Tag: Muslim

Media Silence Surrounds Muslim Massacre of Christians

Political leaders and public figures were falling over themselves this weekend to condemn the mosque attacks in New Zealand, while dozens of Christians were slaughtered by Muslims in Nigeria to the sound of crickets. The mosque attacks were indeed a horrific affair and worthy of universal condemnation. Presidents, prime ministers, royalty, and religious leaders rushed […]

Christian, Jewish and Muslim students take part in interreligious summer school

As young people from across the world gathered for a three-week Interreligious Summer School at the World Council of Churches Bossey Ecumenical Institute in Switzerland, they heard inspiring greetings about interreligious dialogue from people who encouraged them to contribute to issues of religious pluralism and intercultural acceptance in a society based on migration and globalisation. […]

Cologne rally: As many as 10,000 Muslims to protest Islamic extremism

As many as 10,000 Muslims are set to protest in a rally against extremism in Cologne on Saturday. The protest comes in the wake of recent terror attacks in the UK and around the world. “The attacks by people who justify their acts by invoking Islam, without justification, are becoming more frequent,” protest organisers write […]

Trump Tells Muslim Leaders: Stand Against ‘the Persecution of Jews and the Slaughter of Christians’

President Donald Trump told a meeting of leaders from more than 50 predominantly Muslim nations on Sunday that they must stand “together against the murder of innocent Muslims, the oppression of women, the persecution of Jews, and the slaughter of Christians.” Trump was speaking at the Arab Islamic American Summit hosted in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia […]

Trump tells Middle East to ‘drive out’ Islamist extremists

President Donald Trump urged Arab and Islamic leaders on Sunday to unite and do their share to defeat Islamist extremists, making an impassioned plea to “drive out” terrorists while toning down his own harsh rhetoric about Muslims. Trump singled out Iran as a key source of funding and support for militant groups. His words aligned […]

Christian pastor in Bible Belt admits personally worshiping Allah

A former church has been taken over and converted to a mosque in a rural North Carolina county, and a group of Christian pastors took part in the conversion ceremony in an effort to “show mutual respect” for their Muslim neighbors. Crosses have been removed from the former church’s facade and steeple, and mosque leader […]

Donald Trump Plans ‘Direct’ Speech to Muslims About Radical Islamic Terror

President Donald Trump will visit Saudi Arabia during his first multi-national trip overseas, meeting with the leaders of more than 50 Muslim countries.Trump will deliver “an inspiring, yet direct speech on the need to confront radical ideology,” according to National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, who briefed reporters on the president’s trip. He added that Trump […]

Muslim Leaders Invited to Summit with Trump: Saudi Media

King Abdullah II of Jordan, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Niger’s Mahamadou Issoufou are among leaders invited by Saudi King Salman for a summit with US President Donald Trump. The Arab-Islamic-American Summit will be among a series of talks expected to be held in Riyadh on May 20-21, Saudi officials said. Trump has frequently been […]

Age, ethnicity examined in survey on U.S. Catholics’ views of Muslims

A new update to a 2016 study on Catholic perceptions of Islam finds little difference in answers from a variety of age groups and ethnicities. The initial survey, “Danger and Dialogue: American Catholic Opinion and Portrayals of Islam,” was conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University for the university’s […]

Top Muslim cleric lashes out against abortion, globalization

From his seat in Egypt, the leading religious authority in Sunni Islam has lashed out at supporters of abortion rights, sexual reassignment and globalization, saying they aim to “annihilate all Abrahamic religions.” In a meandering address to a conference held Tuesday, Grand Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, head of Egypt’s Al-Azhar, suggested that terrorism was not a […]