Jacob Resneck writes for Religion News Service.
Turkey’s largest religious minority—the Alevi community—is joining forces with atheists to protest mandatory religious education for students as young as five.
The Alevi are the second-largest religious community in Turkey, comprising as many as 15 million people who adhere to a mystical branch of Islam that broke off from the Sunni majority.
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