- African Union forces are bearing down on al-Qaida linked militants in Somalia
- Afghanistan is the latest country to be hit with the global backlash to an anti-Islamic video
- A prominent U.S. imam has strong words about the video and reactions to it
- And a legal expert explains how America’s free speech laws protect even religiously offensive content
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