November 2014: 5,000 people murdered by Muslim extremists.
Also: IS barbarians stoop to a new low.
Plus: Promoting, in Burma, a bar with an image of the Buddha wearing headphones is asking for trouble. And here's the Internet Movie Database listing that scares the destructive Scientology cult.
Full story: Thursday’s Religion News Roundup
A former Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult member awaiting trial after 17 years on the run is still brainwashed.
Also: Destiny Church's controversial, self-appointed 'bishop' Brian Tamaki told his devoted followers that God wanted them to give high-denomination bills to his church.
Full story: Destiny Church’s Worship of Money * Brainwashed cult member
A woman and here family prayed for the resurrection of their dead husband and father for 6 months. Plus: how will religious fundamentalist react to robots?
Also: is the man who shot up downtown Austin buildings a member of a 'Christian Identity' hate group?
Full story: Robots * Christian Identity * Resurrection * Fundamentalism
A court in Haarlem, Netherlands, has postponed its decision on the extradition of controversial rabbi Eliezer Berland, who is wanted in Israel on sexual abuse charges.
Full story: Decision on extradition of fugitive rabbi Eliezer Berland postponed
Prosecutors have dropped charges against Micah Moore, who falsely confessed to the murder of Bethany Deaton, the wife of his spiritual leader.
Deaton's death had been ruled a suicide before Moore's admission. Prosecutors now say they will keep the case as an open investigation.
Full story: Murder charge in the death of Bethany Deaton dismissed
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Full story: A cult ‘expert’ leeches from Religion News Blog
Faith healers, who claim that God has anointed them to heal the sick and -- in some cases -- to raise the dead as well, have been notably absent lately. Are they scared of Ebola?
Also: China's anti-cult efforts predictably also target Christians worshiping in house churches.
Full story: Has Ebola scared away the faith healers?
Micah Moore's confession to the murder of Bethany Deaton -- the wife of his spiritual leader Tyler Deaton -- came after an 'International House of Prayer' group exorcism session , his attorneys claim.
In a motion to dismiss Moore's confession they argue that according to the admission of detectives there is no evidence that Bethany’s death was anything other than a suicide."
Full story: Murder confession followed IHOP church’s ‘exorcism session’
London's Metropolitan Police reports that cases of abuse where the child is accused of being a witch or possessed by an evil spirit are on the rise.
Parents, other guardians, and in several cases pastors and church members who believe a child is possessed often resort to physical abuse in order to try and get the spirits to leave.
Full story: Children accused of Witchcraft: abuse cases on the rise in UK
The money-hungry Scientology cult has once again been caught behaving badly.
This time the unethical organization has usurped an acronym of special importance to the citizens of Australia and New Zealand.
Full story: Scientology cult misappropriates ANZAC legend