• German Muslims stage “Day of Action” against extremism

    by  • October 1, 2014

    In an editorial published on Qantara, Bettina Marx applauds German Muslims’ action against extremism and implores German politicians to give Muslim organizations the funds they require to combat the disenfranchisement of Muslim youths and to support the Muslim community’s actions in support of a moderate Islam.  Aiman Mazyek, head of the Central Council of...

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    Jihad: United call from French Muslims “against Daech,” the Islamic State

    by  • September 26, 2014

    Muslim federations and their leaders have launched for the first time a united appeal, a “call of French Muslims,” against Daech. “We firmly condemn the acts of violence committed by the organization Daesh…against civilians in Iraq and in Syria among Christians, Yezidis, Kurds, Turkoman, Shiite or Sunni Muslims, humanitarians, journalists,” wrote the signatories, who...

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    ‘Islamic State’ is a slur on our faith, say leading Muslims

    by  • September 26, 2014

    A coalition of imams and organisations representing British Muslims call on David Cameron and others to stop using phrase which they say gives credibility to a terrorist organisation. They argue that the prime minister and media should stop legitimising the terror group rampaging through Syria and Iraq by describing it as Islamic State. Use of the...

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    French Muslims defend Christians from the East

    by  • September 17, 2014

    The French Council of the Muslim Faith came to the defense of Christians from the East, denouncing the “barbarity” of jihadists and a “crime against humanity” in a solemn appeal made at the Great Mosque of Paris. “The Call of Paris,” will be followed by responses on September 12 in every French mosque and...

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    The Three Silences of Islam in France

    by  • September 17, 2014

    A number of Muslim leaders have spoken up within the last week condemning the violence of the Islamic State, an initiative that Jean-Marie Guénois looks at with caution. In his recent op-ed he states that the initiative launched by Dalil Boubakeur, rector of the Great Mosque of Paris and president of the French Council...

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