Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabi clerics condemn Islamic State but preach intolerance

By Reuters Staff
September 10, 2014
(Saudi members of the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, or religious police, attend a training course in Riyadh September 1, 2007. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji )

(Saudi members of the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, or religious police, attend a training course in Riyadh September 1, 2007. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji )

No Saudi ban over Ebola for Nigerians going on haj – Arab News

September 9, 2014
(Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba at the Grand mosque during the annual Haj pilgrimage, in the holy city of Mecca October 17, 2013. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha to mark the end of the Haj by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God's command. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa )

(Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba at the Grand mosque during the annual Haj pilgrimage, in the holy city of Mecca October 17, 2013. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa )

Pope Francis accepts resignation of head of scandal-plagued Irish church

By Reuters Staff
September 9, 2014
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(Cardinal Sean Brady speaks to members of the media outside Armagh cathedral in northern Ireland May 2, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer )

French Muslims support Mideast Christians against Islamic State

September 9, 2014
(DATE IMPORTED:August 11, 2014Iraqi Christians, who fled the violence in the village of Qaraqosh, sit inside a church building in Arbil, north of Baghdad August 11, 2014. Iraqi Christian families sought sanctuary in the church after fleeing towns and villages to escape the advance of Islamic State militants. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal ()

(Iraqi Christians, who fled the violence in the village of Qaraqosh, sit inside a church building in Arbil, north of Baghdad August 11, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal)

Tunisia’s main Islamist party Ennahda to stay out of presidential election

By Reuters Staff
September 9, 2014
(Supporters of the Islamist Ennahda movement wave national and party flags as they mark the 33rd anniversary of the founding of the party in Tunis June 7, 2014. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi )

(Supporters of the Islamist Ennahda movement wave national and party flags as they mark the 33rd anniversary of the founding of the party in Tunis June 7, 2014. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi )

New Thai PM uses holy water and feng shui to ward off occult challenges

By Reuters Staff
September 9, 2014
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(Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha prays before the first cabinet meeting at the Government House in Bangkok September 9, 2014. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom)

Killing and preaching, Nigerian Islamist militants carve out their “caliphate”

By Reuters Staff
September 9, 2014
(Girls recite Quranic verses at an Islamic school in Maiduguri, Nigeria, May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney )

(Girls recite Quranic verses at an Islamic school in Maiduguri, Nigeria, May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney)

After Syria and Iraq, Islamic State makes inroads in South Asia

By Reuters Staff
September 9, 2014
(Board Bazaar in Peshawar, 27 May 2013

(Board Bazaar in Peshawar, 27 May 2013/Drsaeed90)

Islamic State pamphlets and flags have appeared in parts of Pakistan and India, alongside signs that the ultra-radical group is inspiring militants even in the strongholds of the Taliban and al Qaeda.

Putin is under Satan’s influence, says leader of Kiev Orthodox Church

September 9, 2014
(Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a signing ceremony with his Mongolian counterpart Tsakhia Elbegdorj (not pictured) at the national parliament building in Ulan Bator, September 3, 2014.  REUTERS/B.Rentsendorj ()

(Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a signing ceremony at the national parliament building in Ulan Bator, September 3, 2014.
REUTERS/B.Rentsendorj )

Turkey’s Erdogan to seek Gulen extradition in Obama talks: media

By Reuters Staff
September 5, 2014
(DATE IMPORTED:February 05, 2014Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen is pictured at his residence in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania September 24, 2013. Born in Erzurum, eastern Turkey, Gulen built up his reputation as a Muslim preacher with intense sermons that often moved him to tears. From his base in Izmir, he toured Turkey stressing the need to embrace scientific progress, shun radicalism and build bridges to the West and other faiths. The first Gulen school opened in 1982. In the following decades, the movement became a spectacular success, setting up hundreds of schools that turned out generations of capable graduates, who gravitated to influential jobs in the judiciary, police, media, state bureaucracy and private business. Picture taken September 24, 2013. To match Insight TURKEY-ERDOGAN/GULEN REUTERS/Selahattin Sevi/Zaman Daily)

(Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen at his residence in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania September 24, 2013. REUTERS/Zaman Daily)