govt against Under-18 Marriages

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    More German Women, Girls Joining ISIL in Iraq, Syria: Official
    Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Aandolan

    Saudi Woman Held for Swindling 600 Out Of SR500 Million

    Woman Begs Abbott to Help Daughter and Grandkids Flee Daesh

    Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan Hit out at Personal Law Board on Yoga

    For Sale: Pants To Cover Women’s ‘Aurat’ While Giving Birth

    10 Totally Badass Female Muslim Politicians You Should Know

    Almost Half of Malaysian Women Are Unemployed

    Indonesian Women Are Ecommerce Target

    Iran: Ratcheting Up Repressive Policy against Women, Gender Discrimination

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

    Ijtihad, Rethinking Islam

    Muslim world is yet to liberate itself from the stranglehold of outdated dogmas, which have nothing to do with the real teachings and the true spirit of Islam. Muslim scholars and intellectuals must develop the spirit of free enquiry in finding the answers to challenges of modernity while remaining faithful to Islam’s eternal principles enunciated in the Holy Quran. Religious extremism and sectarianism which are tearing apart the Muslim world must be abandoned. This is unlikely to happen unless the Muslim governments give the pride of place to education and encourage freedom of expression and moderation in their programmes, which is not the case at present.....

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Will Kanizan Be The First Woman To Be Executed, in Pakistan?
    Malala Housafzai

    2 Female Suicide Bombers Kill 30 in Northeast Nigeria

    Annoying Remarks UK Muslim Women Are Sick of Hearing at Ramadan

    Saudi Women Can Become Hotel Chefs

    Malala Presses World Bank, UN to Set Goals on Education

    Indian Woman Throws Her Children Out Of Burning Flat To Safety in Saudi Arabia

    Racist Jibe against Obama by Israeli Minister’s Wife

    The Women Helping To Fight Extremism in the UK

    Baghdadi’s Ex-Wife Gives Birth In Lebanese Hospital: Report

    Rights Group Slams Malaysian Court for Sentencing 9 Transgender Women to Fines, Jail

    60-Year-Old Malay Woman Wants Muslim Name Dropped From Identification Card

    Fury over Gender Ban in Bordeaux Muslim Grocery Store

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Kurdish Singer Delivers One-Woman Counter-Offensive against ISIS
    Susan D. Harris

    The entire video for "Revolution" was filmed less than two miles from the frontline where Peshmerga fighters were battling ISIS. The video ends as nearby gunfire causes Luv to duck. While much is being written about Luv, the Peshmerga fighters, and the Kurds – I would like to focus on why Luv's video is so important.....

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    For the first time ever in India beyond the tiny state of Goa, the bill recognized the concept of "matrimonial property" and there by vested the wife with a share in the assets that have been acquired by the husband in the course of their marriage. In the event of divorce, the bill provided that the wife, as a corollary, would be entitled not just to maintenance or alimony but also a share as determined by the court in the husband's "share of the immovable property". ....

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    A Devout Muslim, Fatima, Does Yoga, Breathing With Name of Allah
    Rumana Manzur, Asst Prof Dhaka University

    Egyptian Women Protest outside Presidential Palace

    Competition to Promote Entrepreneurship among Saudi Women Launched

    'Fear They Will Find Me': Death Threats Stalk Afghan Acid Victim

    Muslim Students at Jihadi John's Former University 'Harass and Intimidate Women'

    Dropout Rate of Girl Students Decreases in Mansehra, Pakistan

    Female Activist Jailed For Criticising Kuwait Emir

    Assistant Professor Dhaka University Rumana: Social Evil Can Be Defeated, Will You Join Me?

    Saudi ID Protects Women

    18,000 Saudi Women Found In Fake Jobs

    Gujarat: Hindu Woman, Muslim Paramour ‘Elope’, Patels Threaten Stir

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

    Ijtihad, Rethinking Islam

    One of the most pressing issues in the eyes of the early Muslims was the protection of Qur’an’s sanctity. Numerous times throughout the Qur’an and sayings of the Prophet (peace be upon him), the Muslims are reminded that the Jews and Christians corrupted their texts over time, which now cannot be taken as authentic. As a result, early Muslims developed an isnad system for ensuring that the Qur’an and Hadith would not be subject to change by human error, either intentional or unintentional....

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Female Iran VP Scolds Hardliners over Volleyball Ban
    Angelina Jolie

    Governor appoints first woman to head municipality in Egypt's Alexandria

    Shiekha Jawaher calls for efforts to help 51m refugees worldwide

    Few Bangladeshi women willing to take Saudi jobs

    Angelina Jolie visits camp for Syrian refugees in Turkey

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

    Islamic Ideology

    While Wahhabism has adherents around the world, many Muslims detest it, because it considers Shiites and followers of other non-Sunni sects — not to mention Christians and Jews — to be infidels. Others blame Saudi Arabia’s promotion of Wahhabism abroad for giving theological fuel to groups like Al Qaeda and the Islamic State, an accusation Saudi officials reject. “It is important for Saudis who are living now, in this century, to know that the state came from a specific place that has been preserved and that it was built on an idea, a true, correct and tolerant ideology that respected others,” said Abdullah Arrakban of the High Commission for the Development of Riyadh that oversees the project....

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    Radical Islamism and Jihad
    'Make Revolutionary Changes in the Islamic Theology of Consensus to Fight Jihadism': Sultan Shahin Asks Muslim Nations at UNHRC in Geneva
    Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam

    Sixteen years after 9/11, the issue of Jihadi terrorism has become even more complex and widespread.

    First, though Jihadism is a violent offshoot of Wahhabism and Salafism, the international community has allowed the fountainhead of Wahhabi/Salafi ideology to continue to spend tens of billions of dollars to Wahhabise the world Muslim community.

    Second, we recently saw with horror, but without any protest from the international community, the sight of a UN-designated terrorist, with a ten-million-dollar bounty on his head, launch a political party and nominate another US-designated terrorist to contest democratic elections in Pakistan. Apparently, some countries can ignore UN directives with impunity.

    Third, the Muslim community has failed to grasp that Jihadism spread so rapidly around the world because at its core it is not very different from the theology of consensus that informs the religious beliefs and practices of all Muslim sects. That is why Jihadis are not impressed when we Muslims either proclaim that Islam is a religion of peace and pluralism or when we try to wash our hands off Jihadism by claiming that it has nothing to do with Islam. If we Muslims want to live as honourable citizens in the 21st century’s globalised world, we must rethink our consensus theology in all its dimensions and make revolutionary changes to bring it in line with the needs of present times....

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