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BEIRUT - A cleric read the verdict before the truck came and dumped a large pile of stones...newly-created Twitter account showed dozens of people gathered in a square, a cleric reading a verdict through a loudspeaker and several bearded men with automatic...

...talks last fall.In a serious blow to the opposition in January, a Bahraini court ordered an influential council of Shiite clerics to be disbanded for allegedly operating outside the law.A group of five opposition groups, including Al-Wefaq, said in...

...or step aside, with both a top Shiite cleric and the White House strongly hinting he...parades were staged by followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who once led a to arms by the nation's top Shiite cleric, joining security forces to fight the...
Vatican: Israel, Palestinian peace prayer June 8

...jumpstart peace negotiations, but merely bring the two sides together to pray. He said he had arranged for a rabbi and a Muslim cleric to lead the prayers, along with him."It will be a prayer meeting. It's not to do mediation or find solutions," he told...
U.S. memo justifying drone killings released

...provided the legal justification for the September 2011 killing in Yemen of Anwar Al-Awlaki, an al-Qaida leader and one-time cleric at a Virginia mosque who had been born in the United States, and another U.S. citizen, Samir Khan, who edited al-Qaida's...

...end of World War II.New Year's celebrations in Indonesia were widespread except in the city of Banda Aceh where Islamic clerics prohibit Muslims from celebrating New Year's Eve.In New York City, outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who hobnobbed with...
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...for them to pay for a Muslim state is not fulfilled and any agreement based on that is null and void."The 52-year-old cleric, who is described as a senior al-Qaida figure in Europe with ties to the late Osama bin Laden, made the comments to reporters...
Political bile blamed for shooting

...who prey on people's fears and exploit those fears for personal gain. In the same way we Americans blame radical Muslim clerics for the murder of Pakistani governor Salaam Taseer, Palin and her "fair and balanced' buddies should be held accountable...
Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska Newspaper -

...promoting birth control would be ''not Islamic.'' Imams and clerics who determine personal law for India's 140 million Muslims...Muslims family planning is not taboo. ''Most of the Shia clerics have given a fatwa (religious edict) in favor of family planning...
Church Briefs

...what is the significance of chastity in life, why is chastity the key to saving young adults, why chastity isn't just for clerics and what program is threatening many Catholic colleges today. For more information, e-mail John Viens at viensfamily...


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