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Opium of the people in Marawi

Jul 29, 2017 - 7:30 PM

In this day and age extremism religious or otherwise has become the new opium of the people an addiction to the promise of paradise and its ultimate high is the assurance of going to heaven as a reward for martyrdom

Pope slams jihadist attacks as 'homicidal madness'

Jan 09, 2017 - 8:14 PM

We are dealing with a homicidal madness which misuses God s name in order to disseminate death in a play for domination and power Pope Francis says

Pope Francis arrives to pose with the Members of the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See in the Sistine Chapel at the end of an audience for the traditional exchange of New Year greetings on January 9, 2017 in Vatican. Photo by Alberto Pizzolo/ AFP

Pakistan police clash with supporters of executed Islamist assassin

Mar 27, 2016 - 10:45 PM

Tear gas is fired as thousands of Mumtaz Qadri s supporters try to push closer to Pakistan s heavily barricaded capital

Supporters of executed Islamist Mumtaz Qadri retreat from smoke after tear gas shelling by authorities during an anti-government protest in Rawalpindi on March 27, 2016. Pakistani police fired tear gas at thousands of stone-throwing supporters of an Islamist assassin, a month after he was hanged for killing a provincial governor for alleged blasphemy / AFP / FAROOQ NAEEM

Christians face 'disaster' in Iraq: church leader

Apr 26, 2014 - 8:10 PM

A church leader warned of worsening security and religious extremism in Iraq

Syria's jihadi migration emerging terror threat in Europe, beyond

Jul 28, 2013 - 12:30 PM

Hundreds of Europeans and thousands of other Sunni Muslim foreign fighters have made Syria the new land of jihad

The following image and information obtained September 20, 2012 courtesy of IntelCenter shows a still frame from a September 19, 2012 Jabhat al-Nusrah's al-Manarah al-Bayda Foundation release of a 02:51 video allegedly shows a VBIED attack on a gathering of a pro-Assad militia at the al-Hikmah school in the Hamah countryside on the Muhardah/Hamah Expressway at the Khattab Intersection in Syria. AFP / IntelCenter