(RNS) An attack on one faith is an attack on all our faiths, and when any religious group is targeted, we all have a responsibility to speak up.
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(RNS) “There was just time for a last minute prayer before the machinery tore in,” a British charity reported. “The pastor stood by in dignified silence, clutching the remaining cross from the Church roof.”
WASHINGTON — On Wednesday (Feb. 3), Obama will visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque, where he will hold a roundtable with the community and deliver remarks.
DUBAI — Security forces prevented two suicide bombers from entering the mosque, where one blew himself up, killing four. Security forces exchanged fire with the second man and arrested him.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis is studying an invitation received several days after his first visit to the city’s Great Synagogue.
“You can’t help but feel this is a hateful act (because of) all of the negative media, the politicians who want to ban Muslims, close mosques,” said an area Muslim leader.
All their mosque acquaintances knew of Tashfeen Malik and Syed Riswan Farook is that they were quietly devout. The FBI says they orchestrated “an act of terrorism.”
Authorities had already closed two mosques last week — the first time France has taken such action against places of worship suspected of nurturing what the interior minister called “Islamist radicalization.”
Muslim-majority Bangladesh has seen a rise in Islamist violence in recent months, with two foreigners, four secular writers and a publisher killed this year.