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Mississippi signs religious freedom bill

On Thursday, April 3, 2014, the Governor of Mississippi, Phil Bryant, signed into law a measure that allows individuals and organizations to sue the government over laws that they feel obstruct their ability to practice religion.

Op-Ed: Google must remove 'Innocence of Muslims' from YouTube

The U.S. appeals court ruled on Wednesday that Google must remove from YouTube an anti-Islamic film called "The Innocence of Muslims." The film, which depicts the prophet Muhammad as a fool and a sexual deviant, sparked protests across the Muslim world.

Op-Ed: Woolwich attack — The real enemy is hate and intolerance

Woolwich - As the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby is analyzed, debated, dissected and queried it has been attributed to radical religion and political extremism and ideologies. But there should be no reasoning attributed to such a hateful crime.

Op-Ed: The Massacre of Shias in Shia founder Jinnah's Pakistan

Karachi - Another day brings news of a yet a new massacre on the Shia community in Pakistan. By last count, scores are injured, and at least 47 people have been killed in a bomb attack in the Shia enclave in Karachi Pakistan by the name of Abbas Town.

Lady Gaga cancels Indonesian concert amid religious fury

Jakarta - The pop singer Lady Gag has cancelled a scheduled concert in Indonesia amid security fears and threats made by religious groups.

‘Koran-burning’ BNP candidate has case against him dropped

A British man who faced prosecution for apparently burning a copy of the Koran has had the case against him withdrawn by prosecutors.

Child in religious neglect case being checked out in hospital

Daniel Hauser, the boy whose parents refused to treat for Hodgkin's disease, has returned to Minnesota and is being checked out at a hospital in the Twin Cities.

Judge rules and orders treatment in religious child neglect case

Daniel Hauser is a 13-year old boy with cancer who is refusing treatment for religious reasons. A judge has now decided that he is medically neglected and must undergo treatment.

Op-Ed: Religious extremism kills in more ways than one

When there is talk about religious extremism, the suicide bomber comes to mind. With the possible exception of a few Tamil freedom fighters in Sri Lanka, all of them are directly related to religious beliefs. Religion also kills in other ways, however.

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