Rouhani, a relative moderate, said Islamic principles opposed violence and the extremism of groups such as Islamic State stemmed from “narrow-mindedness and a lack of moderation”.
Articles tagged “Islam”
COVINA, Calif. (RNS) It was a Sunday that started off like most — a mad rush to get breakfast on the table, get the kids dressed and head to our mosque.
(RNS) Islamophobia cannot be an excuse for allowing the swell of seminaries and clerics that cherry-pick the Quran and preach hatred of Christians, Jews and other “unbelievers.”
DUBAI (Reuters) The U.S. has been increasingly outspoken about its view that Gulf Arab states should do more to aid the military campaign against ISIS.
(RNS) The Associated Press counted the deaths in Mina, Saudi Arabia, and found a total that’s three times more than Saudi officials have stated.
(RNS) Fear has ratcheted up in the wake of attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, a new survey finds. And reactions to mass shootings vary by the religious identity of the killers.
(RNS) After the San Bernardino massacre I, like other Muslims, worried about my safety, given that I’m easily identifiable in my hijab. And that, I have decided, is ridiculous. I was not a victim that day.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – The contrasting lives of the Farook brothers, described by friends, neighbors and former classmates who knew them both, is a disturbing tale, in part because there are so few clues to why they turned out so differently.
He had harsh language for Islamic State “thugs and killers, vowing to fight “by being strong and smart, resilient and relentless.” But he also stressed American values, concluding. “Freedom is more powerful than fear.”