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Memorial Held for Victims of Wisconsin Sikh Temple Shooting

Posted August 10th, 2012 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of mourners in (the U.S. state of) Wisconsin paid their final respects Friday to six Sikh worshippers shot and killed by a white supremacist who attacked their temple Sunday. The mourners, many of them Indian-Americans, streamed by six caskets as pictures of the victims were projected on a large video screen. Sikh religious leaders […]

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Memorial Held for Victims of Wisconsin Sikh Temple Shooting

Posted August 10th, 2012 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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A memorial service takes place in Wisconsin to pay final respects to six Sikh worshippers shot and killed by a white supremacist who attacked their temple Sunday. Thousands of mourners will be in attendance at the high school in Oak Creek, including U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Sikh religious leaders […]

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Clinton: Repression of Religious Freedom Emboldens Extremists

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 1:42 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says ongoing repression and violations of religious freedom around the world “embolden extremists” and “fuel sectarian strife.” Clinton made the comments Tuesday in Washington at the release of the biannual International Religious Freedom Report She cited Monday’s attack by gunmen on Shi’ite pilgrims in Iraq, calling it a “hateful, […]

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Clinton: Repression of Religious Freedom Emboldens Extremists

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says ongoing repression and violations of religious freedom around the world “embolden extremists” and “fuel sectarian strife.” Clinton made the comments Tuesday in Washington at the release of the biannual International Religious Freedom Report She cited Monday’s attack by gunmen on Shi’ite pilgrims in Iraq, calling it a “hateful, […]

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Biden Urged to Discuss Religious Freedom with Chinese Leaders

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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An independent U.S. government panel is urging Vice President Joseph Biden to raise the issue of religious freedom during his visit to China. In a letter sent to Biden on the eve of his trip, the Commission on International Religious Freedom encouraged the vice president to “speak candidly” to Chinese leaders about the importance of […]

Court Delivers Light Sentences in Indonesian Mob Killings

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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A court in Indonesia has handed sentences of less than six months to two men for their roles in an mob attack that killed three members of a minority religious sect. Human rights groups criticized the sentences, saying they were far too lenient to discourage future violence by religious extremists. The court Thursday gave a […]

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