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Rice visit to mosque cancelled over security fears

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her counterpart Jack Straw have cancelled plans to visit a mosque in England, officials said, amid opposition from anti-war protesters. The mosque in Straw’s constituency in Blackburn, withdrew its invitation for security reasons after opponents of Friday’s planned visit threatened to “invade” the building, mosque official Ibrahim Master said. “The visit wasn’t cancelled because we don’t like Condoleezza Rice,” said Master, a member of the mosque’s governing committee. “What these people had threatened to do was invade the mosque during dawn prayers.” Full Story

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