- May 30, 2020
Although it’s forever surprising to Americans to hear this, when Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on Pope Francis Tuesday, he did so as head of a state that has enjoyed diplomatic relations with the Vatican for much longer than the United States, and arguably representing a strategic partnership that’s almost
Back in the late 1960s, the rock band Crosby, Stills and Nash released a catchy tune titled “Marrakesh Express,” referring to the renowned Moroccan city. Today, moderate Muslims are preparing to unleash a new Marrakesh Express, hoping it will do far more than sell records and get people tapping their
Last week’s Paris terror attacks, and then the renewed controversy over the Syrian refugee crisis and resistance to accepting Muslim refugees into the United States, reflects ongoing concerns about terrorism among Americans. But it also reflects, in some circles, animosity and suspicion toward Muslims in general, or even toward Islam itself.
My next-door neighbor is a religious Muslim. His wife is always veiled. I rarely see her either entering or leaving their house. My neighbor, whom I do not know, drives a livery cab, and frequently I see him loading strange-shaped packages in and out of his station wagon. I don’t
ROME — Officials at the French Ministry of Defense reportedly are urging Pope Francis to cancel his scheduled Nov. 29-30 visit to the Central African Republic because the 900 French troops in the war-torn nation can’t guarantee the pontiff’s safety. No pope has ever canceled a trip for security reasons
ABUJA, Nigeria — Whenever the subject of Christian/Muslim relations in Nigeria arises, the inevitable tendency is for the conversation to begin and end with the militant Islamic terrorist movement Boko Haram. Sometimes lost in the shuffle is that for every story of religiously driven violence, however, Nigeria also features remarkable