Egypt's Dar al-Iftaa warns against the rise of Islamophobia phenomenon and hatred against Muslims in the West
In a press statement, Egypt's Dar al-Ifta warned against the rise of Islamophobia waves and hostile movements against Islam and Muslims in the West. The recent of which was a record of about 18,000 people rallied in Dresden, Waster Germany, against what they called "Islamisation of the West".
Dar al-Iftaa confirmed that such kind of anti-Islam movements stand against the interest of western countries in the first place, because it stirs hatred and tension in the entire community. Consequently, it affects the societal peace, spread extremism and terrorism. Also, Muslims are undoubtedly part and parcel of the European fabric.
The statement stated that peaceful coexistence and acknowledging the existence of other faiths attest to democracy and civilization. This, in turn, requires raising awareness against falling prey to any provocative attempts, that negatively affect Muslims, or people of other faiths.
In its attempt to confront extremism and terrorism, Dar al-Iftaa continuously endeavors to open channels of dialogue with the other, especially in the west, spread love, culture of coexistence among Muslims and others all over the globe.
In conclusion, Dar al-Iftaa has called upon the international community to exert the necessary efforts to prevent defaming Islam and raising hatred against Muslims in the West. In the same respect, Dar al-Iftaa pointed out the necessity to issue an international resolution or law to criminalize defaming religions and spreading hatred.