CAIRO (RNS) — The move to introduce women preachers – wa’ezzat in Arabic – marks the first time females have formally addressed worshippers in these spaces as officially sanctioned clergy.
Tag - extremism
(AP) — A federal jury found three men guilty of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali refugees in Kansas.
(RNS) — Some head teachers who run inner-city schools with predominantly Muslim student bodies have taken issue with conservative Muslim parents who want their children to express their religiosity in school, and in turn accuse the teachers of...
(RNS) — The Mohammadia League of Islamic Scholars, a government research institute leading Morocco’s extensive campaign against violent Muslim extremism, is producing videos and reaching out on Facebook and YouTube to those in their teens and 20s.
(RNS) — 'We declare that when extremist clergy preach hatred, violence and seek to sow the seeds of discord, that they are inciting the desecration of the name of God,' reads the Bahrain Declaration.
(AP) — Italy has relied mostly on arresting and deporting suspected extremists to try to keep the country safe from terrorism. But the Italian government has come to embrace prevention, too, especially in the prisons it doesn't want to become...
(RNS) For weeks the Jehovah's Witnesses had not felt the full force of the ban on the group. Now more authorities are invoking it to halt worship and harass even the youngest Witnesses.
(Reuters) The religious organization is known for its foreign ministries as well as its door-to-door campaigns, but has had problems for years with Russian authorities, who view it as a pernicious cult, an allegation it denies.
(RNS) A Muslim critic counters that the group is "smelling blood" with the election of President-elect Donald Trump.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The U.S. government is canceling an inactive registry program for visitors from countries where extremist groups are operating, a plan similar to aMuslim registry considered by President-elect Donald Trump.
(RNS) There were 437 incidents of anti-Muslim hatred recorded last year, up from 146 the year before.
(RNS) The challenge of Islamist extremism is real and must be taken seriously. But I have also never been more optimistic about the Western Balkans and its future.
(RNS) It lets ISIS militants sleep peacefully at night.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria -- The attack by two female suicide bombers occurred during morning prayers.
GRAND BASSAM, Ivory Coast -- Fifteen civilians and three members of the special forces were killed in the attack at a weekend retreat popular with Ivorians and westerners.