Religious hostility on the rise

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — According to a recent Pew Research poll, religious hostilities have increased around the world and in almost every region. The sharpest increase, according to the study, was in the Middle East and North Africa. Thirty-three percent of the 198 countries and territories in the study had high religious hostilities, a distinct rise from 29 percent in 2011 and 20 percent in 2007. To view the study, visit

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