Czech churches critical of raids against Muslims

PRAGUE - Czech churches are backing local Muslims who have been complaining about police raids in Islamic centers during prayers.


The two raids took place April 25 in Prague as police arrested a 55-year-old Czech and charged him with racism for publishing an Islamic book that police alleged spreads racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia and violence against "inferior races."


An Indonesian diplomat was among the 20 detained, prompting its embassy to complain. (AP)