The pedophilia scandal in the European Catholic Church continues to generate headlines. Most of the reports of abuse come from Ireland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Germany, and Pope Benedict XVI is implicated in an alleged failure to take action against an abusive German priest whose case was referred to the office of then-Archbishop Ratzinger.
In other news, an FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force made raids on a Christian militia group at locations in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana, on the basis of reports that the group threatened violence against Muslims. Meanwhile, on the Indonesian island of Java, a conference of gays and lesbians has been successfully blocked by Muslim street protests.
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