Religion News Australia 2016 - 42 (Oct 30 - Nov 6)

  (06 November 16)
  by Greg Spearritt

Religion News Australia

October 30 – November 6, 2016

Religion news stories from Australia

(Research: Greg Spearritt)

 

 

 

abuse / education / international stories / islam / politics / religion & society

 

 

 

ABUSE

George Pell failed to care for young abuse victims, royal commission told (ABC News)
Oct 31 - Cardinal George Pell and other senior officials failed to exercise proper care for children in a Melbourne parish by not acting on information of sexual misconduct by a paedophile priest, according to final submissions to the royal commission into child abuse.

Ballarat Christian Brothers 'misled police' over abuse, royal commission lawyers say (ABC News)
Oct 31 - A senior member of the Christian Brothers religious order failed to tell police the truth about the nature of historic child sexual abuse complaints in Ballarat, lawyers assisting the sex abuse royal commission have submitted.

Child abuse royal commission should reject Pell's evidence: counsel assisting (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Oct 31 - Cardinal George Pell knew enough to conclude that more serious action should have been taken against a paedophile priest, according to counsel assisting the child sex abuse royal commission.

 

EDUCATION

Catholic school investigated over alleged $5 million training rort (The Age, Melbourne)
Nov 1 - A Catholic school in Melbourne's south-east is being investigated by the schools' watchdog over explosive claims of a $5 million state government funding rort.

 

INTERNATIONAL STORIES

Islam

Hardline Islamists call for city's governor to be arrested over Koran comments (ABC News)
Nov 5 - A protest in Jakarta has turned violent with hardline Muslims attacking police and media crews and setting cars on fire.

Religious Violence

IS claims German teen murder (The Australian)
Oct 31 - Islamic State claim their “soldier” was responsible for a knife attack in Hamburg which killed a 16-year-old boy.

Jihadis planning Paris-style gun attacks on British streets, police say (The Guardian, Australia)
Nov 1 - Terrorists wanted to get firearms to launch gun attacks on Britain’s streets in five extremist plots foiled in the last two years, police have revealed, as they admitted that 800 legally owned guns had gone missing.

Battle for Mosul: 'caliph' Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi calls on jihadists to make a stand (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Nov 3 - Baghdad: After a nearly year-long silence, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-declared caliph of the Islamic State, released a blistering audio recording imploring his forces to remain firm in the face of the US-backed Iraqi offensive in Mosul.

Indonesia on edge as jihadists urge violence at Jakarta rally against governor (The Age, Melbourne)
Nov 3 - Jakarta: Jihadists are urging violence at a massive rally planned in Jakarta on Friday by Islamic hardliners calling for the city's Chinese Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, widely known as Ahok, to be jailed for insulting the Koran.

Mosul: Iraqi forces push deeper into country's east as Islamic State leader pledges no retreat (ABC News)
Nov 5 - Iraqi special forces said they had recaptured six districts of eastern Mosul, expanding the army's foothold in the Islamic State group bastion, a day after its leader told his jihadist followers there could be no retreat.

Islamic State group has killed hundreds, recruited children soldiers in Mosul, UN says (ABC News)
Nov 5 - Islamic State group militants have killed hundreds of people around their stronghold of Mosul, the United Nations says.

FBI and New York police probe terror threat on eve of presidential election (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Nov 5 - New York: Federal officials have warned authorities in New York, Texas and Virginia about an unspecific threat of attacks by the al-Qaeda militant group around US presidential election day.

Iraqi forces say IS defences, civilians hamper advance on Islamic State-held city (ABC News)
Nov 6 - Iraqi special forces say they are still struggling to clear neighbourhoods retaken from the Islamic State group along Mosul's eastern edge.

Other

US voters - Adele v The Bible (The Australian)
Facebook ‘likes’ show the difference between the GOP and Democrats: the Bible for Trumptons, Adele for Clintonistas.

Day of the Dead's darker side (ABC News)
Nov 1 - In Mexico City's most notorious district, the home of the Holy Death cult, Day of the Dead celebrations have a distinctly darker edge.

Chicago school cancels 'Christian' haunted house that depicted Pulse nightclub massacre (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Nov 1 - Halloween is one of those interesting holidays that, despite not celebrating anything terribly offensive in itself, nevertheless inevitably drives people to do offensive things.

Catholics and Lutherans sign joint declaration 'accepting common path' (The Guardian, Australia)
Nov 1 - The leaders of the world’s Catholics and Lutherans have signed a joint declaration at an ecumenical prayer service commemorating the greatest schism in western Christianity, stating that what unites the two traditions is greater than that which divides them.

Evening the score: Rupert Murdoch and the Scientologists (ABC News)
Nov 5 - As hard as it has tried, the Church of Scientology has yet to avenge a decades-long crusade against it by media mogul Rupert Murdoch

 

ISLAM

Burkinis? They’re looking good (The Australian)
Oct 31 – (Opinion: Nikki Gemmell) I now desire something that covers all the bits.

Police raid home of radical Muslim preacher amid probe into foiled 'Islamic State-inspired' plot (ABC News)
Nov 3 - The home of one of Australia's most radical Muslim preachers has been raided as part of an ongoing investigation into a recently foiled plot by two Sydney teenagers to carry out an Islamic State-inspired killing.

Merrylands terror accused Mehmet Biber lured back from Syria by family: police (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Nov 3 - A western Sydney man charged on Thursday with fighting for terrorist groups in the Middle East was allegedly lured back from the Syrian battleground in a sting by his family.

The mind of Islamic State: more coherent and consistent than Nazism (The Guardian, Australia)
Nov 4 – (Opinion: Robert Manne) In June 2014 the armed forces of the group that at the time called itself the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (Isis or Isil) seized Mosul, the second or third most populous city of Iraq.

Isis claims responsibility for killing of Egyptian general (The Guardian, Australia)
Nov 5 - An Egyptian general has been killed by militants near his home in North Sinai, the military has said, the second soldier of his rank to be shot dead in as many weeks.

 

POLITICS

 'Criminals and jihadists': Liberal Party members call for blanket immigration ban (Brisbane Times)
Oct 31 - A Sydney division of the Liberal Party will debate whether Australia should end all immigration and ban all refugees, after an incendiary motion was put forward calling migrants "criminals" and "bastards".

Bid to claw back Bob Day's donations could bankrupt Family First (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Nov 3 - Home buyers and tradies burnt by the collapse of Bob Day's construction empire are weighing up whether to go after up to $2 million in loans and donations made to the former senator's party even as his companies were teetering on collapse.

 

RELIGION & SOCIETY

'I'd rather see us united rather than divided': Interfaith cooperation in action at Mount Isa (ABC News)
Nov 5 - A single beige demountable fitted with not much more than an air conditioner, a few chairs, and a patchwork of woven mats turned to face Mecca has become an outback symbol of religious hope.

 

 


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