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In November, for the first time in 12 years, the Muslim call to prayer began ringing out from minarets around Uzbekistan, after the fiercely secular government, which has jailed thousands of people who are too pious for its liking, lifted a ban.
There, the minaret of the 500-year-old Bascarsija mosque plays the call to prayer within hearing distance of the 19th-century Roman Catholic Sacred Heart Cathedral and the Orthodox Congregational Church of the Holy Mother.
Despite the chain’s polished pedigree, the hotel retains hints of its past, including an inmate’s inscription on a marble pillar and watchtowers capped by minarets that now conceal the elevators.
But warnings about the impact of Muslim immigration, burqas and mosque minarets have become, even for many mainstream politicians, a way to classify Muslims as outsiders.
Artillery punched a gaping hole in the minaret of the city’s main mosque.
Mosul is an ancient city on the banks of the Tigris River, adjacent to the even more ancient archaeological site of Nineveh, which looms high above modern minarets, and another Assyrian site, Nimrud, 20 miles to the south.
Rooms are warm and beautifully arranged, with headboards and bedposts that recall the dome and minarets of the nearby Blue Mosque, with views of the courtyard.
Some fell at the hands of militants who demolished infrastructure as the Iraqi military moved in, including the iconic Al Nuri mosque and its leaning minaret, and some were casualties of coalition airstrikes.
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