from The Great Debate:

The scariest thing about Islamic State? Its kinder, gentler side.

November 27, 2015

A member of al-Qaeda linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant watches men in a "tug of war" contest during an Islamic quiz and games contest in a public square in Raqqa, September 25, 2013. Picture taken September 25, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer  (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT RELIGION SOCIETY) - RTX14110

A member of al-Qaeda linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant watches men in a "tug of war" contest during an Islamic quiz and games contest in a public square in Raqqa, September 25, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

After uproar, German town warms to refugees who took over Protestant church

November 26, 2015
Beds for migrants, separated by impromptu partition screens, are set up inside a Protestant church in Oberhausen, Germany, October 30, 2015.   REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

(Beds for migrants, separated by impromptu partition screens, are set up inside a Protestant church in Oberhausen, Germany, October 30, 2015. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender)

Hope, but few illusions, as Pope Francis heads to Central African Republic

November 26, 2015
People are pictured in a camp for internally displaced persons on the grounds of the Saint Sauveur church in the capital Bangui, Central African Republic, November 25, 2015. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola - RTX1VTOD

(People in a camp for internally displaced persons on the grounds of the Saint Sauveur church in the capital Bangui, Central African Republic, November 25, 2015. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola)

Witch-burning rebels stoke Central African Republic violence

November 26, 2015
An anti-Balaka soldier holds a handmade gun as former child soldiers wait to be released in Bambari, Central African Republic, May 14, 2015. Armed groups in Central African Republic released over 350 enslaved children on Thursday as part of a United Nations-brokered deal as the country turns to healing after two years of conflict. Picture taken May 14, 2015. REUTERS/Emmanuel Braun - RTX1D2AQ

(An anti-Balaka soldier holds a handmade gun as former child soldiers wait to be released in Bambari, Central African Republic, May 14, 2015. REUTERS/Emmanuel Braun)

Pope Francis in Africa says dialogue vital to avert violence in God’s name

November 26, 2015
Pope Francis attends a meeting with inter-religious and ecumenical representatives at the apostolic nunciature in Nairobi, Kenya, November 26, 2015. REUTERS/Daniel Dal Zennaro/pool

(Pope Francis attends a meeting with inter-religious and ecumenical representatives at the apostolic nunciature in Nairobi, Kenya, November 26, 2015. REUTERS/Daniel Dal Zennaro/pool)

Pope Francis offers a lesson in humility to flashy African leaders

November 26, 2015
A woman is assisted after she got injured while pushing for space to attend the mass by Pope Francis in Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 26, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya - RTX1VVTY

(A woman is assisted after she got injured while pushing for space to attend the mass by Pope Francis in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, November 26, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya)

Baby in swaddling clothes found in manger at New York Catholic church

November 25, 2015
(Nativity scene

(Adoration of the Child in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, around 1455, by Fra Filippo Lippi)

Singapore slashes publication bans, but not for Jehovah’s Witnesses

November 25, 2015
A view of the central business district in Singapore April 9, 2015. When Singapore celebrated its 50th birthday as an independent country in August, the city state bore little resemblance to the tiny island nation that was expelled from Malaysia in 1965. Its physical stature has swollen by 20 percent thanks to one of the world’s most aggressive land reclamation drives.  REUTERS/Edgar SuPICTURE 25 OF 31 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY 'EARTHPRINTS: SINGAPORE' SEARCH 'EARTHPRINTS SINGAPORE' FOR ALL IMAGES - RTS7WEI

(A view of the central business district in Singapore April 9, 2015. ) REUTERS/Edgar Su

Putin says Turkey’s problem is that leaders back “Islamisation” of Turkish society

November 25, 2015
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (L-R), Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chairman of the Council of Muftis of Russia Ravil Gainutdin attend a ceremony to open the Moscow Grand Mosque in Moscow, Russia, September 23, 2015. The new mosque, which was erected on the site of the city's original mosque built in 1904 and which has been under reconstruction since 2005, will be able to accommodate up to 10,000 people simultaneously, according to local media. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov - RTX1RZS2

(Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (L-R), Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan,  Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chairman of the Council of Muftis of Russia Ravil Gainutdin attend a ceremony to open the Moscow Grand Mosque in Moscow, Russia, September 23, 2015. )

L.A. Kabbalah Center follower wins $177,000 in sexual misconduct suit

November 25, 2015
Actor Ashton Kutcher (L) arrives with Yehuda Berg for GQ magazine's "Gentleman's Ball" in New York October 28, 2009.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT) - RTXQ43R

(Yehuda Berg in New York October 28, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

A woman who brought a sexual misconduct suit against the former co-director of the Kabbalah Center, a spiritual group whose brand of Jewish mysticism has drawn many celebrity devotees, was awarded $177,500 in damages by a jury on Tuesday.