With the growing strength and number of extremist Islamic groups, Libya has become a dangerous place for Christians, who have become the target of kidnapping and murder at the hands of extremists who now control the majority of the country.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Jews and Muslims are part of the fabric of French society, despite recent terror attacks in Paris that shined a light on long-running discrimination and attacks aimed at both groups, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said last week.
“Without Jews Paris would not be the city that it is,” Hidalgo said in an interview.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday (February 25) will hear the case of a young Muslim woman who says the Abercrombie & Fitch clothing store illegally denied her a job because she wears a hijab in keeping with her faith.
(RNS) More Utahns go to church every week—51 percent—than any other state, according to a new Gallup poll.
That statistic is “a direct result of (Utah)’s 59 percent Mormon population,” Gallup’s Frank Newport writes, “as Mormons have the highest religious service attendance of any major religious group in the U.S.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) President Obama said Thursday he doesn’t use terms like Islamic extremism because doing so would promote the false idea of a Western war with Islam, which would help extremists recruit more terrorists.