Lauren Markoe writes for Religion News Service.
A. R. Bernard, lead pastor of a 33,000-member church in Brooklyn, New York, cited "conflict in values" with the administration.
The pastor had taken dozens of mission trips to the nation since 1997—until he was accused of undermining the government.
Thousands of Muslims prayed in alleys and streets rather than inside Al-Aqsa Mosque. Then police used force against demonstrators.
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