Bin Laden sea burial not in line with Islam, Muslim clerics say

May 3, 2011

(Aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, from which Osama bin Laden was buried at sea somewhere in the north Arabian Sea/U.S. Navy)

Bin Laden ‘eased’ into sea in contentious burial

May 3, 2011

(Aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, from which Osama bin Laden was buried at sea somewhere in the north Arabian Sea/U.S. Navy)

Osama’s Islam-violence link weighs heavy on Muslims

May 2, 2011

(A video grab from an undated footage from the Internet shows Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden making statements from an unknown location. CNN said on July 14, 2007 that the video was intercepted before it was to appear on radical Islamist Web sites/REUTERS TV)

Vandalism and threats greet “Piss Christ” photograph in France

April 19, 2011
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(The "Piss Christ" photograph damaged by Catholic activists at the Lambert Gallery in Avignon April 18, 2011/Jean-Paul Pelissier)

Guestview: “Trifecta” of bad news launched Catholics4Change blog

By Guest Contributor
April 8, 2011
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(Protesters near the courthouse before a hearing on the Archdiocese of Philadelphia sexual abuse scandal in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 14, 2011/Tim Shaffer)

U.S. pastor unbowed, vows new anti-Islam protest

By Reuters Staff
April 4, 2011
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(Pastor Terry Jones at his Dove World Outreach Center church in Gainesville, Florida, April 2, 2011/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Extreme fundamentalist U.S. pastor is focus of Muslim outrage – again

By Reuters Staff
April 2, 2011
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(Afghans protest in Kabul on April 1, 2011 against the burning of the Koran by a U.S. pastor/Omar Sobhani )

Rio de Janeiro taps spiritual help for sunny Obama visit

By Reuters Staff
March 18, 2011
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(Arpoador Beach in Rio de Janeiro February 14, 2011/Ricardo Moraes )

Rio de Janeiro, famed for its warm beaches and sunny skies, has hired a spiritual guru to keep the clouds away for U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit this weekend.

New York mosque project site faces legal challenge

March 16, 2011
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(A lower Manhattan building duet to make way for an Islamic cultural center and mosque in New York August 17, 2010/Lucas Jackson )

U.S. House panel probes Muslim radicalization, critics see witch hunt

March 9, 2011
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(A woman protests in New York City March 6, 2011/Jessica Rinaldi )

The U.S. House of Representatives will investigate radicalization in the American-Muslim community, sparking outrage that the probe is a witch hunt akin to the 1950s anti-Communist campaign. With al Qaeda and its affiliates openly trying to recruit Americans and Muslims inside the United States for attacks, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King called congressional hearings on the subject “absolutely essential”.