Qadri for promoting inter-faith harmony to tackle terrorism

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LONDON, Jan 29 (APP)- Founder of Minhaj-ul-Quran International Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri speaking at the World Economic Forum in Swiss resort town of Davos has underscored promoting of inter-faith harmony for tackling terrorism.

This year international terrorism was on the agenda of WEF where the experts discussed ways of combating it.Qadri spoke on the topic ‘The Reality of Terrorism’ at a discussion on Saturday.John Chipman, Director-General and Chief Executive, UK-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) introduced Dr Qadri’s Fatwa on terrorism and asked about its impact at the global level and in the Arab world.

Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri, according to a press release by his organisation London’s office, informed the participants about the importance of his Fatwa and its international impact. He explained its most prominent features. Discussing the solutions for tackling international terrorism post 9/11, Dr Qadri explained that terrorist groups exploit the political situations of Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq as well as Pakistan and India.

He added that militants state that terrorism is linked with the faith of Islam, and exploit this misconception. He said that wrong terminology has been applied since 9/11. Therefore it is vital for the international community to de-link terrorism from Islam and to avoid terminology such as Islamist, Jihadi, Islamic terrorist. The scholar said terrorists have no religion and that they should be regarded as criminals only. He said that by using these terms the terrorist groups portray the war against terrorism as the war against Islam and this helps them to brainwash young people against the western world.

Dr Qadri said that the international disputes and political situations of Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq as well as Pakistan and India must be resolved in order to tackle international terrorism effectively.

He elaborated on the importance of promoting educational programmes on peace and harmony in schools, colleges, universities and among the general public as well as among the clerics (Ulema). He said that programmes to enhance conflict resolution skills should be introduced in order to effectively resolve regional and national conflicts.