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Power and Piety

Award-winning journalist Mobeen Azhar travels the world, investigating the link between political conflict and religion. From Islamic extremism in the UK and Pakistan, to Hindu Nationalism in India, to right-wing Christianity in the USA.

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    Season 1, Episode 1

    M The post 9/11 narrative about Islam has been hijacked by terrorism. Some countries have seen the rise of Islamist groups who mix politics and theology. Explore the reasons why radical beliefs gained traction and how Muslims are fighting back to reclaim their faith.

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      M The post 9/11 narrative about Islam has been hijacked by terrorism. Some countries have seen the rise of Islamist groups who mix politics and theology. Explore the reasons why radical beliefs gained traction and how Muslims are fighting back to reclaim their faith.

      M The Founding Fathers of the United States insisted on a wall of separation between Church and State. Mobeen Azhar investigates how the Christian right has broken through this wall - many denouncing other faiths, and supporting the most controversial president, Donald Trump.

      M Think of Buddhism and teachings of non-violence come to mind. But some followers of the faith are being blamed for inciting bloodshed. Mobeen Azhar travels to Myanmar to investigate the destructive links between religion and violence.

      M Indonesia is home to 210 million mainly Sunni Muslims. Yet its government is secular. But is this picture of Indonesia overly optimistic? And can tolerant Indonesia survive?

      M Series Final: Mobeen Azhar investigates the resurgence of Hindi nationalism in India in a journey from Varanasi to Mumbai. He reveals how the spirit of Hindutva threatens tolerance and diversity in the world's biggest democracy.