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Kenyan city of Mombasa tense after mosque closures

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Christian and Muslim leaders fear more violence in the coastal city of Mombasa after the government indefinitely closed four mosques over suspected terror activities. On Friday (Nov. 21), religious and political leaders united to urge the government to reopen the...
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Austrian bill would ban foreign funding for mosques, imams

VIENNA (RNS) Austria’s Muslim community is incensed over the government’s plans to amend the country’s century-old law on Islam. The new bill, championed by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Integration Sebastian Kurz, forbids foreign funding of mosque construction or of imams working...
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The ‘Splainer: blood libel and the synagogue massacre

The ‘Splainer (as in “You’ve got some ‘splaining to do”) is an occasional feature in which Kimberly Winston and other RNS staff give you everything you need to know about current events to hold your own at a cocktail party. (RNS) Hours after two Palestinians, armed with guns and hatch...
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Four killed in Jerusalem synagogue terror attack

Eds: A version of this story originally appeared in USA Today. It is available for use by RNS subscribers. Please use the USA Today byline. JERUSALEM (RNS) At least four worshipers, three of them U.S.-born, were killed in an attack on a west Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday (Nov. 18) by tw...
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Why Peter Kassig was the Islamic State’s greatest threat (COMMENTARY)

(RNS) With each bloody act, Islamic State militants demonstrate their need for self-importance overrides any moral, ethical, or religious boundary. Peter Kassig’s beheading is a microcosm of all the Islamic State wants, and religion is not high on that list. Kassig converted to Islam...
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The delicate politics of school holidays (COMMENTARY)

(RNS) The decision by the Montgomery County (Md.) Board of Education to remove religious names from school holidays, scrapping “Christmas” for “Winter break,” may be a smart political move, but it nonetheless postpones a more substantial conversation. The board’s vote was based on the...
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Hashtag activists battle online anti-Muslim speech, but #DoesItWork?

(RNS) ISIS terrorist rampages, waves of anti-Muslim hate speech and fear-mongering Islamophobia are inspiring an outburst of online activism in the form of Twitter hashtags. The question is: Does it work, especially over the long term? An army of “clicktivists” — a mix of earnest ad...
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Jerusalem’s Temple Mount: A launching pad for holy wars?

The ‘Splainer (as in “You’ve got some ‘splaining to do”) is an occasional feature in which Kimberly Winston and other RNS staff give you everything you need to know about current events to hold your own at a cocktail party. (RNS) Vicious cycles of violence often begin here. It is the...
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Activists intent on building third Jewish temple spark tensions at holy site

JERUSALEM (RNS) It’s a site holy to both Jews and Muslims — considered the most religiously sensitive square kilometer on earth. These days, the Temple Mount — known as the Haram al-Sharif to Muslims — is at the center of an intense debate over messianic religious Zionism. How Israeli...
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Obama heads to Myanmar as ethnic and religious tensions percolate

Eds: A version of this story originally appeared in USA Today. It is available for use by RNS subscribers. Please use the USA Today byline.   SITTWE, Myanmar (RNS) Ousman Gani, 28, used to be a kindergarten teacher. But after Buddhist mobs destroyed his village during the ethnic and...
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