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Dubai Tours Offer Positive View of Islam

With tensions high between the Western and Islamic worlds, Dubai’s leaders are trying to help with an unusual new form of tourism in this Gulf Arab boomtown best known for shopping and sunbathing. Dubai’s leader, Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is funding mosque tours for Western visitors that aim to clear up misconceptions about Islam, especially that the religion condones violence. The ultimate goal is defusing strains between Muslims and Christians that rose after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in the United States, and the war in Iraq. Full Story

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