Egypt's Religious Endowments Minster Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa said Tuesday that no security, progress or development could be attained without defeating terrorism and extremism.
Addressing the opening session of an international conference on religious tolerance in Nouakchott, Mauritania, Gomaa said that terrorism has no religion or homeland, warning that those who support or condone it will inevitably be hoisted by their own petard.
Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani was in attendance.
Themed “African Scholars: Promoting Tolerance and Moderation Against Extremism and Sectarianism,” the three-day conference aims to discuss the means necessary for establishing cooperation among Islamic scholars in Africa.
Organised by the Mauritanian government in cooperation with the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies, the event also seeks to come up with a unified historical declaration asserting the participants’ stance on the phenomenon of terrorism, which undermines the unity of the Muslim nation.