How the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria got its name

NEW YORK — The Islamic State group, now the world’s most-wanted terrorist group, has become a religious phenomenon.Its followers, known as “caliphate” fighters, often dress in black, wear black beards and carry weapons.They often fight alongside their brothers in the Iraqi or Syrian rebel ranks.The Islamic State is not the only group to use religious […]

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What do you call a religion that’s not Muslim?

Religious groups are now calling for the removal of the term “Muslim” from the Australian Capital Territory’s census forms.Queensland’s First Peoples Council, which represents Aboriginal Australians, said in a statement that “the term ‘Muslim’ was used to exclude, vilify and discriminate against Aboriginal Australians”.“It is time for the Territory Government to re-impose the term ‘Queenslanders’ […]

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