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Pakistan shuns physicist linked to 'God particle'


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One of the two scientists who predicted the Higgs boson was declared "not a Muslim" by his own government. Fascinating but depressing look into life as a Muslim scientist.

When religion and government mix, the results are toxic:

"Salam's life, along with the fate of the 3 million other Ahmadis in Pakistan, drastically changed in 1974 when parliament amended the constitution to declare that members of the sect were not considered Muslims under Pakistani law."

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