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  • n  a subdivision of a larger religious group
  • n  a dissenting clique

  • The raid on a polygamist sect in Texas has separated children from mothers and highlighted the tension between religion and the law.
  • The sect was founded in 1930 as the lay arm of the Nichiren Shoshu, one of 38 Buddhist organizations that claim to represent the teachings of Nichiren.
  • An appeals court overturns a decision that backed the taking of hundreds of sect children by state authorities.
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  • Kuwaiti court gives woman 11 years in jail for insulting emir
    KUWAIT (Reuters) - A Kuwaiti court sentenced a woman teacher to a total of 11 years in jail on Monday for insulting the emir, inciting regime change and insulting a religious sect via Twitter, two sources close to the case said. Huda al-Ajmi, 37, is the first woman known to have been convicted for criticizing the U.S.-allied Gulf Arab state's ruler, described as "immune and inviolable" in the ...
    June 10, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Video: Hasidim Rally Against Israeli Plan To Draft Ultra-Orthodox Jews
          [UPDATE ADDED BELOW] Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews from the anti-Zionist Satmar sect were bused into Manhattan's Foley Square yesterday for a demonstration against an Israeli legislature proposal to draft Yeshiva students into the army. According to Failed Messiah , the "anti-Israel protest was to have drawn tens of thousands of haredim. Instead, it appears to have drawn about 5,000 ...
    June 10, 2013 - Gothamist
  • Nigeria Islamists hide guns in coffin, kill 13: witnesses
    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist insurgents who hid weapons inside a coffin have shot dead 13 people in an attack targeting informants in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, two witnesses said on Sunday. Friday's attack came as Nigeria's military makes its most concerted effort yet to end a four-year insurgency by Boko Haram, a sect that has killed thousands in a campaign to ...
    June 10, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

  • Terry Goddard in ABC News
    Jeffs, who was convicted last year in Utah of being an accomplice to rape, wanted "to isolate and perhaps purify the sect from any kind of outside influences," Goddard said.
  • Stephenie Meyer in Khabrein
    We have so many vampires in 'Breaking Dawn', surely she can fit in somewhere. Wouldn't it be amazing if she was like just sitting there with a big group of the Volturi (vampire sect)? That would be amazing,said Meyer.
  • Klaus Uwe Benneter in Washington Post
    Stauffenberg "is to be played by an actor whose sect, through dubious methods, attempts to lure people and make them pliable," Social Democratic lawmaker Klaus Uwe Benneter said on his Web site. "This is a slap in the face to all upstanding...

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