Who will break the news to the death-loving jihadis? I suppose the Dubai International Peace Convention will be training cadres of Understanders of Islam to go among the violent and supremacist Misunderstanders and explain to them how they’re getting Islam all wrong — what’s that? They have no intention of doing that at all? Why not?
“Islam is key to peace, convention concludes,” by Ahmed Shaaban in the Khaleej Times, April 15:
DUBAI “” Concluding three days of lectures and activities, the second edition of the Dubai International Peace Convention affirmed that Islam is the key to peace much sought after these days.
Altogether 150,000 people of different nationalities and religions attended the 16 lectures delivered by 12 scholars and spiritual gurus during the event.
The world congress, held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, is aimed to create a climate of intellectual cooperation and share the teachings of Islam in order to guide the world towards peace.
Dr Hamad Al Shaibani, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for World Peace, said the convention has been a wonderful platform for leading thinkers in the Muslim world to come together. “˜They have had a massive impact in raising awareness of our main objective, and we are delighted to have brought together different races and religions under one roof to create an interactive environment that perpetuates our vision of peace.”
“˜Brotherhood in Islam”, the “˜status of women in Islam”, “˜Muhammad (PBUH) “” the ambassador of peace”, “˜One world… One way… One God”, “˜action plan to achieve world peace”, the “˜role model for peace”, “˜how to build a peaceful family”, “˜the solutions for global crisis”, “˜peace in the light of the Holy Quran”, and “˜Peaceful coexistence… myth or reality” were some of the issues spotlighted during the convention.
Some of the prominent figures who participated include Dr Zakir Naik, an internationally respected scholar in comparative religions, and Shaikh Yusuf Estes, prominent in the Islamic community in the United States; Shaikh Abdur Raheem Green from the UK; Shaikh Tawfique Chowdhury from Australia; Shaikh Muhammad Alshareef from Canada; Shaikh Hussein Yee from Malaysia; Advocate Mayan Mather from India; Said Rageah from Somalia; Dr Muhammad Salah and Abdul Bary Yahya, both from America….