"Coexistence in the Time of Islamophobia" is the topic of a symposium at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

The pavilion of the Muslim Council of Elders at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair held a cultural symposium entitled "Coexistence in the Time of Islamophobia" with the participation of Dr. Khalifa Al Dhaheri, Deputy Director of Academic Affairs at Mohamed bin Zayed University for Human Sciences, and Dr. Aref Al Nabedh, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Libya Complex for Advanced Studies and Kalam Research and Media Institutions.

The symposium discussed the impact of extremist groups and terrorist organizations on distorting the true image of Islam, and the impact of some wrong political trends in the media, which spread hate speech for the purpose of intimidating the true Islamic religion, in addition to the role of religious institutions in interfaith dialogue initiatives and work to reduce conflicts and renounce hate speech. intolerance and religious and ethnic discrimination.

Dr. Khalifa Al Dhaheri, Deputy Director of Academic Affairs at the Mohamed bin Zayed University for Human Sciences explained that the growth of some groups and parties that pursue hate speech and spread Islamophobia poses a threat to Islamic and Western societies alike.

Stressing that Islam is innocent of their false accusations;

Islam came to preserve the soul, the sanctity of blood, and the dissemination of goodness and love among human beings.

For his part, Dr. Aref Al-Nabedh, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Libya Complex for Advanced Studies and Kalam Research and Media Institutions, stressed that everyone is responsible for combating the phenomenon of Islamophobia, especially think-tank and opinion institutions and religious and cultural institutions.

Counselor Mohamed Abdel Salam, Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders, stated that such seminars are one of the initiatives of the Muslim Council of Elders to renounce hate speech, correct misconceptions, and introduce the tolerance and moderation of the true Islamic religion, which converge with the lofty humanitarian principles stipulated in the Human Fraternity Document, which affirmed On the values ​​of tolerance, justice and brotherhood.

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