Religious strife

December 20, 2018 - 4:37 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — A man accused of shooting dead four people at a Jewish museum in Belgium in 2014 has appeared in court amid high security, as preparations begin for his trial, which is due to start next month. Mehdi Nemmouche is charged with "terrorist murder" for gunning down the four with a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2018, file photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to members of the media at the Capitol in Washington. The Trump administration has placed Pakistan on its list of worst offenders for nations that infringe on religious freedom. Pompeo says he added Pakistan to its list of “countries of particular concern” regarding protection for people to worship according to their beliefs. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
December 12, 2018 - 1:21 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan on Wednesday condemned a U.S. decision to add it to a list of nations that infringe on religious freedom, calling the move "unilateral and politically motivated." Secretary of State Mike Pompeo added Pakistan to the U.S. list of "countries of particular concern" regarding...
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Rabbi Jeffrey Myers watches the installation of a menorah outside the Tree of Life Synagogue before holding a celebration on the first night of Hanukkah, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. A gunman shot and killed 11 people while they worshipped Saturday, Oct. 27, at the temple. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
December 02, 2018 - 8:46 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sunday's public lighting of a Menorah outside a Pittsburgh synagogue where 11 people were killed in a mass shooting was an opportunity to honor the dead, mark Hanukkah's theme of survival and allow the community to reinforce its solidarity. "To me, it's a simple message: The light...
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Supporters of Vishwa Hindu Parishad or World Hindu Council gather for a rally to demand the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, India, Sunday, Nov.25, 2018. Tens of thousands of Hindus gathered in the northern Indian city renewing calls to build a Hindu temple on a site where a mosque was attacked and demolished in 1992, sparking deadly Hindu-Muslim violence. Banner in Hindi reads, " No more requests, now it will be battle"(AP Photo)
November 25, 2018 - 7:43 pm
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Tens of thousands of hard-line Hindus rallied Sunday to demand a Hindu temple be built on a site in northern India where hard-liners in 1992 had attacked and demolished a 16th century mosque, sparking deadly Hindu-Muslim violence. The Hindu hard-liners are building pressure on...
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November 16, 2018 - 1:58 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A prominent Holocaust researcher said Friday that he is suing a Polish organization for libel after it waged a public campaign last year accusing him of slandering Poland's good name with his work exploring Polish violence against Jews during World War II. Historian Jan...
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Pittsburgh Police direct traffic as their vehicles close the street adjacent to the Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, as a curbside Shabbat morning service is held on the street corner in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The service honored the 11 people killed by a gunman, Oct 27, 2018 while worshipping at the Tree of Life Synagogue. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
November 04, 2018 - 1:39 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Jewish nurse who treated the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect says that he saw confusion but not evil in the man's eyes, and that his own actions stemmed from love. "I'm sure he had no idea I was Jewish," registered nurse Ari Mahler wrote in a Facebook post Saturday about...
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November 03, 2018 - 12:00 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — About 100 people gathered in a cold drizzle for what was called a "healing service" outside the Pittsburgh synagogue that was the scene of a mass shooting a week ago. Former Tree of Life rabbi Chuck Diamond led Saturday morning's 45-minute service, which featured prayers, songs...
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Relatives of killed Coptic Christians grieve during their funeral at Church of Great Martyr Prince Tadros, in Minya, Egypt, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. Coptic Christians in the Egyptian town of Minya prepared to bury their dead, a day after militants ambushed three buses carrying Christian pilgrims on their way to a remote desert monastery, killing seven and wounding 19. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
November 03, 2018 - 4:49 am
MINYA, Egypt (AP) — Coptic Christians in the Egyptian city of Minya prepared to bury their dead on Saturday, a day after militants ambushed three buses carrying Christian pilgrims on their way to a remote desert monastery, killing seven and wounding 19. During a funeral service, a priest and...
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A man screams beside a bus carrying Coptic Christians which came under attack outside Cairo, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. Islamic militants on Friday ambushed a bus carrying Christian pilgrims on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital, killing at least seven and wounding a dozen more, the Interior Ministry said.(Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church via AP)
November 02, 2018 - 12:27 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Islamic militants on Friday ambushed two buses carrying Christian pilgrims on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital of Cairo, killing seven and wounding up to 16, according to the Interior Ministry and security officials. Coptic Orthodox Church spokesman...
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This undated Pennsylvania Department of Transportation photo shows Robert Bowers, the suspect in the deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (Pennsylvania Department of Transportation via AP)
November 01, 2018 - 11:43 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — With two more funerals set for Thursday, the anti-Semitic truck driver accused of gunning down 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue pleaded not guilty to federal charges that could put him on death row. Robert Bowers, 46, was arraigned one day after a grand jury issued a 44-count...
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