Not a Religious War: Reacting to Killing of French Catholic Priest
Date of Issue2016
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
The killing of a French priest in a church in France seems to mark an escalation of ISIS/Daesh’s campaign in the West. It may lead to a dangerous narrative of a religious war which would play into extremist narratives on both sides. What is needed is a response which underlines how this is antithetical to Islam and a continuation of the Church’s voice in speaking up for immigrants and Muslims.
Country and Region Studies
RSIS Commentaries, 195-16
Nanyang Technological University