(RNS) “The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers.” This was the Islamist poem quoted by the mayor of Istanbul, Turkey, in December 1997. Charged with using inflammatory speech, he was ejected from office and sentenced to jail by the Ankara High Court. Today, […]
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(RNS) The conflict between secularists and Islamists is generating a new religious dialogue about the role of religion in politics, as political leaders in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Jordan side with the Egyptian military and secularists.
(RNS) History suggests that when Egypt’s military suppresses its Islamist opponents, it has serious repercussions for the United States.