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‘Stop saying ISIS has nothing to do with Islam’ blasts Archbishop of Canterbury

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‘Stop saying ISIS has nothing to do with Islam’ blasts Archbishop of Canterbury

‘Stop saying ISIS has nothing to do with Islam’ blasts Archbishop of Canterbury

NEWISSUES, Abuja

ARCHBISHOP of Canterbury Justin Welby has called on faith leaders to “stand up and take responsibility” for religious violence around the world.

He also took aim at Christian and Hindu spiritual leaders to stop religious violence
The archbishop insisted we must not shy away from making religion part of the conversation as security and political officials scramble to respond to extremism.

His comments, part of a speech to the Catholic institute of Paris, also took aim at Christian and Hindu spiritual leaders, calling on them to do more to stop violence perpetrated in the name of faith.

He said: “In order to understand, religious people in Europe must regain the ability to share our religious vocabulary with the rest of the continent.

“If we treat religiously-motivated violence solely as a security issue, or a political issue, then it will be incredibly difficult – probably impossible – to overcome it.

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His comments were part of a speech to the Catholic institute of Paris

He added: “This requires a move away from the argument that has become increasingly popular, which is to say that Isis is ‘nothing to do with Islam’, or that Christian militia in the Central African Republic are nothing to do with Christianity, or Hindu nationalist persecution of Christians in South India is nothing to do with Hinduism.

“Until religious leaders stand up and take responsibility for the actions of those who do things in the name of their religion, we will see no resolution.”

Mr Welby, who in spite of voting to remain in the European Union, also levelled a scathing attack on the transnational bloc.

He said the argument ISIS has nothing to do with Islam has become ‘increasingly popular’
He hit out at the EU’s “centralisation, corruption and bureaucracy” which he claimed gave Brexit backers “easy ammunition”

The archbishop added that the bloc’s policies have caused suffering for Greece, claiming the financially struggling nation had been called on to join the euro “on a false prospectus” and turned the nation into the “biggest debtor’s prison” in European history.

His comments in the French capital come at a time of heightened tension between the nation’s Muslim population and state figures.

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy reaffirmed his stance on the rise of political Islam ahead of the start of the countries presidential race.

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Mr Welby also levelled a scathing attack on the EU

Speaking to thousands of cheering supporters in Nice on Tuesday night, the right-wing candidate lashed out at François Hollande’s flailing Socialist government, and presented himself as the saviour of France before promising to “re-establish authority”.

He said: “On May 7, 2017, playtime will be over. France is in such a critical position right now because it has been led by a weak and arrogant leader whose government has lost all authority and has no control over its people.

“We live in France. Here, the state comes first, religion comes second.

“People should be discreet about their religious beliefs. We live in a country where women are equal to men and I will not tolerate medieval behaviour.”

-The Independent

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