Tag Archives: Religion

02May/17

Israel celebrates its 69th Independence Day

JERUSALEM (MAY 2, 2017) (POOL) – Israel on Tuesday (May 2) celebrated its 69th Independence Day anniversary.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin attended a ceremony for the anniversary at the president’s office in Jerusalem.

A number of musicians performed during the ceremony which was attended by numerous Israeli officials.

Israelis gathered in parks around the city to watch a show by air force jets that flew over the Knesset.

01May/17

Israel says Hamas trying to fool the world with new policy paper

JERUSALEM (MAY 1, 2017) (REUTERS) – The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas will drop its long-standing call for Israel’s destruction as well as its association with the Muslim Brotherhood in a new policy document to be issued on Monday (May 1), Gulf Arab sources said.
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02Nov/16

Nigerian soldiers, police sexually abuse Boko Haram victims: Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch has released a report accusing Nigeria’s police and troops of raping women and girls displaced by conflict in the northeast. An Islamist campaign by Boko Haram has driven more than two million people from their homes and killed some 15,000 in the region. Abuses are also said to have been carried out by camp leaders and local militias meant to help the military fight the insurgents.

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01Nov/16

Pope says he believes ban on female priests is forever

Pope Francis says does not believe there will ever be women priests in the Roman Catholic Church and that it is not humane to close borders to refugees.

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18Jul/15

Local mosque cancels Eid celebrations, devastating suspect’s father

The Islamic Society of Greater Chattanooga (ISGC), where reportedly the suspect in the fatal shootings of four Marines in Tennessee worshipped, canceled all activities to celebrate Eid – the father of the suspect tells ISGC president he’s devastated.
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01Jul/15

Bookkeeper of Auschwitz says he can only ask God for forgiveness

Former SS officer and Auschwitz bookkeeper Oskar Groening says he can only ask God for forgiveness in a German court case where he stands accused of being an accessory to mass murder.

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24Jun/15

Dutch far right politician airs Mohammad cartoons on TV

Anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders airs cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad on Dutch television as part of public broadcast time allocated to political parties to generate publicity.

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