The Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam met with the President of the Directorate of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey Dr. Ali Erbaş in Abu Dhabi, as part of the latter’s participation in the ‘World Muslim Communities Council Conference’ in the United Arab Emirates capital city. During the meeting, the pair discussed possible cooperation methods to combat extremism and anti-religious sentiments, which have plagued various countries around the world.
Professor Erbaş praised the Muslim Council of Elders for its efforts to counter anti-religious movements, while noting Turkey’s willingness to participate in future initiatives by the Council that aim to spread dialogue, coexistence and acceptance.
For his part, Judge Abdelsalam said, “The Muslim Council of Elders is currently confronting numerous negative phenomena around the world, namely Islamophobia, racism and any form of extremism. The Council has launched various initiatives in the past to promote coexistence and human fraternity, with an anticipated international religious conference by the end of the current year.”