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Of Murder, Men and God

Anisa Mehdi
Board of Contributors
Aug 20, 2016 | 13:16 GMT
The geopolitics of religious violence
People attend the funeral of Father Jacques Hamel in northern France on Aug. 2. In the wake of his killing, French Muslims flocked to churches across the country in solidarity with their Christian countrymen and women.
(CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Geopolitical disruption, confounding religious edicts and social upheaval have created a recipe for the killings of clergymen over the past two decades. When political stability is scarce, religion might play a steadying role. But despite many good efforts within faith communities, and with the assistance of the media's megaphone, dogma seems to be trumping righteousness. ...

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