Berlin demonstrators dig migrant 'graves' to highlight crisis

Jun 22, 2015

Berlin demonstrators dig migrant 'graves' to highlight crisis

Around 5,000 people joined a Berlin demonstration on Sunday by a controversial protest group that dug mock graves in front of parliament to highlight Europe’s deadly migration crisis, police said. The political art group calling itself Centre for Political Beauty had planned to march ...

Key Sunni body: 'Battle of all humanity' needed to save Palmyra

May 25, 2015

Key Sunni body: 'Battle of all humanity' needed to save Palmyra

Leading Sunni Muslim body Al-Azhar said Sunday the world must unite in a “battle of all humanity” to prevent the Islamic State group from destroying Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra. The appeal came a day after Syria’s antiquities director said that Islamic State fighters ...

Two gunmen shot dead at Texas Muhammad cartoons show

May 4, 2015

Two gunmen shot dead at Texas Muhammad cartoons show

Police shot dead two gunmen Sunday outside a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas attended by Dutch populist far-right politician Geert Wilders, authorities said. While no immediate claim of responsibility was made, similar depictions of the Prophet Muhammad prompted a shooting at French satirical ...

Feb 26, 2015

Muslim forum in Mecca on 'terrorism' seeks education reform

A counterterrorism conference attended by senior Muslim scholars from around the world on Wednesday called for education reform to tackle religious extremism. Participants at the meeting in the Saudi holy city of Mecca urged Muslim leaders to review the religious messages in education, to ...

Feb 23, 2015

Top Muslim cleric urges education reform to curb extremism

The head of Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam’s most prestigious seat of learning, called on Sunday for education reform in Muslim countries in an effort to contain the spread of religious extremism. Speaking at a counterterrorism forum in the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Al-Azhar grand ...