(RNS) to view the assault as simply about images of Muhammad is to accept a long-standing narrative about Muslim sensitivity to portrayals of Muhammad, which plays into conceptions of Muslims as superstitious savages.
Articles tagged “Muhammad”
PARIS (RNS) “I believe that the attacks today will only grow the racism against Muslims,” said Abdallah Zekri, president of the National Observatory Against Islamophobia, in Paris.
(RNS) To those who say that religion is inherently violent, Karen Armstrong responds with “Fields of Blood,” a book that walks through thousands of years of human history, religion and warfare.
(RNS) These days, a growing number of Muslims celebrate Christmas, or at least partake in some ways, even if they don’t decorate their homes with trees and a light show. Indeed, many Muslim families have created their own unique Christmas traditions.
(RNS) Narrated by Somai-born journalist Rageh Omaar, the PBS series “The Life of Muhammad” presents the Muslim prophet in a respectful, positive light, though it doesn’t shirk from the controversies that surrounded him.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Catholic leaders in Muslim countries are calling for a U.N. resolution against blasphemy — a potential problem for the Vatican as it tries to combat religious desecration while stopping short of endorsing laws to outlaw it. By Alessandro Speciale.
(RNS) Whether U.S. foreign policy has helped create a political environment where radicals are struggling to remain relevant, or emboldened extremists to act out, is a matter of disagreement. By Oren Dorell.