Shhh! Do not speak of such things! “Talk about extreme, militant Islamists and the atrocities that they have perpetrated globally might undercut the positive achievements that we Catholics have attained in our inter-religious dialogue with devout Muslims.” — Robert McManus, Roman Catholic Bishop of Worcester, Massachusetts, February 8, 2013
“Islamic group turns church in Syria into a headquarters,” MCN Direct, April 24, 2014:
Daash, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Syria seized the Martyrs church in Syrian district of Raqqah. After removing the crosses and icons, the Bashar al-Assad opposition then proceeded to turn it into what they call the “Office of the Ombudsman,” where they control the city.