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By Dallas Morning News | July 23, 2008
ELDORADO, Texas - Six men from a West Texas polygamist community - including incarcerated sect leader Warren Jeffs - have been indicted by a grand jury on charges including felony sexual assault of a child. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced the charges against members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints yesterday evening. He said he hopes to extradite Jeffs, 52, who is now in an Arizona jail awaiting trial on other charges, "as quickly as possible."
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By Mary Gail Hare and Matthew Hay Brown and Mary Gail Hare and Matthew Hay Brown,mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com | September 4, 2009
In a move that religious scholars say is unprecedented, 10 of the 12 nuns at an Episcopal convent in Catonsville left their church Thursday to become Roman Catholics, the latest defectors from a denomination divided over the ordination of gay men and women. The members of the All Saints Sisters of the Poor were welcomed into the Catholic Church by Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien, who confirmed the women during a Mass in their chapel. Each vowed to continue the tradition of consecrated life, now as a religious institute within the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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By New York Times News Service | March 26, 1995
TOKYO -- The police have found evidence that may link the Aum Shinri Kyo religious sect to the poison gas attack on the Tokyo subway system on Monday, the Kyodo News Agency reported today.While the sect has frequently been mentioned in connection with the attack on five subway cars, the police have not formally said that the sect's leaders are suspects or that they have found any evidence tying them to the attack.Kyodo's dispatch did not describe the evidence that may link Aum to the subway attack, in which 10 people died and more than 5,000 were injured.
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By McClatchy-Tribune | July 25, 2008
WASHINGTON - A Senate committee heard appeals yesterday for the creation of a federal task force to combat polygamist sects that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid described as sophisticated organized crime rings. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, whose office has investigated a sect in Texas, was among those backing legislation sponsored by Reid, a Nevada Democrat. The bill would establish a task force in the U.S. Department of Justice and assist victims of polygamist groups. The hearing, which included testimony from two former sect members, spotlighted the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS)
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By New York Times News Service | April 7, 1995
TOKYO -- Police found parts of 10 guns yesterday in a car belonging to the religious sect linked to the nerve-agent attack on the Tokyo subway system last month.Security has been tightened throughout Japan since the attack. In Tokyo, 10,000 police officers have been assigned to such security duties as protecting government officials, newspapers here report.The sense of alarm has deepened with reports in one newspaper, the Yomiuri, that notebooks seized from one member of the Aum Shin Rikyo sect were labeled "War with Police."
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By Thomas Easton and Thomas Easton,Tokyo Bureau of The Sun | April 15, 1995
TOKYO -- "Alert: Sarin in Shinjuku tomorrow" screamed the headline of one of the Tokyo tabloids in 5-inch type.It was not the only such warning and rumor that the Aum Shinrikyo religious sect, suspected in last month's sarin nerve agent attack on the Tokyo subways, would launch another attack today to fulfill an apocalyptic prophecy by its leader, Shoko Asahara.Sect members were reported to have told family members to stay away from Shinjuku, the bustling area of Tokyo that houses the municipal government and the country's largest red light district.
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By Frank P.L. Somerville and Frank P.L. Somerville,Staff Writer | October 19, 1993
The Baltimore City Council passed a resolution last night condemning Pakistan for "the systematic repression" of the Ahmadis, a minority Muslim sect teaching that Jesus "was a holy prophet who survived the cross and preached in India after his resurrection."A spokesman for the Pakistan Embassy in Washington denied the repression but said such a belief in Christ would not be possible for a true Muslim. Pakistan is a Muslim country.The resolution was introduced by council President Mary Pat Clarke at the request of a group of Ahmadiyya Muslims in Balti- more.
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By New York Times News Service | March 27, 1995
TOKYO -- The police search of a religious sect's properties focused yesterday on a three-story building that believers say is one of the organization's most holy sites but that authorities say contains a sophisticated chemical laboratory capable of producing large quantities of nerve gas.As snow fell on the placid village where the sect had its main complex, near the foot of Mount Fuji, about 1,000 police officers conducted their search and carted off...
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By Frank Langfitt and Frank Langfitt,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | July 29, 1999
BEIJING -- It was a stunning moment for the Chinese leadership.Dressed in drab provincial clothes and carrying copies of their leader's manifesto, about 10,000 members of the Falun Gong meditation sect slipped into the capital in April and staged the biggest anti-government demonstration in a decade.In an act that no one seemed to have anticipated, the crowd of mostly middle-aged disciples sat cross-legged in lotus positions outside the vermilion walls of the Zhongnanhai leadership compound, silently protesting the detention of fellow members and asking for official recognition.
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By Carol J. Williams and Carol J. Williams,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 16, 2007
BAGHDAD -- The death toll from five synchronized suicide bombings in a remote northern border area rose above 250 yesterday, making the attack on the reclusive Yazidi religious sect the deadliest single act of terrorism in Iraq since the war began more than four years ago. Rescuers, police and townspeople pulled scores of bodies from the rubble of three villages destroyed by the Tuesday night blasts in Nineveh province. The attack occurred in an impoverished region where Yazidis have taken refuge from hostile neighbors who consider them heretics or devil worshipers.
