World Muslim Communities Council Strongly Condemns Terrorist Act in France
The World Muslim Communities Council strongly condemned the terrorist act that took place in "Conflans-Saint-Honorine" near the French capital Paris, on Friday October 16, 2020, which led to the death of a teacher in primary school. The Council expressed its sincere condolences to the family of the victim, his relatives and members of educational institutions.
The Council renewed its permanent call to unify all efforts and initiatives to combat terrorism, eradicate its cultural roots, tracking its groups, and confront hate speech and incitement to violence, regardless of its source, while respecting the sacred things and what is considered a religious symbol for all religious sects. The Council called on everyone to refrain from stirring up hatred and insulting religions, respecting state constitutions and legal systems regulating public affairs.
The Council also called for the importance of activating laws and legislation to limit the use of social media to spread hate speech and violent extremism, and indicated the necessity of activating the "Abu Dhabi Declaration to Criminalize Electronic Terrorism" in 2017.
The Council affirmed the need to immunize Muslim communities in their countries from the threat of the spread of extremist religious thought and the violent groups, by activating academic, professional, electronic and media mechanisms, to crystallize an Islamic civilized discourse capable of consolidating common human values, and spreading the principles of moderation, tolerance, love and consolidation of belonging to the homeland, respect the law, dialogue and coexistence with other religions and cultures.
It is noteworthy that the World Muslim Communities Council is an international non-governmental organization, headquartered in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi. It is considered a think tank to rationalize organizations and societies working in Muslim societies, renew their thinking and improve their performance in order to achieve one goal; The integration of Muslim societies in their countries, in a way that their members realize the perfection of citizenship and complete affiliation with the Islamic religion.
The council seeks, through holding dozens of virtual conferences, seminars and activities, to localize the concepts of religious, ethnic and cultural pluralism, in a manner that preserves human dignity and respect for his beliefs, and establishes the values of moderation, dialogue, tolerance and belonging to the homelands..