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Top Muslim Leader Urges Broader Action Against Islamist Militants

A prominent Muslim cleric said on Wednesday the U.S.-led coalition carrying out airstrikes on Islamic State insurgents should widen its scope to include all other militant groups that were tarnishing Islam. Islamic State, an offshoot of al-Qaida, has seized wide areas of Iraq and Syria and declared a caliphate to try to revive theocratic rule that prevailed in the region more than 1,000 years ago. Its militants have beheaded some prisoners and been accused of massacring and enslaving...

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