Posts Tagged ‘Jihadists’

King of Morocco says Jews, Christians and Muslims must collaborate to counter jihadist fanaticism

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Moroccos King Mohammed VI has invited Muslims, Christians and Jews to combat jihadist “fanaticism and hatred” together. In his letter, he thanked the Pope for his words on terrorism during his recent visit to Poland. The Pope had spoken against identifying fundamentalist violence with the Islamic religion. The King – who is also a Shiite-Muslim leader Read more

Vatican denies Pope is target of jihadists

Friday, August 29th, 2014

The Vatican has said there is no reason for concern following speculation in Italian media that Islamic State jihadists are targeting Pope Francis. Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi told the Catholic News Agency on August 26 that “this news has no foundation”. The rumours spread following an August 25 article in Italian newspaper “Il Tempo”, Read more

Beyond Ukraine and Gaza: the battle for the soul of the west

Friday, August 1st, 2014

As the current conflicts in Gaza and Ukraine continue to dominate international headlines, it is worth stepping back and taking a longer view. The forces fighting Israel are essentially the same as those trying to remove Bashar al-Assad in Syria and those seeking to take over Afghanistan on the borders with Russia – radical Sunni Read more