(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, […]
Articles tagged “Muslims”
(RNS) Muslim-American civil rights groups are criticizing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for vetoing a bill on Tuesday that would have created an independent inspector general to oversee the New York City Police Department.
(RNS) The 30-day fast known as Ramadan began Tuesday, and requires that believers forgo food and drink. At this time of year, that means 15 hours of parched throats and unquenched thirst.
SPOKANE, Wash. (RNS) An Idaho company has launched a line of bullets coated in pork-infused paint, saying the bullets “don’t just kill an Islamist terrorist, you also send him to hell.”
(RNS) As Kenya’s economy has grown, drug and alcohol abuse has reached crisis level in cities and villages, prompting religious leaders to declare a national disaster.
(RNS) North America, Europe and Latin America accept homosexuality, a Pew survey finds. African nations and predominantly Muslim nations do not.
(RNS) A new Pew study says getting Muslims online can improve their views of the West, but a major problem remains: across 39 countries and territories, just 18 percent of Muslims said they used the Internet.
ROME (RNS) In a country dominated by Roman Catholics, Muslims make up Italy’s second-largest religious group. But unlike smaller religious groups, Italian Muslims are not officially recognized by the government.
LONDON (RNS) “They have done a cowardly, barbaric act,” said Imam Ajmal Masroor of the Islamic Society of Britain. “They have insulted God and Islam. They are low vile scum.