Father Raymond J. de Souza: Islam needs a reformation, but that means acknowledging that terrorism has a religious component

Fifteen years after 9/11, the response to Islamist terror is becoming more and more confused. Consider the murder of Father Jacques Hamel at the altar of his Normandy parish in July. The president of France, a proudly secular state, acknowledged that this was a uniquely horrific event, and so he flew to the Vatican to offer condolences. Yet Pope Francis went in the opposite direction, seeing nothing unique or remarkable at all in the martyrdom of one of his priests and likening jihadist terror to domestic violence in Italy. The world sometimes appears to be so destabilized that it is upside down.

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