(Reuters) – Thousands of Palestinians rallied in the occupied West Bank on Saturday to protest against the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad in French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.

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From New World Encyclopedia Ready The term diaspora (in Ancient Greek, “a scattering or sowing of seeds”) refers to any people or ethnic population forced or induced to leave its traditional homeland, as well as the dispersal of such people and the ensuing developments in their culture.

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Antisemitism (also spelled Anti-Semitism or anti-semitism) is prejudice against, hatred of, or discrimination against Jews as a national, ethnic, religious or racial group.[1][2] A person who holds such positions is called an “antisemite”.

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The history of Israel encompasses the history of the modern State of Israel, as well as that of the Jews in the Land of Israel. The area of modern Israel is small, about the size of Wales or half the size of Costa Rica, and is located roughly on the site of the ancient kingdoms of Israel and Judah except that these ancient kingdoms also included what is now the West Bank. It is the birthplace of the Hebrew language spoken in Israel, and of the Abrahamic religions

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Tehran Amid a wave of prayers and vengeful rhetoric toward Israel, Iran on Wednesday buried an army general killed in a presumed Israeli airstrike alongside six senior Hezbollah members in southern Syria. Iranians have grown used to burying martyrs of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) who have died fighting Sunni militants in Syria

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Story highlights The attacks in France have pitted freedom of speech against respect for religious values, writes Bishop John Bryson Chane Bishop Chane says those who bully, abuse and kill in the name of the Abrahamic religions are neither religious nor faithful He says Christians, Muslims and Jews should work together to end conflict and extremism by those hijacking God’s name Democracy, freedom of religion and speech are gifts that help define what it means to be fully human. But within any democracy there must exist a level of respectful restraint when challenging or debating treasured religious values of the “other.” The Islamic admonition of not depicting the Prophet Mohammed in any human image is a sacred element of Islam. For anyone, Muslim or non-Muslim to do so is to disrespect and demean a basic tenant of the faith.

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Story highlights The attacks in France have pitted freedom of speech against respect for religious values, writes Bishop John Bryson Chane Bishop Chane says those who bully, abuse and kill in the name of the Abrahamic religions are neither religious nor faithful He says Christians, Muslims and Jews should work together to end conflict and extremism by those hijacking God’s name Democracy, freedom of religion and speech are gifts that help define what it means to be fully human. But within any democracy there must exist a level of respectful restraint when challenging or debating treasured religious values of the “other.” The Islamic admonition of not depicting the Prophet Mohammed in any human image is a sacred element of Islam. For anyone, Muslim or non-Muslim to do so is to disrespect and demean a basic tenant of the faith

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Story highlights The attacks in France have pitted freedom of speech against respect for religious values, writes Bishop John Bryson Chane Bishop Chane says those who bully, abuse and kill in the name of the Abrahamic religions are neither religious nor faithful He says Christians, Muslims and Jews should work together to end conflict and extremism by those hijacking God’s name Democracy, freedom of religion and speech are gifts that help define what it means to be fully human. But within any democracy there must exist a level of respectful restraint when challenging or debating treasured religious values of the “other.” The Islamic admonition of not depicting the Prophet Mohammed in any human image is a sacred element of Islam.

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Story highlights The attacks in France have pitted freedom of speech against respect for religious values, writes Bishop John Bryson Chane Bishop Chane says those who bully, abuse and kill in the name of the Abrahamic religions are neither religious nor faithful He says Christians, Muslims and Jews should work together to end conflict and extremism by those hijacking God’s name Democracy, freedom of religion and speech are gifts that help define what it means to be fully human. But within any democracy there must exist a level of respectful restraint when challenging or debating treasured religious values of the “other.” The Islamic admonition of not depicting the Prophet Mohammed in any human image is a sacred element of Islam. For anyone, Muslim or non-Muslim to do so is to disrespect and demean a basic tenant of the faith

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Story highlights The attacks in France have pitted freedom of speech against respect for religious values, writes Bishop John Bryson Chane Bishop Chane says those who bully, abuse and kill in the name of the Abrahamic religions are neither religious nor faithful He says Christians, Muslims and Jews should work together to end conflict and extremism by those hijacking God’s name Democracy, freedom of religion and speech are gifts that help define what it means to be fully human. But within any democracy there must exist a level of respectful restraint when challenging or debating treasured religious values of the “other.” The Islamic admonition of not depicting the Prophet Mohammed in any human image is a sacred element of Islam.

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