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Pope Benedict XVI to resign, first pontiff to quit since Middle Ages

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Pope Benedict XVI, the spiritual leader of Catholic Church, says he intends to resign from his position on February 28 since he is no longer able to carry out his duties. The 85-year-old Pope announced the decision during a meeting with cardinals on Monday. He claimed that the strength “has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry... 

Violence Erupts in Egypt’s Coastal Cities, Government Official Fears Collapse

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Riots have been raging along Egypt’s coast line in the cities of Cairo and Port Said. Mobs of angry protesters have gathered to voice their grievances against Islamist President Muhammed Morsi and to mourn their dead. Though Egyptian President Morsi had issued a state of emergency and city wide curfews the chaos continues to escalate. The head of the Egyptian military, General Abdel-Fattah el Sissi,... 

British mother gets life for murdering son over Koran studies

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A UK mother convicted of beating her seven-year-old son to death after he failed to memorize passages from the Koran has been jailed for life. ­Sara Ege, 33, collapsed as the sentence was read out at Cardiff Crown Court. The judge presiding over the case announced Ege would serve a minimum of 17 years behind bars for killing her seven-year-old son Yaseen. She was also convicted of perverting the... 

13,000 people fled Burma by boat in 2012: UN report

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Rohingya Muslims have been trying to flee the sectarian violence in Myanmar and cross into neighboring countries in wooden boats. The UN refugee agency says about 13,000 people, mostly Rohingya Muslims, fled Burma (also known as Myanmar) by boat last year, with hundreds dying during the sea voyage. “We know of at least 485 people who have drowned or are lost at sea,” Vivian Tan, spokeswoman... 

Pope's new book claims Jesus was born several years before

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Pope Benedict XVI has claimed the entire Christian calendar is based on a miscalculation and that Jesus was born several years earlier than commonly believed. In the book Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives published on Wednesday, the octogenarian pontiff claims the ‘mistake’ was made by a sixth century monk known as Dionysius Exiguus. “The calculation of the beginning of our calendar... 

UK Churches to hold gay weddings as Cameron unveils radical plans

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Gay weddings will be held in churches under radical plans to be unveiled by David Cameron, it emerged today. The Prime Minister is to defy opposition from more than 100 Tory backbenchers to back religious groups hosting same-sex weddings. He will stop short of forcing groups which are against the policy from having to hold gay weddings, but will argue that homosexual couples should have the same rights... 

Dutch parliament to abolish blasphemy law

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A view of the Dutch parliament in The Hague The Dutch parliament will approve a motion to abolish a law that criminalizes blasphemy, mainly due to strong support by the Liberal Party (VVD). On Wednesday, a majority of parties in the Netherlands stated that the blasphemy law was no longer relevant in the 21st century. The VVD party had refused to support efforts to annul the law during the tenure of... 

Egypt votes to make Islamic law main source of Egypt’s constitution

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Egypt’s Constituent Assembly tasked with drafting the country’s new constitution has voted to keep “the principles of sharia” law as the main source of legislation in the country. The article’s language however, remains unchanged from the previous constitution used under the regime of former President Hosni Mubarak. The assembly gathered on Thursday to vote on each of the new draft constitution’s... 

'Islamization of Europe a good thing' - Rabbi

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Jews should “rejoice” at the fact that Christian Europe is losing its identity in favor of Islam as “punishment” for its “wickedness” and “corruption,” a leading Israeli settler rabbi has announced. According to a report on YNet news, the well-known rabbi Baruch Efrati, a yeshiva head and community rabbi in the West Bank settlement of Efrat, made the remarks on a Jewish website in... 

Thousands of ultraconservative Muslims rally for Sharia in Egyptian constitution

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Egyptian Salafists shout slogans during a demonstration at Tahrir Square in Cairo to demand that sharia, or Islamic law, be the basis for legislation in a new constitution being draf ted for Egypt on November 9, 2012 More than 10,000 ultraconservative Muslims staged a demonstration in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday, demanding that Egypt’s new constitution be based on Sharia law. The protest reflects... 

The Reason Obama is President

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The reason America has the trillion dollar war monger Obama as president today is because of immorality and materialism in America. President John Adams once said, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” -October 11, 1798. “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and Bible” –... 

Eat sanely to live sanely

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We are a society obsessed with food. Overeating and obesity are, in fact, becoming an epidemic in the West. “Fast food” joints and “all you can eat” restaurants with buffets and alcoholic beverages are springing up all over the place. We see junk food dispensers in most of our schools. Everywhere we go we are bombarded with enticing ads encouraging us to eat and drink. Gluttony... 

Top Christian shrine may shut down over unpaid water bills

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One of the holiest sites in the Christian world, believed to be the place of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection, is now under threat of being closed over unpaid water bills. Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre, also known as the Church of the Resurrection, was founded during the rule of Emperor Constantine the Great in the 4th century and withstood invasions, fires and earthquakes.... 

Two Muslim candidates win seats in Belgium local elections

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File photo shows veiled women holding signs during a protest by Muslim men and women in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek (Molenbeek-Saint-Jean), in Brussels. Two candidates from Islam Party have won their way to the local councils in two major districts of the Belgian capital Brussels. The local elections were held in Anderlecht and Molenbeek on Sunday. The party reportedly plans to field candidates for the regional... 

Turkish Mega Mosque in Germany Sparks Controversy

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There was a time when the Turkish-led Ottoman Empire ruled over a large chunk of Europe. Now some believe the Turks want to bring back those old glory days. The Turkish government has embarked on a mosque-building campaign throughout Germany. One new Turkish mega-mosque, the Cologne Central Mosque, has Germans on edge. When construction on the facility is completed, it will be Germany’s largest... 
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