(The Christian Science Monitor) You can drop in at a hairdresser without an appointment or show up at a clinic unscheduled. But what about a drop-in church wedding or a baptism?
You can have one in Sweden.
Violent anti-Semitic attacks in the United States rose 50 percent last year to a total of 56, according to the Anti-Defamation League.
“And we know that for every incident reported, there’s likely another that goes unreported,” said Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the ADL, which produced the study and calls the trend “very concerning.”
(The Christian Science Monitor) The Muslim Brotherhood lost its last real stronghold in the Arab world when Jordan shuttered the movement’s headquarters in Amman this spring.
(The Christian Science Monitor) The Qur'an will be the centerpiece of an American art exhibit for the first time this fall, when the Smithsonian will feature beautifully decorated manuscripts of Islam’s central religious text.
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(RNS) A Muslim civil rights organization says that a record number of groups are spreading hatred of Muslims and have raised more than $200 million in funding since 2008.