Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- In response to the attack on a Sufi-frequented mosque in the Sinai peninsula that left more than 300 worshippers dead, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has called for the military to use “brute force” to restore security.
- The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington has sued D.C.’s public transit agency after it refused to sell ad space to the Archdiocese for ads that the agency said “seek to promote religion.”
- President Donald Trump has engaged in a back-and-forth with Prime Minister Theresa May over videos the President shared on his Twitter account that were first posted by a far-right political group called Britain First.
- Gay rights groups challenging a Mississippi law meant to protect the conscience rights of those who oppose same-sex marriage, extramarital sex, and gender fluidity have appealed to the Supreme Court after the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted an injunction that had prevented the law from taking effect.
- A Florida man who converted to Islam and then plotted to blow up a synagogue on a Jewish holiday was sentenced to 25 years in prison, although some of the sentence will be spent at a medical facility so he can be treated for mental illness.