DHAKA— Attacks on Hindus, who make up around 8 percent of the population are not uncommon in the mostly Muslim South Asian country, but the scale of the recent anti-Hindu violence is unusual.
NEW YORK -- A New York City grand jury on Monday indicted a Brooklyn man who is accused of fatally shooting a Muslim cleric and his assistant this month after they left a mosque in Queens.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Stories of Muslims facing down hate and terror, especially perpetrated by violent Islamists who claim to speak in their name, are both important to tell and more common than we realize.
(RNS) The militants took time to offer a morning prayer and eat a meal after shooting dead 20 people and then hacking their bodies with machetes.
Bangladesh, a deeply religious but moderate Muslim-majority country of 160 million people, is struggling to control attacks by Islamist groups on bloggers critical of extremism, atheists and religious minorities.
(RNS) Separate targeted attacks on Hindus, Christians, Buddhists and atheists have left the country reeling.
DHAKA — Nitya Ranjan Pandey, 60, who had volunteered at the monastery for 40 years, was taking a walk in the northwestern district of Pabna when he was attacked, police said.
NEW DELHI (RNS) Xulhaz Mannan worked for the U.S. Embassy in the Bangladeshi capital and was editor of Bangladesh's first LGBT magazine.
DHAKA — Police said the murder was similar to other attacks on secular bloggers by Islamist militants. But fellow university teachers said the victim never spoke or wrote anything about religion or Islam.
DHAKA, Bangladesh -- The slaying of law student Nazimuddin Samad, 28, follows the killing last year of five secular writers and a publisher, including a Bangladeshi-American activist.
(RNS) “History has shown time and time again that when one minority group is oppressed with impunity, others soon face the same fate,” wrote Bishop Declan Lang.
Muslim-majority Bangladesh has seen a rise in Islamist violence in recent months, with two foreigners, four secular writers and a publisher killed this year.
(RNS) We have heard little to nothing from many of the major American conservative religious organizations that claim to care so deeply about religious freedom. And make no mistake, these murders are as ferocious an assault on religious freedom as one can find.
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Celebrity Pope Francis photobombed selfies on his U.S. album launch tour. Conservative “It Girl” Kim Davis sat in jail and won awards for not doing her job. And India threw a “beef party” to celebrate religious tolerance and protest new meat bans.