Honorable Cleric Mr. Mohamad Ali El-Husseini, Secretary General of the Arab Islamic Council in Lebanon, worded speech during European Parliament Conference "Religious Pluralism and Tolerance…" - Brussels Wednesday, June 1st 2016.
In the name of God love and peace away from violence
As we all participate in this important Conference it behooves us all to know very well that we are confronted with humane, legitimate, historical and civilizational task and responsibility; which is to clarify the dimensions and depth of tolerance, humanity and civilization in Islam that unfortunately some extremist currents, ultra-mingled and suspicious groups, had sought to deform; moreover, they employed religious texts and interpreted them in contexts that serve a completely unrelated objectives and agenda to Islam, either closely or from afar
Dear Attendance: Islam does not and will not be religion of hatred and convergence, but it is open religion that promotes to intimacy, peaceful coexistence and pluralism among religions, and Koran verses like: “Call for the way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching and argue with them is the best Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good instruction, and argue with them in a way that is best. Indeed, your Lord is most knowing of who has strayed from His way, and He is most knowing of who is [rightly] guided.”, or “No coercion in religion”, or “Tell the Book people Come to a common word between us and you only worship God does not involve the thing "O people of the Scripture Come to a word that is just between us and you, that we worship none but Allah, and that we associate no partners with Him”, are these solid verses from the Holy Koran, that has never stated anything wrong, liable for interpretation of its non-real virtual tolerant meaning? tolerance and religious pluralism sponsored by the direct attention of the Honest and the Sincere to his religion and his people
From the rostrum of this Conference in the European Parliament, we ensure to all the world that Islam is innocent of the call to violence, blood, terror, murder and extermination of innocent people based on religious texts that never match with those calls and suspicious practices.
Islam is a religion of mercy, love, communication and peaceful coexistence, it is the religion that Prophet Mohamed (May God pray upon him) has addressed it with the most beautiful and wonderful definition when he said in his authentic speech: “religion is love and love is religion”, and we remember the saying of the Commander of the belivers Ali bin Abi Talib: (May God Bless him) “people are two types either brother in religion or similar to you in manners”; and the fact is that we cannot communicate with our peers in humanity without the bonds of love and harmony between us and them rather than hatred as aggressive extremists seek to; and we are confident, with God’s grace and strength, that the will of the good and love in Islam will prevail on the will of the terrorists suspected bad guys who want to buy by the word of God with a little price.
We pray that peace would prevail and live lovingly with everyone.