UK: Archbishop of Canterbury, It’s time to stop saying Isil has ‘nothing to do with Islam’

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He should tell that to the Pope.

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Justin Welby: It’s time to stop saying Isil has ‘nothing to do with Islam’ 

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A file picture taken from a video released on January 4, 2014 by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)’s al-Furqan Media allegedly shows ISIL fighters marching

Telegraph, John Bingham, Religious Affairs Editor
18 November 2016 • 5:55pm

Claims that the atrocities of the Islamic State have “nothing to do with Islam” are harming efforts to confront and combat extremism, the Archbishop of Canterbury has insisted.

Religious leaders of all varieties must “stand up and take responsibility” for the actions of extremists who profess to follow their faith, the Most Rev Justin Welby said.

He argued that unless people recognise and attempt to understand the motivation of terrorists they will never be able to combat their ideology effectively.

If we treat religiously-motivated violence solely…

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