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basement Islam
 n.— «What we should be afraid of is Islam gone astray, garage Islam, basement Islam, underground Islam. It is not the Islam of the mosques, open to the light of day.» —“France creates Muslim council” BBC News (U.K.) Dec. 20, 2002. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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