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Angst rising with Islamic militant zeal

Posted: July 12, 2014 at 2:31 a.m.

In this Wednesday July 9, 2014 photo, Iraqi refugees who fled from Mosul and other towns cook food at a temporary camp outside Irbil, northern Iraq, nearly a month after Islamic militants took over the country's second largest city. The lightning sweep by the insurgents over much of northern and western Iraq the past month has dramatically hiked tensions between the country's Shiite majority and Sunni minority. At the same time, splits have grown between the Shiite-led government in Baghdad and the Kurdish autonomy region in the north.

Islamic extremism is fueling increasing public concern in nations with substantial Muslim populations, from Malaysia and Nigeria to Lebanon, according to an international poll.

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