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In Norway, Ramadan begins in the shadow of a massacre
by Katell Prigent
Norway's Muslims, reviled by the far-right extremist behind the twin attacks of July 22, began an emotional Ramadan Monday amid more funerals and ceremonies commemorating the 77 people killed.
The Muslim fasting month "will be filled with emotions and in honour of the the victims and their families," said Methab Asfar, who heads the Islamic Council, an umbrella organisation for Muslim groups across Norway.
Norway's Muslims marked the start of Islam's holy month of Ramadan just 10 days after Anders Behring Breivik carried out his deadly attacks in what he described as a battle against a "Muslim invasion" of Europe.
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