In its Old City, a Christian, a Jew and a Muslim marked Easter, Passover and Ramadan. To some, it’s a “symphony.” To others, a reminder of division.
A caricature that many Muslims considered blasphemous prompted a debate over free speech and a massacre at the offices of a Paris magazine.
In addition to relief, some residents felt a sense of déjà vu, having survived several recent wars with Israel. After each war, it takes years for Gaza to recover.
Just a week ago, the government declared Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan a terrorist group. But after violent protests spurred by the publication of caricatures in France, the government acquiesced to the Islamist party’s demands.
After terrorist attacks, France’s leader accuses the English-language media of “legitimizing this violence.”
Every year, millions of pilgrims descend on the central Iraqi city of Karbala to commemorate the Shiite holiday of Arbaeen, one of the largest organized gatherings in the world.
Once denounced by French leaders, the images are now defended across the political spectrum, widening a divide with Muslim nations and leaving many French Muslims alienated.
Two teenagers were paid about $350 to identify a teacher later decapitated outside his school. As the nation mourns, officials move against what they see as militant Islam.
The suspect, a Russian immigrant, was angered by a classroom display of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad and sought help identifying the teacher involved.
The suspect in a stabbing last week near the former office of Charlie Hebdo showed interest in a hard-line Islamic group, authorities say.
The shooting of Tahir Ahmad Naseem drew strong U.S. condemnation of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, which are often used to persecute and intimidate religious minorities.
Turkey’s decision to change the former cathedral into a mosque flies against the pluralist instincts of Islam’s founders.
The presence of millions of pilgrims in Mecca and Medina will have lethal consequences.
The coronavirus pandemic is forcing Muslims to adapt, observing the holy month more at home than in the mosque, more online than in person, and with greater uncertainty about the future.
Some Muslim doctors are saving lives while fasting. For the rest of us, this holy month won’t be heroic but it will be enough.