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 Hate Groups

News articles about groups and movements that promote hatred in thought and/or in deed based on race, religious convictions, sexual or political persuasions.

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Monday June 4, 2012
Hate GroupsIslamRNB's Religion News Blog:
Mhammad cartoon A Danish court has found four Muslim terrorists guilty for planning a bomb attack on a newspaper for its publication of satirical cartoons of Muhammad.

At a prayer service in Denmark before their arrest, the men were heard on a surveillance tape saying “when you meet the infidels, cut their throats.”

Sunday April 29, 2012
Dove World Outreach CenterHate GroupsRNB's Religion News BlogTerry Jones:
Terry Jones Controversial pastor Terry Jones has burned copies of the Koran and a depiction of the prophet Mohammed to protest the imprisonment in Iran of ‘Christian’ clergyman Youcef Nadarkhani — a follower of a cult of Christianity.

The tiny church headed by Jones is considered a hate group.

Saturday April 28, 2012
Hate GroupsIslamReligious PersecutionSudan:
Sudan Christians faced increased hostilities in Sudan over the past few weeks, culminating in an attack on a Christian compound in Khartoum by a throng of Muslim extremists armed with clubs, iron rods, a bulldozer and fire.

Breaking down the compound wall with a bulldozer, the assailants set fire to the Gerief West Bible School and the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church (SPEC) building; they also damaged three other places of worship and other buildings in the same compound.

Tuesday April 24, 2012
Hate GroupsRNB's Religion News BlogScientology:
Jan Eastgate Charges against Janice Meyer accused of coaching a child to lie about sex abuse have been dropped in a Sydney court.

Meyer, who also uses the name Jan Eastgate, heads Citizens Commission on Human Rights, a Scientology front group that wages an ongoing hate campaign against psychiatry and psychiatrists.

Tuesday April 3, 2012
Hate GroupsIslamRNB's Religion News Blog:
Mohamed Achamlane A group of Islamic radicals have been charged with planning to kidnap a French judge.

The head of France’s Central Directorate for Domestic Intelligence (DCRI), Bernard Squarcini, said on Saturday that those arrested the previous day were French nationals involved in “warlike training, linked to violent religious indoctrination”.

Wednesday March 7, 2012
Hate GroupsRNB's Religion News BlogScientology:
scientology Australia’s Mental Health Minister, Helen Morton, says a new campaign by the Church of Scientology is sensationalist.

The ‘Citizens Commission on Humans Right,’ a Scientology front group engaged in an ongoing hate campaign against psychiatry and psychiatrists, has advertised in newspapers and distributed pamphlets warning people about changes to the WA (Western Australia) Mental Health Act.

Thursday March 1, 2012
Hate GroupsIslam:
Uganda While a Ugandan pastor was fighting to retain sight in his remaining eye after an acid attack, Muslim extremists this month were shooting at his close friend, a leader of another church.

Doctors at Sheba Hospital in Tel-Aviv, Israel, are still not sure what kind of chemicals Muslim extremists cast on Bishop Umar Mulinde of Gospel Life Church International outside of Kampala last Christmas Eve, but they know that the acid is threatening the vision in his remaining eye.

Monday February 27, 2012
Boko HaramHate GroupsIslamic TerrorismNigeriaReligious Persecution:
Nigeria Two suicide bombers from the Boko Haram Islamist sect drove a car laden with bombs into the worship service of a Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN) congregation, killing at least one Christian girl and injuring dozens of other church members, sources said.

A man claiming to be a spokesman for Boko Haram reportedly claimed responsibility for the blast.

Sunday February 12, 2012
al-Shabab | Al ShabaabHate GroupsIslam:
Islamic terrorism Islamic extremists from the rebel al Shabaab militia in Somalia beheaded a Christian on the outskirts of Mogadishu last month, sources said.

The youn man had converted from Islam to Christianity.

Tuesday February 7, 2012
Hate GroupsRNB's Religion News BlogScientology:
Scientology One of the Church of Scientology’s senior international figures, Jan Eastgate, has been charged for a second time with perverting the course of justice.

Eastgate is the international president of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights — a hate group found by the Church of Scientology engaged in a hate campaign against psychiatry and psychiatrists.

Wednesday January 25, 2012
Hate GroupsRNB's Religion News BlogWestboro Baptist Church:
Westboro Baptist Church The Westboro Baptist Church — a hate group masquerading as a Christian church — has announced its next publicity seeking opportunity.

The hatemongers feel called to picket the funeral of Joe Paterno.

Boko HaramHate GroupsIslamNigeriaReligious Persecution:
Islam Early morning attacks in Tafawa Balewa, Bauchi state on Sunday left at least seven Christians dead and a church building destroyed.

The attack on the Evangelical Church Winning All Church 2 was carried out by area Islamic extremists alongside members of the Boko Haram sect, with the church building and surrounding houses bombed.

Monday January 23, 2012
Anti-SemitismGermanyHate GroupsRNB's Religion News Blog:
hate groups Anti-Jewish feeling is “significantly” entrenched in German society, according to a report by experts appointed by Germany’s parliament.

They say the internet has played a key role in spreading Holocaust denial, far-right and extreme Islamist views.

Friday January 20, 2012
Hate GroupsHomosexuality / Lesbianism / Bisexuality / TransgenderismIslamRNB's Religion News Blog:
Muslim hate criminals Three Muslim men in England have been found guilty of stirring up hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation after distributing a leaflet that said Islam called for anyone caught committing homosexuality to be executed.

Ihjaz Ali, Kabir Ahmed and Razwan Javed handed out the pamphlet, called The Death Penalty?, which showed an image of a mannequin hanging from a noose and quoted Islamic texts that said capital punishment was the only way to rid society of homosexuality.

Hate GroupsHomosexuality / Lesbianism / Bisexuality / TransgenderismRNB's Religion News Blog:
hate groups A protest outside the headquarters of the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Ala. last Tuesday put the spotlight on a clash of views between the center and a coalition of African-American pastors and their supporters.

The groups of pastors condemn the SPLC for using its “hate group” label to describe faith-based organizations that are against the LGBT lifestyle

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