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Gladstone's thinking towards Islam


The 200th birthday of former Prime Minister William Gladstone, praised for his attitude to the Muslim world, will be marked with the opening of an Islamic reading room at the library he established near his home in North Wales. Gladstone's great grandson Christopher Parish and Professor Richard Aldous, head of history at University College Dublin, discuss the prime minister's view of Islam.

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