Cardinal Encourages "Sympathy" for Muslim Community

September 12, 2005

Source: BBC News

On September 12, 2005 BBC News reported, "The leader of Catholics in England and Wales has called on Christians to sympathise with oppressed Muslims in a bid to combat Islamic extremists. Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor said defending religious freedom was crucial in ensuring newly assimilated groups felt welcome in society. The cardinal also said 'the alienation' of Muslim youth needed to be addressed. The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) said it 'warmly' welcomed the sentiments expressed by the cardinal. The Cardinal said British Christians must feel the plight of Bosnian Muslims as keenly as British Muslims feel the plight of Christians under Sharia law - Islamic law - in Nigeria."