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Chicago-area imam charged with sex abuse at Islamic school
The longtime head of a suburban Chicago Islamic school has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman who worked there, and a civil suit filed Tuesday accuses him of abusing that employee and three teenage students. The legal actions shed light on an i
Pope Francis issues sharp critique of Vatican bureaucracy
Pope Francis issued a blistering critique Monday of the Vatican bureaucracy that serves him, denouncing how some people lust for power at all costs, live hypocritical double lives and suffer from "spiritual Alzheimer's" that has made them forget they're s
Saudi rulers reconsider ties to Wahhabi clergy
Saudi Arabia's ruling Al Saud royal family are trying to adjust their relationship with the country's strict Wahhabi school of Sunni Islam as they increasingly view the teachings as a domestic security threat.
Ottawa mother says Islamic extremists radicalized her son
An Ottawa mother is speaking out against Islamic extremists for the radicalization of her son, who allegedly praised the killing of a Canadian soldier. Michelle Walrond’s son allegedly stood up in a mosque and hailed the killing of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo as
Subpoenas for Sermons in Houston Draw Outrage
A lawsuit between the city of Houston and religious leaders boiled over into a national debate this week about religious liberty and freedom of speech, even as Mayor Annise Parker argued the controversy was based on a misunderstanding.
Indonesians snap up 'luxury' cows for Muslim Eid festival
Every year ahead of the Muslim feast of sacrifice, a showroom in Indonesia swaps cars for hulking cows costing up to $25,000 each, seeking to lure a wealthy elite increasingly keen on ploughing money into celebrating their religion.
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