Latest Religious strife News

Official: Jersey City attack was 'fueled' by anti-Semitism

Dec. 12, 2019 4:40 PM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The two killers who stormed a kosher market in Jersey City were driven by hatred of Jews and law enforcement, New Jersey's attorney general said Thursday, adding that the case is being investigated as domestic terrorism. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal also disclosed that the man...

Fears mount that New Jersey shooting was anti-Semitic attack

Dec. 12, 2019 8:24 AM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Fears that a deadly shooting at a Jewish market in Jersey City was an anti-Semitic attack mounted on Wednesday as authorities recounted how a man and woman deliberately pulled up to the place in a stolen rental van with at least one rifle and got out firing. A day after the...

Soros attacks in impeachment saga spark anti-Semitism debate

Dec. 11, 2019 3:27 PM EST

Near the end of a marathon impeachment hearing in the House of Representatives last month, former White House national security aide Fiona Hill tied conservative jabs at George Soros to “the longest-running anti-Semitic trope that we have in history.” Anti-Soros theories amplified by conservatives...

Shooting survivor sues Southern California synagogue

Dec. 8, 2019 3:52 PM EST

POWAY, Calif. (AP) — A man wounded in a shooting at a San Diego-area synagogue is suing the house of worship, alleging Chabad of Poway didn't use federal funds meant to hire security to protect worshipers, according to a newspaper report. In the lawsuit obtained by Los Angeles Times, Almog Peretz claims...

India's Muslims split in response to Hindu temple verdict

Dec. 6, 2019 12:06 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s largest Muslim political groups are divided over how to respond to a Supreme Court ruling that favors Hindus’ right to a disputed site 27 years after Hindu nationalist mobs tore down a 16th century mosque, an event that unleashed torrents of religious-motivated...

Correction: Burkina Faso-Church Attacked story

Dec. 2, 2019 7:18 AM EST

In a story Dec. 2 about an attack in Burkina Faso, The Associated Press reported erroneously that an attack on a convoy carrying employees of a mining company occurred in October. The attack occurred in November. A corrected version of the story is below: Burkina Faso leader says 14 slain in attack on church The...

Buddhist nationalists claim victory in Sri Lankan election

Nov. 27, 2019 12:54 AM EST

KANDY, Sri Lanka (AP) — In this mountain city that was for centuries home to Sri Lanka’s kings and in recent years has been riven by religious violence, Buddhist nationalists are rejoicing the election of the country’s newest leader. They hope he ushers in another golden era for the...

Yazidi still hears brothers before IS kills them in Iraq

Nov. 26, 2019 8:54 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A survivor of the mass slaughter of the Yazidi minority in Iraq five years ago told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that he still hears his brothers and nephews calling his name before they were killed by Islamic State extremists — and he hears the screams of his wife and...

Man charged in synagogue bomb plot pleads not guilty

Nov. 25, 2019 4:25 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — An alleged white supremacist accused of planning to bomb a Colorado synagogue pleaded not guilty to a hate crime and other charges on Monday as members of the congregation he is suspected of targeting watched from the back of the courtroom. Federal public defender Mary Butterton entered not...

Man charged in synagogue bomb plot due in federal court

Nov. 25, 2019 12:18 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — An alleged white supremacist accused of plotting to bomb a historic Colorado synagogue is due in federal court Monday. Twenty-seven-year-old Richard Holzer is scheduled to be advised of the new charges against him and will be asked to enter a plea. He now faces a total of three charges under...