(RNS) Mohamed Fall’s lawsuit said he was accosted by gym employees while praying alone in the locker room; they told him he would be banned if he were again seen praying.
(RNS) To a layman it sure as hell looks like a collision of civilizations — specifically between the advocates of a malignant interpretation of Islam and a Christian West which, a millennium ago, produced the Crusades.
French citizens of all stripes are part of a “national community” that transcends religion, village and country of origin, she said. “We cannot accept this opposition or violence of one group over another within a national community in Paris.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) A headscarf-wearing teenager wanted to work at Abercrombie & Fitch. The store said no. Now the Supreme Court will decide whether she faced religious discrimination.
TORONTO (RNS) “I believe, and I think most Canadians believe, that it is offensive that someone would hide their identity at the very moment where they are committing to join the Canadian family,” said Stephen Harper.
(RNS) There is no profile of someone who will become a terrorist and no reliable way to predict who will turn to violence.
ISTANBUL (RNS) Public education has become a symbol of the tug of war between Turkey’s secular tradition and the rising religious tide.