(RNS) Muslims must unite and reject the ideologies of ultraconservative schools of thought that inspire some to become extremists.
The bombings once again call attention to a serious crisis: the radicalization of citizens outside the Middle East by extremist groups.
(RNS) "Muslims are also affected by these terrible acts," said the head of a Belgian Muslim umbrella organization.
(RNS) "Faith-based" cleansing of ancient lands, murder and forgiveness motivated by scripture, and religiously inspired concern for the poor and the environment were hallmarks of 2015.
Arms have opened wide in some places, but indifference, bureaucracy, fear and xenophobia have reared their heads elsewhere, particularly after the attack by Islamic militants who killed 130 people in Paris last month.
The poll, conducted after the California shooting, shows 51 percent of Americans -- including 60 percent of Democrats but only 30 percent of Republicans -- view Muslims in the U.S. the same as any other community,
PARIS (RNS) In this weekend's regional elections, the fledgling Union of French Muslim Democrats party seeks to counter a rising tide of Islamophobia and give France’s five million Muslims a greater political voice.
(RNS) The U.S has no clear ideological campaign to fight ISIS or Islamists and President Obama is ducking reality by refusing to label Islamic terrorism, said a panel of progressive Muslims.
Judging from published lists of the 129 dead, about 6 percent have been identified by family and friends as Muslim by religion or by ethnic ties to majority-Muslim countries.
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(RNS) Some argue that the best response to the bloody terrorist attacks in Paris is a war on terrorism and militant Islamic ideology, while others favor Christian reconciliation and pacifism.
(RNS) For the past decade, Michel Serfaty has toured France in a beat-up minibus plastered with slogans such as “Solidarity between Jews and Muslims” and “We’re more alike than you think.”
PARIS (Reuters) One of the few cartoonists to survive an Islamist militant attack on France's Charlie Hebdo journal is leaving the publication, saying he can no longer bear the pressure.
(RNS) Even before recent attacks in Paris and Copenhagen, Swedish Jews were already more afraid of wearing Jewish symbols in public than Jews in Belgium, Germany, France, Hungary, Italy, Latvia and the United Kingdom.
NEW YORK (RNS) The archbishop of New York seemed to part ways with another prominent New York Catholic, Bill Donohue of the Catholic League, who essentially said Charlie Hebdo editors had brought on their own slaughter.