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‘Many powerful people don’t want peace,’ Pope tells children

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The “industry of death” exists in the world as many people in power live off war, Pope Francis told Italian schoolkids in the Vatican on Monday. (Photo: Reuters) “Many powerful people don’t want peace because they live off war,” the Pontiff said as he met with pupils from Rome’s primary schools in the Nervi Audience Hall. Talking to children during the ... Read More »

Pope Francis says “old infertile Europe with lost values” is no longer vibrant

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Addressing the European Parliament for the first time, Pope Francis has alluded to a general impression of “ageing and weariness” in Europe and said a new spirit should be built, where humans are treated not as programmable objects. (Photo: AFP) “In many quarters, we encounter a general impression of weariness and aging, of a Europe which is now a ‘grandmother’, no ... Read More »

Captured IS suicide bomber: – I was recruited and promised Heaven

Fighters from Misrata move towards positions of Islamic State militants, near Sirte

A captured Islamic State suicide bomber has told the BBC that the group actively recruits teenagers as young as 14 to carry out attacks in Iraq. The bomber was caught in Baghdad, where security is improving as Islamic State (IS) is pushed back from areas around the city. John Simpson reports from Iraq’s capital city on its new found optimism. Read More »

Pope Francis Warns of Anti-Semitic Trends in Europe

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Pope Francis on Monday signaled the rising tide of anti-Semitism in Europe, calling on Christians to show “solidarity with the Jewish people.” (Photo: Getty) “Anti-Semitic trends in Europe these days are troubling,” lamented the Pope. He called on Christians to be “firm in deploring all forms of anti-Semitism, and in showing their solidarity with the Jewish people.” The pope was ... Read More »

​Danish Conservatives campaign for elimination of ‘Nazi Islamism’

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A controversial political campaign has recently been launched by the Conservative party in Denmark, with its leaders calling for radical Islam to be “fought and eliminated,” as it belongs to the same family as, and shares many ideas with Nazism. Brand new political slogans and posters have started to appear in the country despite it not currently being in the ... Read More »

Pope Francis’ new approach evident on Easter

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In celebrating his first Easter in Rome, the Pope has broken with tradition in a number of ways. “Many faithful seem to be delighted, while Catholic conservatives have expressed displeasure. Protocols and formalities seem to matter little to the Jesuit from Argentina, whose unassuming demeanor has been the focus of much discussion. His encounters with the faithful are often spontaneous, ... Read More »

Secular coexistance is Syria: this is what Sunni Jihadis want to kill

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While the Western-led, anti-Assad bloc mind-blowingly speaks of arming non-existent “moderates” to fight in Syria, they also continue to demonize and silence the very voices that offer a true means of bringing peace and stability back to the region. Two of these voices are: Political and Media Adviser to President al-Assad, Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban; and Syria’s highest Muslim official and ... Read More »

The Real Syrian Moderates: Voices of Reason

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While the Western-led, anti-Assad bloc mind-blowingly speaks of arming non-existent “moderates” to fight in Syria, they also continue to demonize and silence the very voices that offer a true means of bringing peace and stability back to the region. Two of these voices are: Political and Media Adviser to President al-Assad, Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban; and Syria’s highest Muslim official and ... Read More »

We Palestinians hold the key to a prosperous future

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I am a proud Palestinian who grew up in a refugee camp and raised a large family. I want peace and prosperity for my people. I want an end to the misery and the destruction, writes Bassem Eid. (Photo: Al Jazeera) “After 66 years of mistakes and missed opportunities, it is time for us Palestinians to create the conditions for ... Read More »

Billy Graham: American just as wicked as Sodom and Gomorrah

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Reverend Billy Graham, arguably the most well-known and respected evangelical preacher of the last 50 years, said in a recently published commentary that America was “founded by men who believed in prayer” and that prayer can turn “the tide of history,” adding that while “America is just as wicked as Sodom and Gomorrah” and deserves “the judgment of God,” this ... Read More »