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Vandalized West Kendall mosque reaches out to other faiths

| July 12, 2009 | 0 Comments



First it was a spray-painted swastika on a sign out front. Then bricks through the windows. Then a shower of 51 bullets. Now, after a tire-slashing and more broken windows — this time by teens who told police they think ”all Muslims are terrorists” — how can members of a mosque protect themselves and educate […]




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Vandalism against religious sites growing in Europe – Russian Church

| July 10, 2009 | 0 Comments



Vienna, July 10, Interfax – The Moscow Patriarchate has pointed out that the number of acts of vandalism against religious sites in Europe has been growing and called for measures against this. "The instances of vandalism against churches, mosques, synagogues, and cemeteries in many European countries have grown manifold in the past years. It is […]




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Reward offered in case of vandalized Mineola synagogue

| July 9, 2009 | 0 Comments



Jul. 9–Authorities are offering a $6,000 reward to catch whoever spray-painted swastikas on a Jewish house of worship in Mineola. The reward comes as police detectives are reviewing video surveillance of the area for evidence. The graffiti, which police are investigating as a bias crime carrying tougher punishment, was scrawled sometime between 5 p.m. on […]




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Previously Stabbed Priest Returns To His Parish

| July 9, 2009 | 0 Comments



SINTON – The Catholic priest who was stabbed at his church in Sinton, has returned to his parish. On Friday, it will be precisely two months since Father Shaji Varghese was stabbed, kicked and beaten at his parish. He’s doing much better and has returned to his Sinton parish. Father Varghese was inside Our Lady […]




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Vandals set fire to Masorti synagogue

| July 8, 2009 | 1 Comment



JERUSALEM (JTA) — Arson is suspected in a fire at a Conservative synagogue in Israel. Bored teens set fire to the entrance of Yedid Nefesh in Modi’in late Saturday night, police told the Jerusalem Post. The fire, which caused minor damage, came 10 days after a sign identifying the synagogue as part of the Masorti […]




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Suspect arrested in attempt sex assault at Ventura church

| July 8, 2009 | 0 Comments



A 24-year-old man was arrested this morning on suspicion of attempting to rape a woman in the bathroom of a Ventura church, police said. Sean Toner, of Ventura was arrested about 9:45 a.m. after a manhunt that lasted less than 40 minutes. Toner was being booked into Ventura County Jail this morning on suspicion of […]




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CG youth pastor charged with sex crime

| July 8, 2009 | 0 Comments



A Cottage Grove youth pastor was charged with criminal sexual conduct for allegedly inappropriately touching and sending texts of a sexual nature to a 15-year-old. Jeffrey Arlan Mobley, 32, of Cottage Grove, allegedly made the sexual advances while he was a youth pastor at Southside Baptist Church in Sunfish Lake. Mobley was charged in Dakota […]




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Texas DPS warns of alarm company scams

| July 8, 2009 | 1 Comment



The Texas Department of Public Safety is urging Texas residents to make sure that any alarm salesperson, company or alarm installer that they hire is licensed by the Private Security Bureau.   The Private Security Bureau has initiated investigations in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and Austin following reports that numerous unlicensed salespersons, installers and companies […]




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Church pipe bomb suspect confesses

| July 7, 2009 | 0 Comments



BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – 28-year-old Richard Blonski of Buffalo, confessed to throwing a pipe bomb into a Buffalo church Saturday night. Redeeming Fire Fellowship Church Pastor David Keaton said, "This is the stuff of movies. I never would’ve dreamed that a pipe bomb would be in my front yard." Pastor Keaton thanks God the pipe […]




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Teen Charged With Attempting To Abduct 9 Year Old From Church

| July 6, 2009 | 0 Comments



MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI-FOX2now.com) – A stranger tried to abduct a 9-year-old girl during Sunday services at a Maryland Heights, Missouri, church. Detectives say it happened a week ago Sunday at Grace Church. They have charged James Edward Steen, 19, of Florissant, Missouri, with attempted kidnapping. Police say Steen was walking around inside the building […]




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NY teens held on $50,000 bail in church arsons

| July 6, 2009 | 0 Comments



SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Two Onondaga Indian Nation teenagers were each being held Monday on $50,000 cash bail after being charged with setting fires that damaged one church and left another in ruins on the reservation just south of Syracuse. Police charged 17-year-old Dylan Antone and 16-year-old Jacob Homer with third-degree arson and burglary. They each […]




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Bomb scare investigated at East Side church

| July 6, 2009 | 0 Comments



A device that appeared to be a pipe bomb was found inside an East Side church Saturday. “Whether it was an actual bomb still has to be determined,” said Buffalo Police spokesman Michael J. De- George. The device was lit as it was tossed through a vandalized glass door at Redeeming Fire Fellowship Church, but […]




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Pipe-Bomb Thrown Inside Buffalo Church

| July 5, 2009 | 1 Comment



A Buffalo church is on alert after a device, believed to be a pipe-bomb, was thrown inside it over-night. No one was hurt, but the pastor of Redeemer Fire Fellowship Church on Lewis Street, says it could have been deadly. Pastor David Keaton says he got a call from someone last night that his church […]




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Report: ‘Molotov Cocktails’ Thrown Into Church

| July 5, 2009 | 0 Comments



BOSTON — The remnants of two makeshift bombs were found inside a Brockton church on Sunday, prompting an investigation by state and local police. The Brockton Enterprise reported that workers found the two devices in a pew on the north side of the St. Edith Stein Church at about 8:30 a.m. Police believe the devices […]




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Two Onondaga Nation teens charged with setting fire to two churches today

| July 5, 2009 | 0 Comments



Two Onondaga Nation teenagers were charged with arson Sunday after two morning fires on the nation left one church in ruins and damaged another nearby church. Jacob Homer, 16, of 277A Hemlock Road, and Dylan M. Antone, 17, Route 11A, were charged with arson and buglary, both felonies. They were arraigned tonight in DeWitt Town […]




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