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Somalia's moderate Muslims rise up to fight extremism

A moderate Sufi Islamist militia in Somalia could offer an alternative strategy for the United States in the fight to stem a rising tide of Islamic radicalism in the failed state on Africa's east coast.

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In Somalia, a militia of moderates mounts a challenge to extremists
Article | MOGADISHU, SOMALIA -- From behind green sandbags, Abdul Gader fired his rusting AK-47 down a narrow road. A Koran, its pages open, rested on the earth near his sweat-soaked body. So did a pile of bullets. Before him was territory controlled by radical al-Shabab fighters. Behind him was territory ...

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