French imams preach against militant violence at Friday prayers

November 20, 2015
Members of the Muslim community attend the Friday prayer at Strasbourg Grand Mosque, France, November 20, 2015, one week after the deadly attacks in Paris. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler - RTS844Y

( Muslims attend Fridays prayer at Strasbourg Grand Mosque, France, November 20, 2015. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler)

Life as a Muslim in Paris | The Wider Image

By Reuters Staff
November 19, 2015
Lahcen, 41, walks past a metro station in Paris July 14, 2013. Lahcen is a Moroccan Muslim who immigrated to France and has been living in Paris for the last 10 years. Staunchly secular France has long struggled to assimilate a Muslim population made up largely of descendants of immigrants from ex-colonies, that has grown to around 5 million people and itself feels shut out of mainstream society and the job market. The previous conservative government banned full-face veils in public and far-right politicians have complained about Muslim prayers spilling out onto streets from overcrowded mosques. Anti-Muslim incidents have risen steadily in recent years in France, home to Europe's largest Islamic minority, according to the Committee against Islamophobia in France (CCIF). Picture taken July 14, 2013. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 24 OF 28 FOR PACKAGE 'LIVING AS A MUSLIM IN PARIS'. SEARCH 'ISLAM BOUDLAL' FOR ALL IMAGES - RTX12M5Y

(Lahcen, 41, walks past a metro station in Paris July 14, 2013. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal)

Italy deploys soldiers around Vatican and Rome after Paris attacks

By Reuters Staff
November 19, 2015
Italian Carabinieri officers check a nun as she arrives to attend Pope Francis' Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican November 18, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile - RTS7POX

(Italian Carabinieri officers check a nun as she arrives to attend Pope Francis’ Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter’s square at the Vatican November 18, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

Jewish teacher stabbed in Marseille by Islamic State supporters – prosecutors

By Reuters Staff
November 19, 2015
General view of the "Vieux Port" Harbour in Marseille, January 6, 2013. Picture taken on January 6, 2013.              REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier (FRANCE  - Tags: CITYSCAPE ENTERTAINMENT) - RTR3CAAX

(The “Vieux Port” Harbour in Marseille, January 6, 2013. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier)

Islamic State attack on ‘Crusader France’ also killed Muslims

November 19, 2015
Djamila Houd, 41, of France, who was killed in the Paris attacks, is seen in this undated photo. Via Social Media Website

(Djamila Houd, 41, of France, who was killed in the Paris attacks, is seen in this undated photo. Via Social Media Website)

Pope Francis to visit Rome synagogue for first time

By Reuters Staff
November 18, 2015
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(The Great Synagogue of Rome, November 2011/Fczarnowski)

Pope Francis will make his first pontifical visit to Rome’s Great Synagogue next year, the Vatican and the city’s Jewish community said in statements on Tuesday.

Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabi dilemma in spotlight after Paris attack

By Reuters Staff
November 18, 2015
Muslim pilgrims pray around the holy Kaaba during their final circling at the Grand Mosque during the annual hajj pilgrimage for this year in Mecca October 6, 2014. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed (SAUDI ARABIA - Tags: RELIGION) - RTR495NL

(Muslim pilgrims pray around the holy Kaaba during their final circling at the Grand Mosque during the annual hajj pilgrimage for this year in Mecca October 6, 2014. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed)

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Islamic State has become an existential threat to the West

By John Lloyd
November 18, 2015

Militant Islamist fighters wave flags as they take part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. The fighters held the parade to celebrate their declaration of an Islamic "caliphate" after the group captured territory in neighbouring Iraq, a monitoring service said. The Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot previously known as Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), posted pictures online on Sunday of people waving black flags from cars and holding guns in the air, the SITE monitoring service said. Picture taken June 30, 2014.  REUTERS/Stringer (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT) - RTR3WKNM

Militant Islamist fighters wave flags as they take part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Guestview: Grand Mufti of Egypt on the Paris attacks

November 16, 2015
People observe a minute of silence outside the Bataclan music hall to pay tribute to the victims of the series of deadly attacks on Friday, in Paris, France, November 16, 2015. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann   - RTS7BH3

(People observe a minute of silence outside the Bataclan music hall to pay tribute to the victims of the series of deadly attacks on Friday, in Paris, France, November 16, 2015. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann)

Lutherans and Catholics should seek pardon for past persecutions, Pope Francis says

November 16, 2015
Pope Francis prays during his visit to the Lutheran church in Rome November 15, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile - RTS76P9

(Pope Francis prays during his visit to the Lutheran church in Rome November 15, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)