Posts Tagged ‘Islamic Extremists’

French Muslims protect Catholic church

Monday, November 9th, 2020
Muslims Protect Catholic Church

Young French Muslims protected a Catholic church following a deadly attack by Islamic extremists. When French-born Muslim Elyazid Benferhat heard of the deadly Islamic extremist attack on a church in Nice, he decided to act. Benferhat and a friend gathered a group of young Muslim men together in the small southern French town of Lodeve. Read more

Bomb attacks at three churches in Indonesia

Monday, May 14th, 2018
bomb attacks

A family of six staged suicide bombings at three Indonesian churches during church services on Sunday, killing at least 13 people and wounding dozens. The family – a mother and father, two daughters aged nine and 12, and two sons aged 16 and 18 – were linked to local extremist network Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) Read more

Islamist protests in Jakarta not really about religion

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

The protests against the christian governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, are not really about religion. Analysts believe the Islamists organised the protest at the behest of opposition parties hoping to derail Busaki’s re-election in February. There have been calls for Basuki to be imprisoned, or even executed for blasphemy and hate speech. 10,000 demonstrators Read more

Muslim NZers stand alongside victims of Paris attacks

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

The Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand have issued a joint statement with the NZ Human Rights Commission in the wake of recent terrorist attacks in France and Lebanon. “We stand alongside all innocent victims of terrorism in peace, solidarity and humanity,” said Hazim Arafeh, president of the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Read more

NZ Archbishops urge prayer for kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

The Roman Catholic and Anglican Archbishops of New Zealand are calling for people to pray for the release and protection of the schoolgirls kidnapped in northern Nigeria. Anglican Archbishops Philip Richardson and Brown Turei, and Roman Catholic Archbishop John Dew, said last Sunday was an opportunity for churches across the country to pray for, and Read more