But a Muslim advocacy group says there’s no evidence the gunman was an observant Muslim.
(RNS) Saudi Arabia and Iran are engaged in a regionwide power struggle that is exacerbating the historic Sunni-Shiite split.
Footage of marchers shouting “down with the Al Saud” and other anti-government slogans is circulating on social media along with video clips showing shots fired at armored cars.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, target of a terrorist attack a year ago, depicts God as a Kalashnikov-carrying killer.
Al-Muhajiroun was founded by Syrian-born Islamist cleric Omar Bakri in the late 1990s and called for Shariah law in Britain. The group was banned under anti-terrorist laws in 2010.
Siddhartha Dhar, who left Britain for Syria while on police bail, has been identified by media as the spokesman in the terrorist organization’s latest film.
(RNS) There is a saying in the Middle East: “Some days are for you, and some days are upon you.” No doubt the latter is the case for Muslims now.
Iraqi Shiites marched in Baghdad and southern cities. At least two Sunni Muslim mosques were attacked and two people killed.