(RNS) Here at last is bipartisanship — on the question of Islam being part of the problem. But the critique is not being paired with serious acknowledgement, much less practical encouragement, of those working to make Islam part of the solution.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Most Americans who know about the Charlie Hebdo killings still say it was OK to publish cartoons mocking the Prophet Muhammad.
(RNS) Since the film opened, some tweets have referred to “ragheads,” “vermin scum” and hatred of Muslims.
(RNS) Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has sought to bring slow change to one of the most conservative nations on earth.
(RNS) Nigerian government troops seem weak and incapable of stopping Boko Haram from becoming a growing danger to Africa’s most populous country and the world’s 10th largest oil exporter.
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) The call to prayer was broadcast from a boxy public address system at the foot of the chapel, first in English, spoken by a woman, then in Arabic, recited in the familiar sing-song chant.
ROME (RNS) “The ongoing conflict assaults the dignity of both Palestinians and Israelis, but in a particular way our commitment to the poor calls us to lift up the suffering people in Gaza,” the bishops said.
(RNS) When a Fox News “expert” claimed non-Muslims are not welcome in some European cities, Britain’s prime minister “thought it must be April Fools’ Day.” But the Louisiana governor’s planned speech repeats the charge.
(RNS) Graham said the call to prayer includes the words “Allahu Akbar,” or “God is great,” which was shouted by Islamist militants during last week’s deadly attacks across Paris.