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KORAN TO BE TRANSLATED INTO IRISH

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    KORAN TO BE TRANSLATED INTO IRISH Reuters, 3/11/03 DUBLIN - Islam s holy book, the Koran, is to be translated into Irish in an ambitious project aimed at
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      KORAN TO BE TRANSLATED INTO IRISH
      Reuters, 3/11/03

      DUBLIN - Islam's holy book, the Koran, is to be translated into Irish in an
      ambitious project aimed at bringing Ireland's Gaelic-speaking and
      Muslim communities closer together, organisers said on Tuesday.

      Lesley Carter of the Dublin-based Islamic Cultural Centre, which will
      oversee the project, said the translation would benefit Irish-speakers
      from both cultures.

      "There are a number of Muslims among the Irish-speaking community --
      people who were born or reared here and learned Irish in school. And
      also for those (non-Muslims) who have an interest in Islam then the
      Koran will be available in the language they prefer," she said.

      The Islamic community is currently the fastest-growing religious minority
      in Ireland, with around 18,000 Muslims living in the country -- most of
      them in the capital Dublin...

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