Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- A Sikh religious leader in Illinois said he asked a local law enforcement agency to drop its investigation of a hate crime allegedly committed against him because the agency was not committed in its pursuit of the case.
- The Military Religious Freedom Foundation has demanded that a U.S. naval hospital in Japan remove a Bible and other religious materials from a display honoring missing soldiers.
- A Pew Research poll concluded that women in the U.S. are more religious than men, and the gap between men and women in the U.S. is greater than that in comparable countries.
- The City of New York has agreed to consult Muslim groups as it drafts new guidelines for any future surveillance activities; the agreement is part of the settlement reached between the NYPD and New Jersey-based Muslim organizations that had sued after the NYPD’s post-9/11 surveillance of Muslim groups was made public.