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Anti-Islam film: Pakistan minister offers bounty

BBC News
September 23, 2012

Print: BBC News

A Pakistani government minister has offered a $100,000 reward for the death of the maker of an anti-Islam film produced in the US.

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Muslim Rage & The Last Gasp of Islamic Hate

By Ayaan Hirsi Ali
September 17, 2012

Print: The Daily Beast

Once again the streets of the Arab world are burning with false outrage. But we must hold our heads up high. Ayaan Hirsi Ali on how she survived Muslim rage—and how we can end it.

(3) comments | Read the full article.

U.S. official killed in Libya protest over anti-Islam film

Associated Press
September 12, 2012

Print: CBC News

Violence erupts after U.S.-based production ridicules Prophet Muhammad

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Muslim cleric arrested in Pakistan blasphemy case

By Michael Georgy
September 2, 2012

Print: The Globe and Mail

A Christian girl who was arrested under Pakistan’s anti-blasphemy law may have moved a step closer to freedom after police detained a Muslim cleric on suspicion of planting evidence to frame her.

(1) comments | Read the full article.

Pakistani girl accused of Qur’an burning could face death penalty

By Jon Boone
August 20, 2012

Print: The Guardian

Tensions rise between Muslim and Christian communities amid claims that 11-year-old desecrated text.

(2) comments | Read the full article.

Missouri ‘Right to Pray’ Amendment Passes

The Huffington Post
August 8, 2012

Print: The Huffington Post

Amendment allows students to reject school assignments that ‘violate his or her religious beliefs’

(12) comments | Read the full article.

Comeuppance for the Church Hierarchy

Editorial
July 30, 2012

Print: The New York Times

A dose of criminal justice was long overdue in the pedophile priest scandal.

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Survey finds 19% without religious affiliation

By Cathy Lynn Grossman
July 21, 2012

Print: USA Today

Unbelief is on the uptick. People who check “None” for their religious affiliation are now nearly one in five Americans (19%), the highest ever documented.

(5) comments | Read the full article.

American Confidence in Organized Religion At All Time Low

The Huffington Post
July 12, 2012

Print: The Huffington Post

Americans’ faith in organized religion/church is currently at the lowest ever since Gallup’s institutions poll first began in 1973.

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Mormons quit church in mass resignation ceremony

By Jennifer Dobner
July 3, 2012

Print: Chicago Tribune

In a mass resignation, 150 Mormons leave the church over issues ranging from polygamy and gay rights to church discrepancies with science.

(5) comments | Read the full article.

US Catholic bishops’ abuse of ‘religious freedom’

By Katherine Stewart
June 26, 2012

Print: The Guardian

The founding fathers saw the state as guarantor of freedom from persecution. Now, the Church is trying to cast it as persecutor.

(3) comments | Read the full article.

Thoughts of death make only the religious more devout

By Stephanie Pappas
June 22, 2012

Print: MSNBC

Thinking about death makes Christians and Muslims, but not atheists, more likely to believe in God, new research finds, suggesting that the old saying about “no atheists in foxholes” doesn’t hold water.

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Donations to religious institutions decline for second straight year

By Lauren Markoe
June 20, 2012

Print: The Washington Post

Post-recession America is beginning to open its wallet to charities again, but is not giving as generously to religious institutions.

(2) comments | Read the full article.

Is Pleasure a Sin?

By Maureen Dowd
June 6, 2012

Print: The New York Times

In its jihad on nuns, the Vatican shows no mercy to a Sister of Mercy.

(5) comments | Read the full article.

How Christian Fundamentalists Plan to Teach Genocide to Children

By Katherine Stewart
June 1, 2012

Print: The Guardian

Good News Clubs’ evangelism in schools is already subverting church-state separation. Now they justify murdering nonbelievers.

(3) comments | Read the full article.

Ultra-Orthodox Shun Their Own For Reporting Child Sexual Abuse

By Sharon Otterman and Ray Rivera
May 10, 2012

Print: The New York Times

In confronting Jewish laws that forbid airing allegations against fellow Jews or turning them in to the police, families of ultra-Orthodox victims who have been molested face intimidation by their communities.

(1) comments | Read the full article.

Misogyny in the Middle East: The Real Elephant in the Room

By Ali A. Rizvi
May 1, 2012

Print: The Huffington Post

Saying that sexism and misogyny in the Middle East has “nothing to do” with Islam is symptomatic of either denial or fear.

(1) comments | Read the full article.

Young ‘Millenials’ Losing Faith in Record Numbers

By Lauren Markoe
April 21, 2012

Print: The Washington Post

A growing tide of young Americans is drifting away from the religions of their childhood — and most of them are ending up in no religion at all.

(3) comments | Read the full article.

On Good Friday, 9 men nailed to crosses in Philippines

By Elizabeth Flock
April 7, 2012

Print: The Washington Post

Nine Catholic devotees in the Philippines marked Good Friday by reenacting the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, with real nails driven through their hands and feet.

(4) comments | Read the full article.

What One Atheist Learned From Hanging Out With Creationists

By Jason Rosenhouse
March 21, 2012

Print: The Huffington Post

For many creationists, evangelical Christianity represents a tiny island of righteousness adrift in a sea of secular evil. An atheist author tries to better understand their objections to science.

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