Egypt's Dar Al-Ifta to host international conference on confronting extremism

Ahram Online , Sunday 5 Jun 2022

Dar Al-Ifta, Egypt's official body responsible for issuing religious edicts, will hold an international conference in Cairo this week on confronting religious extremism.

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Officials from more than 45 countries will attend the conference, which will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Dar Al-Ifta said in a statement.

Salam Centre for Studies of Extremism, a research unit affiliated with Dar Al-Ifta, will organise the meeting in Cairo under the patronage of Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly with the presence of Egypt's Grand Mufti and President of the General Secretariat for Fatwa Authorities Worldwide Shawki Allam

Among the speakers in the conference will be Minister of Religious endowments Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa, Minister of Justice Omar Marwan, Advisor to the President for Religious Affairs Osama Al-Azhari, head of the Religious Affairs Committee Ali Gomaa, and director of the UN Counterterrorism Centre (UNCCT) and the Office of Counterterrorism Jehangir Khan.

It will also be attended by a host of public figures, researchers and experts representing several Islamic and international institutions and organizations, including the muftis of a number of other countries, and UN officials.

The conference will be witnessing a presentation of the Egyptian experience in confronting terrorism and extremism as well as that of other countries’ including the US, the UK, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE, as well as a number of European countries, Allam said in previous remarks.

The conference's message is introducing scientific initiatives to combat extremism as well as enhancing cooperation and coordination among research institutions and experts in this respect.

Under the theme “Intellectual Foundation and Confrontation Strategies”, the conference will respond to extremist-related concepts and ideologies used to justify crimes. It will also discuss the value ​​of peace, coexistence, and understanding among peoples and civilizations.

Moreover, the event will seek to enhance international cooperation, exchange experiences in combating extremism, and widen horizons for research and academic cooperation, according to a statement by the centre.

The conference, which is the first international conference held by Salam Centre for Studies of Extremism, will also include several workshops with the participation of several figures representing international, Arab, and Islamic organizations and institutions.

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