President Obama used the Charleston shootings at what he called the “Mother Emanuel “church” to press his point of religious tolerance for Islam, suggesting in a nationally publicized speech, Americans too often discriminate against Muslims.
“As Americans, we insist that nobody should be targeted because of who they are, or what they look like, who they love, how they worship. We stand united against these hateful acts. …
Here in America, many people personally don’t know someone who is Muslim. They mostly hear about Muslims in the news, and that can obviously lead to a very distorted impression.”
Obama then spoke of a recent protest outside an Arizona mosque, during which several “offensive signs against Islam and Muslims” were displayed, he said, the Hill reported.
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ISIS enforces Ramadan fast crucifies two children.
8 people were crucified by Islamic State in the streets of the Syrian city of al-Mayadin for not observing the laws of Ramadan, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Monday.
The children, who were charged with the crime of “not fasting on Ramadan,” had placards around their necks announcing their crime was committed “with no religious justification,”
The Independent reported.Observatory founder Rami Abdul Rahman told The Independent that the boys had reportedly been caught eating, and their bodies were found “hanging on crossbars” near the Islamic State police headquarters. The boys were reportedly hung from their wrists, and their bodies were left on display until late Monday evening.
Islamic State militants in Libya crucified three brothers of a local family after suspicions arose that they were supporting the local Libyan government, which under ISIS law is equivalent to apostasy.
The militants hung the three brothers on crosses and were left out for public viewing for about five hours. A photo circulated last week showing the brothers being crucified in the coastal town of Derna, Libya, after they refused to turn over their brother who was accused of supporting the Libyan Army.