The recently-released 21 Chibok school girls, in Boko Haram captivity for two-and-a-half years, are reunited with their parents in an emotion-laden church service in Abuja, Nigeria.
Turkish opposition leader Fethullah Gülen says that the policy of President Erdoğan after the failed coup was "to eradicate any voice of opposition ...Once you have silenced all the voices of opposition, the masses become easy prey for deception and blind obedience."
Qais Khazali, Secretary-General of the Iraqi Shiite Asa'ib Ahl Al-Haq militia, vowed that the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) would participate in the battle to liberate Mosul 'in vengeance against the slayers of Hussein.' Khazali said that the youth were going to the battlefronts "to fight the filthiest of the creations of Allah."
Saudi writer and women's rights activist Hala Al-Dosari says the Saudi legal system uses 7th century mentality when dealing with women in the 21st century.
Does Islam need a reformation, just as Christianity had the Protestant Reformation? Somali-born author and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali poses the question.
Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb says Muslims must own up to their part in spreading hatred against Muslims and speak out against terror, since the terrorists derive their ideas from Islam.
Saudi Cleric Mamdouh Al-Harbi says terrorism is "blessed" and jihad is required by sharia law. However, blowing up a car among peaceful people is forbidden.
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