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Islam Is Not A Religion Of Peace In Societies Where Faith Is Law

Islam Is Not A Religion Of Peace In Societies Where Faith Is Law

Posted: 28th April 2016 By: Evelyne Abitbol Category: News Comment: 0

IMG_5405HUFFINGTON POST – Kacem El Ghazzali – Writer, activist, IHEU representative at the UN Human Rights Council, Scientific co-director of the Raif Badawi Foundation for Freedom.

Following the most recent terrorist attacks in Allah’s name in Brussels and elsewhere, the debate surfaced again on the question of whether Islam, as we hear often, is a religion of peace. To answer this question, it is necessary to clarify what is meant by a peaceful Muslim: Is it enough when a Muslim distances himself from the Islamic State, even though he or she rejects the universal human rights such as freedom of religion and belief?

… “Islamic extremism and terrorism cannot be fought effectively without raising the discussion within Muslim societies, and calling for an Islam of tolerance towards non-believers.”

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