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.
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.
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.
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.
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.