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FRANCE - ISLAM
More terror in Paris: Islamic State claims Champs Elisées attack
The author was known by the security forces as dangerous. The attack a few days ahead of the presidential election. The long series of violence in Paris, Nice, Rouen, and Marseilles. Causes to be found among poverty and abandonment in the suburbs, but also of the fundamentalist teaching of many imams in the French mosques.
01/08/2016 12:52:00 FRANCE-ISLAM
Muslims pray with Catholics. But Islamism is still present and of concern
Hundreds of Muslims attended Catholic Masses yesterday, in a sign of solidarity and mourning for the killing of Fr. Jacques Hamel, near Rouen. His community has been very active in interfaith dialogue. One of the young terrorists who killed him took part in the prayer in the mosque. Manuel Valls proposes education for imams, and the blocking of foreign financing for mosques.
03/10/2016 09:08:00 FRANCE-ISLAM
The Church of Fr. Jacques Hamel reopens. Exceptionally, process of beatification begins
It had been closed since the day of the murder of the priest at the hands of two young jihadists. A ceremony of reparation led by the Archbishop of Rouen, followed by Mass. Pope Francis has agreed to the request of the faithful to accelerate the process of beatification. The ceremony was also attended by members of the local Muslim community.
03/08/2016 11:04:00 ISLAM - EUROPE
Christians and Muslims in prayer. The future of Islam to counter jihadist drift
Sharing and prayer between Christians and Muslims is the way to defeat the violence and nihilism of the fundamentalist fringe. Are the fundamentalists Muslims? Nothing they do is Islamic: to kill old people, children, destroy places of worship. Yet they cover themselves in phrases from the Koran and the aura of executioners, exploiting a literalist reading of the Koran. The time has come for Muslims to promote a theological interpretation of the holy book. By Paolo Nicelli, PIME missionary, professor and an expert on Islam.i
28/07/2016 15:09:00 FRANCE-ISLAM
Second terrorist who murdered Fr. Jacques Hamel identified: a 19 year old youth
The young man had tried to go to Syria to fight with the Islamic State. In a video, Abdel Malik Nabil Petitjean and Adel Kermiche, the two terrorists, swear allegiance to the "Caliph" Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Religious representatives in France: No to religious war. Muslim thinkers: To defeat Isis, guarantee religious freedom for non-Muslim communities in Islamic countries. Others ask for the revision of alliances with Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Turkey, supporters of the Wahabi jihadism and indirect supporters of the Islamic State.
07/06/2017 09:39:00 FRANCE - ISLAM
Paris, terrorism with a hammer at Notre Dame Cathedral
Farid Ikken, 40, of Algerian origin, tried to hit a policeman with a hammer. He had kitchen knives in his pocket. Hundreds of faithful and tourists immobilized in the cathedral. Olivier Roy: New Daesh terrorists are losers, isolated, without roots.
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