Tag: Muslim

US Catholic Bishops launch National Catholic-Muslim Dialogue, partnering with groups linked to Hamas and MB

“The current regional Catholic-Muslim dialogues are the Mid-Atlantic (partnering with the Islamic Circle of North America), Midwest (partnering with the Islamic Society of North America) and West Coast (partnering with the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California and the Islamic Educational Center of Orange County). Each is co-chaired by a bishop and a Muslim leader […]

Obama visits a mosque

On Feb. 3, President Barack Obama visited an American mosque — the first such visit of his presidency. He went to the Islamic Society of Baltimore, to reaffirm the importance of religious pluralism … and respect for that pluralism … here in the United States. In so doing, he refuted unequivocally the bigoted anti-Muslim rhetoric […]

Saudi clerics call for jihad against Russia in Syria

Fifty-five Saudi Arabian ‘opposition’ clerics and academicians, including some prominent Islamists, have signed a joint online statement urging “true Muslims” to “give all moral, material, political and military” support to the fight against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s army as well as Iranian and Russian forces.   The statement follows the commencement of daily Russian air […]

Obama Visits Mosque: ‘Islam Has Always Been Part of America’

President Obama spoke warmly about Islam during his speech at a mosque today, highlighting the contributions that Muslims had made to the fabric of American society.   “Islam has always been part of America,” he said, detailing the beginnings of the religion among African slaves brought to America. He also pointed out that Thomas Jefferson […]

Iraqi columnist: ISIS terror is based on Islam

After the 9/11 terror attacks by Muslims that killed nearly 3,000 people in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania, President George W. Bush pointedly noted that the enemy was not Islam, which he called a “religion of peace,” but terror.   And one of Barack Obama’s mantras during his presidency is that the terrorists are not representative […]

Obama to make first visit of his presidency to a U.S. mosque next week

President Obama will make the first visit during his presidency to a U.S. mosque, the White House announced Saturday, part of the administration’s push to promote religious tolerance at a time when rhetoric linking Islam with terrorism is growing.   On Wednesday, the president will visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore, a sprawling community center in the city’s […]

Obama to Speak at Baltimore Mosque Where Imam Condoned Suicide Bombings

President Obama is set to speak next week at a mosque which was led for over a decade by an Imam who justified suicide bombings in some circumstances and who helped found a mosque with ties to Al Qaeda.   The President will visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore on Wednesday and deliver remarks there, the […]

Integrating Muslims into Europe is ‘impossible’, says Czech president

Zeman, a 71-year-old leftwinger and the first-ever directly elected president of the Czech Republic, has repeatedly spoken out against the surge of migrant and refugee arrivals in Europe.   Earlier this month, Zeman claimed the influx was masterminded by Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, saying the Islamist group was using money from several states to finance it […]

Pastor who said Islam was ‘doctrine spawned in hell’ is cleared by court

A born-again Christian pastor who denounced Islam as “heathen”, “satanic” and a “doctrine spawned in hell” has been cleared after a three-day trial in a verdict that upheld the right to offend under the principle of freedom of expression.   James McConnell, 78, was prosecuted under the Communications Act after making his remarks when preaching […]

Western Pa. religious leaders extend hands to Muslims

ISIS had just claimed credit for a deadly siege of Paris, and the Rev. David Carver felt perturbed by derogatory remarks about Muslims flaring up on national television, in the streets of Pittsburgh and in the pews of his church.   So Carver, 55, pastor of First United Presbyterian Church of Crafton Heights, reached out […]