Terrorist attacks pose challenge for all ‘people of faith,’ says imam

Categories: Latest News

December 3, 2015

Imam Talib Shareef sits at his desk Nov. 28 at the Nation's Mosque in Washington, an historically African-American Muslim place of worship. Imam Shareef says attacks carried out by Islamic extremists pose a challenge to all people of faith. (CNS photo/James Martone) See ISLAM-IMAM-SHAREEF Dec. 3, 2015.

Imam Talib Shareef sits at his desk Nov. 28 at the Nation’s Mosque in Washington, an historically African-American Muslim place of worship. Imam Shareef says attacks carried out by Islamic extremists pose a challenge to all people of faith. (CNS photo/James Martone)

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Atrocities committed in the name of Islam reverberate in a historic mosque in Washington.

“It’s difficult,” said Imam Talib Shareef, who is head preacher at the Nation’s Mosque.

He made the comments in an interview with Catholic News Service Nov. 28. Two weeks earlier, terrorist attacks, which the Islamic State claimed responsibility for, killed 130 people and wounded hundreds of others in various locations in Paris.

Read more in The Visitor…