Religious strife

January 21, 2019 - 1:47 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Members of a congregation from a Pittsburgh synagogue where 11 died in a mass shooting by an anti-Semitic gunman last fall have traveled to Charleston, South Carolina, to worship with members of the church where nine black worshippers died in 2015 at the hands of a white...
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Evidence is displayed at the trial of Mehdi Nemmouche at the Justice Palace in Brussels, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Mehdi Nemmouche is accused of shooting dead four people at a Jewish museum in Belgium in 2014. (Christophe Licoppe, Pool Photo via AP)
January 10, 2019 - 7:55 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The trial of a man accused of shooting dead four people at a Jewish museum in Belgium in 2014 after fighting alongside extremists in Syria started in Brussels on Thursday amid high security. The slaying was one of the first in Europe blamed on a foreign fighter — often young,...
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In this Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 photo, police form a security cordon after a policeman was killed trying to defuse an explosive device near a church, in a residential district of Cairo, Egypt. The blast came just two days before the Orthodox Coptic Church, the dominant denomination among Egypt's estimated 10 million Christians, celebrates Christmas. (AP Photo/Sayed Hasan)
January 06, 2019 - 9:37 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Interior Ministry said a policeman was killed as he was trying to defuse an explosive device near a church in a residential Cairo district. The ministry said the blast late on Saturday also wounded the commander of the bomb squad and another policeman. The device was in a...
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Greek forensic experts search at the scene after an explosion outside the Orthodox church of Agios Dionysios in the upscale Kolonaki area of Athens, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. A Greek police officer and a church caretaker were injured in an explosion as they investigated a suspicious package outside a church in central Athens early Thursday. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
December 27, 2018 - 10:26 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A crudely-made bomb exploded outside one of Athens' most important churches early Thursday, injuring its caretaker and a police officer — troubling authorities as the attack took place without warning in one of the capital's busiest areas. Police officials said the timed...
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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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