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"Not all Muslims violent": Leader of Catholic Church Pope Francis' views on Islam

10:23 AM | 1 Aug, 2016
WARSAW - While talking to media on his way back from a trip to Poland, leader of the Catholic Church Pope Francis said that associating Islam with terrorism was wrong as not all Muslims were violent, adding that extremism existed in all religions, including Catholicism.

The Pope went on to say that nearly every religion had a small group of fundamentalists, adding that Christians also had such factions.

"Social injustice and idolatry of money are the prime causes of terrorism," he said while responding to a question.

He added that "terrorism grows when there is no other option left and when the money is made a god and it, instead of the person, is put at the centre of the world economy."

To a query he said: "I don’t like to talk about Islamic violence because every day when I look at the papers I see violence here in Italy – someone killing his girlfriend, someone killing his mother-in-law. These are all baptised Catholics."

"If I talk about Islamic terrorism, I should also talk about Catholic terrorism," he went on to say.

On the occasion, Pope Francis also accused the West of mishandling the issue of immigrants.

"I ask myself how many young people that we Europeans have left devoid of ideals, who do not have work and then they turn to drugs and alcohol or enlist in ISIS," he added.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.

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Today Open Market Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 21 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 21, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.7 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro moved up to 298 for buying and 301 for selling while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 298 301
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.80
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739 747.8
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.53 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.65 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72

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