Reflections – 2011
- It is essential to ask the Arab world to work on education, the media, and textbooks in schools and even to invite them along this line of education and peace. Imams and preachers have the formidable instrument of preaching in mosques, where it would be appropriate to proclaim also the verses of the Koran which underline God’s will towards religious pluralism and the commitment to compete for good in God’s Mercy.
- I believe that it is essential to ask the Arab world to work on education, the media, textbooks in schools and even to invite to this line of education and peace those imams and preachers who have in their hands the formidable instrument of preaching in mosques, where it would be appropriate to proclaim also the verses of the Koran that underline God’s will to religious plurality and the commitment to compete for good in God’s Mercy. Rather, implement a strategy to aim for this result.
- According to one of the 138 Muslim theologians, the main extender of the response to the Pope, the Koran should be read in its entirety, it would be wrong theologically speaking to extract and quote a verse in its own right and comment on it without taking into account the text as a whole. In fact the Meccana part is different from the part following Medina: So what is the “thought of Koranic GOD or rather of ALLAH”? This explains the difficulty of defining what the true Islam outside of stereotypes is.
In practice today as today the definitions coming from the strong powers of the petrodollars are valid. A political Islam against which a divided Christianity (Catholics, Orthodox etc.) proves to be weaker as an opposing force. In my opinion, the redemption must start from changing the hearts of men with the services and all the means available.
Giuseppe Samir Eid
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The published articles intend to provide the tools for a social inclusion of the migratory flow, shed light on human rights and the condition of life of Christians in the Islamic world from which the author come from. Knowledge of the other, of cultural and religious differences are primary ingredients to create peace in the hearts of men everywhere, a prerequisite for a peaceful coexistence and convinced citizenship in the territory.