Doug Stanglin is an author at Religion News Service.
‘In the spirit of Holy Week’: Fox’s Laura Ingraham apologizes to David Hogg
(USA Today) — Nestle, Joseph A. Banks, Expedia, Hulu, Johnson & Johnson, Nutrish pet foods, TripAdvisor and Wayfair all announced they would pull their ads from the The Ingraham Angle, in the wake of Hogg’s appeal to his 595,000 Twitter followers.
Donald Trump deletes anti-Clinton ‘Star of David’ tweet after criticism
The tweet featured the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee against a backdrop of hundred-dollar bills. On the right, in a red, six-pointed star, were the words, “Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!”
Paris police kill man with knife on Hebdo anniversary
A police union official said the man cried out “Allahu Akbar,” or “God is great” in Arabic.
Trump clip blasting Muslims turns up in purported terrorist recruitment video
The video weaves together Trump’s call for banning Muslims’ entry to the U.S. with archival video of now-dead top al-Qaida recruiter Anwar al-Awlaki.
Farook’s coworker: ‘I think he married a terrorist’
Tashfeen Malik, the female suspect in the San Bernardino shooting spree, had expressed support for the Islamic State terrorist group and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in a social media post, according to two U.S. officials.
Ex-trooper says he was not told the truth in Duggar molestation case
A former state trooper says he would have taken a different course of action had he known there was more than one allegation of molestation.
Obama denounces ‘outrageous’ murders of Muslim students as FBI opens probe
(RNS) “No one in the United States of America should ever be targeted because of who they are, what they look like, or how they worship,” the president said.
Minister Myles Munroe killed in Bahamas plane crash
(RNS) Former U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young was scheduled to be on the ill-fated flight, but, according to a spokesperson, felt “guided by the spirit” not to get on board.
2nd American Ebola patient arrives in US
(RNS) A small plane carrying Nancy Writebol, the second American Ebola patient from Liberia, arrived in the United States on Tuesday (Aug. 5), making a brief refueling stop in Bangor, Maine, en route to Atlanta and Emory University Hospital.
At least one American missionary infected with Ebola heading back to US
(RNS) Samaritan’s Purse said in a statement Thursday that it was working to evacuate all but the most essential personnel to their home country by this weekend, although the center will remain open.
California man assisting in baptism carried out to sea
(RNS) The pastor said that he and the man being baptized were also swept away by the waves, but managed to make it back to shore.
Al-Qaida magazine warns of more “lone wolf” attacks
(RNS) The online English-language al-Qaida magazine takes credit for motivating the Boston bombing suspects and encourages Muslims in the West to carry out similar attacks.
New testing dates Shroud of Turin to era of Christ
(RNS) New scientific tests on the Shroud of Turin date the cloth to ancient times, challenging earlier experiments that dated it only to the Middle Ages.