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Senegal: Mourides claim new holy place

Le Blog politique du Senegal writes that like Touba, Darou-Mouhty will now be a quasi-independent holy city [Fr] where political and folk activities, music, indecent dress, and the use of cigarettes and alcohol are all forbidden.  Senegal says that “mouride exceptionalism” is become more serious and worrying, that these areas defy the law of the state and when it comes to extremism, it is the responsibility of the state to protect its citizens, especially children, even from themselves.

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