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Islamic revival spreads in Syria despite rule of secular Baath

The three Mohammads are all sure of one thing. “I want to be the imam of a mosque,” says 10-year-old Mohammad, on his way home from a lesson in Aleppo’s Islamic school. “I want to be a preacher too,” chimes his friend, also named after the Prophet, dressed in his finest black gelab. “We like to study the Koran,” explains the third Mohammad, also a resident of Syria’s second city, “because it’s our religion.” Full Story

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