In a lecture at the University of Washington, a professor provided multiple justifications for the current worldwide surge in extremism and terrorism. For instance, he claims that it is a hostile reaction to modernity and Western lifestyles that attack conservative cultures. Another justification can be attributed to the marginalization of millions of young individuals, which forces them to express their psychological frustration by resorting to extremism.
A woman lays flowers for the victims of the Manchester Arena attack, in central Manchester. (Reuters)
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization houses rare historical Quran manuscripts original parts of the honorable clothing of the Ka’aba -- the “Kiswah.” (Supplied)
Candles are lit at a makeshift memorial as people gather to pay homage to Samuel Paty, the French teacher who was beheaded on the streets of the Paris suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, as part of a national tribute, in Nice, France, on October 21, 2020. (Reuters)