Posts Tagged ‘Terrorism’

Criminal collared at Vatican

Monday, June 20th, 2022

Italian police, Sunday, opened fire at a car after it ploughed through a Vatican checkpoint. Reports say a BMW driver, identified as Erojol Nako, a 39-year Albanian male, initially drew attention to himself when asked to stop in the Pantheon, a pedestrian area. Fleeing at high speed through the streets of Rome Nako broke a Read more

New Zealand needs to go beyond fast-tracking counter-terrorism laws to reduce the risk of future attacks

Monday, September 6th, 2021

New Zealand’s second terrorist attack in two years highlights weaknesses in existing counter-terrorism laws in preventing violent extremism. Beyond fast-tracking changes to terrorism suppression laws, there are still other areas of law and policy in New Zealand we need to urgently review. Legislative change was already underway as part of an omnibus bill on terrorism. Read more

Don’t let terror attacks divide us, says cardinal

Monday, November 16th, 2020

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, head of the Comece association of Catholic bishops in the European Union, said recent Islamist terror attacks must not divide religious communities in Europe. “If the objective of the terrorists is to divide us, we all together – the countries of the European Union but also Christians, atheists, agnostics, Muslims, Jews – Read more

Police give safety briefings to places of worship

Monday, May 6th, 2019
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Churches, mosques, synagogues and other places of worship are getting personalised safety briefings from the police. Police are delivering safety tips and going through emergency plans with religious organisations to ensure people are – and feel – safe when they pray. Last week anti-Muslim leaflets were placed on cars while people attended church services in Palmerston Read more

Concern raised by threatened terrorist attack on Timor Lesté bishop

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Police in Timor Lesté have issued warnings about potential attacks by Islamic extremists on churches and even on Dili’s bishop Virgilio do Carma da Silva. Last week there was a heavy police presence around churches, at the bishop’s palace and Sunday Masses. Both uniformed and plain-clothed officers armed with machine guns were in evidence “I got 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 to Bishop Bätzing: We don’t need 2 evangelical…Pope brushes Read more

Pope Francis calls for inhuman violence to end

Monday, August 21st, 2017

After recent terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso, Spain and Finland, Pope Francis is begging God “to free the world from this inhuman violence”. The world is carrying in its heart “the pain of these terrorist attacks,” Francis told the crowd in St Peter’s Square on Sunday, before leading them in prayer for the victims. Nineteen Read more

Terrorism’s battle between good and evil

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

A battle between good and evil, rather than between religions is behind the global war on terror, President Donald Trump says. It is not a war between “different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations,” he said in a speech to leaders from Arab and Muslim-majority nations. Read more Related Posts:Chinese Catholics battle against raging pandemicPeace, Read more

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

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

Religious leaders must condemn terrorism

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
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Religious leaders must help counter the spread of hatred and violence in the name of religion. They must also promote more inclusive and peaceful societies. Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin wants protection for the victims of atrocities. He also urged both religious leaders and national authorities to step up preventive measures. He says Read more