COPENHAGEN (RNS) “It feels surrealistic that this happened in Denmark, just around the corner from where I live,” said Uffe Alici Pedersen of Copenhagen, who is Muslim.
WASHINGTON (RNS) No president can make religious rhetoric work without getting buffeted by critics from all directions, experts say.
(RNS) “No one in the United States of America should ever be targeted because of who they are, what they look like, or how they worship,” the president said.
MEXICO CITY — “If you stay silent when faced with an incident like this, and don’t make a statement, the world will stay silent towards you.”
(RNS) Forty-five percent of the senior Protestant pastors surveyed say the Islamic State, also known as ISIL or ISIS, “gives a true indication of what an Islamic society looks like.”
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) The triple murders in this usually harmonious university town immediately took on a larger narrative of hate crimes against Muslims and charges of atheists baiting Muslims.
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (RNS) No president has made such an appeal to humility and mystery since Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address.
(Reuters) The police have offered no motive for the killings as the hashtag #MuslimLivesMatter trended nationally on Twitter.
NEW YORK (RNS) No one is suggesting that Christians are just like the Islamic State. But Obama did suggest that Christianity is like Islam; both faiths have the capacity to be exploited by extremists.