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BBC Doubles Down On Translating ‘Jew’ As ‘Israeli’ In Palestinians’ Anti-Semitic Comments

The BBC defended its translation of “Jews” as “Israelis” in interviews where Palestinians admitted hatred toward Jews and excitement at the thought of killing them. A BBC spokesperson said the news outlet consulted “experts” before deciding to translate use of the Arabic word “Yahudi,” which translates literally to “Jew” in English, as “Israeli” in interviews with Palestinians in the documentary ...

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Militant Anti-Semitic Imam Gives Opening Prayer in House Of Representatives

A Muslim cleric who called for violence against Israel and expressed support for Hamas gave the opening prayer before the House of Representatives Thursday, angering several representatives. Omar Suleiman, an imam and founder and president of the Yaqeen Institute, delivered the invocation at the invitation of his congresswoman, Democratic Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, according to the Jewish Telegraph ...

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Holocaust Museum And Chicago Archdiocese Denounce Farrakhan’s Speech At Catholic Church

The Chicago Archdiocese and the Holocaust Museum decried Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s speech at a local Catholic church, saying the church gave “hatred a platform.” Rev. Michael Pfleger invited Farrakhan, an anti-Semitic black nationalist, to speak at St. Sabina Catholic Church in Chicago Thursday, ostensibly to defend free speech after Facebook banned Farrakhan, commentator Milo Yiannopoulos and radio ...

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Colorado School Shooting Suspect Born Maya McKinney, Identifies As Boy Named Alec

Maya McKinney, the 16-year-old female who authorities charged as the second suspect in Tuesday’s Colorado school shooting, claimed to identify as a male named Alec. Maya McKinney’s lawyers requested Wednesday that the court use “he” to refer to the teen, The New York Post reported. McKinney said only “Yes, your honor” and “No, your honor” in response to the judge’s ...

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Texans Rage Against Freedom From Religion Foundation’s Demand To Remove Courthouse Crosses

San Jacinto County lawmakers rejected the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s demand to remove crosses from a county courthouse amid furor from hundreds of Christian locals. The county legislators voted unanimously Wednesday to keep four white crosses on the county courthouse in Coldspring, Texas, despite the FRFF’s April 26 demand that they be immediately removed. The FFRF’s challenge stoked the ire ...

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Watch: Video Of Philly Islamic Center Children Singing They Will ‘Chop Off Their Heads’ For Allah Sparks Investigation

The Muslim American Society pledged to investigate a videoed incident of children at its Philadelphia Islamic center singing about conquering Jerusalem and beheading people. The Muslim American Society (MAS) Islamic Center in Philadelphia initially posted video of the children adorned in Palestinian scarves singing in celebration of “Ummah day,” but a translation by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) ...

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Possible Russian Spy Whale Defects to Norway

An alleged Russian beluga spy whale appears to have publicly defected to Norway and is refusing to leave one of the country’s port cities, worrying animal experts. Fisherman in northern Norway discovered the friendly beluga whale in late April, swimming among their boats with a harness around its body that read “Equipment of St Petersburg.” The whale displayed trained behaviors ...

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St Lucia Quarantines Measles-Ridden Scientology Cruise Ship

St. Lucia health officials quarantined a cruise ship owned by the Church of Scientology in response to reports of a measles case on board. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Merlene Fredericks-James ordered the vessel named Freewinds quarantined in the port of Castries after internal deliberations and speaking with the Pan American Health Organization, according to CNN. Fredericks-James said that health officials ...

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Catholic Scholars Urge Bishops To Investigate Pope Francis For Heresy

A group of Catholic scholars and theologians pronounced Pope Francis guilty of heresy in an open letter urging bishops to investigate their accusations. The signatories of the open letter, which include clergy, argued that Francis’ refusal to clarify his teachings on marriage, divorce, and Holy Communion in Amoris Laetitia, and what they see as his inappropriate handling of the sex ...

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Sri Lanka Churches Cancel All Sunday Masses After Easter Bombings

Sri Lanka Catholic leaders announced that all Sunday Masses are canceled in the wake of the Easter terrorist bombings that killed more than 250 people. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, archbishop of Colombo, announced the cancellation for his diocese on Friday, saying that Masses would remain canceled until further notice, according to The Associated Press. Many churches and businesses remain on relative ...

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A Parrot Tipped Off Drug Dealers To A Raid, Authorities Say. Now The Bird Is In Custody

Brazilian police took a parrot into custody Monday after the loose-beaked creature tried to warn two crack cocaine dealers about the officers raiding their house. The bird repeatedly yelled, “Mamãe, polícia!” meaning “Mama, police!” as soon as it saw police enter the windowless brick house in the state of Piauí and begin searching for the two suspects, according to The ...

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IRS Grants The Satanic Temple Tax Exempt Status

The Satanic Temple announced Wednesday that the IRS granted it tax exempt status as a religious nonprofit, claiming it as a victory against theistic organizations’ “exclusive rights.” The Satanic Temple claimed in a social media post that its new status would place it on equal footing with other religious organizations, giving it “the same access to public spaces” and enabling ...

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Michigan Resort Faces Lawsuit Over Religious Requirements For Guests

A Michigan resort faces another lawsuit over alleged religious discrimination for requiring that guests respect the Methodist Church and that members uphold Christian values. The Bay View Association, a resort community near Petoskey, Michigan, faced a lawsuit in 2017 from The Bay View Chautauqua Inclusiveness Group and charges in 2018 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, over ...

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Sri Lanka’s President Gives Military War-Time Powers To Hunt Down Bombing Culprits

Sri-Lanka’s president granted wartime powers to the country’s military Monday to pursue and arrest suspects linked to Easter Sunday’s deadly church and hotel bombings. President Maithripala Sirisena made the announcement in the wake of a coordinated bombing attack that killed a total of nearly 300 people at three churches, three hotels, and other sites, according to The Associated Press. Sirisena’s ...

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Filipino Catholics Literally Crucify Themselves On Good Friday

Filipino Catholics flogged themselves and allowed themselves to be nailed to crosses in a gory Good Friday observance that the Catholic Church discourages. A group of four Filipino Catholics, one woman and three men, submitted to having their hands nailed to large wooden crosses and being hoisted upon them for public display in the village of San Pedro Cutud, reenacting ...

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