Posts Tagged ‘Islam’

How anti-Muslim feeling becomes normalised

Thursday, April 11th, 2019
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In a televised interview of Prime Minister Scott Morrison by the Australian public intellectual Waleed Aly, Morrison was asked whether Australia has “a problem with Islamophobia.” Less than a week after the Christchurch massacre, Morrison replied, “I don’t know if Australians understand Islam very well … and that can often lead to a fear of Read more

Thousands of Iranians converting to Christianity

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Thousands of Iranians are converting to Christianity in Iran as Muslims are being criticised on social media for their religion’s oppressive rule. “There are signs that quite a few Iranians are now also disenchanted with Islam itself,” a recent opinion piece notes. “Often silently and covertly, they are abandoning their faith. Some opt for other Read more

Pope and grand imam sign declaration on human fraternity

Monday, February 11th, 2019

Pope Francis and the Grand Imam al-Azhar signed a declaration on human fraternity during the first-ever papal visit to the Arabian peninsula last week. They signed the declaration in front of a global audience of religious leaders from Christianity, Islam, Judaism and other faiths. The declaration covers the need to work for peace, protect religious freedom, permit Read more

Religion is becoming more and more popular

Thursday, September 6th, 2018
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If you think religion belongs to the past and we live in a new age of reason, you need to check out the facts: 84% of the world’s population identifies with a religious group. Members of this demographic are generally younger and produce more children than those who have no religious affiliation, so the world Read more

Woman jailed for complaining adzan call to prayer is too loud

Monday, August 27th, 2018

A Buddhist woman in Sumatra has been jailed after she complained the adzan, or call to prayer, from her local mosque is too loud. Indonesia’s largest Islamic bodies have denounced the jailing, with senior figures from Indonesia’s two largest Islamic bodies backing them. “I do not see how saying ‘adzan is too loud’ is an Read more

Connecting Islam with terrorism is a foolish lie

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:Pope Francis considers it an ‘incoherence’ that President…Pope Francis to Bishop Read more

Auckland Islam leader OK with parliamentary prayer to Jesus

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

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

Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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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

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