Tag: Remarks

China Says Pope’s Remarks About ‘Persecuted’ Uighurs are Groundless!

It was the first time the pontiff had called the Muslim minority a persecuted people, something human rights activists have been urging him to do. he Chinese foreign ministry on Tuesday dismissed Pope Francis’s criticism of China’s treatment of Muslim Uighurs as groundless. In a new book “Let Us Dream: The Path to A Better Future,” …MORE:nbcnews

ISNA Responds to President Obama’s Remarks at White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism

…The ‘Summit on Countering Violent Extremism’ is a promising step in addressing the problem of extremism and 1574854domestic terrorism in America,” said ISNA President Azhar Azeez. “While violent Muslim extremism is a serious concern, the summit should not just focus on it to the exclusion of other threats. According to a study just published by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) entitled, Age of the Wolf: A Study of the Rise of Lone Wolf and Leaderless Resistance Terrorism, the vast majority of domestic terrorism and extremism comes from lone wolf terrorists who are not Muslim and identify with the radical right.  Muslim extremists make up only a very small percentage.” more: .isna.