Shawqi Allam wants the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to devote itself to rectifying the image of Islam in the West, which I am confident will soon enough be its only job. But if the illustrious mufti really wants to rectify Islam’s image, there is an easier way than pressuring UNESCO to engage in whitewash and deception about Islamic jihad: he could devote himself to convincing his fellow Muslims to end jihad terror attacks, end the institutionalized harassment of and discrimination against women, non-Muslims and gays under Sharia, and end all Islamic supremacist attempts to impose Sharia provisions in the West and gain special accommodation for Muslims. If he worked on those three things, he would start to find Islam’s image improving overnight.
“Egypt: Mufti Called On Unesco to Rectify Islam’s Image,” from the Egypt State Information Service, March 19:
Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam on Monday 18/3/2013 called on the UNESCO to exert more efforts to rectify the image of Islam in the West. Allam said interfaith and intercultural dialogue should be based on acknowledging the cultural identity of any civilization without being dominated by another.
The mufti made the remarks during a meeting with visiting chairperson of the UNESCO General Conference Katalin Bogyay and Hungarian Ambassador in Cairo Peter Kevic.