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Las Cruces police investigate explosions near Calvary Baptist, Holy Cross

| August 3, 2015 | 0 Comments



LAS CRUCES >> Explosions about a half hour apart shattered the serenity of morning services at two Las Cruces churches Sunday, but caused no injuries and only minor damage, police said. The explosions happened at Calvary Baptist Church, 1800 S. Locust, shortly after 8 a.m. and Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1327 N. Miranda, about a half […]




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Peshawar church blasts: Death toll spirals to 83 amid grief filled protests

| September 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



PESHAWAR: As the death toll from the Peshawar church blasts mounted on Monday there was a visible escalation in the intensity of protests — with the enormity of the tragedy sinking in more deeply into the national pysche. Some 24 hours after the blasts, enraged Christians took to the streets in several parts of the country […]




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FBI weighs role in Coos Bay chapel bomb investigation

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments



COOS BAY — The Coos Bay Police Department has released an artist's rendering of a man it says is a person of interest in the fire and attempted bombing at The Prayer Chapel Tuesday night. The sketch, drawn from eyewitness accounts, depicts a white man in his mid-50s with a shaved head. Police said was […]




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Defendant in Ottawa County church bombing-plot case to claim insanity

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments



A man who is accused of plotting to destroy dozens of Ottawa County churches will mount an insanity defense, according to a pleading filed Wednesday by his attorney. Gregory Arthur Weiler II, 24, was ruled mentally incompetent on April 3 by U.S. Magistrate Paul Cleary and was committed to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility […]




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Judge refuses bail reduction for man charged in Bergen County synaogue firebombings

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments



A judge on Thursday refused to reduce the $4-million bail of one of the two men accused in the arson and firebombing of several Jewish facilities in Bergen County. “I don’t see anything before this court to warrant a bail reduction,” Judge Edward Jerejian said at a hearing in Superior Court in Hackensack, turning down […]




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Survivor of KKK Baptist Church bombing: “I had to forgive”

| June 2, 2013 | 0 Comments



(CBS News) BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- A turning point in the Civil Rights movement came 50 years ago when members of the Ku Klux Klan bombed a black church in Birmingham, Alabama. Four young girls were killed. And nationwide outrage led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act one year later. Today, President Obama signed a […]




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Two plead ‘not guilty’ to Rutherford Temple bombing and more

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments



RUTHERFORD – The two men accused in the arson and firebombing of several North Jersey synagogues, including Rutherford's Congregation Beth-El, pleaded not guilty Monday in Superior Court in Hackensack to indictments in the case. Anthony Graziano of Lodi and Aakash Dalal of New Brunswick, both 21, were indicted in March on multiple counts of aggravated […]




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Arson: One of the Most Serious Threats to Places of Worship

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



The historic Holy Rosary Church in Windsor Ontario, a designated heritage building, was pelted with Molotov cocktails in broad daylight on May 2, 2013. Fortunately, a passerby saw flames coming from the basement and called 911. As a result, firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze before it caused extensive, irrevocable damage. Commenting on the […]




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FBI, ATF investigating Molotov cocktail thrown into LDS church

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



OGDEN — The Ogden City Fire Department, FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating after a Molotov cocktail was thrown into a church building of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ogden City police were called Monday at about 7:30 a.m. after maintenance workers noticed something had been thrown […]




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Turkish police uncover plot to bomb synagogue

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments



Turkish police uncovered a plot linked to al-Qaida to bomb a synagogue in Istanbul, the US embassy in Ankara and other targets, The New York Times reported on Thursday. Twelve people were arrested during a raid on two houses in Istanbul and Corlu in February, according to the Times. Eight of them were Turks, two […]




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Plotter of NY synagogue attacks gets 10 years

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



NEW YORK – An Algerian immigrant to the United States convicted under a rarely invoked New York state terror statute of plotting to blow up synagogues and churches in Manhattan was sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison. Ahmed Ferhani, 28, pleaded guilty in December to conspiracy as a crime of terrorism, related weapons […]




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Grand jury indicts alleged arsonists in Jewish temple firebombings

| March 2, 2013 | 0 Comments



HACKENSACK — A grand jury has indicted two Lodi men for their alleged roles in a series of firebombings at Bergen county synagogues, authorities announced today. The panel sitting in Bergen County Superior Court found probable cause to charge Aakash Dalal and Anthony Graziano with 30 criminal charges, including attempted murder, bias intimidation and aggravated […]




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Aunt of Okla. church bomb plot suspect says he’s battled mental issues and needs medical help

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments



TULSA, Oklahoma — An Illinois man suspected in a plot to firebomb dozens of Oklahoma churches last fall with Molotov cocktails is unstable and has battled bouts of mental disorders and depression throughout most of his life, his aunt said this week. Gregory Arthur Weiler II, 24, of Elk Grove Village, Illinois, is accused of […]




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Suspect in church bombing plot to be prosecuted in federal court

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments



MIAMI, Okla. — An Illinois man accused of plotting to destroy 48 Ottawa County churches with Molotov cocktails will be prosecuted in federal, not state, court, authorities said Wednesday. State charges filed against Gregory Arthur Weiler II were dismissed Wednesday after he was taken into federal custody, said District Attorney Eddie Wyant. Weiler, 24, of […]




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Alabama church bombing attorney recounts emotional experience

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments



Nearly 50 years ago in a Birmingham, Ala., church, five little girls were getting ready for that day’s youth service when an explosion shattered the room they were in, killing four of them. The surviving girl was trapped in the rubble, unable to move or see, screaming for her sister, who never responded. Later, a […]




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