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By Dallas Morning News | July 23, 2008
ELDORADO, Texas - Six men from a West Texas polygamist community - including incarcerated sect leader Warren Jeffs - have been indicted by a grand jury on charges including felony sexual assault of a child. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced the charges against members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints yesterday evening. He said he hopes to extradite Jeffs, 52, who is now in an Arizona jail awaiting trial on other charges, "as quickly as possible."
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By Nicholas Riccardi and Nicholas Riccardi,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 3, 2008
DENVER - A Texas judge allowed parents yesterday to begin retrieving more than 400 children taken by the state during a raid on a polygamist sect's compound in April. District Judge Barbara Walther issued the order after the state Supreme Court ruling last week that found Texas authorities had overreached when they moved the children into protective custody. On Friday, Walther refused to sign an agreement between the state and lawyers for the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints that would have provided for the children's release.
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By Miguel Bustillo and Miguel Bustillo,LOS ANGELS TIMES | May 23, 2008
HOUSTON - Texas authorities had no right to take more than 400 children from a secluded polygamist compound last month because officials never proved that the children were in imminent danger, a state appeals court ruled yesterday. The ruling by the Third Court of Appeals in Austin did not specifically call for the state to return children to their mothers. But it laid waste to the state's arguments for taking all the children, opening the door for at least some of the polygamist families to be reunited within weeks.
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April 20, 2008
Commentary from Texas newspapers about the polygamist roundup: Most who remember the conflagration in Waco 15 years ago this month probably are thinking the same thing. The drama on a West Texas polygamous sect's compound sounds David Koresh-ish. And the last thing anyone needs is a repeat of the fiasco at the cult leader's Mount Carmel compound. Fair enough. The authorities investigating the ranch of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-day Saints in Eldorado should not overstep their authority.
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By Jenny Jarvie and DeeDee Correll and Jenny Jarvie and DeeDee Correll,Los Angeles Times | April 19, 2008
SAN ANGELO, Texas -- A judge ruled yesterday that 416 children seized by authorities during a raid on a polygamous sect's compound are at risk of sexual abuse if they stay with the group and must be placed into foster care. Texas District Judge Barbara L. Walther's ruling came after a chaotic, two-day hearing that involved several hundred attorneys and two buildings filled with witnesses, reporters and members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a breakaway Mormon sect that believes in divinely inspired, under-age polygamous marriage.
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By Alexandra Zavis and Alexandra Zavis,LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 26, 2008
BAGHDAD -- Tensions between Iraq's major Shiite Muslim factions erupted into violence yesterday as Iraqi security forces launched a major crackdown against militiamen in the southern oil hub of Basra. The fighting, which Iraqi officials said killed at least 35 people and injured 100, was the most serious sign yet that a cease-fire credited with helping improve security nationwide might be unraveling as sections of the Shiite Muslim majority jockey for position ahead of provincial elections.
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By Michael Stroh and Michael Stroh,SUN STAFF | December 28, 2002
It's either a spectacular hoax or scientific landmark. But a religious sect that believes humans descended from aliens claimed yesterday that it had created the world's first human clone, a baby called Eve who is a genetic carbon copy of her mother. "The baby is very healthy. The parents are happy," said Brigitte Boisselier, a former university chemist who directs Clonaid, a company founded by the Raelians to create human clones. Though offering no evidence to back up her claim, Boisselier said the baby was born by Caesarean section at 11:55 a.m. Thursday and weighed 7 pounds.
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By Frank Langfitt and Frank Langfitt,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | April 26, 1999
BEIJING -- In the largest protest Beijing has seen since the ill-fated occupation of Tiananmen Square 10 years ago, more than 10,000 followers of a quasi-religious sect surrounded the Chinese leadership compound yesterday demanding freedom to practice their beliefs.The quiet and peaceful demonstration, which broke up late last night, caught China's security apparatus flat-footed at a time when it is on heightened alert to head off just such public protests.In the past six months, the government has cracked down on democracy advocates and closed or suspended various intellectual journals and publishing houses.
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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,Sun reporter | February 6, 2008
WALKERSVILLE -- The zoning board of this Frederick County town adjourned without reaching a decision last night on a controversial proposal by a Muslim group to use a 224-acre tract of farmland as a religious retreat. Although it was clear the board was leaning toward rejection of the request by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community when deliberations resume tonight, officials of the group remained publicly optimistic. "I am hoping for the best," said Ahsanullah Zafar, president of the community, which has its headquarters in Silver Spring.
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December 27, 2007
Dec. 27 2002 Clonaid, a company founded by a religious sect that believes in space aliens, announced the world's first cloned baby, a claim subsequently dismissed by scientists for lack of proof.
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