CAIRO (RNS) — The Egyptian government has banned preaching at 20,000 mosques as a precautionary measure to prevent extremist violence during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
KORLA, China (AP) — Thousands — possibly tens of thousands — are thought to have been spirited without trial into secretive detention camps for alleged political crimes that range from having extremist thoughts to merely traveling or studying abroad, an AP investigative report found.
NEW DELHI (AP) — The Rev. Tom Uzhunnalil was abducted by militants in March 2016 when they attacked the home, killing 16 people, including four nuns.
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) The revamped program, designed to counter all violent ideologies, would no longer target groups such as white supremacists.
(RNS) Looking thin and wearing a beard, the Rev. Tom Uzhunnalil — kidnapped by Islamic extremists last March — speaks in a weak, almost robotic voice.
(REUTERS) The leader of Western Europe's largest economy also urged Germans to shun populism and said Germany should take a leading role in addressing the many challenges facing the European Union.
(RNS) The notorious imam, blamed for inciting numerous would-be terrorists to act, faces 10 years in prison.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Ian Acheson wrote in The Times that the country’s prison services face a serious challenge in which the unchecked growth of radical Islam may soon pose “a lethal threat to national security.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “The meeting is the message,” Francis said on greeting Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayib, a grand imam often viewed as the highest authority among 85 percent, or 1.3 billion, Muslims in the world.
NEW DELHI (RNS) Xulhaz Mannan worked for the U.S. Embassy in the Bangladeshi capital and was editor of Bangladesh's first LGBT magazine.
ROME (RNS) The handwritten notes tell how gunmen hunted down the nuns, four of the 16 victims, and then destroyed the Christian symbols in the Catholic nursing home.
WASHINGTON (RNS) North Korea marks its 14th year atop the list of most dangerous countries to be Christian.
(RNS) Here at last is bipartisanship -- on the question of Islam being part of the problem. But the critique is not being paired with serious acknowledgement, much less practical encouragement, of those working to make Islam part of the solution.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) One unnamed school took advantage of a prior notice of inspection and hastily arranged special lessons for its students on Christianity.