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

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.

Palestinian Authority limits Christmas celebrations in West Bank

The Palestinian Authority has asked municipalities to tone down their public Christmas celebrations this year amid escalating violence between Palestinians and Israelis.

Hanna Amireh, who heads a government committee on churches in the West Bank, confirmed the Palestinian Authority is requesting “a certain decrease” in festivities following the deaths of dozens of Palestinians since mid-September. The majority of them were killed during clashes with Israeli forces or carrying out terrorist attacks, according to the Israeli government.

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