(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.
Articles tagged “al-Qaida”
WASHINGTON (RNS) The leader, Ahmed Abdi Godane, was targeted Monday (Sept. 1) in an airstrike that hit a vehicle and compound in a militant stronghold south of the capital, Mogadishu.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The rivalry between Al-Qaida and the Islamic State has forced the United States to rethink its approach to combating terrorism in the region.
(RNS) The last caliph reigned from the seat of the Ottoman Empire — that’s Turkey to you — until he was deposed in1924. Since then many Islamic groups have called for the re-establishment of the caliphate. So how big is the new caliphate, and what does it all mean?
(RNS) Call them al-Qaida fanatics, Taliban lunatics or Muslim Brotherhood extremists. Just don’t associate my faith with their actions.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The attack on a shopping mall in Kenya came shortly before a deadly attack against a church in Pakistan, but analysts warn against concluding that radical Islam is gaining strength.
(RNS) The Rev. Paolo Dall’Oglio, 58, lived for three decades in Syria, where he established an ecumenical community at Mar Musa on the site of an early Christian monastery, engaging in interfaith dialogue with Muslims and forging close ties with the local population.
(RNS) Fighting in Mali has destroyed or damaged many religious artifacts and buildings in Timbuktu, an ancient Islamic learning center.
(RNS) The online English-language al-Qaida magazine takes credit for motivating the Boston bombing suspects and encourages Muslims in the West to carry out similar attacks.
(RNS) Fighting in the Muslim country of Mali in northern Africa has delayed the American tour of a unique exhibit featuring centuries-old texts and artifacts from Timbuktu, an ancient center of Islamic learning.