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Paying the price for religious illiteracy

Educating the public, starting with public school students, about world religions could help turn down the heat in our ugly culture-war fights over religion.

Calif. man behind anti-Muslim video ordered jailed

Citing a lengthy pattern of deception and the potential to flee, federal magistrate says Nakoula Basseley Nakoula must remain in prison without bond until hearing.

Much of world wants freedom from speech

America’s refusal to suppress such expression as ‘Innocence of Muslims’ is seen by many abroad as official acceptance of an anti-Islam message.

Obama to U.N.: ‘No speech justifies mindless violence’

President again denounces anti-Muslim video, but reiterates the United States’ commitment to free speech, ‘even views that we profoundly disagree with.’

Anti-jihad ads going up in NYC subway

Message reads, ‘In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.’

Actress loses bid to get anti-Islam film pulled from YouTube

Meanwhile, the U.S. embassy in Islamabad is spending $70,000 to air an ad on Pakistani television that features President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton denouncing the video.

Anti-Islam film: defending the indefensible

Though much of the world doesn’t agree, the American commitment to the First Amendment demands that we uphold even the most odious speakers’ right to free expression.

Anti-Muslim film spurs free speech, religion debate

Man behind movie blamed for violence across the Middle East likely would face punishment in his native Egypt for insulting religion, but in U.S. he’s protected by First Amendment.

Rioters, not speech, to blame for violence in Egypt, Libya

For an arm of the U.S. government to condemn material that hurts ‘religious feelings’ is misguided when what should be condemned is making speech an excuse for violence.

Plan for suburban Detroit mosque draws resistance

Backed by a Christian legal group, some residents are suing, alleging the deal allowing an Islamic group’s purchase of a vacant school was somehow corrupt and hidden from the public.

Military judge tells Fort Hood suspect to shave

Col. Gregory Gross said defense didn’t prove Maj. Nidal Hasan was growing a beard for sincere religious reasons.

Opponents of Tenn. mosque allowed to intervene in lawsuit

Federal judge says group of neighbors has a legitimate interest in the case, but he puts strict limits on the issues they will be allowed to address in court.

‘American Taliban’ seeks group prayer in Ind. prison

Trial starts today in lawsuit claiming prison officials are violating John Walker Lindh’s religious rights by preventing inmates from praying together daily.

Fort Hood shooting suspect’s refusal to shave halts trial

Military appeals court is considering Nidal Hasan’s objections to judge’s order that he remove his beard or have it forcibly removed.

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