This is our archive of news items tagged Islamic Terrorism.

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Scientology take-down * Memo to Evangelicals: stop the rhetoric * More…

Newspapers The City of Clearwater, which at one point was target for a take-over plot by the Church of Scientology, has told the cult to remove a massive sign from a temporary building.

Has the NSA violated the former pope’s privacy? Also, from our ‘You Call That Religion Reporting?’ file: the story about an ultra-conservative rabbi’s comments regarding soy products was not true.

Plus: a prominent evangelical leader says evangelicals should change tactics when it comes to their involvement in politics and the culture wars. [Read more...]

Florida pastor Terry Jones’s Koran burning has far-reaching effect

Un-Christian behavior on the part of an attention-seeking ‘pastor’ and his 30-person fringe church in Gainsville, Florida, has led Muslim extremists in Afghanistan to savagely murder innocent people.

Terry Jones, the 58-year-old pastor of the Dove World Outreach Center, presided over what he called an “International Judge the Koran Day” on March 20, in which he supervised the burning of Islam’s holy book in front of some 50 people. [Read more...]

Sweden: 2 guilty in Muhammad artist’s home attack

A Swedish court convicted two brothers of trying to burn down the home of an artist whose Prophet Muhammad depiction infuriated some Muslims, and sentenced each of them Thursday to more than two years in prison.

The attempted arson attack was motivated by a controversial 2007 sketch by artist Lars Vilks that depicted Muhammad as a dog, the Helsingborg District Court said. The defendants, aged 19 and 21, were not identified by name due to Swedish privacy rules. [Read more...]