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    Algeria Is in the Grips of Re-Islamization

    Pluralism is so last year. Islamists have accepted the impossibility of establishing a caliphate in Algeria, so they’re focusing now on the country’s moral codes. New mosques are flying up — including one that will boast the world’s tallest minaret — as a younger generation turns to God in the face of poverty and 30 percent unemployment. Many fear women and minorities will have an even tougher fight for equal rights as this country — so recently plagued by an extremism-fueled civil war — again plays with fire.

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