Stories By 'GILES FRASER'
Martin Luther became a horrendous antisemite in later life. But the foundation of a Jewish homeland for the Jewish people is hard to imagine without the reform of the church that he kickstarted 500 years ago.
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The Russian revolution had started earlier in February. The tsar had already abdicated. And a provisional bourgeois government had begun to establish itself.
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Back in May, at the Roundhouse Poetry Slam, the brilliant Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan took to the stage to denounce the importance of being one of those good Muslims, as opposed to one of the bad ones.
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Last Sunday, as the blood of Egyptian Christians was being wiped from the church floor, tens of thousand of us were walking down from the Mount of Olives, following as much as possible the footsteps of Jesus on his final entry into Jerusalem.
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The small Siberian town of Birobidzhan is set in a mosquito-infested swampland on the far eastern end of the Trans-Siberian railway.
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