- Two men accused of selling meth to undercover cop (6/22/17)
- Cape man stabbed in head, arm after strip-club incident; skull fractured, police say (6/25/17)3
- Custom cuts: Local hairstylist provides free haircuts to special-needs children (6/26/17)3
- Police: Man grabbed wheel, tried to kill driver and himself in Jackson crash (6/23/17)
- Jackson scores high in survey of residents; better streets, Aldi are high priorities (6/20/17)4
- Annual SEMO District Fair event lineup announced (6/23/17)1
- Marble Hill mayor hires city manager without board approval (6/21/17)4
- Oran town board fired officer before hiring him as police chief; city officials say they can't remember reason for firing (6/25/17)2
- Playing with fire (6/25/17)
- Two charged in theft of jewelry from Cape storage facility (6/23/17)1
Muslim nations differ on suicide bombings
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Religious leaders from Muslim nations disagreed at a meeting this week over whether suicide bombings should be condemned.
The debate among religious affairs ministers of the Organization of the Islamic Conference echoed a March meeting of Muslim foreign ministers. They also were unable to agree on a definition of terrorism.
Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said Monday that holy war cannot be won with violence and that suicide bombings only serve to bolster the view that Palestinians are terrorists.
But Saudi Arabia's minister for Islam, Sheik Salleh Abdul Aziz Mohammed al-Sheik, said "the suicide bombings are permitted" and bombers "are considered to have died a martyr's death."
Presbyterian losses go on, but at a slower rate
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) headquarters announced Monday that a 35-year downward slide in membership continued in 2001, but the net loss of 31,549 was less than in previous years.
While total active membership slipped to 2,493,781, enrollment in Christian education programs rose by 17,000 during the year, to 1,101,478.
The Rev. Clifton Kirkpatrick, stated clerk of the denomination, noted that 150,000 new members joined the church last year.
--From wire reports