The Crescent Report

March 17, 2008

Muslim Figures Offer Letter to Jewish Community

Filed under: Muslim-Jewish Relations — Tags: , — Imam Mahdi Bray @ 2:39 pm

Muslim leaders from around the world will tomorrow issue a statement to the world’s Jewish Community in “a call for positive and constructive action that aims to improve Muslim – Jewish relations.”

In the letter, which has emerged from the Muslim-Jewish study centre at the Woolf Institute of Abrahamic Faiths in Cambridge, Muslim scholars admit: “Many Jews and Muslims today stand apart from each other due to feelings of anger, which in some parts of the world, translate into violence.

“It is our contention that we are faced today not with ‘a clash of civilizations’ but with ‘a clash of ill-informed misunderstandings’.”

Signatories include Professor Akbar Ahmed, chair of Islamic Studies at the American University in Washington DC and former High Commissioner of Pakistan to Great Britain. Professor Ahmed also signed the recent letter from Muslim scholars to Christian leaders around the world, which has led to plans for Muslim leaders to visit the Vatican in an attempt to continue to improve relations between the faiths

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