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Residents of Berlin’s Heinersdorf neighborhood protested the foundation laying ceremony last week. Residents have also filed legal complaints to block construction of the mosque.

As a mosque rises, a dispute flares in Berlin

By Colin Nickerson
Globe Staff / January 9, 2007

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BERLIN -- A squabble over construction of the first mosque in formerly communist East Berlin is becoming the latest flash point between Muslims intent on asserting a strong identity in Europe and Europeans increasingly fearful that their secular societies are threatened by Islamic fundamentalism. (Full article: 1151 words)

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