(RNS) The president strongly restated his — and his predecessor’s — belief that a war against ISIS is not a war against Islam.
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Prime Minister Viktor Orban has sealed Hungary’s borders with Serbia to stem the influx and pledged not to let mainly Muslim migrants threaten Hungary’s Christian traditions.
The family of four are Melkite Greek Catholics from Damascus. They arrived Sept. 6, the day Pope Francis called on European parishes to open their doors to refugees.
“I will acknowledge readily that the scale of the problem will persist long after those 10,000 Syrians have made it into the United States…” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest.
Groups pushing for this include the Church World Service, representing 37 Christian denominations, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, and the Jewish refugee assistance agency HIAS.
The first trip he made after his election in 2013 was to the Italian island of Lampedusa, between Sicily and Tunisia, where many migrants arrive by boat. Vatican City will take two families, he said Sunday.
OXFORD, Miss. (Reuters) A Mississippi couple, accused of seeking to join the militant Islamic State group on a planned honeymoon trip, remained in custody on Tuesday after being denied bond in federal court.
Human rights observers say 45 women and 19 children, including 11 families were taken Thursday. They are among hundreds of residents, Muslims and Christians, whose families have lost touch with them since the militants captured the area.
LONDON, Aug 5 (Reuters) Anjem Choudary, well-known for praising the Sept. 11 attacks, was accused of using lectures published online to encourage Islamic State support.