(AP) French imams to use pulpit against Islamic State

French Muslim leaders called Tuesday for the nation’s imams to use their pulpits against the Islamic State group and offer a message of support for Christians in the Middle East.

Christians and other minorities there are fleeing the militant organization by the thousands as they face a choice between converting or death.

On Tuesday, moderate Muslim leaders called on French mosques nationwide to offer prayers on Friday for endangered Christians.

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2 comments on “(AP) French imams to use pulpit against Islamic State

  1. Vatican Watcher says:

    What a deceptive headline compared to what’s in the body of the post. So are the imams actually going to do it or is it just /something/ moderate leaders have called for?

  2. Katherine says:

    I agree, #1. I hope there are follow-up reports on whether mosques in France begin to preach against terrorism and ISIS. The article says, “French young people make up the largest group of Europeans heading to fight with militants in Syria and Iraq.’ Let’s be clear; these young people do not consider themselves “French.”