(RNS) The letter comes just ahead of the first anniversary of the Aug. 5 attack by a white supremacist on a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., that killed six worshippers.
Articles tagged “Boston Marathon bombings”
(RNS) The online English-language al-Qaida magazine takes credit for motivating the Boston bombing suspects and encourages Muslims in the West to carry out similar attacks.
(RNS) The burial ended a frustrating search for a community willing to take the body, which had been kept at a funeral parlor in Worcester, Mass., as cemeteries refused to accept the remains, fearful about gravesite vandalism and backlash from the public.
(RNS) An undisclosed community has accepted the body of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, which is now “entombed,” according to police in Worcester, Mass.
BOSTON (RNS) Most faith leaders agree everyone deserves a dignified burial, no matter what crimes they’ve committed, as a matter of Christian principle. But a mix of factors is leading them to keep low profiles on the debate over how to handle the remains of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
(RNS) The searing experience of being an effective “Mourner in Chief” might stir President Obama’s appetite for political battle. I certainly hope so. Because the people need an advocate.
BOSTON (RNS) Karen Hunt-Ahmed is part of a growing sorority of female American converts to Islam, especially those who are or were married to Muslim men, who must deal with the perception that they converted to Islam because of domineering boyfriends or husbands.
(RNS) Pastor Greg Laurie, honorary chairman of Thursday’s National Day of Prayer, talked about prayer, grief and what not to say when a friend’s loved one dies.
WATERTOWN, Mass. (RNS) Two relatives of Tamerlan Tsarnaev say he was influenced by an Armenian convert to Islam named Misha. Armenian Americans say it is very unlikely an Armenian would become a Muslim.