The God Wars "Filthy French" Muslims Raise Voices Against ISIS
After an ISIS ally in Algeria released a video of the beheading of a French national, French Muslims have gone into high gear in condemning ISIS. This is the best way to dissuade those sympathetic to ISIS and to forestall a backlash against ordinary Muslims.
The God Wars Muslims Must Condemn ISIS Visibly and Loudly
In the wake of a controversy over a Australian jihadi’s son posing with a severed head, it’s more clear than ever that Muslims communities must loudly and visibly condemn jihadism. If they don’t, tensions between Muslims and other religious groups could grow worse in the West.
The God Wars Where Is Our Religious Freedom Ambassador?
Religious strife and persecution is rampant across the globe, and in his speeches President Obama has emphasized the need to stand up for religious freedom. So why is he taking so long to fill a position created for just this purpose.
The God Wars The God Wars Are Growing
Ethno-religious violence in northern Nigeria and the Central African Republic is getting worse by the day.
The God Wars UN Warns: Central African Republic Coming Unglued
Sectarian violence in Central African Violence is hitting a new high, prompting UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to admit that “the de facto partition of the Central African Republic is a distinct risk”.
The God Wars A Six-Year High for Global Religious Hostility
Pew has released a series of new report on global religious freedom, and the results aren’t pretty: religious hostility shot up to a six-year high in 2012. If you’ve been reading the news, you’ll know that religious violence has spiked in the Middle East and in African countries like the Central African Republic. So the increase in countries with high or very high levels of religious tension (20 percent in 2007 to 33 percent today) might not be surprising. But Pew also uncovered some things that may hit closer to home for Westerners.