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A self-proclaimed fundamentalist movement gave Moroccan pharmacists one month to dismantle the bright green crosses representative of the pharmaceutical industry in many countries around the world. The ultimatum, issued on the internet, expired on Aug. 28. Besides the huge media attention it got, this incident highlights the strong values attached to religious identities in the form of symbols. But where does the crescent come from in the first place?

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