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40 Years On, A Controversial Film On Islam's Origins Is Now A Classic

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Sheikh Hassan Lachheb conducts the Portrait of a Prophet course in Lanham, Md. The course is based on the stories of the Hadith, personal recollections of the Prophet Muhammad put down in writing about two centuries after his death. Courtesy of CelebrateMercy hide caption

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Fighting Extremism With Knowledge: Learning The Lessons Of Muhammad

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Damaged glass is seen at the site of a shooting in Copenhagen on Saturday. Shots were fired near a meeting in the Danish capital that was attended by controversial Swedish artist Lars Vilks. Scanpix Denmark/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Police forces gather in street outside the offices of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Wednesday, after armed gunmen stormed the offices. Martin Bereau /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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At Least 12 Die In Shooting At Magazine's Paris Office; Suspects Named

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Many Views Of Muhammad, As A Man And As A Prophet

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At the offices of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo earlier today, publisher/editor Stephane Charbonnier ("Charb") struck a defiant pose. Fred DuFour /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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