Posts Tagged ‘Islam’

Connecting Islam with terrorism is a foolish lie Comments 0

Monday, May 28th, 2018

Connecting Islam with terrorism “may be on the lips of many, but that equation is a foolish lie,” says Pope Francis. Francis spoke of this and many other topics in an interview with the director of the Echo of Bergamo newspaper. Read more Related Posts:myParish app connecting parishionersThe two popes: continuity exists between their pontificatesDavid Read more

Auckland Islam leader OK with parliamentary prayer to Jesus Comments 0

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

An Auckland Islamic Shia leader says he is not offended by the mention of Jesus in the parliamentary opening prayer. Parliament’s speaker removed reference to both Jesus and the Queen in the prayer read out at the start of each sitting day. Mr Mallard says he removed reference to Jesus to make the prayer more Read more

Muslims’ right to Islamise Nigeria, says Bishop Comments 0

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Christians complaining about Muslims trying to Islamise Nigeria have themselves to blame, says the Nigerian bishop Dr Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo. In his opinion, not only do Muslims have a right to Islamise Nigeria because a Muslim is in power, Christians gave away the opportunity to Christianise the country. “I’ve always shared the view of one Read more

Jesuit priest graduates from Islamic University Comments 0

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

A Jesuit priest, has gained a doctorate from the State Islamic University Syarif Hidayatullah in Jakarta. Gregorius Soetomo graduated cum laude on May 24. One of his dissertation supervisors and examiners was prominent Islamic scholar Azyumardi Azra. He became the first Jesuit priest to earn a doctorate in Islamology from the prestigious Islamic university. “I use Read more

Muslims will outnumber Christians by 2070 Comments 0

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Muslims will outnumber Christians by 2070, ending two millenniums of Christian dominance going back to the birth of Jesus Christ, projections released Thursday by the Pew Research Center show. Islam is projected to grow more than twice as fast as any other major religion over the next half century because of a higher fertility rate. Read more

Why Muslims could thrive under President Trump Comments 0

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

This feels like the worst of times for Muslims in America. While hatred for and visceral fear of Muslims began long before President Trump’s campaign hatched, his odious rhetoric and reckless decisions promise a potentially horrifying climax. Given Trump’s intentions for a “Muslim ban” and the fury his followers harbor for Islam, the backdrop for Read more

Holland’s far right speaks of Muslim scum Comments 0

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Holland’s far right presidential candidate, Geert Wilders, wants to prevent the spread of Islam and Muslim “scum” from the Netherlands. Islam is an ideology that “poses an existential threat to core European values”, he says. Wilders wants to close all mosques, ban the Quran and seal the Dutch borders to asylum seekers and immigrants from Islamic countries. He Read more

Pope Francis and Sunni Muslim imam get-together Comments 0

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Pope Francis and Sunni Muslim imam of Al-Azhar will begin talks again next year. The talks stopped five years ago. It is expected they will begin again in Rome next April. Officials from the Vatican’s office of inter-religious affairs are going to Cairo this weekend for a preparatory meeting. Their aim is to lay the Read more

Islamic terrorism doesn’t exist – religion’s not about murder Comments 0

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Islamic terrorism doesn’t exist because religion is not about murder, President Barack Obama says. He is defending his refusal to speak about “Islamic terrorism”. He wants us to “make sure that we do not lump these murderers into the billion Muslims that exist around the world who are peaceful … responsible … fellow troops and police Read more

Islam awareness week – Muslim Kiwis show off their treasures Comments 0

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Fijian-born Ibrar Sheikh hopes the Islam Open day in Aotea Square on the weekend has helped tackle misconceptions about his community and show that “Kiwi-Muslims are just like other New Zealanders.” The Open Day was one of the main activities of the Islam Awareness Week. Sheikh said it was a very unique opportunity for people Read more