Jakarta (Indonesia Window) – Chair of the Muslim World League (MWL) Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa has called for further efforts to promote religious and cultural tolerance at the opening of the new Islamic Center in France.
At the inauguration of the French Islamic Civilization Institute in Lyon, Sheikh Al-Issa stressed the importance of dialogue and cultural exchange in breaking down barriers and fighting extremism, Arabnews has reported.
Sheikh Al-Issa called for tolerance, positive coexistence and friendship between communities and warned of the dangers of political groups using religion as a front in achieving authoritarian goals, especially through the use of disinformation to recruit young people.
“These groups are trying to use Islam, symbols of mercy, morals, peace, values and principles of civilization in their form, to achieve their political ambitions and narrow views, which are loaded with violent extremism or terrorism,” he added.
Sheikh Al-Issa shows that Islam respects human rights and freedoms in its legal framework.
Muslim World League (MWL) partnered with the French government in establishing a new institution in Lyon.
Reporting by Indonesia Window