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Religion & Cults News – Wednesday

Handbooks published by the so-called ‘Islamic State’ call for exactly the type of attacks we just saw happen in Berlin. Such attacks may be hard to prevent.

Also inside: In March 1997, 39 members of the Heaven’s Gate UFO cult committed mass suicide. But the cult’s website is still online — maintained by two ex-members.

Plus: Not surprisingly, the dwindling Scientology cult reacts with its usual venom against Leah Remini and others who expose the cult for what it is.

Female bishops * Life of Brian * Breast feeding cult

In today’s religion news briefs: Russians have arrested a top breast feeding expert, excusing her of running a ‘cult.’

The Church of Sweden elects its first female bishop. And the head of the BBC’s religion department wonders whether you get the religious references in Monty Python’s Life of Brian.

Also: the sense and nonsense of alternative medicine (and download a free book on the subject)

Homegrown Muslim-American Terrorism Down for Third Year in a Row

Muslim-American terrorism has declined for the third year in a row, a study concludes. Plus: Amish ask judge to keep a beard-cutting renegade Amish cult leader jailed.

The niece of Scientology cult leader David Miscavige speaks out in a new book that is sure to have the controversial ‘church’ in damage control mode.

Also, two FLDS cult towns owe lots in back taxes to Utah, Arizona.

French satirical newspaper firebombed after prophet Mohammed announcement

Hebdo Muhammed cover In yet another Muslim attack on free speech the offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo have been destroyed by a petrol bomb — a day after it named the Prophet Mohammed as its “editor-in-chief” for this week’s issue.

The fiercely anti-clerical magazine said the move, which included renaming the publication “Sharia Hebdo”, was intended to “celebrate” the victory of Islamist party Ennhada in Tunisia’s election.

Muslim Extremists Burn Church Building, Homes in Nigeria

Nigeria Christians from a local Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) congregation in this Plateau state town have been displaced after Muslim extremists set their church building and some homes on fire last month.

Attacks on Christians in the town go back to 2001, when the only Christian to ever become a council chairperson, identified only as Nimfel, was murdered following an outbreak of violence between Muslims and Christians in Plateau State, central Nigeria.

WikiLeaks: Guantánamo Bay terrorists radicalised in London to attack Western targets

Islam The Finsbury Park mosque in north London served as a “haven” for Islamic extremists as the capital became a central hub in the worldwide movement of Muslim militants, US documents seen by WikiLeaks showed Monday.

The files, written by senior US military commanders at Guantanamo Bay, called the Finsbury Park mosque “an attack planning and propaganda production base” and named preachers Abu Qatada and Abu Hamza as key recruiters.

FBI: ‘Sovereign citizen’ cases on the rise

Soverign Citizens movement Federal authorities are seeing an increase in the number of  foreclosed and unoccupied homes in metro Atlanta, Georgia being seized by members of a sect known as ‘Sovereign Citizens’ — a movement of right-wing anarchists who reject all government power.

Members of the Sovereign movement, which the FBI identifies as a Domestic Terrrorism Organization, are found across the USA.

Wife of convicted Muslim terrorist on trial in Germany

Muslim terrorism The wife of a German convert to Islam who was convicted of plotting a thwarted attack on U.S. targets in Germany went on trial herself Friday on charges of supporting terrorist organizations.

Filiz Gelowicz, 28, is accused of supporting the Islamic Jihad Union and the German Taliban Mujahideen by helping provide euro3,000 ($4,225) to fund terrorist training camps in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region between 2009 and 2010. She faces up to five years in prison.