Tag: Islam

Terrorists Kill for Thrill Seeking, Not Islamic Jihad

In a speech calling for a global effort against violent extremism, Kerry said it would be a mistake to link Islam to criminal conduct rooted in alienation, poverty, thrill-seeking and other factors.   “We have to keep our heads,” Kerry said. “The biggest error we could make would be to blame Muslims for crimes…that their […]

Japan PM vows to save ISIS hostages threatened with beheading in new video

Japan’s Prime Minister vowed Tuesday to save the lives of two Japanese hostages, one a freelance journalist and the other a soldier for hire, threatened with beheading in an online video purportedly released by the Islamic State terror group.   In the video, identified as being made by the Islamic State group’s al-Furqan media arm […]

Survivors issue of Charlie Hebdo sells out in minutes amid backlash from Muslim leaders

The first issue of Charlie Hebdo to be produced since Islamist gunmen killed 12 people in an attack on the satirical magazine in Paris last week has been flying off the shelves at newsstands across the French capital Wednesday morning amid backlash from Islamic leaders who objected to the covers depiction of the Prophet Muhammad. […]

Muslims react to new Charlie Hebdo cover

After an initial low reaction when the cover image was revealed, several conversations have caught fire on social media as the magazine went on sale Wednesday. #WhoIsMuhammad? has been shared more than 167,000 times and the numbers are still rising. It was started by a Twitter user called @SpanishKash1.   “I was on the verge […]

‘Aliya should come from love, not fear’

French Jews should move to Israel out of love for their ancestral land and not out of fear, a senior official of the European nation’s central communal umbrella organization told The Jerusalem Post.   When asked about calls for aliya by senior Israeli officials following last week’s terrorist attack at a kosher grocers in Paris, […]

Turkish PM says Benjamin Netanyahu on par with Paris attackers

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Thursday compared his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu to the Islamist militants who carried out attacks last week in Paris, saying both had committed crimes against humanity.   “Just as the massacre in Paris committed by terrorists is a crime against humanity, Netanyahu, as the head of the government that […]

France to protect all religions, vows Francois Hollande

Speaking at the Arab World Institute, he said Islam was compatible with democracy and thanked Arabs for their solidarity over terrorism in Paris.   Attacks on Charlie Hebdo magazine, a Jewish supermarket and a policewoman killed 17 people last week.   Funeral ceremonies for several of the victims are being held.   Among them are […]

Merkel says Islam ‘belongs to Germany’ ahead of Dresden rally

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday Islam “belongs to Germany”, in a clear repudiation of anti-immigration protesters gathering in Dresden and other cities. A day after walking arm-in-arm with French President Francois Hollande at the front of a massive march in Paris to honor the victims of killings by Islamic militants, Merkel received the […]

Muslim Call to Prayer to be Chanted Every Friday at Duke University

In a new initiative to promote religious pluralism, Duke University will broadcast the Muslim call to prayer every Friday on campus. The call to prayer—also known as “adhan”—will be chanted by the Duke Muslim Student Association.   The prayer itself is set to start this Friday at 1:00 p.m. and will be broadcast and amplified […]

25,000 attend German anti-Islam march, but counter-protests bigger

A record 25,000 people joined an anti-Islamic march in Germany on Monday, claiming their stance was vindicated by last week’s Paris jihadist attacks.   However, the impressive turnout was dwarfed by 100,000 counter-demonstrators calling for tolerance nationwide.   Chancellor Angela Merkel earlier stressed that “Islam belongs to Germany” and announced she would on Tuesday join […]