(RNS) — Historically, the 'gift' of salvation has been weaponized time and time again to justify intervention and conquest.
MINYA, Egypt (RNS) — An assault that killed seven Coptic Christians on Friday (Nov. 2) follows a May 2017 ambush at the same location, also by the Egyptian branch of the Islamic State. Now, Copts say they have had enough of platitudes.
(RNS) — U.S. evangelical leaders have applauded a move to fund the restoration of Iraqi religious minority communities through USAID. But most parties involved say the real vexing issue is security.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — A June PeaceTech Lab report found that recent converts to Islam in East Africa are prone to be recruitment targets by violent extremist groups such as the Islamic State and al-Shabab.
(AP) Afghan president Ashraf Ghani called the attack a "crime against humanity."
Without security and stability Christians are not going back home, he said.
BOSTON (AP) — David Wright sobbed as he apologized to blogger Pamela Geller, law enforcement and his family and denounced the terror group, whose horrific acts he used to celebrate online.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory in the more-than-three-year fight against the Islamic State group in a national address aired on Iraqi state television this weekend.
(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) — Now that ISIS has been driven from Mosul in Iraq, Muslim traditionalists say it is imperative to start reconstructing the Mosque of the Prophet Jonah, which had marked the site since the 12th century, along with the ruins of a seventh-century Christian church.
CAIRO (RNS) — 'We need to stop viewing this harassment toward us with pride and saying terrorism gives us a chance to play the same role our ancestors did like in those Sunday school stories about the torture of martyrs,' said Bassem Al-Janoubie, an Egyptian Coptic Christian.
MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) Iraqi authorities expect the long battle for Mosul to end in coming days as remaining Islamic State fighters are bottled up in just a handful of neighborhoods of the Old City.
MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) For many in Mosul, the city can never be the same after Islamic State militants blew up the leaning minaret that had graced the city for nearly 850 years.
MOSUL/IRBIL, Iraq (Reuters) It was from this medieval mosque three years ago that the militants' leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a self-styled "caliphate" spanning parts of Syria and Iraq.
ROME (Reuters) The mother of the Italian-Moroccan jihadi who helped carry out a deadly attack in London last week said on Tuesday she had tried to keep her son from falling under the sway of Islamic State ideology, but the internet and his London friends changed him.