Prominent French imams are traveling through Europe to pray for terrorist attack victims. Muslim communities have been criticized for failing to distance themselves from terrorists claiming to act in the name of Islam.
Chancellor Merkel has called for the deployment of anti-terror troops in Africa’s troubled Sahel region. European and African leaders met for talks outside Paris to discuss plans to battle the growing jihadi threat.
Belgian prosecutors say the men were charged with terror-related offenses in connection with an attack aboard a high-speed train that was thwarted by passengers. The suspects were arrested after raids in Brussels.
On the second stop of a weeklong tour, liberal Muslim clerics visited the site of last December's Christmas market terrorist attack. It was a symbolic gesture that carries very real risks for some participants.
Around 60 imams from several European countries are on a bus tour of cities hit by Islamic terrorism in order to condemn extremism committed in the name of religion. Their message is that Islam is a religion of peace.
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